Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hannah these days

Dear Hannah,

You are becoming quite a content little lady. I agree with Papa, you are quite a serious little girl, except when your sister is keeping you laughing. You are often content to play and watch the world go by.

You have also fallen into a routine of sorts, which consists of two naps during the day and a more relaxed bedtime routine (I do not miss your wailing and writhing!). Most nights, you fall asleep on your own. You're not a thumb sucker, and you would rather just chew on a pacifer. You like to chew on everything.

You are very quick, Hannah. Your hand eye coordination is very good. And you've been known to grab bowls, coffee cups, and anything within your reach when you're sitting in your bumbo on the table. You keep me on my toes, and I daily have to unwind your sister's long hair from your fingers.

You on the other hand are not very coordinated. In this, you are very much like your sister. You do enjoy moving on your tummy to reach a toy and will often rotate completely while on your tummy. You've still only rolled over a handful of times from back to tummy, and even though you've rolled over 30+ times tummy to back, you very rarely roll over now. I don't think crawling is in your near future. But we shall see. You do, however, enjoy sitting on your own and sometimes are content to sit 30 minutes (sometimes longer) playing with whatever your sister brings your way!

Thankfully, your little tummy has grown more content too. I have reintroduced dairy back into my diet in moderation, and even though you're still a little gassy, I'm fairly certain that pizza and lattes can now be a part of my diet again.

You've also finally started to tolerate solids. You're favorites - squash, sweet potatoes and pears. You tolerate rice cereal, applesauce, bananas and avocados. You hate peas, at least as of right now. I'm a determined mama :)

You are still up 2-3 times during the night just to eat; you usually quickly fall back asleep. I'm patiently waiting for that day when you won't wake me up! The pediatrician tells me the magic day is 9 months old. We shall see about that!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mimi and Papa Part Two

I feel like I took these pictures an eternity go, even though my parents have been gone only a couple of weeks. Enjoy!

such a funny, happy picture...

hi sweet girl

5.5 years, my love...the time has flown by!

her personality shines through especially when she is eating.

menacing sky...tired but happy girl...

likes the swing...

but likes snuggling with Mimi more....I think Mimi does too.

keeping on eye on BOTH of the lovies sent by Great Grandma. I suppose it's a good thing that Hannah doesn't really care:)

wrapped around his finger...

pictures of all four of us

A good picture of what life is like with two kiddos - full of joy :)

I laugh every time I see these pictures. It was such a windy day, and Abigail's bandana looks so silly!

a little mama

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mimi and Papa Part One - in pictures

playing Candy Land....Papa, you're a good sport!

enjoying the warm sunshine on a windy and delightful day
even Hannah took her turn on the slide...

...probably talking about work :)

a very happy little girl and her mimi

Friday, February 10, 2012

Culinary tour of Houston

While my parents were here we enjoyed Mexican, barbecue, Greek, and American fare at The Hobbit Cafe. We also enjoyed a midday visit to St. Arnold's for a brew tour (Abigail and I enjoyed their delicious root beer!).

Happy 33rd!!!

We went out to our favorite fajita place to celebrate Rodney's birthday. As Abigail said, "Daddy is three too."

Both of the girls took afternoon naps (their gift to Rodney). And we got to take a nap too.

We ended the day with board games and key lime pie. It was a good day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Celebrating Three!!!

Dorothy the Dinosaur cupcakes

This year we had a quiet birthday celebration. My parents were here to visit, which was the best birthday gift, and we had Abigail's favorite people over for dinner. We enjoyed one of her favorite meals -- homemade macaroni and cheese, homemade rosemary bread, and fruit salad (Yummy! Yummy!).

My girl is growing into a lovely little lady. I am so thankful for her. She makes me laugh all of the time and says the funniest things. Happy Birthday, my dear sweet girl! I love you!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Love my IPhone

Because I always have a good camera handy to capture firsts.

Hannah enjoyed her first time out of her sling into the swing :)