Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spring Fever

This was last week
And this was this week

We have had wonderful spring like weather last week and we spent a lot of time outside.  Thursday after school Hannah and I went to Yum Yo's for some frozen yoghurt and then spent almost 3 hours at the playground.  We were almost ready to go after 1 1/2 hours, but then Hannah's friend Ella from  school showed up and Hannah did not want to leave.  Ella and Hannah are two peas in a pod.  They play well together, fight with each other, take care of each other and get into trouble together.  She talks about Ella a lot, so it was really fun for her to see Ella outside of school.

We have had a very mild winter, but I am still ready for spring and summer.  I am tired of wrestling Hannah into warm clothes, jackets, socks and shoes.  She is not a big fan of "winter attire", she would rather run around in her panties.  She also takes her socks and shoes off every time we get into the car and I am really tired of having to put her socks and shoes back on everywhere we go.  We are ready for t-shirts and sandals.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Snow and Randomness

It finally snowed a little last week.  We only got a couple of inches, but it was enough to get Hannah excited.  Last year she hated the snow and wouldn't even step in it.  It is a different story this year and I hard a hard time getting her back inside.

We spend a few hours outside building mini snowmans and sledding down the side of our house.

Here is a video of her sledding
video

And a few pictures
I am so excited that Hannah finally likes the snow.  Maybe next year she will be ready to go skiing!

We watched part of the Grammy's on Sunday night and Hannah loved it.  Her favorite was the Taylor Swift and Adele performance.  She got her guitar out, put her cowgirl boots on and was ready to perform.
Since Hannah had to go to bed before the Grammy's were over we recorded them and now she wants to watch music every day.  I sure hope she has a little bit more musical talent than her father and mother.

Hannah also really liked the Chipotle commercial that aired during the Grammy's.  I have to say I really like it too and couldn't agree more with the message.  She wants to watch the "mmercial" every day too.  Here is a LINK if you haven't seen it.

I have to end this post with a few more things Hannah has been saying that I want to remember:

"I love you anyway Mama"
"I so happy"
She came running around the corner last night into the kitchen and said: "Look what I found.  Hannah."
After I sang my ABC's Hannah gave me a hug and kiss and said "Good job Mama"
After I used the restroom she also told me "Good job.  I so proud"

It never gets old with a toddler.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cows and Basketball

Last Friday night was the first night it got really cold here in NWA (I am talking single digits).  Scott and I were watching TV in the living room and we kept hearing a "banging" sound.  At first we thought Hannah hit the wall in her sleep or fell out of bed, but we would have heard that through the monitor.  Then I kept hearing a noise and didnt quite know what it was.  I asked Scott if he was making noises with his feet on the floor, but he said it sounded like a "moo".  That lead us turn on the outside lights and look out the window. We saw about 10 sets of eyes staring back at us and then there was a lot of commotion and cows were running everywhere.  Scott got a flashlight out and went to the side of the house and there were more eyes staring at us.  The cows  from the pasture behind our hosue got out and were trying to find shelter under our deck and on the side of the house, because it was so cold and windy out.  The "banging" sound we kept hearing was the cows trying to pack in under our deck and pushing each other against the house. 
We decided to call the police, because we have two big propane tanks under our deck that fuel our fire places and we did not want anything to happen to those.  So,  at 11 pm we had 3 cop cars show up that chased the cows away.  The cows left us lots of presents in our yard, but the owner promised us that he would come back to clean up the yard.  I sure hope he will come soon!  The next day we noticed that one of our trees was half gone.......not sure if they ate it or jst rubbed against it!
This was the most excitement we have had on a Friday night in a long time.  This morning the cows were out again and this afternoon the police called Scott asking if he owns cattle that got out (that is really funny to me).  Hannah has enjoyed having cows in the backyard.  She thinks it is pretty funny and she goes looking out of all the windows looking for "her cows".

Last Saturday we decided to make a trip down to Fayetteville to go to the Razorback basketball game (I can't beleive I used to live down there and made this trip on a daily basis.  Nowadays we have to plan ahead to go down there. Ha!).  Dan and the boys joined us and we had a good time at the basketball game.  We had an entire section at the top to ourselves, which was perfect with three little kids running around.  When we first walked into the arena Hannah and Simon got really excited and started to jump and down and yelled "yeah basketball".  That was worth paying the money to go to a game!

Before we headed to Fayetteville
Simon and Hannah at the game
Hannah has been a little sensitive to sound lately, so she wore her ear protectors almost the entire time
We were a little early getting down to Fayetteville, so we stopped at Cavender's boots and bought some Cowboy boots for Hannah and myself.  Her boots are the cutest thing! And we have finallly found a pair of shoes she likes almost as much as her princess shoes.  Yeah!
 
Hannah now corrects everybody that calls them cowboy boots and says they are cowgirl boots.

Singing karaoke with dad in her princess dress and cowgirl boots


Monday, February 13, 2012

Surprise Visit

Last weekend we all drove up to Iowa to surprise Jeannie for her 60th Birthday.  Irv worked really hard on this surprise and he pulled it off perfectly.  It is not easy to keep this many people from spilling the beans.  Ashley flew in from London, Amy drove over from Garden City, Brian and Kerri and Allison and Josh drove up from Kansas City and Megan Barry came from Lincoln plus some other friends and family came as surprise guests too.  We all met up at the church parking lot across from their house, so that we can all walk up together and ring the doorbell.

Getting ready to surprise Grandma Jeannie
Funny thing is that Jeannie was just getting home as we were meeting in the parking lot and she said to her friends as she was driving by "Oh look somebody is having a birthday party at the church"......good thing she didn't recognize all of us.

It was priceless to see her face as well all showed up on her doorstep.  Surprise well done!

Hannah loves to be around her cousins and aunts and uncles.  The more people the better for her.......probably because she gets more attention and gets to entertain more people. 

Hannah was a big fan of grandmas dress up clothes.  Here is the entire group dressed up (I love Scotts half shirt).  What do they look like?

On Saturday night was the big surprise party at their friends barn.  Again Jeannie was surprised and started to tear up as she saw all her friends and family at the party.  Hannah was really concerned when she saw grandma "cry" and wanted to give her a hug :)

Hannah loved the tractor and four wheeler and said that she would like to have a big tractor.

The next day we took some pictures of all the grandkids.  It was not easy to get all 6 kids to look and smile. 

We also went bowling and had a fun Super Bowl party. Hannah needed a lot of help getting the bowling ball down the lane.....she really just dropped it right in front of her :).  She still had fun though!  Hannah and Bennett jumped up and down and cheered every time they hit a few pins.  So cute.
 It was a great weekend of surprises and hanging out with family.