Sunday, March 30, 2014

One More Day in Florida

We had one more day in Florida and we got to spend it with my dear friend Tabitha.  We did the character breakfast at the Grand Floridian and the kids loved it (the Mickey Mouse waffles are pretty fabulous).
She was excited to meet Mary Poppins.  She didn't know any of the other characters, but she still enjoyed meeting them.
Alice in Wonderland
Evan was pretty focused on his waffle, but he did smile at Tigger
After breakfast we rode the monorail by the Magic Kingdom and took the boat to the Wilderness Lodge and walked around for a while.  Hannah was super excited to see the castle from the monorail.   Disney seems stressful to me, so this was the way to go for me:)

In the evening we met up for dinner with my college friends Hellen and Lisa and their husbands. I feel so blessed to still have these girls in my life.  We pick up where we left off last time we saw each other.

We haven't aged at all......I tried to look for a picture of us from college (of course they are not digital) and for some reason we were doing the Charlie's Angels pose in all of them.  Good times!
We had a wonderful few days in Florida.  I can't wait to go back.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Little Getaway

We spent a few days in Florida last week and it was so nice to feel the sun on our faces after this crazy winter we have had (and then it snowed again two days after we got back home).  Scott's parents joined  us for the  trip.  We spent a day in New Smyrna beach and it was wonderful to put our toes in the sand. Hannah was so excited to go to the beach.  We built some sand castles and looked for sea shells.
Evan loved the sand too

Walking in the sand was not so easy
An almost family picture......Hannah was too busy

The next day we went to Sea World and had a wonderful time.  It was a little cloudy and rainy that day, which was perfect, because the crowds stayed away.
Evan was not so interested in the shows......he preferred to be tickled by grandpa

A rare family picture
The dolphin show is beautiful

Seeing Shamu up close
That night we celebrated Scott's birthday with his parents at Taverna Opa
Evan loved the ribs....he was very content

The rest of the family danced on the table

Hannah was a little shy at first, but then she really liked it

That's enough pictures for one day.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

All About Hannah

Hannah Banana.  Where do I start?  You are such a sweet little girl, but you can also be a piece of work!  You constantly make us laugh and you don't miss a beat.  You are never at a loss for words and you have the biggest imagination of anybody I have ever seen (you and your daddy are two peas in a pod).  You currently love to play restaurant, beach and school.  When you are playing beach you put on a swimsuit, flip flops and sunhat and get a towel out.  You pretend to put on sunscreen and build sand castles and go swimming and eat ice cream. I am always the child and you are always the mom when playing.   Your role playing skills are quite impressive.

I had to pre-enroll you for Kindergarten a few weeks ago and the final enrollment is next week.  We are so happy that you got a spot at RE Baker and you will be able to walk to school.  It is making me sad to think that you are big enough to go to Kindergarten, but I am also so proud of the girl you have become and I know you will do great in school.  We were playing school today and it was my first day of Kindergarten and you told me "it's OK to be nervous on your first day, but don't worry you will make friends".

You are the best big sister.  You adore your little brother and are his biggest cheerleader.  You share all of your toys and food with him (I am sure that will end when he is big enough to play with all of your toys).  I love to see the two of you interact (I am not sure I would call it playing together yet).

You are very opinionated when it comes to your wardrobe.  We battle over that quite a bit.  You like to get yourself dressed and I am thankful for that, but you NEVER match.  You are always so proud and you think you look beautiful, so we let it have been wearing a lot of sun dresses (and its been freezing outside) and then you layer on a cardigan (usually a pattern that does not match at all).  Most days you wear a combination of flowers, stripes, leopard print and polka dots.

You love the movie Frozen and we listen to the soundtrack every time we are in the car.  I love to listen to you sing along (unfortunately you have inherited your mom and dads singing capabilities).  You play  princess and queen quite often too and you always talk in this funny accent when you are the queen.

Here are a few things you have recently said that I don't want to forget.

We were driving to Branson and you were telling Evan to go to sleep.  You said "Hey Mister it's important that you sleep.  That is how you get strong and healthy.  I eat all my fruits and vegetables and that's how I get strong and healthy.  I don't need to sleep"

Sometimes I have Scott's handicap sticker in my car (I never use it unless he is with us) and Hannah always makes me take it down.  You said "we don't want people to think we are old".  Ha!

Yesterday Scott got a Tervis cup out at lunch time to fill it up with water and you said "Daddy are you drinking beer already?"

The other day you asked me where there would be a lot of people when its warm out.  I had no idea where you were going with this.  You said "you know when its warm out and I can wear short sleeves where would there be a lot of people.  Maybe the mall?".  I told you that I am sure there would be a lot of people at the mall, but why do you need a lot of people.  You said that you wanted to play your piano and put a cup out and you needed a lot of people for that.  You said that I would be allowed to stay with you, because you need an adult there and can't go all by yourself.

You had a dentist appointment last month and they did x-rays of your teeth.   You came home and told daddy "they had to do an ECHO of my teeth".....poor girl knows too many medical terms after the year we have had!

We love you to the moon and back and we are so proud to be your parents!