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!

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