Thursday, January 31, 2013


About a month ago Hannah had a big first at our house!  I briefly mentioned it in her monthly post but I forgot to post the pictures here.  One Saturday morning while Daddy was out I decided to try something new and put the movie Brave on.  Hannah is not big on tv, which I think is a blessing and a curse.  As much as I'd loooove her to sit still for a little while when I'm busy doing various things and watch a show, we don't want her to be the kid that spends all day in front of the tv so other than Baby Einstein she doesn't know much about the tv so I wasn't sure how this would go.  I was VERY surprised when she not only watched for an ENTIRE HOUR but really paid attention and enjoyed it!

Right off the bat she was intrigued by the little red headed girl in the castle....

"Hannah, let's take a picture of us watching your first movie together!"
Yeah.... she really cared about that...  ;) 

Concentrating.  There was lots of exciting things going on for her to pay attention to!

I think this was about when the horses appeared.  She kept pointing at the tv and then yell at me "harss!" 

I told her to come into the kitchen for a snack and she couldn't even take her eyes off the tv! 

After snack time it was back in front of the tv, but this time she needed to be real close 

She made it almost to the very end!  I was so surprised and enjoyed every moment of just sitting down and watching Hannah's first movie with her. :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Before I went to bed last night I went into Hannah's room to kiss her goodnight like I always do and this was what I found. Ha! She had pushed ALL of the pillows, blanket, books and baby dolls over to one side of her crib and was passed out on them with her hand up touching her aquarium.  I guess she wanted to protect every single thing with her body.

So THIS is what they meant by sleeping like a baby....

Now that's some good zzzzs!

By the way, I can't get over how BIG she looks!!  :(

Thursday, January 17, 2013


I just love my little munchkin SOOOO much!!  This morning Austin went into Hannah's room at 6am to wake her up.  She opened her little eyes and looked at her Daddy and said "seepin" (sleeping).  Sweet baby girl didn't want to wake up!  I feel your pain Hannah, I feel your pain. 

Love her.  :) 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Family Pictures 2012

 Back in November, Austin, Hannah and I took family pictures with our AMAZING neighbor and I just realized I never posted them on here.  I feel SO lucky to have a neighbor who is this talented and willing to be so nice to take pics of us whenever we want.  :)  

We headed out one morning to the pond near our house and just walked around with our little munchkin while Amy took pictures.

I love how Hannah is playing with her hands here while we laughed. 

I love all the sweet moments Amy captured! 

Happy girl  :) 

Our little cutie 

She is such a HAM!  She's never been one to shy away from a camera. 

Pointing at Daddy, her favorite guy! 

So cute, just looking at Daddy.  Yeah....she's pretty much in love!  The feeling is 100% mutual, he'll do probably anything she asks.  ;) 

Me and my girl 

Our little family 

I think she is just so pretty 

Like I said, she is a HAM!  She laid down on this blanket we had set down and just started posing.  It was SOOOOO cute! 

One of my favorite pictures of the day.  She looks like such an angel here.  99.9% of the time she is a little angel.  ;) 


Once she was done posing she decided to drag the blanket around the field.  Typical Hannah.

Clearly, she was having a great time! 

So much fun!

Such a lady, even crossing her legs while she's being swung in the air!   

Sweet moment with Daddy 

Love my family! 


After we took family pics I changed Hannah into her Santa outfit.  This was the easiest outfit ever, I had everything except the Santa hat and tutu.  Thanks Elizabeth for the jean jacket!  I bought the hat and made the tutu in less than an hour.  

Get ready for cuteness overload!



Her skirt cracks me up here, this is just SO Hannah.  She had managed to pull the front of her skirt down and the back was all scrunched up and she just kept on going with her exploring adventure. 

My FAVORITE picture!!  I absolutely LOVE this picture of her with her teddy bear and I'm pretty sure every Christmas for the rest of my life I will have this picture displayed.  I want to always remember this stage!  This is such a great example of Hannah, running around while holding her teddy bear tight, giving it lots of love. 

She is just so so sweet! 

Just hanging out on the ground with her bear 


Check out her "Santa belly"!  Haha!  

She had so much fun running around! 

Sweet girl 


I'm so happy with all the pictures and can't wait to do it again!

Friday, January 11, 2013

17 Months Old!

Hannah Lee you are 17 months old today!!  I can't believe we are only one month away from you being 1.5 years old!  It is more obvious every single day that you are becoming a little girl instead of that baby we've been in love with for so long.  If it's even possible, we're more in love with you now!  I saw a picture of you yesterday that was from about a year ago and it made me so sad, I can't believe the baby stage is over!  You look SO much bigger now!  This month we've watch you grow so much, both in physical size and developmentally. 

One thing is clear to us, you are SILLY!!  I LOVE it!  You are such a silly girl, just making us laugh every day.  Not only are you silly but you are super smart!  I'm not only saying that because you're my baby girl, I really think you are smart.  So do your teachers.  Lately almost everyday when I go visit you or when I'm picking you up they tell me what you did that day that they were impressed with.  You are really increasing your vocabulary in a huge way.  I'm so amazed at how quickly you learn words.  You will repeat just about anything we say, you can repeat all your ABCs when we say them, you say several two word phrases now (mama sleeping, change diaper, Hannah eat, baby crying for example) and you know words that we've never worked on with you before, you just pay attention.  I don't know if I've ever mentioned it but you call Brody "Ro Ro", it's so cute.  So, now he's got one more name added to the list of names we call him, poor guy.  You have a fantastic memory it seems!  You remember people's names so well, that is NOT something you got from your Mommy!  We will tell you a baby or kids name when you meet them and you can see a picture of them a week or more later and just point and say their name without us even asking you.  You also have eyes like a hawk, you can see a picture from across the room and point and say whatever it is.  Half the time I'm looking around trying to figure out what you're talking about and then I'll finally see it.  You really can spot pics of your Daddy.  You also are really good at saying the possessive form, you will point at my cup and say "Momma's cup" or point at your cup and say "Hannah's cup".  You also know a few letters by sight now, specifically H and A because Daddy spells your name on the wall in your room every morning.  I was so impressed the other day when I was wearing a necklace with a tiny H on it and you pointed and said "H!".

Such a big girl!

You love to dance and do it anytime you hear music.  It's the cutest little sway back and forth and bounce.  It makes me laugh.

You wear size 18-24 month clothes, I could still put you in smaller clothes but I like you to have some room.  Plus, you're pretty tall so they look short.  You wear a size 5W shoe and size 4 diaper.  After this box of night time diapers is gone I'm moving you up to size 5 because you are just filling those every night!  It's probably because of the amount of wa wa (water) you drink at night.  You have 16 teeth!  Almost an entire mouth full!  You are about 26 lbs and 31.5" tall.  Big girl!

I had so much fun watching you last weekend actually play together with another kid.  Lina came over to play and the two of you were so cute together, you would play with the same toy but next to each other, not necessarily with each other but you followed each other around.  You also kept hugging which was the sweetest thing ever.  I think y'all are going to be best friends like your mommies! 

You really love your babies more than ever this month.  It is so sweet to watch you be such a good mommy to them.  You give your baby her bottle, put her in the grocery cart and push her around the house like I do with you at the store, you hug and kiss her.  It is just so so sweet.  You are all about Mr Lamb too this month.  You've always loved on him in your monthly pics but this month you want to take him around the house, put him in your bed and just sit while holding him.  Sometimes we have to remind you to be gentle with your babies but when we do you always give them a hug. 

Lovin' on Mr Lamb

You also had a milestone with Mommy last weekend, we watched almost an entire movie together! You don't really pay much attention to TV which is good but sometimes Mommy really wishes you liked shows more when I'm cooking dinner. I put your chair in the living room and turned on Brave and I sat on the floor next to you expecting you to sit still for 10 mins max. You watched for an entire hour!! You were really into it too, laughing randomly at parts that weren't obviously funny but something was funny about it to you. You kept pointing and saying "horse!" everytime the horse was on the screen. You loved it and I loved enjoying it with you. Mr. Lamb watched the entire thing with us as well. 

Speaking of TV, the only thing you watch consistently is BabyEinstein.  I put that on every afternoon in your playroom and you sometimes watch it or it's just playing the music in the background while you run around.  Well, you obviously pay attention because you know so many signs and words that we've never worked on with you!  You said "computer" clear as day to your Daddy last night right before they showed a computer on the screen.  So, you've pretty much memorized the order of the objects on the screen and like to sign/say them before they do. 

You are such a sweet little girl Hannah but you've definitely started showing us your temper when you don't get your way.  If I take something away from you, you will whine and throw yourself on the ground.  We just ignore you and you get up and go on about your day.  You also know you aren't allowed to hit anyone because that's not nice so when I get onto you about something you will look straight at me and hit the wall/table/floor.  You are already pushing buttons!  Along with your spunky spirit is a sweet tender hearted little girl.  You've seen Mommy sad a few times recently and you knew right away how to make my heart happy instantly.  When you see someone sad you look so concerned and walk right over and hug them.  You are just the sweetest little girl and I love that about you.

This is the new face you make.  It's pretty much the exact opposite of the face you were making for a few months recently.  Instead of your eyes getting huge and opening your mouth wide, you're almost closing both your eyes and mouth.  You are so funny.

You are also hitting some other big milestones this month!  We are currently halfway through the process of getting rid of the paci!  You've mastered the night time, you haven't missed it for a second it seems but this next week we're going to get rid of it during naptime.  I'm happy that we've only given it to you when you're either in your crib or carseat so I'm hoping that it isn't too hard to get rid of but you really love it when you have it.  Another milestone is we've introduced potty training!  You actually initiated that by showing such a big interest in it when others go potty and by telling us and your teachers when you go poo poo.  We're very loosely introducing it now because honestly, I don't know if I'm ready for the full blown potty training experience but every night before bath time you want to sit on the potty.  The first night we tried was a success!  We were SO surprised and proud of you!  Every night since then you just sit there and nothing happens but we're just letting it happen naturally and not pushing it for now. 

Eyes closed!

Hannah Lee, Mommy and Daddy love you sooooo much!  You are the greatest gift we've ever been given and we are so thankful every single day that we have you!  Please slow down on this growing up thing.  Thanks.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


New Years Eve day was spent at home with just me and my munchkin while Austin was at work.  We had so much fun playing all morning and then I was busy in the kitchen making food for that night while Hannah napped.  She was a tired girl!

For some reason she woke up too early from her nap and I went back into her room to put her back to sleep.  Once I was back in the kitchen for about 20 mins I looked at the monitor and I saw this.  Haha!  WHAT is she doing?!  She stood there like that, with her blanket over her head for about five minutes.  She's so silly.  I texted Liz this picture and said she reminded me of the blair witch movie just standing there for so long not moving.  She said she must have gotten her holidays mixed up and thought it was Halloween instead of New Years.  Haha!

When I went it to get her from her "nap" this is how I was greeted.  She's such a happy silly girl!

That evening we rang in 2013 the same way we did 2012, at Tracy and Ryan's house with our friends and kiddos.  It was a fun night!  I never realized as much of a difference between little boys and little girls as I did that night, WOW!  They are clearly very different, but they play SO differently! 

Here is a picture of the girls playroom after round one with all the kids went through.

Hannah and Leah had so much fun playing in the ball pit!

I wanted a picture with my sweet girl.  This is how she chose to pose.  Nice.

Seriously Hannah, get after it. Ha!

Haley making her cheese face at her mommy.

Ryan VERY excited about his "attitude adjustment" fireworks.  They were pretty cool!

After the little girls went to sleep, Leah hung out with the boys and watched a movie.  As you can see from the boys mouths, there were a few red popsicles involved earlier in the evening...

We had a fun night, stayed up WAY too late and spent all new years day laying around doing nothing.  It was great!  Here's to a great 2013!