Monday, July 27, 2009

Love the cubies

We bought Hanna one of those net things that you can put bananas and ice cubes in and suck on. No, I don't know what they are called so I am calling them a net thing. Anyway, while we were having dinner tonight we put an ice cube in it and I think she liked it. Until the ice cube melted. Then she wasn't happy.

And of course she was trying to shove the whole thing in her mouth. And eat the handle. Oh how I love teething.

I guess I should add that you might notice some sparkle in baby girl's ears. Yup, we had them done on Friday. Hanna did so good, only crying a little bit. I think it was more traumatic for me then it was for her. They are healing really good thus far. I have no pictures of the actual piercing because you aren't able to take them. Sorry.

Friends 4 Ever

Today I took Hanna to visit Aunt Shelli and Ava. Ava loves baby Hanna. It is so cute to hear Ava say Hanna. She sounds like a Southern belle the way she pronounces Hanna.

Notice in the picture they are holding hands. Ava wanted Hanna to watch Scooby Doo with her.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

So Much Catching Up To Do!

I haven't blogged in about a week because we have just been so busy. So here is a picture recap of the last two weeks . Be prepared for picture overload!!


Hanna's Godfather Brandon feeding her dinner
at Grandma and Grandpa Lock's
Hanna and Grandma Lock
Our little Hanna B. Nanna likes the water.
She is a splasher!
Aunt Becki, Hanna, Daddy and Grandma
Hanna and Daddy blowing bubbles in the pool
Hanna may not be able to eat cake yet, but the rest of us
can! We bought Happy Birthday cupcakes to celebrate
Hanna's 6 month birthday :)
Nanner is a big girl now. This is her first
night trying out her new bath seat.
She likes to splash her piggy toes in the water.
Roxi spent the day at Brother and Sister's house
(that's Stephen and I) the other day. She and
Morgan love to sunbathe at the front door.
Aunt Becki and I took Hanna to Ocean City this past Friday.
I guess the walk on the boardwalk made her tired!
And I guess it is never too hot for woobie!
Last night Daddy filled up the baby pool on the
deck so Hanna could play. She doesn't get the liking water
from me!!
After pool and bath time we all hung out in Hanna's room.
Morgan really likes her sister.
And Hanna really likes Morgan.
So much so that she (Hanna) has learned how to growl.
(For the record, Morgan doesn't growl very often and if she does,
it's when she is playing. Now Roxi on the other hand....)
Such a cutie!! (You too Morgy!)
I think she didn't want her picture taken.
Mommy and her girls :)

Hopefully the next blog post will not be so long from now. Thanks for catching up with us!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Half a year old!

I am in complete and utter shock that my baby girl turned 6 months old on Sunday. The baby that I gave birth to 5 weeks early is now 6 months old! People always told me the time would go fast but I didn’t really think it would go this fast. It is hard to believe that in a few short months we will be planning a 1st birthday party.

At 6 months Hanna is rolling over in all directions. She is army crawling though she doesn’t get very far. Just yet. Hanna is blowing lots of raspberries and is a very vocal little girl. She prefers to be sitting up most of the time, though she is not yet sitting on her own. Morgan is the funniest thing to her. Hanna’s belly laughs make me smile. The smiles we get from her the first time she sees us in the morning make our day. She hasn’t met a baby food she doesn’t like and she is now taking big girl (non-preemie) formula. Teething isn’t very fun, for any of us. By 6 months of age, Hanna has had her piggy toes in both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. She likes to “float” in both of her Grandma’s pools. Hanna’s drama cough makes everyone laugh (including the woman at the bakery).

I know this may sound cliché but I don’t remember what my life was like before Hanna was born. She is the light of our lives. We are truly blessed with such a wonderful baby girl.

We love you Nanner!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Good Family Fun

Last night we headed out to West Chester for my cousin (well more like second cousin but you get the idea!) Ed's Surprise 60th birthday party. We were all so excited to get the invitation because this is family that we don't see nearly enough. My Grandfather was one of 11 children and so there are A LOT of us. This wasn't the full crowd though. Hopefully that will happen in August. (We are just waiting on a certain Californian to let us know what works for him!)

Hanna was not going to the party. We pretty much decided that from the get-go. Stephen's parents live a mile from where the party was so we were going to take her there and pick her up on our way home. Well some one (ehmm...) wanted to show his granddaughter off and insisted that she make an appearance. So Hanna was there for the surprise and to meet her extended family.
Grandpa, Hanna and Grandma
A lovely family photo
My Grandfathers sisters - The Aunts
Cousin Celeste let Stephen and Becki take
her car for a ride
My parents and cousin Ed

We all had such a great time and we can't wait to see everyone again. Hopefully sooner rather then later!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Running Away

I read a blurb online today from a Mom who just wants to get away. And of the few legit responses, it seems that she is not the first person to feel this way.

I know that I have only been a Mom for a short time (just under 6 months) and I will admit that I have felt the same way once or twice. And while I feel guilty after thinking about it, I think that it is a perfectly normal feeling. Yes, I am a working Mom (it may be part-time but it still counts) and I am away from my daughter for a few hours a week but I don't know that going to work is really considered getting away. My Mom has told me several times that I need to take time for myself. But the few times I have ventured out on my own, I spend more time wondering what is going on at home and I find myself cutting my alone time short.

Some of the comments left to the Mom remind her to lock the bathroom door. I have a five and half year old yellow lab and since she has come into my life, I have not been able to be in the bathroom alone. When she was a puppy I would bring her in with me, put the trash can up and take a shower. This would ensure that my house would not be destroyed by the time I was out. Because of that I believe I have created a monster! I don't know what I will do when Hanna is bigger and I have two guests in the bathroom.

I think this is where being a Dad is easier. It seems like Dad is more likely to get away for a while and not worry so much about what is going on at home. Why is that? I wonder how women can become more like men in that sense.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July Weekend Part II

On Sunday we headed up to West Chester to celebrate Daddy and G-Mom Mom's birthdays. The weather was nice and Hanna was awake so she was able to take a little swim. Hanna was able to visit with her aunt and uncles and grandparents with almost no major meltdowns (we are having a lot of those these days).

*I should say that in most of these pictures Hanna is doing something weird with her tongue. She started this on Saturday and is now doing it ALL OF THE TIME. And it is especially annoying when it is time for cereal. I hope it is just a part of teething and not something she will do forever. *

Hanna and Daddy in the pool
Hanna, Grammy, Daddy and Uncle Drew
Floating in the pool
Hanna loves playing in water
A quick bath in the kitchen sink
There is that tongue!
Singing Happy Birthday to G-Mom Mom and Daddy
Hanna and Aunt Carlie

4th of July Weekend Part I

Hanna had lovely weather for her first 4th of July. Saturday we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa Locks to bbq with Aunt Erin, Uncle E and Great Grandma. Hanna didn't get any pool time (she napped on the deck instead) but that's ok because it wasn't to sunny and the water was chilly. At dusk we headed out front to the drive way to watch the fireworks. Hanna didn't seem to like or dislike them but since there were no tears we'll go with like.

Hanna in her festive outfit
Mommy and Hanna watching the fireworks
Not the best fireworks we've seen but they weren't that bad

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Jersey Shore

Hanna made her way to the Jersey shore on Friday for the very first time. Family friends have a condo in Wildwood and invited us down for the day. While the (grown) men went golfing, the girls and Owen went to the beach. This was both Owen and Hanna's first trip to the beach. (For those who aren't familiar, you have to go to the shore in order to go to the beach. So you can go to the shore without actually stepping on the beach.) Hanna really liked the water and the sand. I think Stephen and I are in for some real trouble next summer!

What a difference from the dolls we used to play with!
The stroll to the beach was tiring
Owen, Amanda, Hanna and me
First steps in the Atlantic
Hanna really liked it
Hanna and Me :)
Owen and his Mommy
Me, Hanna and Grandma
Owen and Hanna in their cool shades
Hanna loves the beach


Catching Up

There were so many pictures on the camera that hadn't made their way to the computer. Here are a few favorites from the end of June.
Hanna went with Daddy and Grandpa Lock to Charlie Brown's for Father's Day lunch. After lunch we went to Grandma and Grandpa Lock's for cake for Daddy and Great Grandma's birthday. Aunt Carlie came that night to stay for a few days with me while Mommy and Daddy worked.
The other pictures are from the day after the Christening. Hanna got some cool shades from Matt and Kim. It was a relaxing morning at home and Hanna was being very photogenic.

Hanna's bottle prop at Father's Day lunch
Hanna and Grandpa Lock
Hanna and Aunt Becki
Aunt and her Great Grandma
Such a cutie
Modeling her new shades from Matt and Kim

Mommy and Hanna B. Nanna
Such pretty eyes