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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Before I forget...

I need to write down some things Hannah has said before I forget. This past Saturday Hannah shocked us all with her ability to communicate. Saturday morning I was nursing Hannah and she stopped. When she does that she usually takes a short second break and comes back for more. So I asked her, "Hannah, are you done?" And she responded "Done" and turned away from me onto her back. She then realized that daddy was laying in bed next to her, turned to him and said "Dada". Pretty amazing stuff for a 7 month old if you ask me, but she didn't stop there. The final kicker was later that day when Jake was in the living room with Hannah. She started to fuss I bit so he stood her up on his lap. She looked over at the couch next to them and on it was a big green ball (one of her new favorite toys). She saw the ball and said "ball!". Jake couldn't quite believe his ears and asked her if she wanted the ball. She then started doing this hand thing where she opens and closes them really fast when she wants something, so he gave it to her and all was well. Yesterday she decided to show off her skills once more. She was playing on the floor with her phone and I said "Who are you calling Hannah? Are you calling Grandma? Say Hi Grandma." And she started waving the phone around toward her head and said "Hiyo". Could she get anymore precious? We have a baby Einstein on our hands.

Before I add some recent pictures I just wanted to give a shout out to my amazing husband. Almost every night right before we put Hannah down Jake walks around our bedroom with her picking up the pictures in our room and telling Hannah about who is in the picture and how much they love her. For instance "Do you know who this is Hannah? This is mommy and daddy when they got married. They love you so so so much." As I was listening to him do this last night I thought about how blessed I am to have a husband who loves being a father. He seriously cannot get enough of his "Little Princess". I love watching him with her. It amazes me how much he loves her and I am so grateful to have both of them in my life.

The other day I was picking her up out of her Bumbo Seat and her bum was stuck in it. I had to take a picture. We need to put this girl on a diet :-) J/k, we like em cute and chunky.
I thought she looked so old and mature in this picture.
We love going to the water park. Hannah is so happy and relaxed in the water.
She gets pretty relaxed in her bouncer too. She likes to rest for a minute and then....
..she goes back to being all happy and energetic.
I love the look on her face in this picture.
We went to a branch swim party and had fun in the pool. The water was f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g but we still had fun. This was me inching both her and I into the water as we gradually got used to it.
And this was the result. She fell asleep in my arms part way in the water. Almost every time we are in a pool she falls asleep.
Jake attacking his daughter. He loves munching on those little (big) cheeks.
Awwww, precious.
Hannah does not like to be snuggled unless she is tired. This is me trying to snuggle and that is her giving me the stiff arm in resistance.
She can have fun playing anywhere.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Professional Pictures

A couple of weeks ago we went to Fotogenix to get some family pictures and Hannah's 6 month portraits taken. They turned out great! Here are the ones we picked out.

4th of July in Tahoe

We had a lot of fun this 4th of July. We spent it with my family at one of my favorite vacationing spots, Lake Tahoe. Hannah and I flew down Sunday night and Jake was able to join us on Wednesday night. We did so many fun things! Some of the best parts were jet skiing, bike rides along the gorgeous Truckee River, playing croquet in the huge backyard lawn overlooking the lake, eating delicious home cooked meals as well as yummy restaurant food, barbeque's, roasting marshmallows, watching fireworks, taking leisurely walks on the pier over the lake, swimming in the pool, watching Hannah enjoy her Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle David, and playing games. We had a wonderful time and were sad to leave. Although it is great to be back home and done with traveling for a month. Now for lots and lots of pictures:

Hannah did amazingly well during the flight and drive to Tahoe. Here she is in the plane playing with her plethora of toys.

This was so adorable. During Hannah's nap I placed her doll near her. When I came back to check on her she had grabbed the dolls hand and snuggled with it.
We have fun together.
Isn't she gorgeous?
She snuggled with my bum :-)
Hannah having fun with Grandma Geri.
Hannah loves her Grandma.
This would be what my hair would look like 20 some odd years ago. Grandma Geri had fun doing Hannah's hair too.
Grandma introducing Hannah to bubbles for the first time.
They fascinated her.
The GORGEOUS view from the pier behind our condo.
Hannah enjoying the view from her stroller.
Notice the leg resting on the side of the stroller, I love that.
Enjoying the view again.
So beautiful.
The pier.
The beautiful lawn out the back door of the condo. Ours is the one on the fair left with the "Happy 4th of July" sign.
Grandpa and Hannah enjoying the view from the balcony.
Out to dinner at our favorite restaurant, appropriately named "Jake's".
Hannah having fun with her daddy and my brother Justin's family who drove up to see us for a day.
Jake being silly. Not only a great uncle, but a great dad.
Emma copying Uncle Jake's silliness.
Hannah and Uncle Justin. I love how Elissa's hand is gently placed on Hannah's tummy.
Hannah's loves watching slideshow's of her self on the computer. Elissa and Emma enjoyed it too.
Hannah in her cute festive dress courtesy of Grandma Geri.
Hannah has a thing for uncle Sam. I love how Hannah is looking at him and the way her hands are placed in her lap.
Grandma and Hannah.
Hannah LOVES uncle David. They have fun together.
She really enjoys wearing daddy's hats.
Just hanging out.