Sunday, April 25, 2010

Nine Months Old

Little Bear you are growing tooooo fast! You have already turned NINE months old! Where has the time gone? I thought you just turned three months old a couple of weeks ago! You are growing into your personality a little more each day and we love seing who you are. Here are some of the things that you are up to these days:

*On your nine month birthday you took your first plane ride! You did great and got to go see you Gigi in Lubbock.

*You eat three solid meals a day and take four bottles of formula or breastmilk. This month I weaned you from nursing and you did it like a champ.

*You prefer cut up solid food over puree baby food. Some things you love include: cheese, turkey, strawberries, carrots, bananas, and yogurt. Pretty much you eat anything!

*You still have no teeth that I know of. I think there are two coming in on the bottom, but I am not for sure.

* During the day you usually take two naps. They vary in length depending on the day. At night you sleep around 11-12 hours.

*You want to crawl and be mobile so bad! We think it will be any day because you are so close. Life is about to change in our house when this happens! We are in trouble!

*Hannah is still your greatest source of entertainment. When you hear her voice it lights up your face. I can't wait to see how your relationship blooms.

*You enjoy clapping your hands, waving, and playing peekaboo.

*This month you had another ear infection and a cold. We are going to talk to an ENT about getting ear tubes this week. Poor baby!

*At your nine month check up you weighed 18 pounds. Your percentiles were in the 30's for both weight and height, so you are on the smaller side. Your head on the other hand was in the 45%. Must be all those brains you have in there! Or maybe your daddy gave you this trait and we love you just like you are!

There are so many more things I could write about your life right now. You constantly light up our lives and remind us to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. We love you to the moon and back sweet Bear!

Mommy, Daddy, and Hannah

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Potty Training Update

Hannah is doing super! She is going consistently in the potty and even went in public! Twice that is! The last two days she has worn a pullup, but has kept it dry all day. We are all so very proud of her! Great job Hannah Grace!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


because this sweet thang is using the POTTY! Yes, that's right...the POTTY. You see, potty training has not been my favorite part of parenting. I don't like buying and changing diapers either, but oh my has it been rough! We tried to potty train her at Christmas and it just wasn't working. Everything that you can try, we tried. Rewards, potty chairs, panties, pullups, etc. NOTHING worked. She loved talking about it and trying at school, but just WOULD NOT do it. She would sit on the potty every hour and nothing would happen. Yet, she didn't go in her diaper or pullup. Where did she go? She would hold it for six or seven hours! Scary...I know.

One thing that we have learned about our sweet Hannah is that she doesn't do anything that SHE doesn't want to do. Especially, if you want her to do it. It has been that way since she was little. Rolling over, crawling, walking, holding a bottle, learning her letters, counting, etc. I knew in my heart that she would get it. I mean I don't know any kids that go to elementary school in diapers! I will be honest though, I was very frustrated. She has known all about the process and exactly what to do for a long time now. You would ask her when she was going to use the potty and she would reply, "I will use the potty tomorrow."

On Saturday, she really wanted this lollipop from the egg hunt. I told her she could have it after she went potty. That child sat right down on the potty and went! What? She sat right down and used the potty just like a pro! So we had to give her the lollipop even though she was about to eat dinner.

Then on Monday, I told her to use the potty again. I turned on the light and left her alone. Not 30 seconds later she was announcing that she had gone potty! What? Again? Is this real? So throughout the day we kept trying and she kept going! Boy was I excited! Then on Tuesday, she told EVERYONE at school that she had used the potty ALOT. She was beyond proud of herself. Then today we did BOTH in the potty! This was huge for her as before she was scared to do more than pee.

We are not fully trained yet, but she is doing great. I don't think it will be long before she is going on her own. The next item to tackle will be public bathrooms. She is not a huge fan of the automatic flushers. I don't blame her because they are kind of scary, but we have to use the bathroom when we are out.

We love you Hannah Grace and are sooooooo proud of you! Keep up the good work.

Easter Weekend

We had a wonderful Easter weekend! With egg hunts, church, and quality time with family our Easter was complete! Enjoy the sweet pictures of our precious girls! Hannah and Lauren waiting for the egg hunt to start.

The Easter Bunny loot.
Lauren that the eggs were pretty great!
Nicebed head, huh?

Attempting a family picture after church.
Her mouth is ALWAYS open!
Sweet Hannah Grace!
Looking for eggs and Grammy and Big Daddy's new house.
Just hanging out.
We hope that your Easter was as blessed as ours was. There is nothing sweeter than celebrating the life of our Savior.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cake Pops and Cutie Pies

I thought Lauren looked so sweet today when she was taking her nap. She has been doing this lately when she sleeps. With her hands behind her head, she looks so comfy! Unfortunately I woke her up when I took the picture. Sorry about that Lauren! Hannah had a little egg hunt today at school and got to bring her Easter basket to school. She was very excited about the day!

We made chocolate cake pops for her teachers for Easter. Hannah had a wonderful time sampling the cake as we made them.
Here is the finished product. I need to practice a little more before I make them again. They turned out really cute, then again I only made six. It was just too much work. Oh well, nice try.

Disney On Ice

Hannah is such a lucky little girl! She went to her very first Disney on Ice. As you can see from the picture she wasn't very happy that the show was over! She was in love with the characters, especially the princesses! We had great seats right on the ice and enjoyed some quality time with Grammy. Thank you Grammy for taking us to see Disney on Ice! We love you so much! Almost everyone got into the picture!

Playgroup Egg Hunt

At playgroup on Monday we took advantage of the beautiful weather and had an egg hunt. The kids had a great time picking up eggs and enjoyed eating the yummy treats inside! Hannah and Shane

Bryce looking for those eggs!
Ryan is on a mission!

What's inside?

Carson and Laney both seemed confused that I kept taking their pictures. It was so funny!

Great times with great friends! Happy Easter!