Saturday, August 30, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sierra is Hannah's best friend at daycare. Hannah talks about her all the time. Since Sierra is a month younger than Hannah, Hannah had to go to the 3-year-old room all by herself and had a really tough time. Now that Sierra is with her, things have gotten much better. Even the potty training has improved (Sierra is completely potty trained and has been for quite awhile... sheesh).
Sierra's family had her birthday party at wonderful local park that we had not known about. It is such a great place - I think we will be back often. It has a water park, playground, picnic areas and a cute train that runs around the park.
The water park was perfect. It had rained that morning, so the humidity let up and the sun wasn't out of the clouds yet. Since we were early to the park - we had the water park to ourselves. Monkey-see, monkey-do was in full effect. Hannah followed Sierra, Sierra followed Hannah. They would still be there now, if we didn't lure them away with presents and cake. I love this picture of Sierra in front of her cake. It was taken while we were all singing "Happy Birthday" to her. I was so proud of Hannah - she sat there in the front row and sang to her friend - but she did not pounce on the cake, like I'm sure she wanted to do. After the party, we all got on the little train for a ride around the park. Hannah had a wonderful time wishing her friend a happy birthday. What a good way to spend a Sunday.
I haven't had a chance to post about Hannah's "sculptures". A big part of the hold-up is that she takes them down before I can take a photo of them. But it is something that I have been meaning to post on for a while now, so when I saw this installation in her room - I could not resist. Her work consists of various toys that she has found around the house and she combines them in a new way. More recently, her work has been taller in height, as if she is getting better at balancing things. This latest work is called "Cake". Take note of the pieces of cake stuffed into the microwave in the background. I like how she arranged the french fries. She says its not done yet and she has gone back to it several times to tweak it. I'm waiting for her to knock it down and start over. I can't wait to see what she will come up with next.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Dear Mickey Mouse,
You have officially infiltrated every aspect of my daughter's life. Not only does she have all of your wonderful merchandise (thank you to everyone who has purchased said wonderful merchandise) but now Hannah sees your likeness in EVERYTHING. Last night she put two slices of ham next to each other and said "Look, Mickey Mouse"!
Since my daughter is now a member of your "Happy Army", I have one request. Please do not scare the tar out of my child when she sees you at Disney World - pretty please?