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Sunday, March 29, 2009

We're back!

We are home and we are happy to report that we did not lose our shirts in Las Vegas! Hannah was very happy to see "Grandpa Vegas" again. I could not believe that it has been more than 2 and a half years since he has seen her. Just seeing the smile on his face made it worth the trip.
We had beautiful weather and were able to find kid-friendly attractions in the city of sin. We were also lucky enough to stay at the Bellagio and while the hotel is not the most kid-friendly, it was so pretty that we forgave it. The first day we headed to the Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay. It was a pretty nice aquarium, although parts of it were kind of scary so that freaked Hannah out a little bit. It was dark and there were a couple of tunnels set up so the sharks could swim around you. She totally cheered up once we go to the gift shop. Oh well.
Next I will post pictures of the petting zoo.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

We're leaving on a jet plane...

... we know when we'll be back again. Stay tuned for fun pictures from Las Vegas.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ain't we cute?

This picture was taken this evening at the Checkers game. Hannah grabbed both of our necks to bring us closer to her. She is such a sweet girl.

Okay Louie, you've had enough time on the blog.

I really don't have any earth-shattering or interesting stories to share - I'm just tired of seeing the squirrel's picture.

Hannah has a love of jewelry - she likes to wear as much as she can in one sitting. These pictures were taken on St. Patrick's Day. Top of the mornin' to ya!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We now interrrupt the cuteness for an important announcement.

Notice anything strange in these pictures? Besides all the dog hair - look closely. Oh, I don't know, could it be the BABY SQUIRREL HANGING OUT IN JACK JACK'S CAGE?????????

Let me explain. When I got home from work this evening I went to the front room to let Jack Jack out of his cage. As I am approaching the cage I hear a ruckus - unusual for Jack Jack but the alarm bells in my head do not go off just yet. Then I get closer to the cage and I see what reminds me of the hedgehog toys we used to get Pooh Bear (our old dog who we lost three years ago). But wait a minute. Jack Jack doesn't have a hedgehog and wait... IT JUST MOVED. I get a little closer and see that it is a baby squirrel. I slowly approach the door to let Jack Jack out - who looks totally freaked out but not vicious towards the squirrel at all. This confirms my belief that this dog is a total push over. I let him outside and run back to the cage to take pictures. Oh come on, would you believe me if I didn't have proof? Then I call my knight in shining armour who thankfully was only five minutes away. Then I get Hannah to show her BUT DO NOT GET TOO CLOSE I tell her and I figured it was worthwhile because this just doesn't happen everyday. Chris comes home and brings the cage outside, opens the cage and eventually the baby squirrel wanders off.

Here is my theory. We found the point of entry - the upstairs bathroom light fixture. There is a gaping hole in the ceiling because we just found the cutest antique light for it and have not installed it yet. Chris found insulation on the floor which confirms the point of entry and the fact that we now have squirrels in our attic. Nice. Anyway, baby squirrel, I shall call him "Louie", makes it down a full flight of stairs and sneaks into Jack Jack's cage while he is asleep. I'm sure it was all snuggly and warm for Louie. That is until I woke Jack Jack up when we got home. And you know the rest.

So how was your evening?

What a difference a week can make.

Last weekend we had absolutely gorgeous weather. We thought it was the perfect opportunity to bring out one of Hannah's Christmas presents - a sand and water table. To say that she enjoyed playing with it was an understatement. She did not want to stop playing with it. It felt good to know that we... ahem, I mean Santa got her the perfect gift.

Monday, March 02, 2009

What four inches of snow in March will get you...


a very muddy snowman...

and grassy snow angels.

Regardless, Hannah had a great time until snow got in her boot. Then she was done.