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Friday, December 24, 2010

Three years... sheesh.

So if you look above at the ticker, we have been waiting three years now for our second child. Instead of speculating how much longer we will wait (because there is no way to know) and since the wait is really starting to wear us down (again, because there is no way to know): I've decided to keep things light. I've collected a bunch of things that I like that are in threes. Here goes:

I'll add more things as I think of them throughout the day. Are there things that you like in threes? (keep it clean people)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

2010 Christmas Parade

Scenes from this year's Christmas parade...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Father Daughter Dance

Hannah and Daddy's first dance. Ain't they cute?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dance Class update

This year Hannah is taking a combination tap & ballet dance class. Last week was "parent watch" week so we were able to peek in on her shenanigans. Enjoy!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

And now for the rest of the story

Here's a few more pictures from our Thanksgiving trip... Once I put these pictures together, it looks like Hannah is on the campaign trail. Shaking babies and kissing hands...

Hannah with Grandma Debbie and Aunt Net-Net.

Hannah with the famous (or infamous whichever story you believe) Uncle Billy.

Time for a fashion shoot.

A very nice Japanese man took this photo for us. ありがとう!

Time with Grandpa.

Hannah talking about her plans for the future. Notice the men are not paying attention.

Hannah got to meet baby Ivy. Hannah was very careful with her.

Hannah with Uncle Billy AND Uncle Rob. I think this is the first time we got both uncles in one photo with Hannah. A Thanksgiving miracle.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Open the Door, Get on the Floor...

Everybody do the Dinosaur!

Hannah had a mental list of dinosaurs that she wanted to see. Although I'm not sure she didn't change it based on the dinosaur bones that were in front of her at every turn. She did say at one point that she wanted to see seven dinosaurs. But again, she's five, so we'll give her some slack.

The good news is is that she saw way more than seven. And posed differently in front of each one. The girl's got range. This pose is called "Ain't I a Stinker?".

And this pose is "There is a WHAT behind me??"

And this is Hannah's "Blue Steel" pose or "Hey look my Mom's hair is turning grey!" or "Eat your heart out Kai-lan".

Here are some pretty pictures of Central Park on our way back.

See I told you it was beautiful.

My two favorite people...

... and quite literally the center of everything. At least MY everything.

Monday, December 13, 2010

New York, New York, its a wonderful town...

My apologies for the "On the Town" reference. What can I say, I was raised on show tunes.

The first day that we were up in NJ, we decided to head into NYC. Hannah wanted to see dinosaur bones and the best place we could think of was the American Museum of Natural History.

On our way to the museum, we walked through Central Park. The weather was absolutely perfect. It was a sunny not-too-cold but chilly enough for a heavy coat kind of day.

And I guess I was so fixated on our trip and getting to the museum, that it totally slipped my mind that the Thanksgiving Day parade was going to be taking place the next day. We had to walk around various bleachers and barricades to get where we needed to go.

I am a big fan of the Thanksgiving Day parade. I love the Broadway show bits, the celebrity lip-sync attempts and the marching bands and the balloons. I insist on stopping all Thanksgiving meal prep to watch the parade on TV every year. Once I see Santa, then I can get back to work. One thing that I did not know was that the Thanksgiving Day parade ORIGINATES at the American Museum of Natural History. Did you know that?

As luck would have it, we stumbled across the prep area for the giant balloons that would be part of the Thanksgiving Day parade. They shut down both streets that flanked the American Museum of Natural History for the balloon prep.

They had signs up in front of each balloon stating who the character was and how long it has been in the parade.

And now we pause for a moment of silence for Shrek. You see, this was Shrek's last year in the parade. Thank you Sir Shrek, you served us well.

It got crowded pretty quick, so we weren't able to get as close to the other street of balloons. Regardless the balloons were a wonderful unexpected treat!

Stay tuned dinosaurs are coming.