Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A most ONEderful year with our sweet Ada

I chose a Hot Air Balloon Theme for Ada's party.
Cake by Mom 


Ada at 1 year-
A small fry! 
Weight 18.4 9% percentile
6 teeth! 4 on top 2 on the bottom
Learned how to crawl a mere 3 weeks before turning one
Says Mama, Dada, Bah
Can wave, give kisses, clap, roll hands, point
Loves-her people Mom, Dad, Carson, Hannah, Aunt Melissa
Wakes up once or twice a night still! 
Loves to be held.  Would much rather be held than explore.
Is quiet and reserved, likes to watch and observe. 

Simply put, Ada is the sweetest baby on the earth.  She is full of happiness and love. Being her Momma is a joy.  I dreamed and wished for this little baby for so long and she is far beyond anything I could have ever imagined.  Happy Birthday daughter!

First Day Of School

Oh my babies, little ones
The hardest thing I do
Is hold you close then let you go
and say goodbye to you

August 24, 2015
Carson age 13, 8th grade
Hannah age 8, 3rd grade Miss Hunter
Ada age 1, Mommy school

The best $5 I ever spent

August 2015

I bought Ada this little plastic pool at the beginning of summer.  She loved this little pool. We stored it on the side of the driveway.  Every morning when we got back from our morning walk she pointed at her little pool and grunted until I got it set up for her.  You could find her swimming in it nearly every morning at 8:30!

Brother and Sister even joined in a few times!  Although, I think Ada preferred to have the pool to herself. :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

To Love

I cringe sometimes as she hugs barely-not-strangers. On the "what should I know about your child" letter sent home from school, I warned her teacher...

My Hannah, my baby babe is the most affectionate child I have known. She loves to hug, to hold hands, to show love and be loved. Everyone is a target--Her teacher, our next door neighbors, my friend Sarah, someone she just met... her love knows no boundaries.

Yesterday she came home from school, immediately put on her apron, got out the sugar, and exclaimed she wanted to make homemade suckers for her new violin teacher, our next door neighbors, and her friend Amelia.

I started to say no, but saw the light in her eyes, the excitement in her voice...and got down the sucker molds.

She chose a clear cherry flavor and promptly dyed the suckers teal. We carefully filled the Santa, Christmas tree, and snowflake sucker molds--her choice again. She wrapped each sucker tenderly in red and green wraps with pink and blue twist ties. Each sucker was placed in a red and green Christmas box. Mind you, it was September 6th.

On each box she carefully wrote the names of her friends with a big heart around each name. She was so happy she could hardly stand it. Dimples showing, she said "Mom, isn't this fun, isn't this going to be great!" more times than I could count.

She promptly wanted to deliver her gifts. At each house, for a moment, I wanted to explain. To tell them I was sorry they were Christmas themed, that even though the suckers were a blue color, they were flavored cherry. But I didn't. Hannah did all the talking, telling each person she loved them and wanted to make a surprise for them, and including a hug at each goodbye. Each person reciprocated her enthusiasm and at the end of our deliveries, I could sense her satisfaction.

Today she received a thank you note, tucked in the door addressed to "Heavenly Hannah"

Oh, to love like a six year old and be loved like all six year olds should. To not care about handing out Santa suckers in September. To only think about the fact that what you are doing will bring joy to someone else. To always want to show the people you love, that you love them. To speak kindly and show affection. Doesn't that sound wonderful, even if you're not six?

My Hannah, my baby babe, may you never change.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

First Day of School, Halloween

 First Day of School 2012
 Flying High with Dad
 Alpine Spine October 2012
 Halloween 2012

Hannah's 5!

 Family Home Evening at the Temple April 2012
 Carson's guitar recital April 2012
 Soccer April 2012
 Hannah's preschool graduation May 2012
 Hill Air Force air show May 2012
Devils Tower June 2012

Pine Wood Derby 2nd place! May 2012

Easter 2012

Easter 2012

Baby Animal Days April 2012

Cam's 32!

Disneyland January 2012

Huntington Beach Jan 2012