Sunday, March 28, 2010

"Transforming" to 27

Today is actually Ryan's birthday, but yesterday we had a small party for him...Transformer theme to be exact! Isn't this how all 27-year old guys ring in the big day? All this was my idea. Ryan acted like he was annoyed with it, but I know he secretly liked it. ;) I could have gone to some crazy extent but all I did was order a cake and buy the plates and cups. My mom and her best friend even got him "kids'" birthday cards, and Jonna got him a Bumblebee matchbox car (which Autumn was really quick to steal). Ryan has threatened to give me a Titanic-themed party for my birthday in July and my response was "Please! I would love that!" :D If there was Titanic birthday stuff out there anyway. I'm sure he will think of something special for me when I turned the big 2-8.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hump Day Hi-jinks

Even though it is now the
weekend, I still want to share a great time I had this past week that was a great change to the normal hum drum routine. Right smack in the middle of the week I decide to invite my sister and niece out to eat at Chick Fila just to hang out and let the kids play for a bit. While pretty much everyone likes to save outings such as this for the weekends, it was nice to throw it in the middle of the week. Despite living in Clarksville now, I still only see my niece, Emma (left, in the green shirt), once a week at the most. I suppose it is better than once every six months like before. :p The girls love playing with their cousin and the three of them always act like they haven't seen each other in years! Crazy kids! After sucking down chicken tenders, chocolate milk, and Autumn smearing ketchup all over her (long-sleeved) shirt, the girls scurried to the play room. Emma and Hannah were climbing up to the highest level faster than Meagan and I could get in there. Even though Emma is a mere 15 days older than Autumn, she has the sturdiness and endurance of a 4-year old--climbing and running every which where as if she has been doing it since the beginning of time. Autumn on the other hand, while at perfect development for her age, is a bit more cautious simply watching her cousin and big sister while also making a good attempt at climbing up. My little ginger is a bit on the short side. :) All good things must come to an end and the girls did not want to leave, of course. I definitely enjoyed throwing this wrench into the works. I really hope to do it more often!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

An Afternoon Stroll

Today was 70 degrees and sunny which was absolutely perfect! After I picked up Hannah from school we went out for a wagon ride. The girls love the ride and I could always use the exercise. :) Hannah has recently taken to pulling her little sister, but I think she underestimates her own strength, so please don't mind my scolding her. I hated to ruin a lovely day with a smashed face or runaway wagon. I'm looking forward to several more rides throughout the spring and summer. I am feeling certain the bitter cold days are behind us!

Friday, March 12, 2010

My Song Bird

Sometimes I wonder if Hannah does anything else at school but sing. :) I'm not at all against that, but I'm just surprised by all the songs she's learned in the short time she's been at her new school. The first songs Hannah ever learned was "Jesus Loves Me", "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", and "You are My Sunshine". I guess all the hand movements that go along with the songs are a big help in remembering. Maybe Hannah will be a famous interpretive dancer. Don't know if there's any way of making a living through that. :P American Idol will still be around probably by the time she's 18 or so. I guess we'll see. ;)


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