Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I did take time off from all paper work to take Hannah to the water park the last few days. She is such a little fish. I think she is a natural born swimmer...I think she will be joining the swim team as soon as she is old enough. We have a great swim team (2nd best in the state). I would love it if she wanted to be a swimmer....I was on my home town swim team growing up. Such great exercise for kids.
Just have to share...about my DH. We went out to supper last evening and then he wanted to go to the mall to buy a new pair of shorts for himself. He found a very sharp pair and purchased them. On the way out we passed a section with leather coats. I was way in from of him with Hannah anxious to get out of the store. Ron yells Hey Bliss come here...he found a cute little leather jacket that he made me try on. He said WOW that fits you perfectly go look in the mirror. So being the obedient wife that I am I took a look. I agreed it looked pretty good (kind of funny with shorts). He insisted that I had to have it. Just to let you all know I hate shopping especially for clothes for myself. This is where my DH comes into play. He has become my own little personal shopper. I'm not kidding this guy actually shops for me. He knows what will look good on me and when he finds it...I am so thankful. It is kind of funny because when I first met my man he had no clue about fashion. Do they teach a class in medical school on style?
Monday, July 28, 2008
Fast forward 3 years and we LOVE being Hannah's Mommy & Daddy. We are so in love with this child and so thankful that God designed her just for us (he is brilliant). We actually were hoping to adopt a 2nd daughter from China but after waiting 2 yrs. with our dossier just sitting in China as the process has slowed down so much it might take another five years we have dropped out of the program. We are now pursuing a baby girl from Ethiopia.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Hannah had fun jumping on the inflatables at the circus.
Of course we had to buy a very expensive lighty up, spinny toy. Hannah loves all animals (except snakes and they did have one at the circus that you could have your photo taken with...we opted not to).
Friday, July 25, 2008
Hannah also had to have her photo
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Blessings to you all,
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I know I talk about our frequent trips to the water park so I thought I should snap a few shots today. It was Hannah's first experience with the new goggles she picked out (these were required after our last trip left her in crying because her eyes hurt so bad...she is such a little fish always under the water with eyes wide open). She had a lot of fun and acted like a pro lifting them off her eyes to empty the water if they leaked (and as you can tell by the looks of the cheap things they did). Who cares the goofy things make me smile.
I think Hannah was a bit tired after all our visits to the WP this past week (not to mention it has been extremely hot & humid) as after 1 1/2 hours she said Mama let's go home. I was like did I hear you right? I usually have to drag her tiny behind out of the pool after 2 plus hours. I was more than happy to comply. Hannah and I have had so much sun this summer it is probably not healthy, but when it is so hot what else do you do...I think I am darker than Hannah.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I was downstairs and Hannah was upstairs "playing". After I had noticed it had been way too quiet I decided I better check on my little rascal. OH MY WORD CHILD. She had taken a brand new tube of Balmex (which I didn't remember having as we never had to use it, she never had a diaper rash) and slopped all over her body except where it is supposed to go. Oh and yes on the carpet and my dresser. This stuff is not easy to get off one's skin (plus hair). I had to bath her in dawn dish soap to get it off. I was so shocked by this behavior as Hannah never does things like this. From a very young age we could trust her not to get into anything to the point that it was too good to be true. She was the best & happiest baby from the moment they put her in my arms no tears not even a whimper. She was the best sleeper 12 hours at night (never woke up crying). A breeze to potty train. The darned kid didn't even cry when she got shots and when she could speak thanked the nurse for the shot. I just hope this is not the start of PAYBACK time for making our first few years so easy. I'm gonna tell myself she was just copying the way daddy puts on his sunscreen LOL.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
We didn't plan on Go Karting when we headed to the park. We were actually going to see Dora, Diego, Bob the Builder and Mickey & Minnie and jump on huge inflatables. A local dentist put on the the little carnival for free to thank the community. Once we saw the crowd and lines we had to come up with another plan. And Hannah loves the Go Karts so that was an easy trade. She loves to go as fast as we possibly can and so do we so we go full throttle.
She rode once with me and once with daddy. She will tell you I am the better driver. Anyway we had just as much fun Go Karting not having to stand in line forever to jump or see characters.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I will be including some of my Ethiopia family friends on my blog who need financial help.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Of course we had to buy a shirt with our favorite player's name on it (I have a jersey with his name also). Joe Mauer didn't actually play on Sunday but we still got to see him since it was announced during the game he would be the starting catcher in the All Star Game. The Twins have three players on the team.
Hannah did OK at the game as long she was feeding her cute little face. I was worried because she is such a wiggle worm and only sits still in her car seat and on an airplane. During the game she consumed nearly a whole bag of popcorn, a little soft pretzel, a snow cone and a lemonade.
The Twins didn't let us down. They trailed until the 7th inning. I told Ron they would break it open in the 7th and that is what they did scoring the go a head run and ended up winning 4-3. Wouldn't you know Hannah had to go potty during the inning but I was able to rush her in and out and not miss too much of the excitement.
Carlos Gomez at bat. He is one of the new players this year and is a load of fun to watch.
The evening found us at the park near Aunt Bonnie's house. Ron's sister and husband arrived home while we were at the game so Hannah got to spend some time with Aunt Bonnie & Uncle Jim. She wasn't able to see her other Aunt & Uncle that live in the area as they were away to welcome their daughter and son-in-law back from Iraq. We are so happy to have them back on US soil and thank them for their service.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
She was so cute sitting with all the kids. This girl loves children older than her so she fit right in.
After the show we just spent time enjoying the park.