Thursday, January 29, 2009

All dressed up

I was in Hanna's room today hanging up clothes and she comes in wearing 97% of her jewelry and wants to put something else on. So, we start digging through her dress-up clothes and find some pretty interesting ensembles. We even got Haley in on the action. I love how she is willing to at least try on most everything. Aunt Cathy got her several outfits for Christmas that we hadn't modeled yet so it was lots of fun creating some fresh new looks.

I know she doesn't look thrilled in this pic but I promise I didn't make her do anything she didn't want to. She loves to play this trumpet and march around while wearing her heels. And no, she isn't a clown, I've convinced myself that she is more of a jester.
Bride to be........or Madonna?

Ever since watching the Rockettes over Christmas (on tv) she loves to pretend like the "yadies kicking their "yegs." While she was performing she said, "Mommy I have pretty yegs."

It's never too soon to start training.

Not quite sure about this outfit but she really wanted to put on the bunny ears.

We even tortured pour Haley w/ clip-on earrings and a head wrap. She eventually pulled the earrings off to eat them.

We were going for the princess look but they more resemble a couple gypsy's. Haley kind of looks like she's about to rap out........peace homey's.

Told Hanna to strike a pose and this is what I got.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A lot of ice....a little snow

The last couple days have been right up my alley! I'm a home-body by nature so when mother nature drops mountains of ice and snow on us I am happy as a lark (would prefer snow alone). Oh sure, I start to go a little stir crazy after a couple days but it's so refreshing to stay home for a legitimate reason. I've always loved the wintery season. Oh no, I am starting to rhyme.
Hanna and I got out while Haley napped just to explore our new icy surroundings. I thought MAYBE we could make a snow man but the landscape was very misleading; only a dusting of snow over massive sheets of ice. We still had fun crunching around to find what else was ice laden. The shrubs around the back deck above used to be completely upright. Our adventure out into the cold was, if for no other reason, worth every minute to snap these precious pictures of Hanna with an icy/snowy backdrop.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

All iced in and no where to go

Even though I didn't make it to pilates and Hanna's hair appt. was cancelled the day wasn't completeley lost. I got a few things done that I'd been putting off, like clipping Haley's fingernails. It is a job for 5 people and I dread it more than going to my woman doctor. I pulled the grates off my stove top and gave them a good scrub down. That's a job that always gets pushed to the back burner. ;-)

I organized all my recipe clippings in a new album, whew!! That will make my life sooooo much easier. The rest of the day was spent playing and having fun with the girls. It was nice to have Jason around today even though he stayed up in the playroom on his laptop working most of the time. His flight out to Minnesota got cancelled this afternooon but he will try it again tomorrow. Our electricity has been trying to go off all day but luckily we still have power (touching wood). So, here are a few pics of what we did today all couped up.

Hanna's favorite place to watch tv is in our bed. She "bee-yaxed" (relaxed) for a bit this morning while Haley had nap #1.

I couldn't slight my stove top by excluding it in the photo line-up.

Even though there wasn't snow to make a snow man we still made some......out of cotton balls. Hanna named them Mimi and Papa.

I put Hanna to work making a bracelet while I made lunch. We're going to throw her out on the corner soon as it warms up. She's sure to rake in a few bucks.

We made a ham and cheese quesadilla person for lunch. She was very tasty.

Haley was up to her same silly antics; pulling things out of drawers, ripping napkins into a million shreds (I don't know how she finds them), and apparently undressing herself.

I made Jason his own version of a cheese quesadilla person and took it to him upstairs. When I returned, I found Haley half undressed.

After lunch Hanna and I made some special ice cream cone shaped cupcakes while Haley was down for nap #2. Hanna seems to have outgrown napping these days. Some days I insist on it, other days I relish our time together w/o little bit.

We painted our toe nails while the cupcakes were in the oven.

Voila! A cupcake impersonating an icecream cone. Yum scrum!

We decorated them with Valentine's sprinkles. Was saving them for special Valentine's treats but no better time like the present to break out some sprinkles!

In a nutshell, that was our day. Not sure what tomorrow will bring as I'm sure we'll be shut-ins again all day. Haley is down for the night and I am enjoying a white Russian (the drink), hopefully the first of many. Hope you all had a fun-filled day stuck at home! What did you do?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

How Haley gets around these days

Haley took her first steps Tuesday night! It was very exciting to watch her little chubby feet with outstretched arms as she waddled towards me. She's got the crawling down and has gotten pretty darn fast. And now she knows that she is somewhat capable of walking yet her prefered means of travel is still walking on her knees.

It's quite comical to watch her go from one side of the room to the other scuffing along on her knees. She's just so cute! As far as I'm concerned, she can take her time on the walking. She is hard enough to keep up with as it is!

And yes, a cyclone did come through our playroom that we still haven't recovered from.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sisterly love.......or something like it

Hanna decided to be chef and said "Mommy I'll cook some dinner to you." I love how she words things. Of course, "little bit" was right there trying to get some cooking lessons. As you can see, Hanna is trying to move her out of the way so she can get in the fridge. What's a chef to do.........oi vey. I have no idea what either of them are thinking but I thought it was so funny how serious they are. Haley appears to be a little peeved that Hanna won't share her dinner. Haley just wants to be a big girl and to be included in the process. She is trying her darndest to see what's in that bowl. She found one of Hanna's "people" as a light snack, hence the red & blue object hanging out of her mouth.
Finally! All that hard work and determination paid off. Gotta see what kind of a cook this girl is. Looks a little like spam.
They are starting to play together, somewhat. I can actually leave them alone together to get some chores done. Haley wants to be everywhere Hanna is. I can see where this might get a little old. It usually ends with Haley crying and Hanna announcing (rather proudly), "I pushed baby Haley over." BUT she wouldn't dare let anyone else push her over.

It took a little persuading on my part to get Hanna to "hug" on Haley. All I have to do is state "That's ok, I'll just take pictures of Haley"......... enter Hanna. Haley didn't seem to mind that her big sis was hanging on her back, she was just proud that she'd gotten a hold of something and still had it. They sure keep us on our toes but we love 'em to pieces!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Go Steelers!

The Pittsburg Steelers are off to Super Bowl XLIII!!!
I never thought I would be rooting for the Steelers but ever since my sister Heather moved to Pittsburgh Jason and I have become small time fans (just long as they're not playing the Colts or the Titans). They played a great game against the Ravens and it was so much fun getting to watch from the warm comforts of my couch (wink wink Heather). Hanna even got into the game a little while Jason explained what was going on. She couldn't quite wrap her head around the fact that Aunt Heather and Uncle Marco were actually there. She kept asking where Uncle Marco was, like she thought he was one of the players on the field.
Heather, hope you guys had a lot of fun and I do hope that none of your body parts froze off like you feared!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Ready for the beach

Since getting back from the holidays I haven't unpacked yet. My suitcase, however, is opened with clothing sprawled out of and onto the floor. Baby steps. The other day I was in the kitchen and I heard Hanna clomping out of my bedroom giggling. I went to see what she was up to and found her wearing this ensemble. She was quite proud of herself for pairing the black sun hat with my brown flip flops saying, "Mommy yook at me!" I thought it was way too cute to keep to myself.