Posts received : Tuesday, January 16

[Mommy's Thoughts]Received 01/16/2007 02:08

Guess Who's a Big Girl?

Ah, this cold, rainy, wet weekend... What to do? What to do? What a better time to move Hannah into her big girl bed! Her bedding came in Friday evening. She was so excited when I opened it. She just laid down on the comforter on the floor and pretended to go to sleep on her "bed". I really think she thought that was going to be her bed! When Ricky said it was time for bed that evening, she headed straight for the floor.

Saturday night Daddy and Hannah started the hard work: take down the crib and moving it to her brother's room and moving the big bed to her room. She was so excited about helping Daddy take down the bed. She even made sure he put her frame in the right way. She just kept saying, Bed, bed!

We dressed her bed up with her new comforter. I was really worried that we couldn't find anything to match the blue on her walls. I know the Daddy didn't want to paint again. Luckily has just what we were looking for. I think it has just the perfect amount of blue and a mix of pinks, purples, and yellows along with a few flowers which she loves. And even better: no painting!

Hannah didn't want to get off of it long enough for us to put it on. She learned how to climb up all by herself. The whole night she kept going into her room and saying, "Light on!" and then she would climbed on her bed and play.

I wasn't quite sure how she would be at bedtime though. I was expecting a struggle, but she marched straight into her room and got her Doras and blankets and went right to sleep! The next morning when Ricky went in to get her, she was sitting straight up in her bed just talking away!

She loves her new room. On Sunday she played all day on her bed with all of her toys. I am just keeping my fingers crossed that she CONTINUES to like her bed especially after the baby gets here.

She is officially not a baby anymore! Well, except for the diaper thing, but one milestone at a time...We will save that for another rainy day!

[Mommy's Thoughts]Received 01/16/2007 01:18

Our 'No Way', aDORAble Merry Christmas is Over...Ah, man

Well it's official! Our two week much needed and much deserved vacation is OVER. Hannah was especially excited to start back to school. She was very happy to wake up early and eat her cinnamon roll. When we pulled into Auntie Chris's drive she started saying, "Noah, Noah, Noah...". When we went inside her and Noah ran around each other saying, Hi Noah! Hi Hannah! Hi Noah! Hi Hannah! I wish I could say that I was that excited to go back to work...

We enjoyed a nice visit back with the families in OK. Santa came to FW on the 23rd. Hannah was a little under the weather, but was very excited to get her DORA backpack and blanket. The Daddy did very well and got me 2 different sets of the Willow Tree nativity set: The main set and the "stable". Santa wanted to bring Hannah her big girl bed, but since he wasn't sure what the new baby was he didn't know where to put her big girl bed. We now have her bedding on order and it should be here shortly.

We headed back to OK on Christmas Eve day in time for Mass with Granny and Papa. Hannah even got to put baby Jesus in the manager since she was the youngest one there. She did such a good job and didn't even squeal when I made her lay the baby down.

Christmas Day we celebrated with Grandpa and Lola at Uncle Hank's & Aunt Lizzy's house. Hannah was super spoiled complete with a huge Dora doll, a Dora pillow made by Lola, finger sized Dora, Boots, and Swiper, and Dora coloring books. She was so excited! She didn't want to put any of it down. She gradually got the hang of unwrapping the presents and was happy to help everyone. Baby boy even got his first little Christmas ornament and I got one with a little bear that was pregnant. It was exactly what I had wanted!

On Wednesday Hannah finally got to meet the rest of the Davis family. Uncle Nate and the North Carolina clan made it home for the holidays. The kids spent the day on the go-kart and trampoline. Later that night we had a firework display put on by the older kids. Hannah had fun with the sparklers, but wasn't too excited about the LOUD ones. She would duck for cover as soon as they started and then squint her eyes up real tight! It was a hoot.

The rest of the week we spent visiting with both families. Hannah had a great time playing with all of the cousins. She tried very hard to keep up with them running here and there chasing after them. Her new favorite saying of the week was: NO way! She was quite entertaining.

We opened presents at Granny and Papa's on Saturday morning. Hannah was stoked. Aunt Sarah and the kids got her a DORA van complete with Dora and her mommy. It sings, honks, and talks! What more could you ask for? Granny and Papa got her this cool zebra thing that she LOVES to sit on in front of the TV and bounce up and down.

Ricky and I got this Christmas lawn ornament in the shape of an airplane. It was so big that we had to leave it in Stroud to pick it up next time. Mom made me a quilt out of the material from my bridesmaids' dresses. It is really pretty. Ricky doesn't want to use it b/c he thinks we will mess it up. I put it on anyway and just told him to be careful!

By Sunday the weather had dipped back down in the 30's so we decided to stay one more day so the daddy could play one more round of golf. We headed home on New Year's Day. It was a great visit, but it was great to get home.

Thanks to everyone for making it special! Now next year we will be heading north with 2 little ones. I guess the Daddy will have to leave his clubs at home or get a bigger car. I don't even want to think about it... or better yet he can always ride on top. That way everyone wins!

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