Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Five Magic Foods

Sure there have been ebbs and flows over the year, but for the most part, Hannah has earned an A when it comes to sleep.  Our challenging times have been more with eating.  We're working on the transition to whole milk, thus ending a very special mommy-baby relationship.  We're also introducing Hannah to all types of fingers foods.  On Friday, we accidentally ate at a restaurant that was nicer than we thought it would be.  No problem for Hannah--she ate veal and lobster stuffed ravioli off of a piece of paper we put on top of the white table cloth.  She can be really finicky with what she likes, but there are five things we can count on her to always enjoy:  black beans, green beans, banana, cheese, and anything crunchy that Gerber sells.  We rotate through the first four on a daily basis and try to stay away from the Gerber snacks.  The black beans are especially delightful, both on the incoming and outgoing ends.

Hannah was overwhelmed and tired on her birthday and disappointed me a bit with her disinterest in her cake.  I preserved it and brought it out when she was feeling better.  Although she loved it, we're not adding cake and icing to the rotation.  I especially like the last picture since it shows all five of her teeth!

Hannah Meets Santa

Since we've had Hannah, we've done more and more family friendly activities like Burt's Pumpkin patch, zoo membership, and our city's community events. This year we decided to check out the annual Light Up Dunwoody. The city closes down part of the road in front of the farm house and has a tree lighting and celebration. I was excited for the opportunity for Hannah to meet Santa for the first time. She very patiently waited in the 20 min long line and observed all of the kids running around with antlers and balloon animals. When it came time for her big moment, Hannah let Santa know what she thought of him
"Help!  I'm drowning in a sea of red and white!"

Before I knew it, I was the one who was sitting on Santa's lap so Hannah could have an extended visit.  
"I've got my eye on you.  You better not make a move on my mama!"

"What?  You give presents?"
Overall, it was a fun experience.

"I'm still not too sure about this."

"Is that guy in red behind us?"

Monday, November 21, 2011


Happy Birthday, my beautiful daughter!  Thanks for a year of many wonderful memories!
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