Saturday, June 2, 2012


It's been over 3 months since I've done the official monthly blog post.  Though there are less milestones at this age, the developments she has had are huge!  Besides walking, Hannah is much more able to communicate which has made things much easier.  We love watching all the new things she learns.  I'm constantly amazed by how God gives these little minds the ability to learn so quickly. 
Here are some stories in pictures:

No Easter bunny visits for us.  It's still early for Hannah to care.  I got the idea on Easter Sunday we needed to do something commercially Easter-ish, so Daniel tossed Hannah's egg shakers in the back yard and I grabbed our berry picking bucket.  Hannah enjoyed putting the eggs in the basket.  She's just recently gotten to a point where she feels comfortable navigating the uneven yard without a hand.

Hannah is a world class puzzle doer and shape sorter.  She has a sphere with 12 shapes on it and can complete this shape sorter in no time.  Her concentration, determination, and ease of manipulating the shapes fascinates me.  I look forward to seeing how this strength of hers manifests itself later in life.

We made a trip in early May to New Orleans to join Daniel's whole family to celebrate his brother Ben's graduation from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  It was a great celebration!
We try to plan driving trips to largely take place while Hannah naps.  If we drive for longer than an hour, she gets restless.  We stopped in Mobile overnight on the way down and stayed at a fabulous hotel on Marriott points.  The Battle House was Andrew Jackson's headquarters during the War of 1812.  Hannah made herself right at home admist the business travelers.

The next morning we stopped in Gulfport, MS at a children's museum where I did the picture taking and Daddy did the playing.

Doing a Hannah-sized butterfly puzzle

Daddy giving a puppet show

Hannah teaching daddy how to play dollhouse

Puzzles are serious business

Daddy enjoyed the Mexico section more than Hannah

Hannah pilots her first plane

Daddy helped Hannah hop on her first motorcycle

Hannah loves mothering her dolls and fixing tea for all
 While in New Orleans, we went to the aquarium.  Hannah loved it, which encouraged us to buy annual passes for the Georgia Aquarium.
 On Mother's Day, we were driving back from NO and stopped for the night in Montgomery.  We had brunch at Cracker Barrel.  We had to wait awhile, so we took full advantage of Cracker Barrel's time users.

 We were so blessed that Hannah got to see all of her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins this month!  My sisters and I had a girl's weekend and then my parents were in town for a long Memorial Day weekend.  Hannah got spoiled by Granddaddy.  Here she is relaxing for a massage.  She won't do this for anyone but him.  He also gave her to a mani/pedi.  He has a wife and 3 daughters, so he knows what women want :)