This afternoon was Hannah's Karate Tournament. Poor kid was so nervous and stressed out.
Saturday, March 31, 2007
This afternoon was Hannah's Karate Tournament. Poor kid was so nervous and stressed out.
Posted by Darcy at 8:19 PM
Friday, March 30, 2007
Hannah has had another good week of mornings. I can't tell you what a relief it's been to not have such struggles every morning. So I am more than happy to reward her somehow at the end of the week for her good mornings. Today, she asked if I would bring her lunch from McDonalds. And that's what I did, as her reward for another week of good mornings.
I was waiting at the lunch tables with McDonalds and her face lit up and she skipped her way on over at the sight of me sitting there waiting with her Happy Meal. I wasn't sure how long she was going to want me to stay. But she wanted me to go out onto the playground with her for a bit, so I did. Hannah and her friends led me to the tetherball courts. Hannah was suprised when I told her I used to play tetherball in school. Just sitting on the bench watching the girls brought back many memories of running to get the tetherball courts at recess. LOL.
Posted by Darcy at 9:01 PM
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
We spent the ENTIRE day at California Adventure today with our friends and neighbors. With it officially being Spring Break season at the Disneyland Resort, and the 2Fer tickets approaching expiration date, the park was BUSY! But we managed to see and do alot!
Hannah really will miss Emily when they move this summer.
Posted by Darcy at 11:20 PM
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Hannah's homework packet this week included a writing assignment in which she needed to write about a family pet, or someone in her family and then draw a picture. This is her writing assignment. "I am writing about my Gramma. Her name is Patty. She lives in ***** ****** with my Papa. She looks like the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. She likes to quilt. During one of my breaks from school, my Gramma and I made a quilt. My Gramma had a dog. The dog was named Wendy. I love my Gramma."
March 22, 2007
Posted by Darcy at 4:27 PM
Monday, March 19, 2007
Some pictures from tonights Karate class. This is the little boy who Hannah sparred against a couple weeks ago and knocked him on his butt. She likes sparring against him because he's aggressive. She fights back when someone comes after her, when she's paired up with someone passive and shy, she does the same, which makes for a boring sparring session.
Posted by Darcy at 8:29 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Today Hannah went to an American Idol Birthday Bash. The invitation suggested dressing up, so that's what she did! Thanks to the help of a friend who planned Hannah's outfit, here is Hannah, the Rockstar. This picture while she looks older with her hair up and bangs curled, under it all, I can still see the face of my baby. :)
The girls had a GREAT time. The birthday girl's mom had a girl from church who auditioned for American Idol, and made it to Hollywood week, come and sing for the girls. The girls who were familiar and watch American Idol were so much in awe of Eirika. Hannah and the Birthday Girl, Emma. They've been friends since birth.
Posted by Darcy at 3:10 PM
Friday, March 16, 2007
Another week has come and gone. And I am so happy to share that Hannah had a really good week of mornings. It was a tough week for all of us with Daylight Time Saving and "spinging forward" an hour last weekend. It was dark when Hannah's alarm went off every morning at 6:25, none of us really wanted to get up and face the day, but Hannah did good. She eventually got up with minimal complaint and did the things she was suppose to. So as her reward for a good week, she chose a fountain Cherry Coke from the liquor store on the way home from school. Hey, whatever works! LOL.
Posted by Darcy at 4:29 PM
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Everyday Hannah comes home from school and tells us what they played during recess. Some of the kids in her class all take on a character and play together, this week it's been Fantastic Four and Peter Pan. LOL.
When we asked Hannah why it is that she always plays with the boys, she said cause all the girls want to do is sit on the benches and not want to play, and that's boring. Hannah said she'd rather play and that boys are more fun. LOL.
Posted by Darcy at 1:50 PM
Monday, March 12, 2007
Hannah, in the last several weeks has improved so much in her sparring at Karate.
Two weeks ago, she totally knocked a Blue Belt boy onto his butt. LOL. Tonight she sparred against a another boy, a little bit bigger than her, and she did great! I think it suprises these boys that this tall, skinny girl can be so aggressive. Steven says it hurts the little boys egos to be beat up by a girl. LOL.
Tonight after one of her sparring sessions, the instructor called her over and asked her how she thought she did. She shyingly shurgged her shoulders. He told her that was the best sparring he'd ever seen her do, including her kicks and punches.
We'll be heading to the tournament coming up on the 31st of the month. It'll be interesting to see how she does there.
Posted by Darcy at 9:49 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2007
We were suppose to be gone today to California Adventure with our friends and neighbors, but unfortunately one of the girls came down with a cold, so they opted not to go today. Hannah was pretty bummed because we'd been talking for the last two weeks what rides we'd go on, etc. She was really looking forward to going with her friend Emily. Today is the last Saturday we can go before being blocked out through the end of Summer, so we won't be able to go with them at all now.
Steven had a church project to work on, so the girls and I headed over to my parents house knowing that my Uncle was up doing working on a project. They knew we had had plans to be gone all day, but long story short, Uncle Bart was up for making an evening trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. So after his project was finished at my parents house, we headed to the Disneyland Resort.
We had a great time. Hannah loves hanging out with Uncle Bart and how goofy he can be with her. A perfect picture of her having an attitude. There are a few things at Disneyland and California Adventure that Hannah will not do, due to fear of the unknown, or something that used to be scarey. But until she tries things again, she won't know if she's still scared or not. The Muppets 3D show is one of those things. I can't tell you the last time we've been to see this show because Hannah was scared of the ending. We went and saw it tonight. She came out saying it "wasn't bad". But this picture is of her before the show and her "you're making do something I don't want to do" attitude. We had a great evening, and was really glad that Uncle Bart was spontaneous and had energy to go with us to California Adventure after having worked at Gramma and Papa's house most of the morning.
Posted by Darcy at 11:35 PM
This morning, the girls and I went to Home Depot to get pots and flowers to put in front of each of our patio columns. Hannah was such a big helper, she lifted the big bags of potting soil all by herself onto the bottom of the cart. She also helped carry them from the van to the backyard once we got home. Both girls had fun using their little shovels to scoop potting soil into the pots. The pots and the flowers sure added something to the patio. I also bought Hannah a little watering can so that she can help out with watering the flowers which she enjoyed doing!
Posted by Darcy at 1:52 PM
Friday, March 09, 2007
Mornings around here can be pretty caotic. It's usually a struggle to get Hannah up and moving and ready for school. And it's a fight to get her to eat. Having been off for a whole month, and not forcing Hannah to get up or to eat, I was really dreading going back to school for the sole purpose of how bad our mornings usually are.
Suprisingly, on Tuesday, Hannah was up, dressed, bed made, hair done, and breakfast eaten by 7:15, all without a struggle. It was wonderful!! I made a deal with her that if our mornings could be that good for the next three mornings, I would take her to the Book Fair on Friday morning and she could get what she wanted.
I'm so happy to say, the rest of the week was just as perfect and I took Hannah to the Book Fair this morning and she got two books and a bookmark. I'm currently working on a deal with her for next week...five good mornings and I'd take her to Starbucks on the way home from school. The negotiations are still in the works on that one. LOL.
Now, I'm dreading the time change this weekend and how dark it will be when she needs to be getting up for school. :::Sigh:::
Posted by Darcy at 7:43 PM
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
After four weeks of being off track, Hannah went back to school this morning. She had such a great morning. She woke up on her own, made her bed, was dressed, and completely ready for school by 7:00!!! She had such a great attitude and ate her breakfast without fighting, it was wonderful!
This is the long stretch...she'll go 12 weeks now without any days off or holidays (aside from the weekends of course) and that'll be it. She'll have her 1st grade year behind her, which is so hard to believe.
Posted by Darcy at 1:49 PM
Thursday, March 01, 2007
With only days left until Hannah goes back to school, a weekday trip to Disneyland was due. Hannah wanted to spend some time at the Princess Fantasy Faire where you can spend time with some of the Princesses, do crafts, learn how to be a Princess, etc.
where Hannah got to sit up front with the driver...
and had a fun time.
Posted by Darcy at 7:52 PM