Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lessons of Life

So trying to educate my child and teach lessons of life are a little bit more difficult than planned. Hannah received a new bedroom set for her birthday, so her and I spent the day before cleaning out her room and toys. I thought to myself that this would be a good opportunity for a lesson. I showed her all of her stuffed animals and explained that there are some kids that don't have any animals and that some kids mommies and daddies cannot afford to buy them any toys. I could tell she was really thinking about what I said. She then asked, "Where do these kids live?" I told her there are kids like this allover and some kids even have to live on the street, b/c they do not have a home. Then she got tears in her eyes and said "Mom, they're going to get smashed on the street." Long story short, this comment is coming from the song that Grandma taught her about the meatball on top of sphaghetti that rolls off onto the floor, out the door, and into the street where it gets smashed. So quickly changing the subject, I asked if she would be willing to sort through her animals and pick some out to give away to other kids. I left her alone to sort, there's a picture to show her 2 piles. I bet you can't guess which pile was to keep. We all have to start small, right!! Anyway,I was proud of myself thinking she learned a little bit about generousity and not taking things for granted. Later that night she woke up crying, "Mommy why do I have to give my toys away!!" Absolutely would not go back to sleep until I told her she could keep the toys. So..lesson not so well learned, but...I tried!! Here's some pics of Hannah's new room. Thanks Poppa and Grandma!!! She loves it!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Costume Fun

Here's some pics of the kids trying on their costumes for this year. Fortunately we were able to score some old costumes that Gram and Brandi had. I always get so nervous this time of year, thinking Hannah's going to want me to make her costume. As many of you know my domestic abilities are not a pretty site. Hannah's going to be a cat and Wyatt a lion.

More Makeup Pics

Dora, Dora, Dora the Explorer

3rd Birthday already...I can't believe it. My baby girl is growing up way too fast!! Of course she requested to have a Dora party and eat her favorite food..spaghetti. Myself on the other hand, will be ecstatic when the days of Dora and Diego and their ear piercing voices are over, but for now I'll deal b/c Hannah had a great time. Spoiled as always, she got way to many presents. Her lovely Aunt Brandi got her some glitter makeup, which Hannah thought she could do all by herself the next morning. I don't know if you've ever tried to clean up glitter, but it's not so much fun. Hannah's Grammy made her the cutest clothes ever which I'll have to post later (the pics didn't turn out) and Grandma and Papa got her a new bedroom set which I'm completely jealous about. Maybe sometime in the next 30 years Brady and I can afford our own bedroom set (I won't hold my breath!) Anyways, the party was great, I just wish time would slow down. Kids grow up way too fast!!