Saturday, October 16, 2010

Allergies Anyone?

So Hannah has really bad allergies, courtesy of her dad. She has been struggling lately with being congested, especially at night time. The other night when we put her to bed, I kept hearing her get up and go to the bathroom to get a tissue. Before I went to bed, I went in to check on her, this is what I saw!

Like any good mom, I went and grabbed my camera and then left her like that to sleep peacefully.
When she woke up the next morning, I asked her if she knew that she fell asleep with her finger in her nose, to which she responded that it wasn't her finger but a tissue.
Darn those allergies!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Sewing

For those of you who know me, you know that I love to be creative. Most of the time that involves sewing things for my sweet Hannah. Since I don't have much time to sew during the school year, I always sew double time during the summer. For the past couple of years, I have been making Hannah some Twirly skirts. This year I found a pattern that I LOVE with a drop waist. I would give a tutorial on here but I am not very good at that so I will just attach the links that I found the patterns on. The first skirt is a drop waist twirly skirt. I got this pattern from a blog called Just Deanna. This skirt turned out so cute. I was a little unsure about the fabrics, because there is very little orange in the print fabric, but I just love it!

I loved it so much I decided I needed to make some hair accessories. I wish I could pull off a headband like that! The flower tutorial came from a blog called anniescupboards. The middle of the flower I just played around with. you could also just put a button in the middle.

So when this skirt turned out so cute, I had to make about 5 more right? They are all pretty much the same just different fun fabrics.

Again with the flower hairbows, this time with buttons

These hairbows didn't turn out like I wanted them to, but they are cute enough.

This pattern is a little different, it is called a three tiered skirt that I got off of kuky ideas. The tutorial is a little harder because it requires a little algebra. Very basic! The thing that is good about this one is that you can make it for any size child with a few measurements.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Kool Aid for Sale

Hannah woke up this morning with huge plans for the day. She decided she was going to make some extra money (I thought you had to have money to make extra money :) ) The way she was going to do this was to sell makeup. When I questioned her about where she was going to get the makeup to sell, she reassured me that she wasn't actually going to sell the makeup, but she was going to do make overs on people and charge them for it. After a couple of hours of organizing and sitting out in the sun she decided that make overs is not a very lucrative business. So she came up with plan #2... Kool-Aid. Why didn't I think of that? When her and her friend were in making signs I asked them how much they were going to charge for their kool-aid to which Hannah responds $4 because I know how to write a 4. You Go Girl!!

Who wouldn't want to buy Kool-Aid from these cute girls?

You have to make sure that everything is just perfect!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hannah's Dance Recital

Hannah starting taking dance at In-Motion Dance Studio (little plug) last summer and she has enjoyed every minute of it. She especially loves the large mirrors. Tonight we had her dance recital and she was amazing. I was a little nervous that she would clam up, but oh no, not my little ham. She did a fabulous job and she was so beautiful.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

But We're Not Camping

So the weather outside has been so mice lately and we have all been loving being outside. Yesterday, Hannah was outside in the backyard playing and I was inside making dinner. I love my new house because the back of the house is full of windows and I can see her almost anywhere in the backyard. For a brief moment I couldn't see her so I peek my head out and yell her name. She answers me and I realize she is sitting pretty close to the side of the house in the flower beds. As I look down I can see that she has her pants down and is going to the bathroom. WHAT!! When I asked her what she was doing, she said, "I was just pretending I was camping and I had to go potty!" I thought only boys did things like that:)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hannah's Fourth Year

It is hard to believe that our little Hannah is four years old. She has grown into such a little lady over the past year. Here are a few of the highlights in the last year of Hannah's life:

1. She started a combination dance class with tap, ballet and tumbling. She has discovered that she loves tumbling the best and can even jump on the trampoline on one leg.
2. She is attending her second year of preschool at Country Loft and loves her teacher Ms. Clarissa.
3. She has moved into a new home and really enjoys her new bright blue bedroom.
4. She has completed her collection of Princess Barbies and loves Jasmine and Pocahontas the best.
5. She has learned her alphabet both capital and lowercase letters. She loves to write notes to her family and friends and will not let mom spell anything out for her. She does and great job and is eager to start learning to read.
6. She is a regular on and loves playing the letter/sound matching games.
7. She has learned how to access mom's fav five on the phone and frequently calls the flower(Grammy), the red shoe (Grandma) and the lipstick (Aunt Jami).
8. She loves coming to school with dad to see mom and acts like she is just one of the kids. (I feel sorry for her first grade teacher, and no it will not be me)
9. She is a sweet little girl who has discovered that she has a great singing voice courtesy of the Broadhead side of the family. She also has the talent of learning and memorizing lyrics of almost any song she hears courtesy of the Schleger family.
10. She continues to be the light of our lives and is growing into a strong determined young lady every day.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


So we finally heard on our house that we have been waiting on since May, and WE GOT IT!!!! I am so excited, I can hardly stand it. It has been a really long wait and very trying at times, but I am so thankful that we got it. Now we have about 3 weeks to pack our house and move. I can do that right?! I am not even about to complain about all of the other things I need to do at the same time, because I am just so excited that we are going to be buying our first home, and it is perfect!

Hannah loves the backyard. Every time we go to the house, she just runs around and around singing and dancing. Who needs a swingset right?

So I got these pictures from the listing site and this is obviously not our stuff, but you can at least see the house.

I say the yellow walls could stay for a while, but Chad says no way!

The red walls are going to have to go! It's a little too intense for me, but Chad thinks they are kind of nice! I think we'll just repaint the whole downstairs!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I know that it is Friday and I haven't been Thankful for a couple of weeks, but I have been really busy lately. Which brings me to what I am thankful for. Last night Chad turned on a couple of his CD's and we just sat on the couch listening to music. Hannah started showing off his skills as a dancer. It was so funny and entertaining. This morning I am thankful for a happy, energetic 3 year old. And I am also thankful for taking a few minutes to slow down and enjoy dancing with my daughter.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thankful Thursday

So a lot of my friends that blog do something once a week where they share some kind of insight or memory or something cute on a specific day. I really like Thankful Thursday as a way to reflect on things you are thankful for at least once a week. I have wanted to do it for some time now, but every time I think about it it's like Friday or Saturday and Thankful Saturday doesn't really sound that great. I don't know how good I will be at this, but I will do my best and if I forget, feel free to let me know and keep me in line.

Today while I was on my run I was thinking about what I am thankful for and I really kept thinking that I am thankful for outside recess. I know you were expecting something more meaningful for my first post, but really there are some of you out there that would agree that outside recess is really meaningful.
Yesterday was our first inside day and can I just say it was less than desirable. By the end of the day I just wanted to lay down and cry. Actually I think I did. So today when I went to school and I didn't see that red flag out in front of the school that is a symbol of my fate, I couldn't help but be excited. So today I am thankful for outside recess and a short 10 minute break to regroup.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Her Part 3

So it's been a while since I have posted anything about Her. (If you have missed previous posts regarding Her, you might want to look back a few months) Mostly because she was gone for quite some time. I thought she was probably going to be gone forever. No Way!! She is back with a vengience . Hannah talks about her all the time, and we have learned a few more things about her. (If I am confusing you and you are wondering if I am talking about Her as a pronoun, or a proper noun, I don't know what to tell you. It confuses me too, and I am a school teacher.)

Anyway, here are the new things we have learned.
1. Her is naughty and a brat (Hannah's exact words)
2. She likes to cut peoples hair (what I mean by this is she likes to cut Hannah's hair)
3. She has wings on her back that allow her to fly over houses. (She was nice enough to give Hannah a pair as well.
4. Today is her (pronoun) birthday.
5. She isn't allowed to go to preschool anymore because she doesn't let Hannah play with the other kids.
If anybody out there has any advice for me on imaginary friends, please share. I am having a difficult time dealing with Hannah blaming all her naughty choices on Her. I don't want to squash her imagination, but at the same time she needs to be accountable for things that she does. HELP!!