Monday, December 27, 2010

a Very Merry Christmas!

What a exciting week we had!
Monday we got up early and left the house in our pajamas to go see the doctor. He took our height & weight - I am 32 lbs and Noah is 38 lbs. We were very good, showing off to the doctor how good we were when he wanted to look at us to make sure we were healthy and showing off how smart we are. We did an eye test and ear test, but just when we thought we were done, the nurse came in with shots! YUCK! I cried when they put the mist in my nose, so when she poked me with needles I REALLY screamed! Noah cried until he got to pick out his sticker & pencil. I cried, but didn't miss out on my sticker & pencil.
I was very tired all day and didn't feel very good. It was really snowing out hard, so Mommy had to stay at work until late. But, we still got to kiss her good night before we went to bed. I wasn't able to sleep, though. My ear really hurt, so Daddy sat on the couch and cuddled with me while I cried. He went and got me medicine, but it still hurt, so he took me down to watch TV. It made me feel a little bit better.
Wednesday, we had our Christmas Party at Daycare! We played games, hid candy canes and opened presents from our friends! I got a Polly Pockets set and Noah got Bumblebee, his FAVORITE transformer! It was so cool.
Thursday, we didn't go to daycare. We just stayed home with Mom. We tried to clean up a little bit, but we really just wanted to play with our toys. Noah dressed up in each of his costumes at least twice and I tried on a few of my costumes, too. We helped Mom bake some cookies and helped her make a birthday cake for Jesus. I asked if Jesus would be coming to the party, but Mom said he was pretty busy. I asked if he would be having a party with Uncle David and Uncle Adam and that other girl (Mom said her name is Natalia, but I always forget that long name!), and she said he would. We'll just have to save him a piece of cake.
Shortly after Dad came home, we got ready to go to the Diva Christmas Party. It was at Piper & Anika's house, so we were excited to go play with them and other kids. I fell asleep on the way there - Noah was tired a couple of times, but made sure to stay awake.
We played a little bit when we got there, ate some yummy food and then went back to play. We even got to play in our pajamas! (I think our Moms & Dads wanted us to lay down and watch a movie, but we built a fort, played with toys and jumped on the trampoline!) Noah had a little accident - he said a wall hit him and so he got a bloody nose. But Mom & Dad stopped it so he could come down and play. I also had an accident when I collided with Piper, but we were both OK.
We even got our own yummy cookies with our names on them! They were so cool - they were HUGE cookies as big as my HEAD that looked like little people. And, they were really yummy! When we came up to eat our cookies, we realized it was SNOWING and had been for a long time. We said goodbye to our Diva friends & their families and headed home in the snow.
I don't remember leaving their block - I just remember waking up on Christmas Eve morning in my own bed. It was still snowing when we got up.
We got to pick our dinner on Christmas eve (Daddy made NOODLES!) and ate while Daddy and our neighbor Dan used their snowblowers to clean their driveways & sidewalks. Shortly after we were done eating, Grandma Lois and Grandpa Bob came! They brought our little cousin Alex. He is little, so he got into our stuff a lot. Mom told us that we should play with him, but we just wanted to play big kid games with each other. Griffin also came over and played for a little while - he brought PRESENTS for us! YAY!
After we showed off to Grandma & Grandpa for a while, Aunt Angela came with Michael & Michelle (we've been waiting for this for a long time! Mom promised Michael & Michelle would be here). Michelle played with Noah & me for a while until it was time to eat. We got to use special snowman plates that Mommy said she would carry so they wouldn't break. It was so cool to eat in the living room with all our family from Daddy's side of the family.
After dinner, we opened PRESENTS! We got pillow pets - just what we wanted! I got a purple unicorn and Noah got a frog. We also got a few other things including a JUMPOLENE. Noah can't wait to set it up - it's like an inflatable trampoline.
We had to say goodbye to Angela and her family and get ready for bed - we were tired, but made sure to lay out cookies and milk for Santa!
Christmas morning, Mom & Dad woke up to find Noah laying on the couch just waiting for everyone to get up. He hadn't turned on the tree or opened any presents, he was just laying there waiting quietly. He didn't even wake me up! But, when I got up, we started opening presents. It was soo cool! Santa brought me a Barbie CRUISE SHIP and Noah got Monster Trucks. We also got a whole bunch of cool stuff from Mom & Dad! I got a Barbie, some clothes for Barbie, a car for her, books and too much stuff to name! Noah got a lot of stuff, too - Megatron (the transformer), Iron Man, a Buzz Lightyear gun (which he shot me with, so Daddy took it away from him for a whole day for shooting me!) with a belt & binoculars, a Buzz Lightyear voice changing helmet and a bunch of other cool stuff. It was such an awesome Christmas - thanks Mom & Dad! Our daycare provider gave Noah a flip over truck that was pretty cool when it ran into walls, and I got a zhu zhu pet. Yay! Mom & Dad gave me a car and Noah got a pet with a room, so we played Zhu Zhu pets in the kitchen after we opened our gifts up.
After we took an afternoon nap, Mom & Dad kind of disappeared into the basement. They said that the pipes backed up into the basement, so they wouldn't let us come down because they said it was a big mess. A guy with a BIG machine on wheels came in to help Daddy right before we went to bed, but Mommy said it was a big mess to clean up! Luckily, Grandma & Grandpa helped us get started on dinner while Mommy & Daddy worked on the basement.
Sunday was a good day to just play with more of our toys. We got so many cool things, we don't know what to do first! Mommy & Grandma went shopping for a little while, and when they got back we had Jesus' birthday cake (we forgot to sing him Happy Birthday and have cake when Angela was here, and yesterday we got too busy to remember the cake, too!) So we all had a piece of cake and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus.
Finally, we got back into our routine when we had supper, took our baths and went to bed on time. It was a busy weekend!
This morning, mom was a little scared. She went into our bedroom to make sure we had blankets, and after she covered Noah, she couldn't find me! She looked all over, and went to see if Daddy had been up with me overnight. He got up and helped look upstairs and all over, but Mom checked the couch a second time and found me under a blanket sleeping on my pillow pet on the couch! I guess she didn't know I had gotten up and was sleeping there. She hugged me and carried me back to bed. Just before she put me in bed, I asked her if Jesus had come to have birthday cake yet. I was really tired, but she asked me if I was waiting up on the couch for Jesus to come have cake. I told her yes, and cuddled back into her arms. I was tired, and fell asleep in front of the Christmas tree waiting for Jesus. I guess I missed him.
It was good to be back at daycare today. We got to be with our friends again - we missed them.
It was very fun to see Grandma & Grandpa, though. We sang songs with Grandma and showed off how we can even do math! Unfortunately, they were gone when we got home from Sue's today. Dad said they went to go see Michael & Michelle because they wanted to spend some time with them, too.
We were sad when we saw the decorations were off the tree. The lights are still on but Daddy and Mommy said we are going to have to take the tree down now that Christmas is over. Sad. We asked what the next holiday is, and they told us it's New Year. I don't know what that is, but I hope Christmas comes again very soon! It really was so much fun to decorate, have presents, see Santa, have snow and see family.
It's getting late, and it's been a very busy and fun week, so I'll stop now and maybe I'll write more next week. Until then, Happy New Year!
Love- Hannah

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to US!

Whew! What a weekend!
The week was kind of crazy because we were still getting used to all that snow we had - but our big news was that we were anticipating our birthday!
Monday night, Mommy dug in our front yard to find our penguins. Daddy finished digging them out, so we now get to turn them on again, though they look like just penguin heads from the street because our snow is so deep. It is so deep, that it's up to our swings in the backyard.
Tuesday, we asked how many days until school starts. Mommy said we could make a paper chain to count down the days to school. We started making one, but still have to finish decorating some of the links and putting them all together.
Friday, we had a party at daycare - we got cupcakes and presents from Sue!
Friday night, I had a rough night - my forehead hurt when I got home from Sue's, then my ear hurt after I went to bed, and my throat hurt when I got up at 5. I fell back asleep for a short time, but realized I felt better so I was ready to set up some toys and play!
As we ate our breakfast, the door opened and Grandma Diane and Grandpa Mark walked in! How exciting! We didn't know they were coming, so we were very happy to see them! We got to take them to ice skating class to show off how we skate. I still wasn't feeling great, so I didn't move my feet as much as last week, but I got a pink balloon, and Noah got a green balloon for moving his feet and catching his balloon really well.
After that, we had to go to church to practice the pageant. We like going to church, but this was a drag. We had to sit on stage and be quiet, then they made us put on costumes. Noah didn't want to put on an angel costume at all, and even sat in a time out for a while because he wasn't cooperative. We decided to leave early because we just weren't feeling well.
We did, however, feel better once we got home and had dinner! I wasn't very hungry, but a few bites of Mac & Cheese makes me happy. I even took a nap for about an hour. While I slept, Noah got a Christmas tree for our bedroom. He really wanted to get the big one (that's about as tall as him) for our bedroom, but Mommy said it wouldn't fit in our room, so he said he would take the small one from Mommy's college days. Noah dusted it off and got it ready to put in our bedroom.
When I got up, we had a snack and got ready to go to the mall for pictures. We had to wait a little while, so we ran around with another little girl named Journey, but Mommy & Daddy said we were pretty good for pictures. We had to be! They kept telling us they would only give us treats (Mom had raisins & strawberry bars) if we were good! We were so good, in fact, that we got to go to a restaurant for supper!
Again, I wasn't really hungry, but I had fun looking at the pigs around the restaurant! Here is one of our pictures, but Mom put more in the photo album online.
We were so tired by the time we got home, but it was soooo cool to fall asleep to Christmas tree lights in our room.
This morning, we woke up to balloons in our room! Grandma bought us each a shiney balloon that floats and put it in our room while we slept. Noah cried when he got up and the Christmas lights were off, but he was excited to find a balloon!
Then we were off to the races for a busy day - we had to get to church to get ready for our pageant. We did very well. Noah said maybe he would be an angel another day, but he decided today was a good day to be an angel, so we both were good angels and sang Jesus Loves Me in front of everyone. After the program, we got treats (cookies!), then went to church. We even got to to up on stage while Mommy & Daddy read aloud and lit the candles on a high wreath. The nursery was closed, but we were pretty good in church for Mom, Dad, Grandma & Grandpa.
Unfortunately, Grandpa & Grandma had to leave after church, so they left and we got in the car. Mom & Dad bought us Happy Meals and we ate them on the road on the way to the big Mall. Daddy was awesome and found a parking spot within 10 minutes of us getting there, and we got to go in, finish our food and walk around a little bit. We waited in line for a few minutes, then got to see Santa! He was so awesome. He sang songs about what we asked for, he made us laugh, told us we were good, and took pictures with us. He even gave us a toothbrush and a birthday hug. We got to see a movie of US with Santa after we were in Santa's workshop.
When we got home, we got to talk to Grandma Lois and Grandpa Bob online, then opened the gift they gave us. We got Superhero dress up costumes, so we tried them all on and had fun! After Dad hung up the online call, we got to open the rest of our gifts. We got some fun stuff - game tub (Noah said he knew we were getting them), monster trucks & Barbies, books, lacing cards, new pajamas and money. After supper, we got to have cupcakes. I had Spiderman on my cupcake and Hannah had Tinkerbell. We had candles and Mom & dad sang Happy Birthday to us.
It was an exhausting day, so after our baths, we crashed.
Tomorrow, we have to go to the doctor. I hope they don't give us shots.
Have a Great Christmas week!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Wow! We thought we had a lot of snow before, but now we REALLY have a lot of snow.
Last week, Mommy was very late picking us up from daycare on Friday because she was stuck in traffic with lots of snow. We got to hang out with Megan, though, which was fun!
After Mommy picked us up, we went to get our hair cut. Hannah wanted hair short, so she cut 3 or 4 inches off of her hair! Hopefully it won't hurt so bad when Mom & Dad brush it now. I have NEVER liked to have my hair cut when Mom & Dad took us to salons. I've always thrown a fit when I got my hair cut, but this time I was very good. I sat nicely for the stylist. We were so good, that we got balloons, combs, suckers, tattoos AND Mom & Dad took us to SUBWAY! It was awesome.
On Saturday, we were very good at skating. Hannah didn't cry and she moved her feet and tried really hard. I decided to skate over to the next class to see what the more advanced class was doing, and another little girl took my hand and helped me skate with them. Mommy & Daddy laughed.
After we got done skating, Mom & Dad were so happy with us that they took us to a Christmas dance at the Community Center. Santa was there, but we had already talked to him at Santaland, so we just danced at the dance, colored, did crafts and got tattoos. Santa's reindeer were also there, so we made sure to tell them not to miss our house this year. We've been very good, but our house is not green anymore! We don't want Santa to miss it.
We also got to go out and see a petting zoo - there were no cages or anything between us and the animals. We just could walk up to a goat, horse, cow, goose or bunny and pet them. It was so cool.
I've been bugging Mom & Dad to put up the blow-up penguins in the front yard, so they FINALLY did it today. We love those penguins! Daddy bought a remote control for the penguins so we can turn them on and blow them up from inside the house, and it's a big treat for me to turn them on!
Mommy also let me wear my new Bumblebee Transformer costume Monday because my Optimus prime broke. I love it - I have worn it every night this week. I'm an awesome bumblebee! Hannah got a new ladybug, too, so she could be a ladybug or Ariel when she dresses up.
Friday night, Hannah read a bedtime story to me. I don't know if it was the right words, but it was fun to have someone other than Dad or Mom read to me.
Saturday morning (yesterday), we woke up for skating and found SO MUCH SNOW EVERYWHERE! There was so much that our blow up penguins were gone! Daddy dug really deep to find them buried in the snow in the front yard, but they wouldn't light up, so something was wrong. After skating class, we went to Target to buy toys that Mom & Dad said were for kids who don't have toys. It's hard to imagine not having toys because we have so many, but Mom said some kids don't have toys like ours. After we bought the toys, we drove to bring them to the Marines. The roads were really bad - I don't know how daddy could even find the road because it was so white and snowy - but Daddy is a really good driver so he didn't get stuck in the ditches or intersections like so many other people did. The Marines thanked us and took the toys to kids who don't have toys - he said that some kid will love the Bumblebee Transformer I picked, and someone will love the Barbie Hannah brought.
After that, we got to get McDonalds because we were so good at skating. We both tried really hard - Hannah moved her feet and I kept moving and listening to the teacher. I want to be a good skater so I can play HOCKEY! When we got home, Daddy had to get the snowblower out and blow the sidewalk clean again because so much snow had fallen while we were gone. And, it was still falling!
We just stayed in for the rest of the day. We watched a few Christmas specials and baked cookies while it finally stopped snowing. The snow is higher than Cheyenne's back! This is a picture of the path that Mommy shoveled on the deck. The deck was cleared off with no snow on Friday, but today, we had all this snow!
Now it's just really cold. Church and Sunday School were cancelled today, so we just hung out and home and played with our toys and helped Mommy with Christmas gifts. She's really far behind on wrapping those! Daddy went to play volleyball, then picked us up and took us out to eat where we got to see Diva Carol and Ron. Yay!
We're very excited because we're turning into FOUR! Our birthday is just one week away.
Now that we're four, we get to go to SCHOOL! Mom said that she's going to enroll us in preschool with our friend Joey. We get to ride the bus from Sue's and everything. We're so excited to go to regular school 3 times a week!
Well, it's getting late. It's going to be a busy week leading into a busy weekend, so we've got to get our rest.