Thursday, May 28, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend!

This past weekend my Mom, Hannah and I went on our first road trip. We went down to LA for a graduation. Christina, my best friend since high school, was recieving her Masters degree. We couldn't miss such an important event, so down I-5 we went, girls trip!!! Before we left, Kevin went and got my car all washed up! She looked so nice I thought I'd take a pic and post it here for all to see:)

The graduation was very nice. It was in the evening so we weren't stuck in the sun. Hannah behaved like a perfect little lady. She entertained all those in her general area, but did not get loud or interruptive. Kudos once again to Kev who downloaded a veggie tales video onto my phone. She watched intently during the ceremony and stayed very quiet.

Graduation ceremony. I know you can't see her, but Christina is heading toward the podium to collect her diploma.

Hannah at the graduation.

Christina and I after graduation.

The next day was the graduation party. It was at a nice little park in Seal Beach. It was quite a sunny day but there was a nice wind so you didn't feel the heat so much. Positive side to this, you get to enjoy a beautiful sunny day without feeling like you're burning up! Negative side to this, you burn up without realizing it! Thankfully I thought ahead and lathered my dear baby girl in SPF 50 lotion and dressed her for the occasion.

So while Hannah didn't get burned whatsoever, I got burned to a crisp. Better me than her though, right? Hannah also made some new friends on our trip. After all, who could resist that cute little face?

We had a wonderful trip. Christina. I am so proud of you and all that you've accomplished. Thank you for letting us be a part of your celebration. We love you and can't wait to see what you're going to do next! PhD maybe???

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A moment in the lawn

This evening I took Hannah out into the front yard. There was a nice breeze outside and I thought it would be nice to go outside for a little while. I tried to stand her up in the grass but she quickly lifted her feet. It was obvious the grass was too prickly for her tender little feet. So I sat down in the grass with her. Starting on my lap she showed an interest in everything around her. The trees, the cars, the birds, everything! You can just see it in her eyes as she was taking everything in.
In no time at all, Hannah was sitting in the grass in front of me. She was loving it! I turned her around to face me so I could more closely monitor all the things that Hannah was quickly finding to stick in her mouth. It was then that I noticed something. As Hannah continued to explore the world around her, sitting happily in the grass, her right leg was all the way off the ground. No matter what she did, she kept that leg held up out of the grass!!! She didn't seem to pay any attention to it, but diligent she was! The dogs came out and kissed her, almost knocking her over, but did that leg touch the grass??? Absolutely not!!! It was adorable! And so, of course, we were able to document the event with some pictures. Enjoy...

"I'm not so sure about this whole grass thing, Mom..."

Note the pointed toe and the beautiful extension of that lifted leg... a ballerina in training.