Sunday, April 23, 2006

Playing "in" the toy box...

You see the last time I went to the doctor he told my Mommy that I am a little on the short side. All I know is I can't reach most of the stuff in the bottom of my toybox, so I had to compromise... I found an easy solution, just climb in! Once I'm inside, I can reach everything, AND it really seems to get everyone elses attention too. I wonder why this is so funny to Mommy and Daddy?

Aren't I smart? I should have thought of this a lot sooner. Now my only problem is, figuring out how to get inside without asking Mommy for help... I'll figure that one out later. In the meantime, Mommy doesn't mind putting me inside. In fact, I think she thinks it is cute. She smiles and runs to get the camera.

Ah, I found what I was looking for. It's right down here...


Thursday, April 20, 2006

She LOVES the park...

She would live outdoors if we would let her! Which is interesting because Mommy is a homebody! She took after Daddy in this area... enjoy this recent trip to the park.
You know Mommy, I like horsies and all but this is not as fun as...

The SLIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Now this is FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


She can climb up to the top of the slide, sit down and slide down all by herself! They grow up WAY too fast!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Hana's vocabulary...

she has just taken off with talking the last few days. It is so fun to watch her learning how to use words and the look on her face when she realizes that we understand her. This week she is also gaining a lot of Japanese for some reason. She is so fun, she says stuff like using various nouns other than these examples...

bow-wow otta (A dog is there) mix of English and Japanese
wabeewee atta (there is a strawberry) also a mix
poopoo detta (poopoo came out) also a mix
gummy peaz da (can I please have a gummy) the "da" is the Japanese "to be" verb, she puts it on the end of lots of her sentences.

and she is putting "a" in front of everything

a mama
a dada
a baby (when she sees pictures of herself)
a bear (with a very strong Texas accent)

She knows eyes, ears, nose, mouth (also knows mouth in french from one of her DVD's). She very clearly points them out by almost poking her own or your eyes out, or sticking her fingers up her own or your nose, and by forcing her fingers into your mouth.

I did it (this one shocked me today when she said it)
oishi wabeewee (delicious strawberry) by the way wabeewee is English!

These are just a few of the things I pick up throughout the day. The things she is doing are too funny too.
  1. She has learned to spin around in circles and she will get dizzy. It is so funny to watch, she thinks it is hillarious.
  2. She loves to draw and write these days.
  3. She loves to get the broom and run it around the floor for me.
  4. She could stand on a chair at the sink and pretend to wash dishes for hours, soaking the front her clothes and the rug beneath and drinking half of her pretend dish water along the way.
  5. She finds a bag, puts it over her shoulder and comes to tell me bye-bye then heads for the front door. I ask her if she is going shopping and she says "yea"
  6. She gathers up her baby dolls and finds some towels and her blanket and lines them all up and covers them up. She will pick one up and rock it, pat it on the back them put it back down. She also pretends to give them drinks. If she finds one of her diapers, she will insist that I take off the baby dolls' clothes so she can pretend to change their diapers. It is too sweet to watch her caring for her babies so tenderly.
  7. All bow-wows are spotted immediately and loudly proclaimed. And when we drive past any place where she has seen a bow-wow before, she loudly proclaims it!

She's a mess and so much fun!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Cherry Blossom season!!!

Hana loves to be outdoors! She had a great time at the park yesterday but wanted to do her own thing and NOT pose for pictures. But here's her trip to the park...

Hey all you puppy dogs!!! I'm coming to get ya!

"Hey look, there's a puppy dog over there!"

The breeze tickles!

Hey, what's that over there?

Momma, are you sure I don't like cotton candy... cause it sure looks fun!

Let's go see what's down here!

What are you guys waiting for, come play at the park with me!!!

Every little girl's gotta have a blog!

Especially so her grandparents and Aunt's and Uncles can keep up with her! Here's Hana's place! I think it will be easier to post pictures and updates here. Our adoption website will still be available, but I will probably update here more often!