Sunday, October 5, 2008

Somebody Loves to Smile Now!

Hannah can be a force to be reckoned with. She needs her own timeline and continuum with things, and I have learned (read: prayer has taught me) to "go with it".:) For a long time, our requests for her to smile were met with some doubt and most definitely tension. I have noticed that slowly, she is emerging, filled with joy and seeking out the "Cheesey" moments that the mama-razzi requires. This week, she asked on several occasions to take pictures. I was happy (very happy) to oblige!

Note the GRIP she has on the turkey - got to watch this girl as Thanksgiving approaches!!








Because every two year old NEEDS a pet bat, right? A little history...my good friend Sue owns a Hall*mark store. When Emily was about 18 months old, we were there shopping for cards, people, and this bat was on a clearance table with a broken wing, but it still sang and danced. We are not a big Halloween family and it had long passed when we spotted this little fella. Emily fell in love with it, of course, an animal with a broken body part, what else would she have done? So, out of the store we went with our cards and her little buddy who was tenderly named Batla (the name is a whole other post in and of itself). Over the years, Batla has evolved to Batty and now it is Hannah's turn to love on him:)







21 comments:

LaLa said...

Oh, those smiles are incredible!!! Love Batla : )

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What beautiful smiles from Emily!!

I am cracking up at the grip around the turkey's neck.....yes, you better watch as Thanksgiving approaches....too funny!

Hope you are having a great week....did you get your painting finished?

prechrswife said...

Sweet pictures!

Michelle said...

How did I miss these posts? I need to start checking instead of relying on the updates on my sidebar. Hannah's smiles are so beautiful!! And I am sure you are happy to oblige with the photo taking. :-)

I just love the story about Emily wanting to be a little spark. Go, Emily, light up the world!!

Angie said...

And what a beautfiul smile she has....just adorable!

mommy24treasures said...

she is so aadroable... smile or no smile:)

Danielle said...

Hannah is such a cutie! Love that smile!

redmaryjanes said...

Oh my word, she is so darling! Love her little smiles~

Sheri said...

That smile is just precious!!

Shelly and Family said...

Hi Heather...I so remember that day like it was yesterday. As soon as you guys saw our Francesca, your eyes just lite up! (we just knew, yep, they are adopting lol!) I can't begin to tell you how many times...over the course of time...I have thought about you and your family. I am so happy that we were able to "meet" again. I can't wait to follow your journey along as a mother of two beautiful girls!

Denna said...

She is beautiful. I love the first picture.

Meredith Teagarden said...

I love her smile!! She is growing up so fast, Heather!

Kelley said...

Such darling pictures!!!

Heather said...

How precious are those pictures! The turkey will be glad when Thanksgiving is over & he's put away until next year. Perhaps she'll forget how she liked to hold him!

Kate said...

Darling in her MJ finery!!! And hey...maybe she could help you CATCH THanksgiving dinner.....just a thought!!!

Sweet girl!!!

DiJo said...

That precious face in pigtails is ADORABLE!!!! I can't wait until Ruby asks me to take her picture! Right now, she wants to take mine!!!

Love the dress on her!

Blessings,
Diana

The Byrd's Nest said...

I LOVE her in pigtails! Isn't it wonderful when their little wall starts crumbling away....

Denise C said...

OH your sweet Hannah has such a beautiful smile, Heather!!! She is such a little doll!!! I love the "Turkey Hold"..hee-hee and the cute little rehabilitated Batla..Batty!! I love your sweet Emily's heart for rescuing that little hurt bat in the Hallmark store..Oh what love she has!!!
Have a blessed Sunday my sweet friend!!!
Love,
Denise

Kristy said...

Oh my gosh those smiles are just incredible!!!! Sheis precious.

Love and blessings, Kristy

3 Peanuts said...

Love the bat, the dress and most of all Hannah's adorable smile!!!!

Kim

Lori said...

I'm sure you were pleasantly surprised to have her ask you to take a picture?! What a sweetie Hannah is and her smile is so gentle and sincere.
I am cracking up over her grip....I'm glad you don't have some chickens running around the back yard! lol

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