Monday, July 31, 2006

The Orange Pig

This is Hannah's pig. Grandma Warcholek bought him for $1 at a garage sale. When you turn him on his nose shakes, his tail wags, and he snorts while walking around. Hannah LOVES him! She will giggle and chase him until she finally takes him down and tries to eat him! If you ask Hannah... everyone should have an orange pig!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Happy Birthday Bryan!

Bryan found himself spending his 19th birthday here in Central Oregon. Happy Birthday Bry!

We couldn't resist letting Hannah go after the cake on her own!

And yes the party came to an abrupt halt when Hannah screamed so!

When crawling is not enough

I continue to be amazed at the rate Hannah is growing and learning. It was only a week ago that Hannah started crawling effectively. The goal now is to explore the house and crawl to anything that she can pull herself up on. It is priceless to see the look on her face when she makes a new discovery!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Family

Here we are at a cobblestone beach on the Oregon coast. The following 3 or 4 entries are from this past weekend. We had so much fun and so many pictures that it was hard to choose what to post!

If only Hannah had hair..

Do I really need to make a comment? =)

The Oregon Coast

To the left is Hannah's first experience with sand. She would sift handful after handful of sand just trying to figure out what it was. It didn't take long for our crazy dog to come running full force and sweep a wave of sand over Hannah's head! Her peaceful sifting turned into a face and mouthful of sand with no warning! We did have an endless supply of water close by but the ocean is full of salt which was no help!

This photo is after the traumatic drive by you can see she is still captivated by the crashing waves and was back to exploring in no time!

Here was the view from our room. A beautiful ending to Hannah's first day at the Oregon coast!

The aquarium

We went to the aquarium and were able to touch all of the creatures that we saw in the tide pools earlier that day. Dad was also seeing what is was like to be a scuba diver a long long long time ago.

Playing at the beach

Here Hannah is testing out the wet sand on her feet. So many new smells, textures, and sights this weekend!

We let Hannah taste saltwater for the first time, as you can tell in the photo below she was not a huge fan...

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Hannah is evicted and moves to the nursery

Here Hannah is helping daddy set up her crib in her very own room! Up until now the crib has been in our room. Recently Hannah has decided to wake up anywhere from 6-8 times every night to try and be with Mom. When I'm working the night shift she only wakes up 1-2 for Dad. We are hoping the separation will help her sleep better. Everyone pray please!

As you can tell by the look on her face Hannah is completely thrilled to be in her very own room! (Yea right!) Let's see how it goes!

8months and officially crawling!

Well she's done it folks! Hannah has mastered the art of crawling and can do it gracefully (most of the time)! Her toys are very little fun these days since there is so much more to explore. She loves to tear up daddy's magazines and is very curious about how Sadie tastes! Hannah can also pull herself to a standing position on anything solid (this is always exciting to come around the corner and see over the hard wood and tile floors)!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Baby summits Mt. Bachelor

Here we are in the parking lot at Sunrise Lodge on Mt. Bachelor. Much different from the winter when it is covered with 200 inches of snow!

Hannah enjoyed the ride up to the top. We had to take 2 lifts and hike about 15 minutes to get to the summit.
Here we are at the summit of Mt. Bachelor. What a view! (And only 22 miles from home!) In the winter when we are snowboarding there is not access to the place where we are standing above. The snow is too deep and the wind too strong on this side of the mountain.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Hannah meets Sam

Hannah helps to welcome Sam here less than 24 hours after he was born. Proud parents are our friends Chris and Jenni. Sam is also David's cousin who you see in the 4th of July photos. Another baby to add to the bunch. I think it's time for another photo shoot!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Cougars and Dogs and Bears Oh my!

A 6 mile hike today. We made it through the heat, a thunderstorm, and tired feet. It was the last mile of singing nursery rhymes to keep Hannah happy that drove us crazy!

Crawling practice

We are making progress! Hannah tends to move across the room when we are not looking! It's like seeing footprints from Big Foot but never actually seeing the animal!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Mashed Potatoes

Here's Hannah discovering that mashed potatoes are not only good to eat, but fun to play with too!

Cooling off

We bought a membership to the local pool in hopes of staying cool this summer. Hannah was so busy examining everything around her that I couldn't get her to look at the camera!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Fourth of July

We had a lot of fun on the fourth with friends and family. We spent the morning paddling around. As you can see Hannah loved her first time in a kayak!

Hannah wasn't too impressed by the sparklers and she slept through the big fireworks after dark. Maybe next year she'll enjoy all the pretty colors.

During the afternoon we went to a BBQ. We attempted a photo shoot with all the babies as you can see below...

"I said, keep your dirty hands off my white dress!"

We figured between the 4 cameras taking pictures someone had to get a good you can tell it wasn't us!

Monday, July 03, 2006

So many miles already

We have been putting on the miles this summer. Hannah loves the rides and we love the views. She will ride in the pack for hours! Looking around, listening, touching things, sleeping, and squealing at times! She even got her first mosquito bite this past weekend...Yuck!

Pedal a what?

Bryan was hoping for a car this summer....but this is ridiculous!

Bryan's in town

Bryan is in Bend for the summer and Hannah loves him! As you can tell he is even better than her toys!

What a view

Not too long ago we awoke to this view out of the nursery window. Balloons over Bend were flying over and near our house! There was even one shaped like a strawberry!

Little Fish

Hannah loves her $2.99 pool that grandma bought for her. We have to literally pull her out of it while she hangs on to the side of it screaming! I'm going today to buy a membership at our local pool. We tried to fit the family in her pool, but couldn't get much more in than the feet!

Grandma and Hannah

We have this photo on our desktop and Hannah squeals at it everytime you bring her into the computer room! She loves pictures!