Wednesday, June 30, 2010

From Caterpillar to Butterfly

This past couple of weeks, we had some visitors.
5 Caterpillars came by for dinner.
And boy did they EAT
and EAT
and Eat!

Before too long they were nice and fat.
So they decided to rest by hanging at the top of their jar.

Here they all are hanging upside down like bats preparing for their
Yes, I actually learned all these fancy terms from reading,
From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Deborah Heligman throughout this

A couple of days later, they had each formed a Chrysalis.
Then we just waited and waited (about 8 days.)

At last they all broke open, and out came...
beautiful butterflies.
We fed the butterflies oranges and Carnations sprinkled with
sugar water.
They liked it a lot!

After observing the butterflies for a couple of days,
it was time to release them into the outside world.

Aren't they beautiful!!

Bye Bye butterfly! Be free!
I will miss you!
Thanks for visiting for a while.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Catching up with Ava

Last week, I took a break from track athlete to have a play date with Ava.
I had such a great time playing with Ava and meeting her new baby brother, Griffin!
I can tell she is a GREAT big sister!

Of course it wouldn't be a typically play date if we didn't end up in our birthday suits!

Nothing beats water fun with old friends.

Mommy was so glad to get to spend the afternoon with her dear friend, Mrs. Meghan!
It was so great catching up with our friends!
We miss you!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My First Track Camp!

Well, what are some of the perks of your Aunt Laurie being a track coach at the University of North Texas?

You guessed it!
You get to attend a 4 day track camp at no cost, at the very young age of 3!
...and still hang out with Aunt Laurie and have fun in the process!
You can't beat it!

All dressed in my North Texas Gear ready for my first day of camp!
And, no Mommy would not let me wear my gold princess necklace at track camp! Boo!

Arriving at the Track field Entrance. We had to follow the Eagle Claws to Camp!
Fun already!

Getting Closer!

Meeting my wonderful Track camp counselor, Crystal, and my other teammates.

Performing those all important warm-up exercises!

Gotta love this exercise!

Lined up and ready to do some practice runs!

Completing a Long Jump!
Yes, Aunt Laurie did let me play in the sand too!

2 feet 2 inches
Beat that!

Pulling Aunt Laurie!

Getting ready to High Jump!

And, I cleared it!

Practicing some hurdles!

Thanks Aunt Laurie for inviting me to Track Camp this year!
I had a GREAT time!
I will be ready for the Olympics in no time!

Monday, June 21, 2010

My First Dance Recital!

This weekend, I had my very first ballet recital at the perfect age of 3!
I have to say, I was excited to dance in front of all my family!

Definitely one of my favorite parts of all was getting to wear
REAL make-up!

The Over the Rainbow Performers backstage.
(Cate, Abby, Charlotte, Mia and me)

Dancing on stage with Miss Adele.
She was the BEST teacher!

Turning and Turning and Turning!

Receiving a trophy after the show!

ALL my family came to see me perform!!
Here I am with Papa Andy, Mam'ma Ruth, and Mimi after the show!

Grandma and Papa Don would not have missed this one.

Aunt Laurie, and Aunt Tootie came too!

Even Papa and Nana came to see me!

Thanks Miss Keri for the beautiful flowers!
I LOVE them!

Thank you Austin Dance Company for having a Beautiful Recital
and for bringing ALL my family together!
What a Show!

Happy Father's Day 2010

I was so blessed this year
to have not only my Daddy
but also all my grandfather's here
to celebrate Father's Day with me!!

My Daddy and Papa with me
Hook 'em Horns!

My Papa, Daddy, Pop Pop, and Papa Andy with me!
That's a lot of Father's Day LOVE!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Wizard of Oz

On Saturday, Mommy and I went to see the Wizard of Oz!
Daddy was playing in a golf tournament, so it was just a girl's day!
Even though, I never want to stay till the end of a movie at the theater,
I have to say, I LOVED The Wizard of Oz, especially when they sang "Over the Rainbow."

All dressed up and ready to go.
I got to wear my Halloween costume again.
Way to Reuse!

Waiting for the play to start!

I loved, of course, the Fairy Godmother all dressed up and sparkly, like a princess.
Dorothy even used a real dog in the show!
Toto stole the show.

You can remotely make out Dorothy, the Lion, Tinman, and Scarecrow here.
The wonderful characters kept my attention the entire time!
What a classic!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

My Favorite Shirt!

Well, I have a new favorite shirt these days.
(Although, you wouldn't think so based on the picture below.
I was not in a picture taking mood.)
However, I love to tell everyone exactly what it says!

Do you like my Big Sister to Bee shirt too?

Don't you think I will be perfect for the job?
After all, I love to bring the baby in Mommy's belly toys to play with all the time. And I have even named the baby "girl." (A boy is just not an option for me.)
Her name is Hula Hoop.
Very fitting don't you think?
Yes, that's right.
Her name is Hula Hoop Hobbs!
I think it sounds perfect!
I am going to be a GREAT Big Sister!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hannah's 3rd Birthday!!

Well, I am the BIG 3!!
And, I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to my family, friends and of course,
Sleeping Beauty who came to my party to make it so special!!
What a GREAT birthday!

Yummy! Cake!

Princess Fun!

Making crowns and enjoying cake!

Showing off my kitty cat face!
Do you like my hat?

Jump fun!

Singing Happy Birthday!

I love you Sleeping Beauty!!

The Royal Court!

Past out at the end of the day...
Notice, I don't even have a pillow on these hard wood floors.
What a birthday!!

Just Hanging Out! (The above wonderful pictures were taken by my dear friend and photographer, Dana Bone.)

Stealing a Kiss!

Having Fun with Mommy and Daddy

Enjoying the beautiful Austin days!