Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 - Favourite Pics of My Little Love!

There are some days when I look at Hannah and am convinced she grew up over night!  Her beautiful little face matures, or she grows in height or in wisdom.  I love her little voice and ‘Hannah-isms’ like, ‘Fmell’ (smell), ‘elegator’ (elevator) or my latest favourite that sadly she’s already corrected, ‘Twinkleberry’ (Periwinkle).
As I look at these pics I realize how much Hannah changed over the past year.  *sigh!* She’s growing up far too quickly!!
Here is 2012 in pictorial review:
January – gymnastics graduationDSC_9636 - Copy
February – 3rd Birthday PartyIMG_4724
March – St. Patrick’s DayIMG_4932
April IMG_5328
May – Mother’s DayIMG_5518
September – First day of PreschoolDSC_0175 - Copy
Look at her grow!!  As I look month by month the changes are not great but when I compare January to December I see how my sweetie has changed!  IMG_3938DSC_0824
Mommy loves you Hannah XiaoFen!  2012 was an amazing year sweetie and I look forward to seeing what God has for us in 2013!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Disney on Ice–Worlds of Fantasy

Sunday afternoon Hannah and I joined her best friend Ben and his parents in Toronto to see ‘Disney on Ice – Worlds of Fantasy’.  IMG_9590 - Copy

She’d seen the ads on Disney Junior for the past couple of months and called me to watch them each time they were on.  Little did she know that months earlier we’d already purchased tickets. Smiledisney-on-ice-worlds-of-fantasy1

One of Hannah’s favourite treats when we go to special performances is cotton candy.  This time it came with this sweet little Tinkerbell flower hat and a Cars hat for the boys.IMG_9591

Knowing we were going to see this show after Christmas I picked up a couple of fun light-up, spinney toys for the kids when we were at Disney in November.  They were a huge hit!IMG_9609 - Copy

The first part of the show was Cars and the kids loved it!IMG_9620

Cars was followed by The Little Mermaid and Tinkerbell which Hannah quite enjoyed.  I think Ben would have preferred Mater continue to skate around the ice rather than the fairies!IMG_9641

The final part of the show was Toy Story 3 and then Mickey and the gang joined them at the end.


My Disney loving gal really enjoyed the show and has talked often about when we go again next time.  I think I’ll consider for our Christmas holidays again next year.

Love these fun, memories I’m able to create with my precious daughter!IMG_9612 - Copy

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Squishing as much fun as we possibly can into one day!

I love it when a day that was quiet fills up with lots and lots of fun!  Friday morning we woke up and met Miss Liz and Ava for breakfast and then headed out to a local toboggan hill.  The only other time Hannah had been on a sled it was down a little hill not much longer than the sled itself.  This time not so much!  Hannah had a cold so wasn’t overly excited about tobogganing but she did go down a few times before we called it a day.IMG_9533

Her first trip down the big hill.

Miss Liz helping Hannah up the hillIMG_9536

Eventually Mommy even got into the fun and went down the hill a couple of times.  Can’t wait until we do this again!

We did a little running around after tobogganing including renewing Hannah’s passport and then met Uncle Dave, Aunt Trish and their family at the bowling alley.

Hannah and Laken ready to rollIMG_9553

Makenna planning her shotIMG_9550

Justin helping guide Hannah to the right alleyIMG_9562

Pretty impressed with her roll I’d say!IMG_9563

Kallen looking adorable perched on the bowling balls.  Next year little man.IMG_9573

Sigh…  Yes, if you look at the scores you’ll see that Hannah and I ended up only 10 pins apart in our scores.  Oy!IMG_9568

Hannah and I are so blessed to have such an amazing family!   By this point the girls were in need of naps but the bigger ‘kids’ and Kallen were happy to pose for a pic.  We love you Noah, Josh, Kallen, Laken and Justin!IMG_9571

After bowling we went back to Dave and Trish’s  place and enjoyed a supper of appetizers and a wonderful evening together.  They introduced us to the XBox 360 Disneyland game.  Want to try that one again!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Day 2012–Special Time with the Family

Christmas afternoon we headed over to my parent’s house to enjoy time with my parents, brother, SIL and their 6 kiddos.  We were sad that my other nieces and nephew were unable to join us this year.  Missed you Bec!
Hannah giving Grandma the decoration she madeIMG_9451
Grandpa showing off his new hatIMG_9452
Hannah and Makenna trying out the new games they received for their LeapPads.IMG_9456
Cousin love – Makenna, Laken and HannahIMG_9465
Sweet Kallen’s first ChristmasIMG_9450
After Christmas dinner we headed to our final home of the day.  We joined Nana, Papa and GG for more Christmas fun.  Hannah was a trooper but she was pooped by this time.IMG_9516
It must have been the year of the cap as Hannah gave this one to Papa.IMG_9521
By this point Hannah was her normal active self that she gets when she gets tired.  Hugging Nana’s leg was the only pic I could snag of the two of them togetherIMG_9523
What a wonderful day Hannah and I shared together surrounded with the love of family and friends.IMG_9575

Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning 2012

What can I say?  We had an absolutely wonderful day together and through it all I fell even more deeply in love (if that is even possible!) with my sweet little girl!!  She is such a sweetie and oh how I love her!

Christmas Eve Hannah left cookies and milk out for Santa and reindeer food on the porch for his helpers.  Our evening was thrown into a bit of a tizzy when the electricity went out at 5:20 and stayed off for the next 2.5 hours.  IMG_9400

We are on the same power grid as our church so it was cancelled which was disappointing.  It did give us a few extra minutes before heading to friends for their annual Christmas Eve open house and Hannah opened 1 present which was matching Christmas nightgowns for she and her ‘Baby’.IMG_9392

Mommy was too excited to sleep but I finally went to bed shortly before 2am.  I’ve always been excited Christmas Eve and found it hard to fall asleep.

Christmas morning she was awake around 6:45 so we headed downstairs.  On the way to the stairs she slipped by Bobble Chippey and the manger scene while saying Happy Birthday to baby Jesus.  I suggested we read the Christmas story but my delightful 3yo said, ‘That’s okay Mommy.  Santa was here and I want to open my presents!’  Heh….such a normal response from a 3yo!  IMG_9410

We hurried downstairs and she squealed when she saw our tree!IMG_9403

We opened our stockings first and then began the gifts.  I was amazed when she opened only one gift and then began to go through the rest of the gifts.  I asked what she was doing and she said, ‘I opened one so now I’m looking for one for you Mommy.’  So sweet!  I explained that I would have gifts at Grandma and Grandpa’s house so these were all for her.IMG_9415

Just what I wanted!!

Just like Mommy!

She received many great gifts from both Mommy and SantaIMG_9428

At 9:00 we headed over to our friend’s home where we shared our annual Christmas breakfast.  Carol had left my gift on our doorstep the evening before with instructions to open it.  What fun when she opened a gift Christmas Eve from her hubby and discovered that we now both had the same Christmas jammies!  Can you see why we love this awesome family?IMG_9431 - Copy





More Christmas Day fun to come…

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