Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mini Golf

We took Hannah for her first mini-golf experience this last Sunday and we had a great time!! She did so good and tried really hard! For most of the holes she would run up and put the ball in whatever opening door or spinning windmill and run down to swing the club and knock the ball in the hole. I love that we have found another activity we can all enjoy together and Hannah can't wait to go again! Below are lots of pictures from our fun day:
Hole #1!
Waiting so patiently for the people ahead of us to finish up!

She tried really hard to get the ball around the loop...
Eventually realized it probably wasn't gonna go around and pouted for a minute!

Then got over it and got back to playing!
Used the ramp to the house as a slide down!!

A purple ball!!! My favorite color!!
She is constantly talking about this castle- we drive past it whenever we go to school or to Nana's and she always says in the most pitiful voice: "I wish I could go to that castle", so we had to pose for a picture in front of the famous castle! I wonder what's she's gonna think about the Disneyland castle??
Getting good at aiming her shots.
She swings and scores!!! This is how she ended each hole!

I was a little worried that she would get disinterested in playing after a few holes but just the opposite happened- she was upset when we got to the last hole. She couldn't understand why we couldn't go do the other side of the golf course and play that side too. Which brings me to my question- why can't mini golf places have only 1 round of 18 holes??? Seriously trying to explain to a 3 year old that we only paid for 1 round and that it's hot outside and time to go home was way to difficult. But she left like such a big girl and cannot wait to go back again! I wonder what we'll be doing this summer...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


We had such a wonderful Easter this year! It started off with getting Hannah's picture taken with the Easter bunny. I wasn't sure how this was going to go, because personally the big rabbit looks kind of scary, but Hannah ran straight to him and gave him a hug! It was so cute, while we were waiting for our picture to be printed she was blowing the bunny kisses!
The day before Easter, we colored eggs. She does such a good job at keeping everything clean and not spilling the cups of dye. Since we colored eggs last year and she was so very careful then, I knew we would have a similar experience.
So excited waiting for the color to stick! She mostly colored all the eggs yellow or green- I was suprised she didn't do very many pink or purple eggs since she LOVES those colors.

I kept trying to get her to draw on the eggs with the special crayon first but she wasn't too interested in that. So I would ask her what I should draw and she would tell me. She wanted to write "Grandma and Etta" on one egg, I drew a bunny on another, I wrote "I love daddy", and for the last egg she wanted me to write "Table and chairs"!! I was cracking up, I guess since we were at the dining table is how she came up with that!

She was so excited for Easter morning. She came into our bed to cuddle for a minute in the morning and then realized it was Easter and asked "Did the Easter bunny bring me anything??" She could hardly wait for us to brush our teeth so she could go downstairs and see what she got.
The bunny was very good to Hannah this year... in fact I think she went a little overboard- but Hanah loved everything she got.

Even though we dyed eggs the day before, the weather was so bad that we hid plastic eggs that had candy inside all over the house. It tok her about 2.5 seconds to find the eggs! Next year we'll have to think of better hiding spots than in plain site!! But she had a blast getting all the eggs!

She then had a blast eating ALL the candy that came in those eggs!! Later in the morning, Grandma, Grandpa, and Nana came over for brunch. It was such a lovely morning and it was great spending the day with family!