Tuesday, July 27, 2010
We had a small birthday bash a few weeks ago for Hannah's fourth birthday. We wanted to invite friends, but just couldn't get it together in enough time so once again...the family rules. :) I think all in all, she loved the Princess Tiana theme she picked out and enjoyed everyone doting on her. It was a joy to watch her as she has grown so much over the past year.
She truly misses her sweet girlfriends from Kenya and talks of them daily. However, once school starts here I am sure she will still speak of them fondly instead of having her occasional sad moments. About every other day she asks to go back to home (to Kenya) to be with her friends. It truly breaks my heart. But these are the lessons we have brought upon our sweet Hannah and with challenge brings... triumph. What a trooper!
Just recently Hannah got upset that I would not give her a chocolate fudge pop. Instead, she could only have a fruit pop. Go ahead, I am a horrible Mom. Ha So when she broke down in her tears that she could not have the fudge pop, I told her sorry, this is all we are having now. She then ran over to me and hugged me. I said honey, I am really sorry. She said, "Mommy, I am not crying about the fudge pop, I am crying because I have never had a friend like you." I was like...what did you say honey? Why are you saying that? She said, I just love you and I have never had a friend like you. This by far, one of the sweetest things she has ever said (even though she knew she was manipulating me- ha), melted my heart and will forever be a lasting moment of my sweet Hannah. I mean, I probably should have just given her the fudge pop after that sweet comment, right? :) While the kids ate their fruit pops, I told Tom what Hannah had said and how sweet it was. She then said to Daddy, I have never had a friend like you either Daddy. :) Too sweet.
(Before we sang, being persistent about NOT SINGING and then getting upset and little brother wanting to help)
The Princess Tiana Party Guests:
Hannah's current Favorites:
Monday, July 26, 2010
Daddy has finally started the next chapter in our life. This is how we are looking at anyway. He has left for his new post for the year. Now, all we have to do is sit tight for a whole year, with two visits in between, and hope this year goes by FAST!
The departure was tough, real tough. Actually, it sucked. However, all the anticipation of "thinking" about him leaving, thinking about the day he would have to get on the plane and say goodbye to the kids and to me, is finally over. This is a true relief. I was dreading that day. I knew it would by far be one of the hardest parts of this whole tour and I am frankly,
glad it is OVER.
Now, we can just think AHEAD...way ahead, like WHERE WILL WE GO NEXT? Ha That is how we work, one step at a time. And for now, we have accomplished...Step 1! :)
I am currently putting together a slide show with pictures of the fun summer we had; however, it is still a work in "progress", but soon to be published. For now, in honor of my wonderful husband (and since I missed my Father's Day message, so sorry Honey), I attached some pictures of Daddy with the kids for his farewell.