Monday, March 24, 2008

Don't Worry There's A Bunny

On the way home from San Antonio Saturday night I begin to hear small subtle grunts filter through my ear from the backseat of our Kia mini van. We had already exited off 35 and were cruising swiftly up 183 on the home stretch. We were so close I could already feel our 500 thread count sheets softly caressing my skin as I sink down into my bed. I turn around to see what was the cause to all the ruckus and I see Hannah with her left hand tightly gripping her right wrist and violently twisting, turning, and pulling as she grunts and groans.

"I can't get it." she softly mutters in between grunts.

"I can't take my hand off! I can't do it." she softly exclaims.

Then she moves her hand up towards her elbow and begins to twist and pull and grunt and groan.

"I can't take off my elbow!" her voice has now taken on a bit of despair and frustration.

"I want to take off my elbow!"

Then she lets out a deep sigh and softly exclaims, "I can't do it."

On Friday I was stretched out on our beat up maroon pleather couch enjoying the madness that takes place in the month of March on CBS. Hannah was standing in front of me dressed in her PJ's straight out of the shower her hair damp with the smell of the Herbal Essence shampoo still fresh in the air. Subconsciously I reach out and begin to softly fiddle faddle and play with her hair. When my little princess of a daughter turns and loudly exclaims, "STOP IT!"

I briefly stop waiting for her to turn back around with her back to me and I begin to run my fingers through her hair. This time in a giggling voice she says, "Stop playing with my hair!"

Now it has officially turned into a game and I go ahead and play right along with her, and when she turns back around I go straight to touching her hair, and each time my fingers touch her hair she turns and giggles and tells me to stop. After about four or five times of repeating this process Hannah folds her arms and says, "Ugh! (letting out a sigh) this is a BIG problem."

How funny is that?

I looked over at Heather and we both just started to bust out laughing. We are still unsure as to where she learned that expression from.

Click on either image to see all of our easter pictures. We drove down to San Antonio on Saturday to hang out since Kelly was in town. Hannah had a lot of fun and was crying when we left because she didn't want to leave Trevor. They played together almost the entire time, not to mention all the fun Easter activities Kelly had planned out. We started the day out with coloring easter eggs in the back yard until we got forced inside by bees taking over. Ethan went out to kill as many as he could and he finally retreated as well after reporting 40 deaths and several other casualties. We then moved our little party to the front yard where we hooked up a sprinkler and had a little fun in the water. We didn't bring any spare outfits for Hannah so she had to play in her diaper until she decided to take it off and go skinny dipping. Trevor was nice enough to let her wear his bathing suit he wasn't using. While the kids were playing in the water, Kelly and my mom were stuffing plastic eggs with candy. As the kids dried off Ethan fresh out of battle hid all the eggs in the front yard. Then we let the three little rascals lose collecting as many eggs as they could jam into their new furry baskets that Grandma was nice enough to purchase for them all at Target. Matt came through with the Golden Chick for lunch (even though he was late as always) and Kelly finished off our day by cooking up some spiral ham, scalloped potatoes, and asparagus.

My only complaint is that my Mom never has anything to drink in the fridge. Ethan has this like secret stash of sodas in his bedroom, but even to sneak one of those out means you either have to stick it in the freezer and wait for it to get cold or drink it luke warm because they also have no ice in the house.


  1. Man that little girl has got the biggest most adorable little personality!! It breaks my heart that I donèt get to be around her. Sounds like you guys had a great Easter. Ours wasnèt all I had hoped for because we were all sick. Sorry about the wierd symbols. Marc changed my computer to French for some reason last. night.


  2. She cracks me up. How did we get such a little girl? Where does she come from! LOL

  3. She is a little character.

    I'm sure some day Hannah will get to meet you, Josh and Marc-Andrea.

    I show her pictures of Josh, so hopefully when she does meet ya'll she will recognize all of you.

  4. Man Shane, I hope so!! I have been so depressed lately because I am so far away. Honestly, I hate it here. :( This town is so ugly, small and isolated. I'm doing my best to have faith and be strong but man is it hard! I show Josh photos of Hannah too so he will know her.


  5. I love your very visual commentary. That was really fun to read, you are a great writer. It was so fun to see pictures of your mom and Kelly too! I sure hope we get a chance to visit ya'll someday. It would be sad if we are only a state away and never do. Brandon's uncle is in San Antonio so we could kill two birds with one stone. I'm glad you guys had a fun easter, minus the bees.


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