September 19, 2011

He got 'is ears lowered.

Garrett got his first haircut today!

He sat as still as an 11-month-old can sit.  He smiled at himself in the mirror a few times.  And he looked tiny with that cape on.

Thanks to my friend, Rachel W., at Spa Envy for doing such a great job!


She didn't even have to bribe him with a sucker!

I apologize to all you girls whose hearts this kid's going to break.

(Now, excuse me while I get a Kleenex to wipe the tears off my keyboard.)

September 13, 2011

Yep, he's still growing!

Garrett got to see Dr. Palazzolo this morning for his...*gulp*...1-year check-up!  He weighed in at 20 lbs. and has grown a whole foot since he was born.  He is now 32" tall!  He was supposed to get some shots today, but we have to go back on the 30th to get those.  (Apparently, the school system - and I assume that includes daycare - won't recognize vaccinations that are given even 1 day (1 day!) before a child's actual birthday.  Would have been nice to receive that information when I scheduled the appointment, but I digress.)  Besides a little bit of congestion in his ears, Garrett passed! 

...and he's quite the helper these days.

Looking forward to my first One Week Boutique experience this Saturday!

September 8, 2011

"Oh, Garrett!"

We Hannas spent the majority of last Saturday hanging out with our friends, the Riddles, at Mike's parents' house.  We hadn't seen them since Thanksgiving last year, and their family had grown by one since then!  Elliot came into the world nearly five months ago.  Six-year-old Owen sure is a proud big brother!

It was wonderful to spend the afternoon catching up and comparing "SunChips" stories.  Mike and his dad dug into a closet in the basement and found some old blocks for Owen all of us to play with.  Just as Owen finished constructing a fence, guessed it...crawled right over and knocked it down.  With such gentle exasperation, Owen said, "Oh, Garrett!"  His timing was impeccable, and we all enjoyed quite a laugh.

Can't wait until we can all get together again!

Garrett loves anything with wheels.

Owen & Nathan...just being boys
Tearing down his fence
Elliot & Garrett

September 1, 2011

Grandma Marge

Today is my Grandma Marge's 89th birthday, and I want to honor her by sharing some of the countless memories I have of her from my childhood.

It didn't occur to me back then how fortunate my brother and I were to live so close to all of our grandparents; Grandpa and Grandma Horton lived three or four blocks from where we grew up, and Gramps and Grandma Marge lived three or four miles from where we grew up.

I remember spending the night with my cousin, Amanda, at Grandma Marge's house. 

I remember what seemed like hundreds of tubes of lipstick standing neatly in a cabinet in her bathroom.  She'd let me pick a color either for her to wear that day or for me to try on.  Even now, when I apply my lipstick, I think about Grandma.

We played lots of Yahtzee.  My mind's eye can still see Grandma's neat handwriting on those score cards.

Another game we played would start with Grandma coming up with a really big word.  We would then try to see who could come up with the most words using the letters from the really big word.  On one such occasion, she let me use the dictionary.  I was looking for words beginning with "c" that would work.  I got to "condom" and wrote it down without reading its definition.  When Grandma saw what I had written, she gasped!  She then explained in a G-rated way what condoms are.  True story.

I remember bubble baths with way too many bubbles.

Wiener roasts...lots of kittens outside...chicken drummies...the funny sunglasses in Grandma's glove compartment...sliding down the stair rail...

Oh, how thankful I am for these and many more memories.

Grandma Marge, 10/16/2010
Also, I was thrilled this morning to find out that Grandma Marge now shares her birthday with Maci Lynn, the newborn daughter of Garrett's teacher, Julie.  She arrived this morning at 5:26.  Can't wait to meet her!