Monday, September 21, 2009

Hannah is 3!!! and some other random stuff :)

I can't believe that we've been parents for 3 years already! Time goes by so fast sometimes! Well I don't know about this last week...our first week and a half of having a three year old has been filled with way too much Hannah drama! I think she saved her tantrums for the terrible 3s! Hopefully it is just a stage :)

Here is my Hannah being silly with the cake that she helped to decorate. She had to have the SAME butterfly on her cake that Alli had on hers. Silly girl. And then a sweet one.
Eating the cake on Labor day. We celebrated Hannah's b-day with all the family on Labor Day along with like 4 other birthdays. Crazy! The family Labor Day softball game...and yes, that is corn surrounding the field! We DO live in Iowa! Lots of fun and lots of people, perfect weather!

Some more of our Labor Day weekend festivities. Hannah and her cousin Caleb doing the limbo at the skating rink. Too cute..I love it!

Blowing out the candles a few days later on her real b-day. Sporting her Iowa State Cyclone gear. Unfortunately they didn't "beat Iowa."

Hannah went to her first gymnastics class on Sat...she loved it! She wouldn't let me help...typical Hannah...but she did a great job and made it all the way across by herself!

And we have to get a few of Miss Allison. This is her face lately, usually combined with folded arms and a big pout session. At least she makes me laugh when she pouts!
What a cutie pie!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Welcome to Ames!

So we moved, Nate FINALLY finished working in Carroll while we were living in Ames, and now he started school!
Here are some pics of what we've been up to this past month. I didn't take any pictures of the packing, moving, unpacking process...maybe because I was hoping to forget about it!? Craziness. Maybe we will learn eventually, but when your husband works at a golf course, you shouldn't plan major life events during the summer, like having a baby last summer or moving!!!
Our new home for the next two years! We were in a bit of a panic for a while because we needed a place to live ASAP as we only had 30 days before we closed on our house. Ames being a college town, has lot of places to rent, but ALL leases start and end Aug. 1st. Not good when you need a place to live June 25! We finally found this place and ended up having more space than I thought we would. It smells a little like moth balls (yuck) but it is starting to go away, finally! Other than that it is great!!! Nate all ready for his first day of graduate school!

Our new outside toy...thanks to craigslist and living in a place where people actually put stuff on craiglist! I am so excited that we have a yard for the girls!

One of our last rides on the golf least for a while!
Nate saying his goodbyes at his going away party at the Country Club And Hannah listening, while drinking her Shirley Temple, or course!

We were in Iowa City for a few days while Nate played in a golf tournament and my mom and grandma flew out to visit us while we were there. We had a great time, maybe next time they will get to see where we are living now!

We also headed to Nauvoo for an afternoon!
Daddy pretending to be a fireman at our block party.
The firetruck that came to the block party...we met some great neighbors!

Hannah's 3rd birthday gift...I love craigslist!!!