Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday snapshots...

It's been a while since we've had a Hannam a few snaps of what was happening around our house today. Matt and Ollie worked on the benches that will be on the back and the side of our new deck. Ollie was very serious about helping and did a good job.

He is really loving his new class and almost as if magically has discovered a love for letters, words and writing the past 2 weeks. They work on this a lot at school. I have to say that this makes my heart really, really happy! I even down loaded a few apps for my phone to help with this new love of all things phonics! I got him a new bigger bike at a consignment sale a few weeks ago (for $7 I might add!) So he's been into riding that a lot and he's taking soccer "lessons" at school so he's been enjoying that as well!

Sarah Claire figured out how to go down this little slide we have in our yard this week. She is so cute and every time when she gets down she says, yay and claps for herself! So cute!!

She is also into words these days, speaking them that is. It's been so encouraging as it has helped with her being so frustrated at times! She says basic words we use daily, shoes might possibly be her favorite word, she says that one a lot, she likes shoes a lot! I heard her say, No and Mine for the first time this week, not so excited about those but it was bound to happen. She is a cutey pie and on a side note, the majority of her hair is pulled back into a pony tail in these pictures, it's getting long!

Happy Saturday from our fam to yours!
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Monday, September 12, 2011

blue eyed boys...

This is Grant...he lives around the corner.

And this is Conner...his big brother.

I had a fun time taking some (about 500) pictures of these guys this past Saturday. We set out only to get pics of baby Grant but pretty soon Conner wanted in on the action. My friend Heather was great, switching props and outfits and making that oh so sweet blue eyed boy smile!

The more pictures I take the more I wonder if I ever might want to do this you a side gig?! In the meantime I am still having fun snapping away!
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

more girls at the beach...

so super sweet, wishing they would stay like this forever!
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boys at the beach...

A few shots of the fun these guys had over Labor Day weekend. Oh Boys will be boys!
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

just one more...

Whew, my blogging marathon has come to an end.

We headed to the beach this weekend with 12 friends from our small group both little and big! What joy these two girls have on their faces! Hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later to share the rest of this oh so cute beach photo session!

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pink and blue...

Had been a while since the girl had been adorned in a tu-tu. So I put it on her in the yard the other day. This 1.5 year old is keeping us on our toes these days. She is a "drama mama" as they say in her class (side note other drama mamas also in her class they say.) She is just all girl, were figuring out maybe not quite as easy going as her big brother. BUT we love every moment (well almost) as we walk day by day in figuring out how to parent this sweet cheeks! She is really into babies and baby dolls, pushes hers around in a baby stroller and has mastered saying many words but the sweetest one is "Daddy" oooh weee she loves that guy!

Ollie in blue loves to throw the "life saver" into the lake when we walk down to it. Yes he is adorning a Piggly Wiggly shirt, SC has a pink one. It's part of my heritage, you know! We switched to a new day care a couple of weeks ago. It's about 3 minutes from our house which has made life so much simpler these days. Ollie seems to LOVE his pre-K class. He has had a few projects to work on and even has a writing journal. Man he's growing up!

Loving all the pink and blue in my sweet family!
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in the classroom...

day 1 of 180, whew do they look excited!

It's been a good start in Room 24 with 24 kids total! I am enjoying getting to know all of these lovely faces!

I took these pics on the playground for my work display bulletin board. May I introduce you to:

Anna, Kamaria, Elmer,
Lin, Bum, Hannon,
Evelyn, Lauren, Courtney,
Jayna, Elijah, Brooke,
Terrence, Jacob, Flinn,
Maggie, Destynee, Andre,
Thomas, Madylin, Blen,
and Logan. (sorry the grid repeated, and ZiYa and Jeremiah were absent this day!)

Pretty cute and way smart looking, don't you think?!
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347...the number of pictures I just uploaded to my computer. We've been busy as usual and back into the swing of things fall here in the Hannam house!

The weekend before school started the 4 of us hit the road for a "last blast" together. We went to a town off the Blue Ridge Parkway called, Little Switzerland. The fun fact is that my family used to go visit this beautiful mountain spot, so many memories were on my mind as we toured around the town. We had a good time at the Switzerland Inn, at the pool, playing shuffleboard, hiking a wee bit, going to an apple orchard and even going to Linville Caverns.
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