Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had a fantastic Christmas. We spend Christmas Eve at my parents house and then came home after the party. Grandma Susie and Uncle Andy spent the night Christmas eve to watch the kids open their presents. It was fun.

I took some random pictures. Most were videos. Here's what I have:

The funnest part of Christmas is celebrating Big Man's birthday. He turned 7 this year. I can't believe I have a 7 year old. Time really does fly. We've been celebrating his birthday in the summer so he can have an actual birthday party, but it's become tradition to have brownies in the afternoon on Christmas Day and sing Happy Birthday. We got to do that this year with our cousins in Hawaii via Skype.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas From the Hansens

Well here it is for all of our online friends. This is the picture that should've gone out with our Christmas cards this year. I messed up on the address the pictures were shipped to so they didn't get here in time. I ended up printing some off the computer. They were still cute.

We hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
From the Hansens

Monday, December 12, 2011

Baby M is 9 Months!!!

I found the cutest picture online that someone took for their baby's 1 year photo. I thought it would be fun to try for Baby M.

It didn't turn out as well.

She was happy if she had her binky. If I took it out she cried.

The ones by the Christmas tree turned out better. So much for my bright ideas.

I can't believe 9 months have passed since Baby M has joined our family. It's gone by really quickly. She's such a cute little baby. She doesn't go in for her 9 month visit until after Christmas so I don't know her stats. She is yet to crawl, but does move around on her tummy. She loves sitting best or cruising around in her walker. Although she did say Mama first, she quickly moved on to Dada and hasn't gone back :( She jabbers all the time and loves to watch her brothers and sister. They can make her giggle pretty good too. She's a sweetheart.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Nutcracker

Right after school started, Big Man brought home a note about auditions for the nutcracker. He told me that he wanted to be in it. He was cast as a toy soldier. Since then he's been practicing once a week on Tuesdays with full cast rehearsals this past month. He's put in a lot of time and energy into learning his part. I'm proud of him for sticking with it. The performances have been this past weekend. The cast is very young, but they do a great job.