Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hawks visit the "2nd Happiest Place on Earth"

July commences our annual trip down to "Sun Diego". This year I decided it was a perfect opportunity to tack a trip to Disneyland on the front. I convinced myself that this was the last year that my girls will truly believe the princesses are the princesses and I just wanted to see that magic one last time.

After lots of talk of Mickey, the Princesses, and Disney in general on our road trip down south, the conversation took an unexpected turn.

Nora Jane: "I want to go to that Other Land".
Me: "What other land, sweetie?"

Nora Jane: "Not Oak-Land. The Land where there are houses by the beach and we sleep over with TeaghanMaeveandAnya."  (Yes, that has become one name instead of three at the HawksNest-Land.)

Me: "Ohhhh, you mean San Diego" (which is apparently San Diego-land)

Nora Jane: "Yes. Let's just go there. I don't want to go to Disneyland."
Grace: "Yeah, let's just go there!!!"

Me: "We're going to Disneyland and you are going to like it!"
Daddy: "YEAH! We're going and you're going to LOVE it!"

In my opinion, a visit to Disneyland is not complete without the Teacups.  Thankfully, they were a BIG hit and we will be going back to the "2nd Happiest Place on Earth" this fall.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

baby hawk busts a move...

real conversation at the hawk's nest:

mommy:  do you think this is a bit inappropriate?
daddy: no. i think it's awesome!

daddy hawk turns a year older....oh how we love you so.

Monday, July 9, 2012

baby hawk turns 5. er, i mean 4.

Nora Jane is 5!

But, she told me she still wants to be 4.

She says being 5 means she's a big girl going to kindergarten, something she's not too sure about at the moment.  I asked her if she wanted to go back to preschool next year and she said, "NO MOMMA!"

Definitely confusing as ever raising children.

Here's the birthday song being sung for her at Pump it Up.  Note that just like 2 years ago, she got a little help blowing out the candles. This is something that I will hear about for years to come.

2012 turning 5 at Pump it Up (boy did i get an earful about this):

2010 turning 3 at Pump it up (still hear about this):

Happy 5th Nora Jane. You'll be a super kindergartener!

Mommy & Daddy

Saturday, June 30, 2012

kiddie hawk ties a shoe... just over a minute.

Nice work Gracie!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

baby hawk lets it shine

Today was our little Nora Jane's preschool graduation.  She tapped me on the arm this morning in the kitchen and asked me to come to the couch in the living room because she had a secret.

"Momma, I don't want to graduate."

"Oh sweetie, you'll have so much fun with your friends and they'll be so happy to see you because you have been at Summer Camp the past week and a half."

"Will they make me go up on the stage?"

"Yes, they will, but do you not want to?"

Nora Jane shook her head no.

"OK then, let's go see your friends and just watch them graduate and celebrate."

"OK. You make sure they don't take me up on stage."

"Promise baby."

 Nora Jane slowly got ready and we arrived 20 minutes late.  I was trying to get us situated in our seats with my back turned when one of the assistant teachers came over and swooped Nora Jane away.

"Oh no. I'm in big trouble."

But, just like Mama Hawk, my little lively Hawk is very outgoing and friendly after she warms up a bit. She did great. Check out her singing with her preschool friends.

Congrats to the Class of 2012. Here's to doing it again 2029!