Thursday, July 22, 2010

Video: she swims like a fish

We've been doing a lot of swimming with our little fish. Hannah likes to swim underwater, by being pushed back and forth between us. This little fish is a wiggly one, and often wants to wiggle out of my arms and attempt to swim on her own. No fear!

In addition to swimming, we've been playing in the sandbox, going to story hour, swinging, going down slides on our tummy, petting sheep at the county fair. Hannah is choosing her own clothes out of her closet, trying to dress herself, playing Baa Baa Black Sheep on our iPhones again... and again... and again. She likes it when her Dada jumps out behind a corner shouting "Aaaaaaaarg!" and scares her.

We've been singing a lot, too. ABCs, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (sounds like tinkle tinkle little star! hee hee!), Wheels on the Bus, Jesus Loves Me, This Old Man, and the new one we're working on is I've Been Working on the Railroad.

When asked, "Where were you born?" Hannah gleefully shouts, "Taiwan!" We've talked about how Allie was born in Taiwan, too. Now anytime we mention Taiwan, Hannah starts asking if she can play with Allie. Aw.... Really looking forward to seeing you again in a couple of weeks, Allie and Lora!

This weekend we'll be in Chicago for the Dragon Boat Races. So excited to meet up with old friends and make new friends, too! This is our fourth annual trek to the event. Yesterday I was watching Hannah's video commentary of our trip last year and it just amazed me what a baby she was a year ago. Barely walking, only a few words, and loads of jibberish. Now she runs backwards and understands everything we say. We pretty much understand her phrases and unique way of pronouncing some words, which we affectionately call "Hannahese."

Hannah's not really fond of the camera right now, although it still loves her. When my face ducks behind the lens, she turns on the whine. That's okay. I'll wait until I have a more willing participant, and we'll keep playing in the sand and coloring in Elmo coloring books together for now.


  1. Awesome video! What kind of camera were you using? I felt like I was in in the water watching your little mermaid swim. Hannah is a great little swimmer!

  2. Michelle, Oh... we just put Kevin's iPhone on the bottom of the pool and swam over it. Oh yeah, helps to put the phone in one of these, too. :)

  3. OMG, an iphone. That just may be another reason why I should get one!!

  4. She's amazing in the water as is that iPhone/case!! I can't believe she's so comfortable and fearless underwater!! Go H!! She's doing so so much and such a smart girl!

    Can't wait to see you guys and drive safely!!

    P.S. GREAT update on your mermaid!!

  5. Sounds like summer is full of fun!!! Be sure to take lots of pictures of your next play date with Allie, and especially at the Dragon Boat Race! Maybe one day we'll make a REALLY long trek to meet new friends that feel like old ones thanks to the world of blogging.

    Can't wait to see more photos of Hannah - the whining doesn't go away - I think you just have to hide - I honestly think my kids would better recognize me with a lens in front of my face.

    Go color Elmo and where are the dripping popsicle and ice cream pictures that summer brings???

  6. Great video of an intrepid little girl. It was very relaxing to watch. You should figure out a way to make it a screensaver.


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