Thursday, March 26, 2009

This Little Light of Mine.....

Please excuse the incredibly blurry picture.

I've been meaning to blog about Hannah's personality, so I think it's time to do it. This is mostly for my benefit, since I don't really write in a journal anymore, and it's much easier to type this up than hand write it. I am afraid that I am going to forget what my two year old daughter is like, so I'd really like to write a few things about her personality, so that someday I can read back and remember it. Some of these traits are two year old traits and I don't expect them to last forever (at least I hope not), but some of these traits are just her personality.

-She's very independent and somewhat bossy. She has to do everything herself- tie her shoes, put on her socks, wash her hands, wipe her bum, etc. Keep in mind that she can't really do a lot of these things and after many minutes of trying, she will finally ask for help. This takes a lot of patience on my end, but we are working on it. She also likes to tell Scott and I what to do...she'll be a great big sister;) She hates it when I wear my hair up and tells me to put it down, she tells me how to fold my arms during the prayer, or she tells me to take off a piece of clothing if she doesn't like it. I don't usually give in to her commands. She whines a lot or throws a small tantrum when she doesn't get her way, which is a typical two year old thing to do, but she is quickly learning that we are going to ignore her requests until she asks nicely. She also likes to help with everything, which is a good thing, but this also takes a lot of patience on our part.
These above traits are some of the traits that are more challenging for Scott and me at this moment, but we are learning how to work with her and deal with them at this time.

-Hannah has TONS of good traits about her that we absolutely adore. She is funny and likes to laugh and play. Today out of nowhere she called Scott a pig and I could not stop laughing. I don't even know why she called him that, nor do I think she knows what it means to call someone a pig, but she says such random things that make me laugh. She loves to scare us and pretend that the boogie man is going to get her (again, she doesn't know who the boogie man is, but pretends that he's going to get her nonetheless). She can be shy at moments, but doesn't seem to get embarrassed easily. She can laugh at herself if she trips and falls and doesn't seem to mind if others are laughing at her. She's usually very friendly with strangers and often likes to show off in front of them if they are at our house.

One thing I love about Hannah is how polite she is. She is usually really good at saying please and thank you and often dishes out compliments to others. She's also not a very aggressive person, which is good, but can be a bad thing for her at times. She always waits patiently for her turn with things (except for sharing toys at times), like when she is in line to go down a slide. Kids behind her often push her out of the way or step on her to get in front of her, but she just waits there patiently. I am so proud of her for doing that, but the bad part about it is that she often gets hurt because she's so polite. I've seen her get punched in the eye, slapped in the face, pushed off the slide, etc., and it breaks my little heart to watch her get hurt by others. She is just so gentle and sweet and would never hurt a fly. Sometimes the "Mama Bear Claws" come out (as my mother-in-law likes to put it) when my daughter is getting bullied by others. Ok, she's not perfect, and I'm probably really protective of her because she's mine, but I hate to see it when other children are being mean or too aggressive with her.

She loves to talk on the phone, take pictures of herself, sing and dance, ask us for candy every single day, do puzzles (which she's very good at), pick out her outfits in the morning (which is almost always a skirt), and loves to wear sunglasses, necklaces, high heels, and princess items, but hates to wear anything in her hair. This week she started to say prayers on her own and insists on doing it every single time we pray together. She also started telling us stories that she makes up and every sentence begins with "A lot of the times she..." I usually have no idea what she is talking about in her story, but it's really cute that she's trying.

Anyway, there is much more to her personality, but I could be here all night typing if I write anymore. Like I said, this is mostly for my benefit to write this. I love Hannah so much. Sometimes I don't want this stage in her life to ever end.


Scott said...

I have said it before and I will say it again - Hannah is the funniest person I know ... even if she does think I am a pig. Maybe I should go easy on the hot dogs with cheese built in when she is around.

Grandma Julia said...

I just want to add a few things about Hannah that make her so precious to me.....there is no one in the world who makes me feel more important or more loved than Hannah. It is the most wonderful thing when she puts her arms around my neck and says, "Gamma Julia, I want to hold you." Then there is the "I miss you so much", and of course the "I love you so much!" I love her playful side, her interest in the world around her side, her silly side...that sense of humor is great, and I could go on and on. She is my little angel, and I am so grateful for her and the joy that she brings to me. She is counted among my greatest you so much Hannah! Grandma Julia will see you soon. Hugs and kisses.

Mom said...

Maran this is so good that you are writing these wonderful precious things about sweet Hannah because yes, as life goes on with all its busyness, many of the details of her personality at this age will not be remembered. Especially when the girls are born. I know in a way you are trying to hold on to what you are used to now with Hannah being the only child. But the next phase is going to be so much fun for all of you! Love ya Mom

Jen said...

We love Hannah too! She is such a sweetheart. Her personality reminds me of half Hailey (Miss Independence, sweet--most of the time), half Ella (funny, bossy, also sweet). Ella does the same thing with my hair...she'll even pull out my hair clips.
It's awesome that you are writing this down, because unfortunately, you do tend to forget little things.