Hannah expressing her dislike for bedtime. Each night, when we go to swaddle her, she will go from laughing and cooing to screaming in about four seconds. It's as if she knows what is coming. The crying, however, only lasts a few minutes. Then she's out like a light until about 5:30-6:30 the next morning. She is sleeping in the crib in Abigail's room. This is actually working out way better than we thought it might. Abigail will say, "Hannah die!" when she hears Hannah crying, but overall, she tolerates the crying well.
Here is the youngest and oldest of our children pictured together. Scrubs continues to be AMAZING with all the kids -- especially the new baby. I've actually had to be very cautious about leaving the room when Hannah is present, but it isn't because of Scrubs. It's because of her big brothers and sister. They have gotten a little overly friendly recently. (We walked in the room to see Isaac standing her up, trying to play 'Ring Around the Rosie' with her last week.) I'd actually prefer to have her in the room alone with Scrubs then with her people siblings. He's an amazing dog, and truly seems to understand how to be gentle around the babies.
JB continues to be the main chef in our home. With his Mom here, she is helping with meals some, but as always, JB loves to cook, and we love to let him. Here he is taking a picture of all the different fruits that went into the pie he made for Thanksgiving. He did the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals in our house this year ... like usual.
The temperature has been dropping which means we are having to use the fireplace more and more. Not sure I'll ever get used to living in a house with central heat or air. While the room with the fireplace gets nice and toasty, the rest of the house stays pretty chilly. I'm definitely ready to go back to America -- if only to have central heat!
We made a trip to downtown Angra to get Mom K's visa renewed, and it went flawlessly. Here are Abigail and Hannah hanging out at the photo shop next door, waiting for Grama to get her new Visa pictures. You can only reside in country for 90 days so this meant she needed an extension on her Visa. Dad and Mom will be here until mid-January. They will then go home for about 4-6 weeks before returning to finish out our time here at Lajes. We are due to make our way back to the US of A in early June, 2014!
Our little Hannah is an incredibly sweet little girl. She loves to talk, and cries very little -- only when hungry or tired. She is incredibly content, and overall, just a sweet little girl who has managed to get us all hooked on her sweetness!