ShaJoes Great Expectations

Friday, June 27, 2008

Little Miss Hannah

Thanks be to God, Hannah turned two (2) on May 2, 2008. She is a beautiful little girl who loves to have her picture taken. Her mommy and daddy and her whole family are so glad she is a very special part of the family. She is already independent. What a blessing she is.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Hannah's First Tooth!!!!!

Just had to log this in for the record.

Hannah just recently turned 8 months old and I discovered, when they came to visit, that she has a tooth! Not just a "milk tooth" but a real tooth. She is very active and is a strong little girl, too. She loves to stand on her own and pull up on the furniture. And, she is really clear about responding to her name and playing with the musical instruments she has. She also loves to have books read to her and she retains information to respond to questions about what was read to her.

She is a joy!


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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Hannah at 8 Months

Happy Birthday, Hannah!

Eight Months Old Today and still travelling more times than I (with your parents).

Celebrated your first Summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year in 2006.

Here is to more beautiful days and years to come, blessed child of God!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Hannah at 7 Months-Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving has come and gone and Hannah had her first taste of family gathering and table laden down with all kinds of great food prepared and shared by my sister, Pat, and her daughter, Shelly and her children for the family.

Oh, Hannah did not get to taste the turkey or ham or sweet potatoe and corn pudding and ..... oh I'm putting on weight just thinking about that feast! Anyhow, to continue about Hannah! She is crawling all around and making every effort to pull herself up to stand. She says, "Da Da." She says, "Hi!" and waves (I think it's because so many people who see her can't resist getting close in her face and saying, "HIIIIIIII!!" with a loud pitch (as we do with infants). :-) So, Hannah has that sound and knows when to use it, too.

Christmas is around the corner (literally next door). And, Hannah is closer to being 8 months old (January 2, 2007). Her granddad, John, (Joe's father) will be here in Maryland to celebrate Christmas with Shannon, Joe, and Hannah and the rest of the family this side of the midwest!

Feel free to write. Ask Questions. Make suggestions/recommendations.

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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Hannah Is Musical - 6 mos.

Hannah is now six months old (on Nov. 2, 2006). We babysat her Friday and what a blessing that was. She loves to stand up and now she releases one hand. She is also
taking steps. She crawls and sits up. She is very attentive and she has an ear for
music. This is what I want to share.

Last night (Friday), I sat at my piano with her on my lap and she began to play the piano. I don't mean that she banged on it in a haphazard way. It was with deliberation and squarely on black keys and white keys, in turn. She played with her right hand and her left hand. My only regret was that I had not thought to bring out my tape recorder, because this granddaughter was really unbelievable.

Hannah even rose from my lap to literally stroke the music book I had open on the piano ledge. I couldn't believe it! Than she sat back down and played the piano. She rose again for a closer look at the music book on the ledge and she even tried to turn the page. I don't mean that she slapped at the page or tried to tear it. She knew what she was doing! And, when I turned the page where her finger was, the song on that page was, "The Wind Beneath My Wings." Then she sat back down on my lap and her fingers moved so fast along the piano keyboard ---- but her fingers were hitting the notes on key! She was hitting the white keys between the black keys (while she had turned to look at my son who had come to see what was going on). And, then, to test her, I pressed a key. And she watched, waited, and pressed the key. This is not my imagination. I was there.

I know her parents do not have a piano and that was only the second time I had sat with her at the piano. The first time was when she was about one month or two months old and she surprised me by plunking the keys --- one, a couple of times.

Later, Friday, when I took her back into the den, she picked up my Bible (from among other books that I had lying on the sofa). She turned it the right way (not upside down). And I watched as she opened the Bible cover and turned the pages. She is a blessed child!

Children are blessings from God and must be protected even from the womb. Some of you may recall how we talked to and about Hannah even while she was in my daughter's womb. I had even written and recorded several lullabys and played them on the piano for Hannah (i.e., "Hannah's Lullaby," "God's Little Angel Chile' ," etc.). She already knew us.

Abortionists are wrong! A baby is a baby from conception and that baby is not "material." That baby is not just a fetus. That baby is a precious human who can feel, love, hear, speak, eat, sleep, kick, grow, speak, and KNOW GOD! That baby can speak, because in God, we do not talk with our mouths. We talk to Him with our spirit. And He hears.

"Train up a child in the way it should go and when it is old it shall not depart from it." Remember this! Little Children Can Pray, Too.

Thanks for letting me share with you.

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Hannah at 6 Months!

Today, Hannah Miranda Houser is 6 months old!Praise God!What a blessing.

She is a real joy to have, and you should see her with her mother and father. They make a great family picture! You can look at them and tell how much they love one another --- and you can see how proud Hannah is to be a part of the family. It is a brand new experience for all of us, despite the fact that all of Che's sibblings (our children) and our other granddaughter, KQ, are grown and on their own.

We baby sat Hannah last Sunday and, after she took a nap, while I sat beside her on the sofa, she woke up, looked at me, and sat straight up all by herself. She did not even shake or swerve from the effort. It was no effort for her whatsoever. I was surprised to see her do that.

A couple of days before that, Che' had phoned me and told me that Hannah was lying on her bed and she turned for a second to get some material. She said when she turned back towards the bed, Hannah was sitting up looking at her. That surprised her. And, a few days before that -- Che' said that Hannah had pulled herself up by Che's knees and stood up!

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Monday, October 02, 2006

Hannah is 5 Mos. Today!

What a blessing!

Happy 5 months to Hannah Miranda Houser!

You ought to see her. She gets more beautiful each day.
She is growing so much. Hannah is a big little baby girl.

We all thank God for Hannah.
She is greatly loved by all of her family and friends.

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