Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Snack Time With Hope

Nana, snacks?
OK - how about yogurt and strawberries?
OK, we'll start with apple juice
Yes, apple duce
Can you say please?
Off we went for apple juice and we also negotiated "Daddy cherrios" and grapes cut into slices so Hope "doesn't get stuck"
Daddy cherrios came to be because it's what they always share early in the morning before he leaves for work

Do you want some help?
No, straw is mine

Look! I'm doing it

Can you find the hole for the straw?
Do you want me to help you?

Did the straw go in?
No reply, just a lot of pushing the straw around
Now can I help you?

 I was exhausted watching her but have learned that she has her own process
She got the straw in and put her lips to straw and ...
What's wrong?
Straw is broken
It's not broken, it has to go all the way into the box

As much as I assured her that the straw was now in the box she insisted on drinking with her face plastered against the box
That doesn't look comfortable Hope
It's good

Chips now?
MMs after Jack?
Jack's Big Music Show is the video she watches at dinner so Jack has become the name for dinner
The other day she told me she "went to see Pop Pop for Jack"

You're a good girl Hope
Love You
Me too


Jay Simser said...

Such joy, such expression. You are a good Nana!

Reb said...

You are a good Nana ;) lol Love the photo with the straw not in the box, but in her mouth.

IWS Radio said...

Alcohol should come in those juice boxes too. Especially vodka and tequila. Oh and wine, obviously. ;-)

- Jay

Jackie said...

She's growing so fast - what a sweet girl, she obviously takes after her nanna!

Knight said...

Ah! So painfully cute... heart trying to Hope... don't make me smile... Damn!

Hilary said...

This is just so adorable. That image of her sipping away at the air is just priceless. Darned broken straw!

She just gets cuter and cuter, Di. I love that you share her with us.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, just look at that face—so sweet and expressive! I love the pictures of her great big smile. What fun for you to be Hope's Nana (even if it's exhausting watching her, LOL).
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

DJan said...
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DJan said...

Ooops, Dianne, I called you by the wrong name AGAIN! Please forgive me. I just wanted to comment about how adorable she is, how smart, and how strong-willed!

ellen abbott said...

no no no no no. I see Hope is working on her independence.

Ron said... PRECIOUS was this!!!!!

(((( Hope ))))

"Daddy cherrios"


"I was exhausted watching her but have learned that she has her own process."

Good for her! I'm the same way. I have to learn things by doing it myself and then learning from my mistakes.

Dianne, Hope is truly a beautiful little lady. That expression on her face in the third photo down, makes me believe she's meant for the movies!

You GO, girl!

X to you both!

Au and Target said...

Oh to be that little gain! She's a cutie.

Jeni said...

Oh Dianne! She is such a beautiful little girl -those pics are just great but the one I really loved the best was the first one! The look on her face there is just priceless -like she's looking at you, getting just a tad perturbed with you or something -like get the food to me and do it pretty darned quick too, lady!
I won't tell you my normal of "Enjoy, enjoy!" because I figure I don't have to say that since it's more than obvious that you are doing just that!

HermanTurnip said...

Awww! I can't wait for Tyler to be old enough to figure out the intricacies of the juice box :-)

Linda Reeder said...

I thnk she may be related to you. :-)

Sylvia K said...

I can't believe how fast she is growing! What wonderful captures and I love the expressions on that precious face! Big hugs to Hope and one to you for sharing the fun!


Daryl said...

Those eyes, that smile .. poo poo poo .. I want to hug her so tight .. you are a fabulous Nana letting her work that out for herself .. xo

Akelamalu said...

Ah she's growing up, becoming independent. :)

ds said...

Oh, that proud smile! Nothing like it in the whole world. Excellent Nana keeping in the background, even when she's sucking on air (silly "broken straw"). Priceless.
Thank you.

Tracy said...

Oh those big eyes and that gorgeous smile; she is going to be a knock out!
I love her independent attitude!

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Thanks for the explanation as I thought you were offering her some Jack Daniels before the MMs!

Grayquill said...

You showed your tender side! Nice! And nice pictures too. Of course the subject had a lot to do with your great pictures. Sorry I couldn't give you all the credit.

Patti said...

Just adorable, Dianne. Not sure which photo is my fave.

Nana-hood agrees with you. ;-)

I love that when you asked Hope if she can say please, she says "yes," but then doesn't say the word.

So many "yeses" and "nos."

Thanks for my morning smile.

Imaginography said...

Wow! Isn't she growing up fast?! And what a happy sunny smile she has :)

I know some adults who can't negotiate those straws half as good Hope! LoL!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These pictures of Hope are adorable....That Smile!! WOW! She is such a delight, isn't she? Nana loves her HOPE, and I sure can understand why---And, Vica Versa, I'm sure!!!

Linda said...

I still can't believe how big she's getting - and so independent now, too! But then again, she is a Jersey Girl, isn't she??

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your grand daughter is so precious, Diane! What pretty eyes, smile and curls she has! She reminds me of my daughter at that age ..a;ways trying to do everything herself with no help. How fast they grow! Enjoy every second, the second time around! :)

Rambling Woods said...

Oh gosh..I needed some Hope today so much..thank you...hugs..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

She's gettomg so big and independent! We are looking forward to seeing our great-grands soon.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

She's gettomg so big and independent! We are looking forward to seeing our great-grands soon.

bichonpawz said...

I love it! She is positively ADORABLE!!!