Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Love at First Sight

Hannah fell in love for the first time today.  Her name is Lila and in addition to being "infused with a delightful vanilla scent," she laughs, cries, sucks from a bottle, and has eyes that open and close.  Hannah found her at Amazing Spiral, this strange but cool store in The Rotunda that's 1/4 comic book store, 1/4 book store, 1/4 toy store, and 1/4 random mish-mash. It's a pretty fun place to stroll through which I guess is why Eric stopped in with her after picking up batteries from the Radio Shack next door.  Anyway, according to Eric, Hannah went straight for Lila and was delighted to discover that Lila made a sucking noise when Hannah put the bottle in her mouth.  She was even happier when she poked Lila in the side and Lila responded with a cascade of giggling. When it was time to go home, Hannah held Lila tightly and made for the door.  Sadly, Daddy had to wrestle Lila from Hannah's arms to prevent our little toddler from becoming a shop lifter.  Eric put Lila high up on a shelf out of Hannah's reach which made both Lila and Hannah cry hysterically.  Hannah was still crying and saying "baby, baby, baby" over and over again when they walked in the front door a few minutes later. I'm pretty sure he'd have bought it for her if her price tag didn't say $90....She was a little mad at Daddy for when she got home which meant I got a good snuggle, but her sniffly snuggling and pathetic moaning for her beloved baby had me ready to walk back up there and buy it for her out of my fun money for the month.  I didn't though. That's a lot of money for a baby doll, even if it does laugh, cry, blink, and eat....I did mange to find it on Amazon for $72...Still a lot of money.

Anywhooozle....prior to the baby doll escapade, I was just going to post this picture of Hannah that I took earlier this morning wearing her sun hat and purse.  I'm incredibly entertained by her constant efforts at dressing up and hope she'll still have this interest when she's a little taller because I saved my old prom dresses just for her.  She can thank Amy for that. I was ready to sell them or put them in the donation pile a few years ago when Amy told me that she was saving all of hers for her future daughter because her favorite thing to do when she was little was go to her aunt's house and try on all her aunt's old formal dresses.  So my dresses are hanging in Hannah's closet waiting for the day that they can be converted to costumes.  Too bad I don't own any high heels....Eh, I guess that's a good thing actually.

6 comments:

  1. I don't think I could adore her any more if I tried. SO so cute.

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  2. Awwwe! I have been reading the Little House on the Pairie Books and she fits right in the way she is dressed here. Just pure cute! Sorry for her heart break about her baby. I have a baby in a stroller with a diaper bag with accesorries that I found at a Pharmacy, of all places. The baby isn't nearly as interactive as Lila, but hopefully Hannah will love her as much as Lila. When Maristella was born (Feb.14), we took out the baby with stroller and let the boys play with it, pretending the doll was there sister and they fed her the bottle and used all the accesories...so cute. It helped them practice a little bit before seeing their new sister. Looking forward to seeing you guys and spending time with Hannah.

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  3. Grammy gets paid tomorrow. When I visit this weekend, we may have to take a walk to the store.

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  4. Jeannie: Hannah loves all babies and will certainly love any baby from her Grannah. She loves to play with the baby stroller in the kids room at the gym so I'm sure that particular accessory would be a big hit.

    Kim: I couldn't agree more :)

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  5. And mom: Hannah's looking forward to being reunited with Lila (and also to seeing you this weekend :) And I'm looking forward to watching her play with this doll because apparently it's highly entertaining.

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  6. she is so cute! I was just putting some dressses in the save for future dress up party box..including an old pink bridesmaids dress :) I'm glad someone will enjoy them one day!

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