Thursday, June 30, 2011

First Year Video

I have loved being at home with Harper these past few days.  It has given me some time to catch up on things and do some fun things on the computer.  I made a long movie of Harper's first year, but I didn't think anyone besides Ryan and I would like to sit and watch it for 15 minutes.  So, here is the condensed version.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

1st Birthday Party

We celebrated Harper's 1st birthday on June 25th.  Thank goodness the rain held off and it wasn't too hot outside. 

Hoke, Will, and Connor loved sliding down the slide. 

Harper loves Miss Kristen and her children!! 

Some of the kiddos enjoying a little snack. 

Kate is such a doll!!!

This is about as much fun as she had with her cake.  Harps doesn't really like all the gooey stuff on  her hands.  

She is obsessed with this car!! LOVES IT!!!

 Her first baby doll

We had all the family back to our house afterwards to grill out hamburgers.
Harper enjoyed playing with her cousins.

I think this was the only time she kept her birthday hat on.

Yes, we are learning how to share, but she the girl knows what she wants. 

Just look at Hoke!!! 

Love this boy!

Poor Hokey was so tired.

Thanks to all our friends and family who came to help us celebrate!  It was a very special day!
Happy Birthday Harper!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fresh Beat Band

Harper pretty much ignores the television until she hears the theme music from "Fresh Beat Band."  She will immediately stop what she is doing and move so she can see the tv.  She loves this show.  It is like Glee for kids.  A little acting, singing, drama, and always a problem to solve.

Monday, June 6, 2011

11 months

May was a very busy month for us.  If we were in town, we had a lot going on. I am looking forward to some time just relaxing in June.  Harper continues to be such fun and easy girl.  Every month she grows more and more and we love watching her grow and discover new things.

 This month she discovered herself on the frig.  Apparently, she likes it because the frig is disgusting.

 She got 4 new teeth, 2 came in on the top and bottom.  She really is not a bad teether.  The only way we know is that she gets a runny nose and sometimes runs a slight fever.  She still sleeps great and chews on everything.

 a little upset when we were trying to take a picture of her teeth

 We spent Mother's Day in Hartselle.  We had a great day visiting with family and playing with cousins. 

 I loved being able to spend mother's day with my mom and both of my grandmother's.  

This girl would much rather bang on the window at Maggie than play with any toy

or we could just go in our room and pull every book off the shelf when no one is watching

she still loves making noises with her mouth

we went to the Samford vs Auburn baseball game and kept her up way past her bed time

Harper has gotten really good at eating real food.  Spaghetti was a favorite.  She can be really funny about food. She will refuse to eat it and throw it to Maggie, but if I stuff it in her mouth then she realizes she likes it and will eat it.  I think she has a thing with textures so she doesn't like picking some things up with her fingers.  If she realizes she likes it then she'll eat it.  Chicken seems to be a favorite and most veggies.  She loved baby food fruit, but not a big fan of real fruit.  She loves banana, but that is about it.

Harper loves getting on Ryan's shoulders.  She just grabs onto his hair is will stay forever.  I guess she likes the view.

Love these girls and their mommas.  This picture just makes me smile.   

Happy Birthday breakfast!! 

A few more stats on Harper...

she hates getting dressed
props right leg up when in high chair & prefers sitting sideways
learned how to unplug things
obsessed with remotes & cords
loves playing in the baby pool
definitely a belly sleeper, and is usually face down with butt up in the air
still hates riding in her car, she doesn't cry but screams on and off, which makes for a nice ride
pulls up and cruises on everything!!!  
Will occasionally stand by herself
loves throwing cotton balls all over the bathroom
waves bye bye 
says "hey dada, maee (Maggie), Heeyyyy, ank you (thank you), uh  uh uh (uh oh)
points at things she wants
loves dropping things and saying uh uh uh
if she doesn't like it, she throws it on the floor and that goes for food and everything else
for sure a right hander

I cannot believe you are almost 1
 1 more month... I can't believe it.  
We love you very very much Harpsy!!!