Monday, February 20, 2012

Whoo, Whoo is 8 Months Old?

Howdy Y'all!

Happy 8 Months Old to my sweet baby girl Harper!

I can't believe that Harper is 2/3 of a year old!  Time is just flying on by!

I took Harper to the doctor for the first time outside of a well child visit about 10 days ago and she weighed in at a whopping 20 lbs, 6 oz!  She was also 27.5 inches long.  She came away from the doctors office with an ear infection in each ear and a cold.  Poor baby!

Harper is wearing 6-9 month clothes and some 12 month clothes.  We have so many outfits in 12 months that I really want her to wear, but I feel like the neck is just a bit too big.  And, I can't figure out if Harper has short arms or if some of her clothes just have super long arms because we always have to roll up (I actually roll under) her sleeves.

She is wearing size 3 diapers and I am just hoping we can make it through this last jumbo box of diapers that we have from Sam's Club before we have to move up to a size 4.  I feel like our time in size 3 diapers is nearing the end.

Harper loves to clap and I just think it is adorable.  (Of course, I might think everything she does is adorable!)

Harper has really found her voice this month and of course (like most babies), her first word is Da-Da.  She says it all day long.

She experienced her first snow and she loved it.  She was kind of in a foul mood that morning and she really perked up when the snowflakes hit her face.

We finally found a food that Harper doesn't like...avocado.  I can't believe could someone hate avocado?  They are so tasty!  But, we also found out she loves frozen yogurt.  She hasn't had much of it, but she certainly wanted more once she got a taste.

She got her first taste of juice (very watered down) and she drank it from a sippy cup!  She is such a big girl!

Harper still loves playing with her cousins and enjoyed her time with them this weekend in Texas.

And, bath time is still probably her favorite time of the day!  She loves can turn a grumpy Harper into VERY happy Harper!

We only have 4 months left until Harper is 1...and am I crazy because I have already ordered her birthday cake???


Friday, February 17, 2012

Feed the Goats, Tuppence a Day

Howdy Y'all!

Harper is having a great time in Texas...just in the last 26 hours or so, she has seen too many people to mention.

We started the day at my sister's school reading to her 1st graders and it was a blast!  I read a book about Froggy and his T-Ball game and my sister told them I played softball.  At the end of the book, her class asked me questions (because they are learning about what makes a question) and one of her kids asked me "Were you any good?"  Those kids were a handful and just so much fun.

Harper spent the rest of the day playing with her cousin, her Nana and Grandmother and her Mommy.  Fun Day!

We ended the day across the street from my parents house...feeding the birds goats, tuppence a bag.  There are some sweet little baby goats...and some mean old billy goats, but it was still fun.  I even got a cute picture of Harper feeding them.

We are off to the great metropolis of Eagle Lake, Texas tomorrow for a 1st birthday party for a sweet, sweet girl...Kenley Madden Vasek, my college roommate's (and one of my very favorite people) daughter.   And, you know what makes the drive completely worth it...we go by a Bucee's!!!!!!!!  Beaver Nuggets, here we come.  ha!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dolly Rocks!

Howdy Y'all!

Growing up my room was never short on books - I always had them!  I had a cabinet that held them all and it was stuffed full.  So, of course, Harper has a ton of books.  We started buying books before we even knew she was coming into our lives.  We have also gotten several as gifts from friends and family and my mom even found several of my old books that survived me, my sister and my niece Hailey.  But, now we have another source of books!

Back in November, Harper's daycare gave us paperwork to fill out to join Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Dolly Parton and the United Way have teamed up to provide children FREE books - one per month until they turn 5 - that means 50+ free books for Miss Harper over the next several years.  We got our first one in the mail today.  You should google this and see if it is available in your is totally worth your time.

We look forward to reading our new books for years to come!  I have always thought Dolly Parton was just so cute and bubbly, but now I just think she is downright amazing.  Love her!

And, I couldn't resist a few pictures of Harper before I say goodbye.  I think the first one is so cute even if she isn't looking at the camera.  And, the second picture isn't great, but I just think it is so sweet!