So, it seems that I've been a little too absent from the blog. My mom is having a cow and adopting another Harper's blog, so I better get on it-and stay on it. How many times do I say that and it just doesn't happen? I have no excuse. Just pardon this post for having a million pictures and events included.
What have we been up to lately?
Well, last weekend my friend Tom came in town to visit and a bunch of us went to St. John's college for the annual croquet tournament. Did I watch one second of the tournament? No. I was there just to be with friends. Harper had a great time, but boy is it hard to handle a toddler at events like this. She visited with everyone, went on a 30 minute adventure with Gen, and loved on her new friend Ryder.THEN, we are definitely moving into a new house. This is a picture of the front of it. I'm going to try and go there tomorrow and take measurements and get pictures. It is a beautiful home and I'm so excited. We're moving 3 weeks from the contract date-which means two weeks from tomorrow! It is crazy to even think about since we've been looking for a year now.
I think that the kitchen is my favorite part. The house is just perfect for us and I can't wait to move in!
No other big news going on. I'm just having a blast with Harper this Spring. I'm giving her a little bit more freedom around the house, and I can tell she enjoys it. She looks at me like, "Can I do this?" and then goes for it.
Here's what she's up to at 14 months:
- steps down and out of the front door now whenever we leave (instead of me holding her)
- says, "night-night" after I say it and goes to her bedroom door for bed time
- uses her spoon to eat the last few bites out of her morning yogurt cup-this is messy, but necessary for her to grow
- brushes her own hair and teeth. I say, "brush your hair" and she does it with a big grin on her face.
- "folds" clothes with me
- brings me books and backs into my lap for reading time
- with a big grin, hands me her blanket and pacifier when I go in to get her up from bed
- drinks a ton of milk and water; she just graduated to the no-handle sippy cup
- loves broccoli and pears
- loves Georgia (and thus feeds her broccoli and pears)
- sat for the first time last week to watch 20 minutes of Toy Story (she's not into TV)
- goes to Gymboree every week and loves the tunnels, music, and her teacher Amy
- gives kisses (sparingly), and makes kissing sounds every time I say, "I love you"
- looks for her daddy when Georgia barks at the door
- looks for her daddy when he's on the speaker phone
- looks for her daddy when I get her up in the morning
- um, loves her daddyy
- sings to herself
- loves to go outside to play and throws a fit when I bring her back in
- kicks the soccer ball