Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Anniversary

December 29, 1973
December 29th makes 35 wonderful years! Happy anniversary to my sweet Momma and Daddy. Thank you so much for being such great role models and for loving each other the way you do. I hope the next 35 are even sweeter and more wonderful. I love you so incredibly much!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Harper Updates!

Harper had her 6 month check up back in November right after we moved. She weighed 16.5 pounds (50th percentile) and was 27 inches long (90th percentile). That girl is long and lean, but I'm not surprised - her daddy and grandmama are both tall and slender. I'm jealous of those long legs!

We started feeding her baby food, and she likes it for the most part. She seems to like real food more - I think she has a texture issue. She has eaten (real) steamed carrots and green beans and loves them. She also gets puffs, cheerios, and bananas - she eats like such a little piggy! It just depends on her mood whether or not she will eat the baby food.
Harper on her 7 month birthday, wearing her Christmas outfit from Gigi. That hat is hilarious.

Playing in her nursery

Smiling at her daddy. I swear no one can make her smile like he can :) Back when Justin and I were first dating, I once told him that I couldn't wait for him to have a daughter, because then he would understand the love a daughter has for her daddy. I think the feeling is mutual.

Yes, smiling at daddy.

Me and my girl, about to go Christmas shopping!

Okay. This is all she does. She turned 6 months on November 8th, and started crawling November 10th. That same week she started sitting up by herself. Sometime in the past few weeks, she started pulling herself up. And she doesn't stop! We can't leave her alone for 30 seconds, because she disappears. She crawls everywhere and pulls up on everything. Giving her a bath is even difficult, because she doesn't want to sit down. Full of energy, just like Justin!

One more thing - Harper started sleeping in her crib! Well, she starts out in there, anyway. (Baby steps, please!) I was getting no sleep so I had to start working on it. Each night she fusses less and less, and that makes it so much easier on mommy. It goes against every fiber in my being to let her cry, but she is doing great! So, gold star for me?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Baptism

Harper and Hayden were baptized together on November 16th. It was so sweet and wonderful to be able to dedicate them to the One who blessed us with these beautiful babies! The sweater that Harper is wearing over her dress is my mom's that was crocheted for her when she was a baby

When the pastor was walking the babies around the church, this is what Hayden decided to do - check out the ceiling. It was so funny! The entire congregation was laughing so hard that Dr. Bruster forgot what he was saying :)

My precious husband was also baptized. It was such a great day.

Friday, December 19, 2008

We're back!

We moved into our new house on November 15th, and we just got our internet... I will post pictures this weekend! Also, Brittny and Manuel found out that they are having a girl! We are so excited for them!