Saturday, December 24, 2011

7 Months

Every month I say it...You are growing up to fast!

Here's what you are up to:

-You weight roughly 16lbs 10oz (give or take a few oz)
-You still wear size 2 diapers
-You are in 3-6 mo clothes, some 6 mo clothes are still big!
-You are drinking 6oz of formula with cereal at lunch and a veggie at dinner.
-We started veggies the first of December and you have eaten Green Beans, Peas and Carrots.  You have loved them all but carrots seem to be your favorite.
-You are sleeping from 9/930p-6a then you drink a bottle and go back to bed for about 3 hours (on the days mommy doesn't have to be anywhere it is blissful!!) :)  I'm hoping once we start eating more and more food you will sleep longer.
-You still have NO interest in rolling over :/
-You are sitting up more and more everyday.  You still don't have totally trunk control but I think that will come in the next few weeks (you are much happier when you are sitting up playing with toys)
-You put EVERYTHING in your mouth!!
-You celebrated your first Thanksgiving and your GiGi's 90th Birthday.
-You are talking a lot these days.  You really screech from the back of your throat and have lots to say when you are getting your diaper changed or laying on your mat.
-You still pretty much fall asleep in the car whenever we go anywhere, whether you have just woken up from a nap or not you are a car snoozer!
-We bought you a big girl car seat on Cyber Monday, but I think your head is still too small and I don't want it to just bounce around in your new seat so we will save it and maybe in a month or so we will upgrade you!
-Still loving bath time (you have pooped in the bath twice!!)  It's really gross!!!

Oh Harper, I really can't say enough great things about you.  You are such a happy baby.  Every where we go people say how good you are and you seem to be so happy.  It's the truth!  You are only fussy if your tired or hungry, but hey who isn't!  We love you so much and can't wait to see what you'll do next!

Christmas Train

The beginning of November I was driving on one of our busy expressway's and a billboard caught my attention.  It had a big Santa on it and said "CHRISTMAS TRAIN" I have heard of many people talk about it.  We went SEVERAL years ago (over 12 at least) and I hardly remember it!  So I jumped online when I got home and looked it up.  It was my lucky day, that next Monday and Tuesday they were selling tickets for $8 (which is half price!)I asked our family if they wanted to join us and they all accepted!  Friday December 9th we bundled up and headed to Dry Gulch, USA to ride the Christmas Train!  

Our first stop of the evening was The Christmas Train, while riding the train we experienced the true meaning of Christmas with the sights and sounds of the season. The train ride itself featured beautiful (I think hand painted) artwork and live reenactments.  I was very very cool!

Train station

The Christmas Train

After dinner we went to Santa's Palace to put our name on the list to see Santa.  After we got on the list and got a pager (it's a restaurant pager that works anywhere in the park!  They buzz you when you are 5 mins from seeing Santa.)

We walked around the different shops and took in all the sights and sounds they had to offer!

By the end of the night we were all tired (and cold) but we had a great time and I can't wait to make it our new Christmas Tradition!

I'm how close to 30?!

Well a few weeks ago I celebrated a birthday!  I actually celebrated with a few friends a few days before. We went and got Pedicures (birthdays are always a good excuse to get them!) Then we went to my favorite place for dinner, Texas Roadhouse!  

Then we went bowling!!  I haven't been bowling in years!!!  I have to say I I dominated 3 games of bowling with a score of 314! :)

It was great to spend it with friends.  That's all I ever really want :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

3rd Annual Tacky Christmas

Luckily for us our neighbors are all married couples around our age.  3 years ago when we moved in we started a Tacky Sweater Christmas Party.  We rotate houses and have dinner and do a gift exchange.  This year was a little different than past years.  We added 2 babies and one on the way!  Susan made a delicious Lasagna and all the fixin's!!  

Harper and Susan

                                                         The Horton's Tacky Sweaters

                                                                         The Rooks

                                                       The Baldwin's (including Hudson)

Happy 90th Birthday GiGi!

My grandma Barbara turned 90 on Thanksgiving Day.  90?!  Can you believe it?  I can only imagine what she has seen!!

All of her grandkids (Minus Matthew)

We celebrated her birthday the Saturday after Thanksgiving at The Bistro.  We actually surprised her!  She had no idea that all her family and her 2 oldest friends were there.  Needless to say she was very surprised.

My grandma told me a few years ago the only thing she wanted by the time she turned 90 was to be a Great-Grandma (GiGi).  Well on her 89th birthday Michael and I granted her wish! ;-)

Happy Birthday Grandma!!  We Love You!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Harper had a great First Thanksgiving.  We went over to my Aunt Diane's house for lunch.  As always she makes a ton of really delicious food!!  We hung out there for a while then went over to Michael's parents for dessert.  Unfortunately, we didn't stay very long because we decided we were going to be crazies and attempt Black Friday and someone who shall remain nameless *Cough Harper Cough* was getting fussy and very very sleepy!

First taste of Cereal

Actually, Harper has been eating cereal for about 2 weeks now.  I'm happy to report she LOVES it!  The first few days I made it rather soupy (because the box said so) and she would only eat about 1/2-3/4 of her cereal.

Then for whatever reason I decided to make it a little thicker the next time and she LOVED it!  She ate the whole thing.  So since that day I have made it thick.  She has really gotten the hang of it and I'm excited to start veggies!