Saturday, May 26, 2012

Dinner Entertainment

No one can make her laugh like her daddy!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Put one foot in front of the other!

March for Babies

We did the March of Dimes March for Babies walk on April 28th at ORU's Campus.  It was very surreal to see many families that don't have a baby and they are walking in memory of.  We were walking in Honor of.  

They had a t-shirt contest and we won 1st place!  It meant so much to me that all of our family and friends came out to support us and Harper.  We can't thank you enough for the support you have given us over the last 11 months!

12 months old!

Every month I say I can't believe how fast time is going!  But for real this has it been a year?!? 

-You weigh 20lbs 1oz
-You are 28 1/2 inches
-You are only having an 8oz bottle in the morning and a 6oz bottle before bed

 -You are drinking out of sippy cups
-You eat everything, there isn't anything you won't eat :)
-You are sleeping 12-14 hours at night
-You take 2 very good naps during the day 2 hours+

-You are crawling EVERYWHERE
-You wave bye-bye 
-You say da-da, dog, ducky and twice you said ma-ma
-You are pulling up on everything, you aren't cruising around furniture yet (unless we put something you want in your path)
-You make the funniest faces
-You love when I sing "I love you a bushel and a peck" or "You are my sunshine"
-We celebrated out first Mother's Day together.
-You look for Gizmo when he isn't in the room
-You graduated Diaper Dolphins and are moving on to Flippers in the Summer

 -If we say "Harper Dance" you will start to wiggle!

-You will crawl over anything to get what you want
-We have turned you around in the car and you love it, you just smile and laugh all the time!
-You had your first donut on your birthday and loved it!
-You didn't dive into your cupcake like we thought you would!
-You have walked a few times with your walker toy and you have really surprised us!

Sweet Baby Girl,

Your entrance into this world was not anything we had planned for.  I was just starting to "feel pregnant" when clearly you were ready to meet us and be a part of this family!  So many people prayed for, SO many, people we didn't even know, praying for your strength to grow big, strong and healthy.  You overcame a a few odds in your time in the NICU, all to blow the Doctors and Nurses away with how well you did.  Once you came home we were smitten with you, scared as hell to do it on our own (I had no monitors to watch to tell me you were breathing alright).  You really were a picture perfect baby.  There were a few times you would be fussy all day and I was FOR SURE you were getting teeth (you still have no teeth!), those days for me where hard because you were such a good baby, I didn't know what to do with you when you got fussy! :/  You are smitten with your dad, when he walks in the room you stop what you're doing and smile at him.  You smile and wave when you see your grandparents.  You love everyone!  You've never met a stranger (which we will talk about when you get older!)  You are the light of our lives, it's like you've been apart of our family forever, I don't know what we did before you!  We have loved watching you grow and can not wait to see what the next year has in store for you!  Love you to the moon and back!

-Mom and Dad

Here is Harper's 1st Year Baby Book!  Yes, it is 92 pages but it's worth every penny! :)

Shutterfly baby photo books are the perfect way to preserve your baby's precious moments.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Dada!

Michael turned 31 last Thursday and of course Harper and I didn't let it go unnoticed!  We took Birthday donuts, OJ and Birthday cake up to Michael's office so he could celebrate with his co-workers!

These donuts are from a local donut shop who will do almost anything!

Harper loves her daddy so much she made a shirt just for his birthday!  She is so thoughtful! :)

Michael works will almost all women!  They love when Harper comes up to visit, she is a big hit.  Of course they love when I come up as well...typically because I have some kind of baked good in hand ;)
It was a low key birthday.  After work we went and had dinner at Chick-fil-a (daddy's request), then we had swim, then Noni and Papa treated us to Birthday Ice Cream (daddy's favorite dessert in the world!) then home and we had some family time!  All in all I think Michael had a great birthday!

Happy Birthday Babe!  We love you!