Monday, October 29, 2012

Harper's BFF...

 Turns TWO!!!!

And she is SO excited to bounce!!

She was fascinated with the ball just floating in the air

She also loved it when she'd hit the ball, she loves it when her daddy teaches her new things.  She pretty much thinks he hangs the moon!  So do I ;-)

Her face is Priceless!!!

Ellarie not only turned two, she is also becoming a Big Sister!!

It was so funny to watch Ellarie as we sang Happy Birthday to her.  She looked at all of us like we were crazy!!  Her expressions were priceless.

Daddy this cake is delicious...more please!

They are the best of friends!

Happy 2nd Birthday Ellarie Paige!!  We love you!!!

Celebrating Baby Emory

My Bestie of 20 years (holy cow that's a long time) is having baby #2 a sweet baby boy who will be named Emory Grayson Powell.  I can't wait to meet him!  Here is when I met his sister for the first time.

We just did a simple Couples/Co-Ed baby shower.  We had food for the adult and a bounce house for the kids!  They loved it!!

Stephanie, Ellie, Lisa and Makyla, they are friends from church.  It was a great time and Baby Emory sure does have a lot of people praying for him and can't wait to meet him!

Fall Festival

We did our 2nd Annual WABC Fall Festival.  My best friend Stephanie's host it, our church doesn't.  I wish they did but they don't :/

 Harper had SO much fun playing all the games (I use the word playing loosely)!  She thought it was so fun to play the games, but her favorite thing was getting in the bowl of candy! 

Rapunzel and her favorite Pig

We got them all to look at the same camera, at the same time...SUCCESS!!!

Harper won a door prize!  Of course the next prize was a $50 Toys R Us gift card...We got goodies

A big change from last year!  I can't wait to take her Trick or Treating on Wednesday!


I have been lucky enough to be apart of a great Bunco group!  It's funny because it changes girls each month but it's always fun with who ever comes!  This month it was at my house and everyone dressed up (or was supposed too) for Halloween!  We had a best costume and Miss Piggy won!  She was seriously so cute and deserved to win!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

17 Months

I figured at this point I'd know exactly what to say, but you are changing SO much it's so hard to remember everything, so here goes my memory! (hopefully I took my ginko biloba!)

We weighted you on our scale and it said 22.6 pounds.
You wear a size 3 shoe, size 3 diaper and 12-18 month clothes.  But some shirts I can get away with 
6-9 months :)
You have really shown an interest in using a fork, we have really worked on it the last few weeks and you are starting to get the hang of it.

You are running everywhere!  You don't ever want to be held, you want to be down and walk, you want to do it on your own.  Not sure where the Miss Independent comes from ;)

You are LOVING school.  You walk in and just start playing, occasionally you'll shed a tear but a wubba nub or animal cracker dries them right up!

You are really surprising me with the things you are picking up.  It was like over night that you knew like 3 different animal noises.  Currently you know: Dog, Cat, Cow, Monkey, Sheep/Lamb, Lion, Horse, Duck, Dinosaur (which is really the same as Lion)  We are working on Pig and Frog 

Your facial expressions are seriously to die for!  I wish that Big Brother really existed becuase I would love to show people some of the faces you make during the day.

Auntie Susan (neighbor) has really wanted you to learn 'touchdown' (put your arms up and say TOUCHDOWN) We worked on it for a week or so and at first you would look at us and give us this 'you guys are freaking crazy and you want me to do and say what?!' look on your face!

You are becoming a little love to get into things and do things you know you aren't supposed to and when we say "no, no" or "Harper don't do that please" you will pull the towel down super fast and run off or grab the remote and run like the wind.  You. Are. Becoming. A. Toddler.

You have 3 teeth on top (I feel like the 4th tooth has been just showing us the tip for like 2 weeks!)  you have 2 bottom teeth, no others insight and your 4 18-month molars!  Those came through in like 2 days and the only thing you did was wake up in the middle of the night a few times.  Then they popped up!

When we ask for hugs you run to us like someone is chasing you and fall into our arms!  It's so funny and quite cute; but then again I am quite biased!

You are loving the Bubble Guppies!  You watch it every morning while having breakfast and when it comes on you get this look of embarrassment and excitement!!
You have figured out how to ride your dinosaur toy backwards, working on forwards.
You are walking up steps with ease (well crawling up them) but coming down stairs is another story! :)
When we drop you off on Sunday mornings, you cry.  I hate it.  I know that you are okay and you'll have fun in 2 minutes but I absolutely hate it!

Still loving swim lessons!  You are not kicking or rowing, but I am trying to work really hard with you on these two things.  I'm hoping it will come by Christmas.  

We bought you a toothbrush and you LOVE to brush your teeth.  Daddy or I brush them for you then you 'brush' them.  It's not a pleasant scene when we take the toothbrush away, but that's okay because bed time is after you brush your teeth! :)

This picture I love, you love to read books or bookie as you call them.  I was standing in the kitchen last week putting the dishes away and you were playing.  You came up behind me repeating "bookie, bookie, bookie" and I turned around and you were holding a book and you signed "please".  I mean seriously?  How do you say no to that?  So we sat down and you had me read like 15 books; I use the term read loosely.  

Oh Harpy girl, every month I rave about how good you are and I just love you to pieces!  You give the best kisses and hugs and as long as your giving them out I'll take them!!  I can't believe at Thanksgiving we will be 6 months until you are 2! That is so unreal!!!  It is just so amazing to look at you and see what an amazing thing God has given us.  You are a pistol but we love ya!!

The Life, The Legend, The Legacy

One of the many things I love about Stillwater, is Homecoming!  It is seriously like Christmas, there are no presents just a TON of family! ;)  Below are the last few years pictures (I'm not sure why I didn't blog about 2011...)

Here are Mysha and I with our Legacy's!!

OSU's basketball program has been through tremendous losses over the last several years and this was an awesome was to honor Coach Budke, Miranda Serna, Olin and Paula Bransetter.

In front of Theta Pond on our way to see Pete!

The following 3 pictures are of Phi Mu/Pike's house dec!  They got 5th place!

This is what happens when Ninna doesn't have a bath tub....sink bath!

Proud to be a Cowboy!