Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day... and half birthday!

Happy Valentine's Day! Today is Harper's half birthday as well!! We celebrated with a heart cupcake. I haven't posted in so long, so it's time to update all that Harper is up to these days.

For starters, he's completely potty trained! We started around September 09 and by the end of January he was doing all business in the potty! I am so proud! We still use pull-ups for naps and bedtime, but that is all. We chose not to use pull-ups at all during potty training, and I totally recommend using training pants instead.

Most of our days consist of playing Caribou Island. On the average, we play 12 times a day, probably more! He is obsessed with this board game. It has been a great game for conversation with the little guy. When we are not playing Caribou he is "working hard" with his Handy Mandy tools, playing chase, snacking on a "cheese stick and vitamin," playing play-doh, playing an instrument, or watching Merry Madagascar. It has been so cold and rainy lately, so we spend most days indoor. On the rare chance that it is pretty outside, we play stomp rocket, washers, golf, baseball, ride bikes, and pick weeds.

Harper is still a really happy kiddo. He listens pretty well for a 2 year old. He is a people pleaser so he minds really well. He usually gets in trouble for kicking or throwing his toys. In fact, when I picked him up from Sunday School he was in time out!! He had kicked a toy! He is ALL BOY and loves to kick and throw anything, including cups, food, dice, and play-doh! We are working on the appropriate things to throw and when!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays Harper goes to Mother's Day Out. He loves going to "skool!" I wasn't really sure if he or I was ready to go to school, but he loves it! It's been a great experience. He loves Ms. Robin and Ms. Laurie so much. I am thankful for all the sweet friends in his class.
Harper is quite a talker these days. He will repeat, ANYTHING, but usually in the appropriate situations. He cracks me up all day long! I hear this all day... are "I need a mooch," "Wanna play this," "What doin Mommy." It's so cute, I love our conversations.
Well once again, we are so blessed to have a happy and healthy two and a half year old! Where does the time go?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gobble 'til you Wobble

Gobble Gobble

Today was a first of many things..It was Harper's first Thanksgiving Feast at school and his first time to perform on stage! The 2 year old class sang and danced to the cutest Turkey Jingle!! Harper was quite the little ham, he was so animated and did exactly what the teacher did. She directed on her knees, therefore he spent the majority of the performance on his knees too!

I was so impressed with his class, only 2 kids cried! I'm so glad Harper was not one of them. After the performance we had a Thanksgiving Feast with Daddy, Addy, and Poppy. It was such a memorable day. We are so thankful for FBA teachers and staff

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Baylor Homecoming

The Baylor Boys
We had a great time at Baylor Homecoming. This was Harper's 3rd homecoming, and probably his favorite. He enjoyed the marching band, floats, Bear Pit, and going to the Football Game. We were given a megaphone when we walked into the Floyd Casey Stadium, so we head "Go Bears" for the majority of the game. Here are a few pictures from the parade

Harper and Uncle C

Daddys and Darlings

Daddy and Harper

A Canine Cutie

Happy Halloween!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy October

We, or should I say, I carved a pumpkin for Halloween. I thought this would be a fun family friendly activity for us to do. Well, not so much! Carving a pumpking kind of takes a long time and 2 year olds are not very patient! Harper pulled out "the guts." but he wasn't a fan of the texture. Cam is weirded out by the whole pumpkin carving thing too. So Harper and Cam played baseball while I finished carving "our "pumpkin!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Harper, Cam and I had a quiet weekend at the ranch. It was actually relaxing despite my little side kick that kept me on the move. People always ask me, "What do you do at the ranch with a 2 year??" A lot of ranger rides, tee-teeing in the grass, golf, washers, rocking on the porch, experiments, and even a roadtrip to Waco to watch Baylor play in the pouring rain. That's what we do! Harper loves the ranch and cried when we left this time. He is all boy and loves to play outside, so the ranch is perfect for him! I know someday he will hunt with daddy, so I'm enjoying my time with him at the ranch since I do not hunt. So here's what we do in the country......
This picture was taken before we got out of the car in the MONSOON! What a memorable night.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

First Day of Preschool

Harper started his first year at FBA. Preschool is 2 days a week from 9-2. He goes to school at our church, so he is very familiar with his classroom. He loves "skool" and his teachers Mrs. Robin and Mrs. Laurie. Every Tuesday he goes to Hooper Chapel for worship. They sing and listen to a Bible story. I have been told he LOVES chapel. He dances and is really animated during the music portion. Before he started school he loved the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy, but they sing a different version at school so now he doesn't like the cd that I have in the car. He is so funny!
I had to include this picture, he was calling Addy telling her he was going to "skool!"