Friday, November 18, 2011

From My Phone

Just a few pictures and a video from the past two weeks.  I've several other videos that I will be posting soon!  Enjoy...
Curling up with Daddy
Harper has a new love of coloring

Her mornings
Fall = comfy pants and boots.
Organization.  And finally finishing a project.

Colts game (and the obnoxious meatheads in front of us)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

19 Months

On Saturday Harper turned 19 months.  We are now on the latter side of one, pushing towards two.  This past month has been exciting as far as her development goes.  

- She can count to two (two days ago she even did "two" with her fingers.  I was more excited than she was!)
- She is putting small sentences together..."Get down, Macie!" "Stand-y up!" "Move on back!"
- She is into tattling.  She says, "Mooooma!" and then proceeds to explain what the offender did to her.  Always with a look of indignation on her face.  It's too cute.  For now.
- She loves to throw things away.  This is good and bad.  She will empty her plate in the trash or throw things away into the proper receptacle.  But sometimes things end up in the toilet.

- She has pretty good manners.  She says "Thank you, momma!" for lots of things.  Getting her to say "Please" usually takes prompting, but not always.  Sometimes she even says, " 'cuse me!" especially if she burps.
- It's usually very easy to get her to go to sleep at night.  We lay down in bed, she rustles around until she gets comfy, and then she either plays with my hand, collar bone, or arm until she passes out.  Naps aren't usually this nice.  2/10 times she'll fall asleep without me rocking her.  9/10 times she'll fall asleep on the way home from lunch or errand running.  The rest of the time I end up rocking and patting her butt.  This is super tough now.  Usually she just wants to stare around and not sleep which leads to a very frustrated me.
- She is OBSESSED with Elmo.  And that is an understatement.  It's also super annoying, but also helpful if I want to use the bathroom alone or do homework.

- Dancing, singing, and reading books are still some of her favorite things.
- She knows how to work my iPhone better than me.  True story.
- She loves -dolls
                 - jewelry
                 - dogs
                 - chocolate
                 - outside
                 - noodles
                 - cheese
                 - climbing
                 - baths
                 - shoes
                 - babies
This age is absolutely wonderful and challenging and funny.  She loves to make people laugh and she loves to get attention.  She's hard-headed and strong willed and very independent.  But she still has those moments that are baby-like and completely dependent.  It's been completely amazing to watch her develop new skills and awareness each day.  I'm so lucky to have this sweet little girl. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

From my iPhone

Enjoying the last few days of warm weather

New development: Harper getting her own blanket and pillow and laying down!

Her new favorite play area...a crate

Enjoying some non-Harper time with Ollie

Discovering bubbles in the bathtub!

Harper was a poor sicky baby with hand, foot, and mouth disease last week.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Just Rollin Around My Head...

Here are just some random thoughts/things from this week:

- There's this song on one of Harper's music class c.d.'s.  They sing something about "I met a man and old was he, Old Man I said, Where do you live?  I live in clapping/twirling/stomping land, Come follow me and live with me in clapping/twirling/stomping land."  I am completely weirded out by this song.  Some old man telling children to come live with him where all they do is clap/twirl/stomp...all things kids love to do???  Creeper.

- Speaking of music class: I'm just so awful in social situations.  I just want to stand up and tell everyone that I'm not a freak or rude.  I just suck at making conversation with people I'm not well acquainted with.  I always wind up leaving that class feeling like a total failure.  I never know what to say and when I do say something it's all wrong.  I suck.

I suck at life but she really is awesome.

- We (as in me and PaHayden bwhaha!) went to Oliver Winery over the weekend.  First, the "tour" of the place can barely be called that.  It's a small factory so you walk like 15 feet and it's over.  However, the "tour" guide seemed to know her stuff and seemed like someone I'd hang out with (she should be so lucky!).  Second, it took a lifetime for someone to give us our samples.  Unimpressed.  Third, the samples were super small.  But the wine was all delish (save for the blackberry that I thought I was going to love. boo.) and I got myself a wine glass that I christened Ollie (cause it has Oliver Winery written on it.  Clever, I know) and I will only drink OW out of it.  Really cause that's the only wine I ever drink.
Me and Hayden.  I look fine in this pic, but it doesn't do justice to my dress.  It's really fabulous, I swear. 

- I ran a complete mile without stopping this morning.  Laugh, joke, mock all you want but it's seriously the first time in my life I've ever done that. And I wasn't even out of breath!  I feel super cool.   My goal is to get in shape so I can wear something like this next year: 

I think this is  mom-of-a-toddler-appropriate swimwear, don't you?
But I have to get a body like that first.  STOP LAUGHING.  I'm serious.  And sort of determined.  If it wasn't for damn Taco Bell and cheese and wine and candy I think I could do it.  Okay, now I'm starting to doubt myself.

- I am tempted to stop reading for class so I can finish The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Help.  It's too bad I feel guilty when I'm not a good student.

- If I have to watch Elmo one more time I'm going to make his red fur into a ball of yarn and sell it on  Cause that is considered handmade, correct?