Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend (through iPhone pictures)

our weekend included: 
breakfast at Starbucks (yum!):: going to the park with momma and daddy :: momma in her hat :: harper in momma's hat :: spending time with papa :: swimming for the first time this year :: strawberry shortcakes for dessert :: more poolside time

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Words To Remember.

Harper has been talking up a storm and saying more complete sentences lately.  I just wanted to jot down a few of these so that I can remember them.  She's changing so rapidly that within a few weeks I forget the adorable things she was doing.

"What's your prodem?" (what's your problem?)

"Mama, why you say bad words?!" (she says this whenever someone tells her not to do something, not because we have said a bad word)

"What the heck is that?"

"The heinies go fast!" (she means hyenas)

"I'm hungry for hours!"

"I can't do it myself!" usually followed by:

"I CAN do it!  I a big girl!"

Such a big girl.  I'm completely amazed by her each and every day!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy Friday.

It's been pretty quiet around here lately.  We've been spending most of our time outdoors playing, gardening, planting, caring for the chickens, and just enjoying the warm weather. I've been enjoying the break from school (although that's coming to an end soon).  I've caught up on some reading (I'm belated, but I have finally read The Hunger Games and am almost through Catching Fire), laundry, cleaning, and relaxing.  Harper is just growing and developing at an astonishing rate.  Her vocabulary has exploded over the past couple of weeks and she's talking in (almost) complete sentences.  She, as always, absolutely loves being outside as much as possible.  She's in a clingy, shy stage and a "mine" phase that we're working on.  We've had some trying days lately as she's testing her boundaries more and more, but as stressful as those days are, they're still the best days for me.  I've been doing a bit of part-time work at my aunt's business and helping her out by watching my 4 year-old cousin, Laila, so I'm still able to keep Harper with me.  Plus, she's getting some socializing in with someone more her age.  We have plans for camping, visiting the zoo and museums, and swimming as much as possible this summer.  I'm hoping my paper writing goes smoothly so that I am able to get as much out of this warm weather!
"No, you hold it, Momma."

Playing with Macie.

At the park.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


We recently helped celebrate a friend of ours little boy's second birthday.  It was held at the park on a chilly, breezy day.  It was a fun-filled afternoon playing, and eating, and smashing a piƱata.  

I find this picture hilarious.