Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ten Months

The birthday girl and I had a little one-on-one photo session (daddy was gone for the night teaching), so not a lot of variety, but we sure had fun! Winter hat & skating tee were a birthday gift from G+G Gorder, just in time for the holidays!

Went over to Grandpa's for a little belated birthday pizza party! Pollyanna was supposed to join us, but as holiday air travel goes - she was a bit delayed. Great Grandma Dody was there, along with Grandma Annie! A good time was had by all, Happy Birthday Grandpa Clark!
Happy ten month birthday sweet baby Harper!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fun in Fairmont

Harper & Grandpa having fun

Harper is having fun learning how to stand with the chair!
H and Mama
Peek-a-boo is our new favorite game...
"Where did daddy go?"

Some more mama + h pictures :) yea!

H and grandma....

Harper is down for a nap & we're ready to enjoy a lovely dinner cooked by Grandpa!
Back upstairs for one last snack :)

Dad was a great help with after-dinner clean up
some late night modeling of new christmas jammies!
We had such a fun weekend in Fairmont! Drove up Friday night with Grandpa Clark & Grandma Annie...played the day away on Saturday & had a yummy dinner with Dave, Holly
Eliza who drove up from Mankato to join in on the fun! Sunday we had a lazy breakfast & then hit the road about noon (thankfully avoiding some nasty weather that blew in last night).
Such a fun weekend! It's always great to see Great Grandpa Ray & Great Grandma Shan, thanks for the wonderful hospitality :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gobble Gobble

We had a fun & busy 1st Thanksgiving as a family this year! We started off at Grandpa & Grandma Kawa's for the afternoon, then trotted over to the Gorder's for round 2! Such a fun day, as always we were reminded of how very thankful we are for such a wonderful family! The only shot of me & Harper from the day (atleast it's half of my face?)
Playing peek-a-boo with Great, Great Grandma Renna!

Everyone wanted to hold Harper...and they did :)

Great Grandma Irene & Harper...

Auntie Jill & Harper....

Uncle BJ & Harper

Grandpa Tom & Harper...

Daddy & Harper napping at the Gorders...
After Mike & I had Thanksgiving dinner number two at the Gorders (!) Harper finally enjoyed her feast of Peas & Rice - yummy!

Finally, at the end of the night, Grandma Annie & Harper relaxing together...

Then, we kissed Harper goodbye (she enjoyed her first overnight in Grandpa & Grandma's new house!)...and went bowling! A new Thanksgiving night tradition in the making I think!
Hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving too!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Nine Months

Saturday morning, playing with blocks...
... tasty blocks, I should add (everything is tasty these days!)

Harper started to flip from her back to her tummy in the past few weeks, now she's flip-flopping and rolling all over the place!

That lovely cereal smile :)
Bottle time with Dad

Sneak preview of Christmas dress, took our Holiday photo on Saturday too!
Some of the cute shots that didn't make our card...
Laughing with Dad...
Sunday we put up the tree, Harper was a great helper!
Harper Grace turned 9 months old on Saturday! We had a great day celebrating together as a family. Grandpa & Grandma Gorder moved into their new house (complete with Harper's very own bedroom!) so we stopped by to visit for a bit, then watched the Husker game together (should admit that all 3 of us slept through the 2nd half!) It was a nice quiet weekend as we gear up for Thanksgiving tomorrow, we are reminded how very thankful we are for such wonderful family & friends.
Happy Birthday dear baby girl, we are so very thankful for you!

A pompadour?

I had to laugh when I walked into Harper's room this morning to see her rocking this new look!