Monday, August 30, 2010

Millard Days

We had a blast on Saturday at Millard Days! In the morning, we watched the parade with firends and then that evening we want to the carnival. A family tradition in the making!
Our spot for the parade! We arrived early to get a prime spot!
Harper & Kaylee sat front row...
We got lots of parade goodies along the way: balloons, candy, pencils, icee pops, stickers, paper airlplanes... good seats for sure!
the norwegians representing!
All of Sara's cheering girls!
Caitlyn hopped out of the parade to visit with Harper :)
showing off her parade "loot"

Elliott throwing the baseball at the carnival, too fast to capture!

Lance had his shot too, tying the speed record of the day!

The most fun, sharing Harper's first carousel ride with her!

What a fun weekend, hope you enjoyed yours too :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Eighteen Months

Harper has her very first cousin! Mr. Jaxson Kawa, born to Stacy & Jason... a total charmer!
Proud mama!
Harper really didn't know what to make of Jaxson, we're sure they'll enjoy getting to know one another. The first meeting Harper seemed more interested in playing with Jaxson's toys! But, boy did I love holding him! Baby fever for sure!
Saturday morning, her "birthday", goofing around before we went to "Big Splash" to hang out & try to sell some of our Down Syndrome Super Mom's group calendars...not a smashing success in the sales department, but we had fun hanging with the Harnish family!
Loves looking at her reflection in the freezer drawer..
Harper is now a big girl, saying bye-bye highchair, hello booster. We love having her sit at the table with us!
And boy, does she love her books!
Only to be rivaled by her love for the activity table!

Mama + H
While Dad golfed on Sunday, Harper and I rounded out our weekend with a delicious girl's night out, dinner at La Mesa with Sara & Eva, our favorites!
Eva, the kitty cat + H, not sure what to make of Eva's "face"

Over the past month, Mike & I have decided that Harper's true name is indeed "The Tornado!" She moves very quickly & manages to destroy everything in her path. There have been many nights, once Harper is asleep & we're working on putting everything back together that I have wanted to take a picture of the chaos...But, on to bigger & better things. Month 19 will be dedicated to learning the art of "Pick Up!" Wish us luck!
Happy 18 months Miss, Mama + Daddy

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BJ & Jackie's Wedding Weekend

And we are off on another trip! Madison bound... Harper did so well in the car!
Mama & H being goofs!

Friday morning we had breakfast with Daddy at the golf course....
Had a wonderful lunch with Grandma Kawa in downtown Madison, on our way back to the hotel we got caught in a crazy monsoon rainstorm! Stripped down to our skivvies only to realize there was a room full of people in a meeting looking right into our room! Not used to the urban environment I guess! But it was kinda fun running in the rain!
I got to sneak off to Trader Joe's! In the meantime Jill & Tim got to the hotel & hung with Harper...
Being a very good girl on our big boat adventure!
Double rainbow!
Whooping it up...

Finally conked out in Grandpa's arms.
First try at a family photo...
A much better second attempt!

the beautiful bride + groom
Post dancing flush, woo! was i having fun on the dance floor! a great party!
A great big "thank you" to our lovely hosts, Madison was a great time! It was a fun-filled weekend and we couldn't be happier for the Mr. & Mrs!

Monday, August 9, 2010

August, so far...

"Helping" me with her laundry!
We all went to our friend Caitlyn's 5th Birthday Party on Saturday, it was so much fun!

Harper had the most fun playing with the tissue paper after all of the gifts were openend...
Getting tickled by Uncle Lance...
Hanging out & having fun with Elliott...
Cutie Pie, Miss Eva!
Playing with Auntie Sara's fun accessories
Enjoying a quieter Sunday afternoon at home.
Hope your weekend was as much fun as ours! :) Jaeme