Friday, February 15, 2013

Harper's First Birthday

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Harper's first birthday.  Our team came over and we had sesame street themed party complete with a Big Bird head cake.  Sorry Big Bird looks a little scary. He was made in the in the morning and by the time we ate him that evening, his eyes had mostly melted off.  But Harper didn't mind.  That girl loves to eat and cake is no exception.

Harper is her own little person, and she continues to show us more of her personality every day.  Except for the past few weeks when she's battled a cough, a cold, and teething, she is typically a pretty calm, even keeled sort of person.  She does like her mama, though.  Sometimes a little too much.  No one can make her smile and laugh like her big sister, Baylor.

Harper's favorite current activities are riding on her little blue car, playing peek-a-boo, and rolling a ball back and forth.  She also truly loves to eat, despite only have 4 teeth. She often out-eats me and she always eats more than Baylor.

This past week she has started walking a little.  She can stand up well on her own, and today took 6 fairly steady steps, a new record.  She likes to clap and wave bye-bye and draw with chalk on our back porch.

We are so happy Harper is part of our family, even Baylor, despite her grumpy words when Harper knocks down her block towers.  We'll try to take some better pictures sometime soon.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ahhh, Bumps

Today while driving down the paved road, Harper (who has been exceedingly grumpy lately, due to a cold) would not stop crying.  She cried for about 20 minutes straight until we turned on to a dirt road.  A very bumpy dirt road.  The crying immediately stopped.  Our children can be so Tanzanian.  I imagine she let out a sigh of contentment as we bounced our way home.