Sunday, October 16, 2011

Birthday Week

I just have time for a quick update before our VERY busy week. Harper is turning one in a few days and Brad’s parents are coming for the festivities. This has triggered an overwhelming urge in me to clean the house from top to bottom, so that’s what’s on the menu for today. I have even purchased two Mr. Clean Magic Erasers for the occasion. Let the good times commence!
People have been so generous with us. The house is already filling up with birthday gifts for Harper and I am literally running out of places to put them. I think we’ll open a few before her birthday so as not to overwhelm her on B-Day. There are worse problems to have, to be sure.
New developments in the past few days include two new teeth (and more in the works, I think, judging by the way she’s been enthusiastically masticating her teething toys this week), her first steps (two in a row, although she has yet to repeat them), blowing kisses, hugging on cue, pointing to her “tummy” when you ask where it is, and a whole host of new words including “bye”, “juice”, “yes” and “fish”. The cuteness meter is off the scale right now.
I’m just trying to keep it together because I know I’m going to get all nostalgic and weepy  when I write her birthday post, so there’s that to look forward to. And I still have a birthday cake to whip up (hint, it involves sprinkles!). Overall, this is going to be a memorable week.
Here are some pictures of our not-quite one year old. More to come!  

Partying like it's 1999.

Chillaxin' with dinner.


  1. I love her chillaxin' pic! Gorgeous. Stay sane this week!!!

  2. Thanks Chiara! It's a good thind she's pretty as she'll never be clever or talented. Hah!