I was perfectly fine having Harper spend this evening in her
skivvies but she insisted on getting dressed. After consulting her closet, she
picked out a 100% organic cotton Cal Poly Organic Farm T-shirt (thank you, Tara!), floral surf
shorts and her pink suede sneakers. Now she is walking around patting her belly and
repeating, “cute, cute,” over and over.
P.S. New to Harper’s repertoire today: “I’m busy” and “See
Brad caught Harper's mad dance moves on camera this morning. She is a little obsessive about They Might Be Giant's "Zeroes" recently. The video is virtually on repeat in the mornings around here. And when she hears that sultry samba beat, she can't control her dancin' feet.
Oh, I wish I could take a picture of this! (but our camera is much too noisy and would wake her).
Harper was too worked up this afternoon to take a nap (which she DESPERATELY needed) so I finally filled her crib with her favorite toys and books and left her alone to exhaust herself. After about an hour it was quiet so I went in to check on her. I found her toys thrown all over the room and she was (and still is) splayed out, totally asleep... with one book open and across her chest and another across her legs. I guess she decided to sleep under a book blanket.
Some of you have been requesting gift ideas for Harper. Here
is a (short) list of some items I know she’d like but we’ll never purchase for
her. I hope this helps!
Gymboree Bubble Ooodles with Wand and Tray - 4oz
be honest; I just can’t bring myself to spend $20 on bubbles. But the Gymboree
Bubble Ooodles really are THE BEST BUBBLES EVER. And Harper LOVES, LOVES, LOVES
these (They use them at her library programs as well as her Music and More class.
Consequently, she refers to our librarian, Miss Alyssa, as “Bubble Lady”.). So
if you feel like splurging these are a winner.
Star Magic’s Twinkle
Rainbow Disco Ball Projector
This thing is just plain crazy and bordering on obnoxious but would be perfect for Harper’s one woman dance parties
(and we all know how cute she is when she dances). So if you’re looking for a passive-aggressive
way to both thrill Harper while simultaneously annoying her parents, this is
the way to go.
Lakeshore’s Turn & Learn Magnetic Gears
This is just too frivolous for us to purchase (we are stingy,
stingy parents) but Harper is mesmerized by it every time we go to the Lakeshore
store. I know she’d be tickled to have one. And, admittedly, they are pretty
Of course, one can never have too many art supplies or books.
And you can never go wrong with the sentimental gifts, like hand written letters on her birthday (I’m
saving them all for her to enjoy as she grows up) or photos of you so she can
see her grandparents.
I’m sure you have some better ideas than I do. Thanks for
thinking of our little love bug!
I found the most amazingly cute, brand-new ballet slippers at the second hand baby store this week... and they were in Harper's size!!! Add some tights (in Ballet Pink, of course) and a black leotard and, voilà! We have a dancer!
She was very patient while I got her tiny slippers on...
... but wasn't sure about the fit at first.
Soon she got the hang of things.
We decided to continue the photo shoot on the front porch to improve the lighting.
A ballerina should spend a little time everyday caring for her flowers.