Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Go Rangers

On Friday, we went to a Rangers game with Amber & John and thankfully, Nana & Deda watched our sweet baby girl...the Texas heat made it WAY too hot for our baby at that game.  We had an awesome date night and time with good friends...not to mention garlic fries, cold beer and jalapeno sausage!  (Yeah, I did NOT earn my points in the health challenge on this day)

Even though she didn't attend the game, Harper was dressed for the occasion!

Look at those two adorable bottom teeth...my heart has been captured!

Me & the hubs outside of the stadium...I l-o-v-e him!

John & Amber - Newlyweds!!

PAD - Day 26: Hair

So, I'm afraid little miss Harper got...dun, dun, dun...MY hair.  Poor thing!  What that means is a lifetime of friggin' maintenance.  I ALWAYS either have to straighten it, or curl it, or use a ton of product and let air dry w/out allowing a brush to so much as graze it for fear of it looking like this:

One of my best friends, Jill - she is totally that girl who can wash her hair, maybe run a blow dryer through it for a minute or two if she feels like it, and that's it!  Her beautiful hair ends up looking like this without doing ANYTHING to it.  I've witnessed this miracle of hers over & over since college.  If I didn't love her so much, I'd hate her for it...

Me, Jill & her adorbs daughter Kate

gorgeous Jill & sweet Kate

For now, Harper just has a teeny, tiny bit of hair to worry about - but I can already see that crazy wave starting to grow in the back of her head.  My fingers are still crossed that maybe, just maybe, some of her dad's fine, manageable texture will pop in there...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

PAD - Day 24: Play

Just another play day in the pool...

PAD - Day 23: Reflection

This little gal absolutely LOVES mirrors - reflections are her favorite toy!!

PAD - Day 22: Almost

These days, Harper is crawling fast, pulling up on everything and letting go with one hand but just not quite standing on her own...almost though.  She gets so proud and excited with each developmental milestone and we love nothing more than clapping for our girl and cheering her on!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

PAD - Day 21: Space

We left Harper at her Nana & Deda's house on Friday evening and while we were out, they texted us this picture of Harper in the most interesting little space.  She was obviously enjoying herself very much!!

PAD - Day 20: Light/Lite

Harper woke up to the light and declared the city as hers...mmmwwwahahahaha (evil laugh)

PAD - Day 19: Cold

We gave Harper a few cold ice cubes to play with...she wasn't quite so sure what to do with them.  She started to pick them up and then would push them away and kick them.  Pretty uneventful - haha.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cabo Photos Cont'd

Two weeks ago, I hosted a "Cabo Photo Swap" for all of the gals that were at Amber's wedding in Cabo to nosh on some snacks, sip some wine and exchange photos captured.  We mostly just drank wine and talked about all of the fun, hilarious, ridiculous and down-right amazing memories made on the trip, but I was still able to get some great new pics in the process.  Amber's wedding was beautiful but what's even more beautiful is what a great couple that her and John are.  They were made for each other and I am SO happy for my friend! 

The whole gang!

The girly wedding party (April, Kellie, Amber, Me, Harper & sweet Avery

There was absolutely no waking her up to walk down the isle!

Me, Amber & Kellie

Avery, Harper and Amanda (who was also college roommates w/me, Amber & Kellie - love her!)

Amber gave me this at my wedding as my "something blue" and I gave it back to her to use as her "something borrowed"

Lovely corona anklet required at the bar - that's how we roll in Cabo

Her button reads "I'm here for the cake" - ha

Kellie, Amber's mom Donna, Amber & Me


Me Amor
Trying to get a photo of Harper on the beach...
...that obviously worked out really well
Kellie, Harper & Me

Harper took naps on my lap
...and on Kellie's chest

...and in Donna's arms

...and in her stroller.  That girl can sleep anywhere!

PAD - Day 18: Jump

Amber & John's wedding party ---> JUMPING!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

PAD - Day 17: Dad

I could never, ever have asked for a better dad for Harper!!  There are absolutely no words that can begin to describe the immense amount of gratitude, admiration and love I have for this man.   This video provides a glimpse into the sheer happiness between Matt & Harper...she is definitely a little Daddy's girl and it warms my heart!!! 

Happy Father's Day to my husband - MUCH LOVE!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

PAD - Days 13-16

So, I've had a pretty rough week and the blog fell to the bottom of the priority pile.  Thus, I'm combining days 13 - 16 all into one big post.

Day 13: Handwriting - Yeah, I had absolutely nothing to post for handwriting.  So, Matt told me to write something on my hand and take a picture of it.  mmmkay, babe. 

Day 14: Splash - Harper loves her big girl bath seat

Day 15: Looking Down - Me looking down at Harper / Harper looking down at the ground.

Day 16: Dirty - Current state of my living room...every.single.day. (and I wouldn't have it any other way!!)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

PAD - Day 12: Past

Yesterday morning, my Nanny went to be with the Lord.  The past few years have been tough on her and especially the past few months.  I have traveled to her hometown of Waco quite often to visit her over the past month and last Tuesday, Harper & I had the most beautiful visit.  Nanny held, kissed, and played with Harper and I know it completely rocked her world.  Harper smiled, laughed, clapped and really put on a show for Nanny.  I am so incredibly thankful for that day and will cherish that visit.  Working on her obituary last night sent me down memory lane of all the past childhood memories that will always remind me of her.  Here are a few:
  • white milk glass
  • magnolia flowers
  • ceramic carousel horses
  • garage sale bargains
  • cheesy, cheesy, cheese omelets
  • holiday gatherings and entertaining
  • doggie bags  
  • shopping...Nanny could out-shop any of her granddaughters 
Lord, I pray there is a large celebration for Nanny in Heaven right now and a wonderful reunion with Nanny's siblings, friends, Granny & PawPaw.  Nanny, you will be missed.