Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sitting around

I love this little dress that matches her bedding
And could you just die over thses shoes I got from a blogger friend Laura???
I got Harper a bumbo seat today and we had to try it out. Dawson did not know what to think about it. This picture makes me laugh. This was the first time Dawson really took an interest in his sister.
I think someone likes sitting up!!!
Look who took her first trip to TARGET today!!!!! She fell asleep on the way there so mommy got to look around for almost an hour! It was heavenly!!!! It wasn't busy and it was quiet - it was like my own personal mother's day out. ha! Ya'll know I love wal-mart but OH MY - I heart Target!

My mom sent me this video today. First I thought - "this is Hootie????" and then Hootie made me cry like a baby. All of you with babies and toddlers need to watch this..............

155 comments:

Elle's Mom said...

There is nothing better then a sleeping baby at target!

Loving those baby shoes!

Rob and Amy said...

Oh man...an adorably well dressed baby, sleeping while mommy shops for an hour at Target..that's fantastic!!!

Loveeeee her shoes. Love her clothes (always) =)

Tara Gibson said...

she is so stinkin cute! love the shoes!

~Bekah said...

OMG the new Hootie song makes me cry EVERYTIME i hear it. I have to turn the station...it makes me cry like a big o baby! Josh doesn't even say a word anymore! haha..

The Hensons said...

Bumbo's are WONDERFUL! They will make you life so much easier especially in a restaurant. My 7 month still loves it. Harper's outfit is adorable.

Sarah Joy said...

Too adorable! Are you using the lighting screen yet?? Just curious. I would also like to know how you get SO many great pictures of Harper looking at the camera, or smiling, or with the cutest look on her face. Secret, please!

Shannon said...

Love the Bumbo seat! My daughter Paige used hers a ton. Glad you made it to Target, I understand the need for Target and a sleeping baby. My "baby" is almost 2 1/2 and our Target trips are not as easy as they were when she was a baby-now she wants to run around the store!

Love reading your blog!
Shannon in Oklahoma City, OK

Harper's Mommy said...

I love Harper's outfit and shoes! She is always dressed so cute! I also love that song-it's so sweet and so true.

~Amanda~ said...

I LOVE the Hootie song!!! You're so blessed to have Harper! She's such a sweetie and I love her shoes! Glad you got to have some shopping time! :)

Jennifer said...

I cry everytime I hear that song on the radio. However, it really gets to my husband when he hears it. Those little seats are too cool my SIL had one with her baby but they did not have those available when my children were small. Love the pics.

Meinardus Photography said...

Yes watch it and cry!
Her outfit is DARLING! I love it! zebra print is my fav! I shot a Senior on Monday who brought zebra rain boots! SO SO CUTE!!
Any way you talked to my sister again at Chili's last week! She was take out! How fun!
Jessica
(One Blessed Family)

Alyssa said...

You seriously have the cutest little baby ever! I love Darius! I had no idea it was him when I heard him on country radio for the first time!

Jeanie said...

As the Mom of a 17 year old daughter and 13 year old son...this song rings true! It won't be like this for long enough!!! I still remember thinking that I couldn't wait until they grew up and now I wish every moment past had been hours instead of minutes. It went too quickly!
Kelly, I've been following your blog since sometime last year. Prayed for sweet Harper when we were on vacation in Florida and followed every moment of her hospitalization. It's so neat to see her growing and changing. She is a blessing to our family and you are a blessing in my life. Thank you for sharing yourself on your blog!
Jeanie
http://mageditor.blogspot.com
writinginks@gmail.com

Jaymee said...

Oh my goodness Harper is starting to look so much like you! Those bumbo seats are nifty. :) Darius Rucker was on Oprah last week and sung that song...I was shocked that it was him and loved the song. :)

joelin2172 said...

Seriously where do you find these clothes?? Harper should start her own clothing line b/c everything she wears is fabulous. And the Hootie song....SAD!! But true!
Have a good day with your beautiful co-worker.. ;)

Beth said...

Love the picture of Dawson and Harper! Those shoes are too cute!!

Venus said...

Love the outfit and shoes! Harper sure does know how to coordinate her accessories! Great song too. I heart Hootie!

http://www.sweetsophialenz.blogspot.com/

Carrie said...

you weren't kidding about that video! It made me sob- but at 8 months pregnant, pretty much EVERYTHING does that ;) Seriously, great song, thanks for sharing!

Lacia said...

I'm not sure if I've commented before. I have to say I HEART DARIUS RUCKER!!! My kids are only 2, 4, and 6, and already the time feels like it's slipping away and they're growing up way too fast.

And Harper is such a doll btw. I really wish we had a Target here (we're in Canada, so no target, but we do have Walmart....but ours aren't nearly as fabulous as the U.S. Walmarts!)

Jess :) said...

Precious dress!! Precious face! Precious EVERYTHING!!!! :) Also, love that song by "Hootie!" Isn't it just a killer...and I don't even have kiddos yet?!

So thrilled you got to go to Target. Woo-hoo for that!

Love you

LKB said...

I laughed so hard at the picture of Harper and her shoes. She is always adorable but she seems to be saying "Are my feet going to stay this big."
Sorry, my sense of humor is st - range! Cutie Patootie she is.

KwH said...

I absolutely LOVE Target!! My 3 year old can tell you how to get to ours.

Plus...Who doesn't LOVE Hootie?? They are my all time fav.

Harper is totally adoreable...as usually!! God Bless!

Jackie said...

I've seen Darius perform this song at the Grand Ole Opry & seen him in concert a couple other times, since he has "turned" country.
He is awesome. He got at standing ovation at the Opry.
(My first time to leave a comment, but have been reading since Harper was born). Love your blog !

Kandice said...

i love this song. when my husband first heard it on the radio he started crying which is CRAZY b/c he never cries! :) thanks for sharing. harper is such a gorgeous girl

tmm said...

That song makes me tear up EVERYTIME I hear it!!!!

Tammy

Heather said...

That first picture made me laugh, so cute!!! Those shoes are stinkin' cute! Love them and that dress!! You take such great pictures but you have a beautiful child to work with!

April said...

I am still such a Hootie fan - I love this song!!! It makes me cry everytime I hear it!!!
Nothing better than a good hour going down every isle at Target it with a beautiful sleeping baby!! :)

Debbie K. said...

It makes grandmothers cry too!! My babies are now 27 & 24 - how I miss those days! Hanging onto my 2 year old grandson's precious ways and wishing I could freeze these moments.

Harper, you are the fashion princess!!!

Laura Ann said...

I am so glad that Harper got to wear her little shoes and of course she looks so cute.

Isn't the Bumbo great? We would take it out to eat when Emma was little and put her on the table, it worked out great too.

I am so glad that you got to get out of the house and I could not think of a better place to go than Target. FUN!

Have a great rest of the week!

capperson said...

I love her whole outfit. Also I am in love with them bumbos.

Kubin's said...

I love that song! It's my ring tone on my cell phone.
I love reading your blog. Keep it up!
Christie
TX

God Bless you and your family.
Thank you for always being so uplifting. You are amazing!

ml said...

I love the Darius Rucker song... I made my husband download it and put it on my iPod. He wrote it about his own children and when he sang it on Oprah he had tears in his eyes. My little girl is 8 months now and it is hard to believe she was ever a newborn!
And Harper is absolutely precious in that outfit!

Brittney said...

Target is a necessity. Harper is so nice to sleep through it! My two year old can say Target and knows where we're going as soon as we get close. But he identifies it as "Daddy Juice" because his Dad always shares lemonade with him there. My eight month old is juts entertained by her brother!

I LOVE that song. I downloaded the album when his first song came out last summer and it's great!

kimert said...

I heart Target, too! Glad you had some time to yourself to shop/look around. :)
Love that Hootie song.

AKat said...

Oh my goodness! We just brought our baby home last week and this video just made me bawl! Harper's pictures are just precious and those shoes!!! Cute!

sjm4him said...

I heart the baby, the dog, the shoes, the bumbo and target, too!!! : )

Gracie Beth said...

I love those little seats and the picture of Harper and Dawson! They are too cute!

Karen said...

Boy that song made me cry too! It is SO true. I cherish every stage with my youngest, I keep saying, this is our last 2,3,4,5 year old etc. I feel like with my older 2, I had 2 babies and wished too much of it away. It goes by FAST. They are now almost 14, 12, and turning 7 on Sat. Wow.

She is a little doll and keeps getting cuter!

annalee said...

that song is absolutely too much sweetness packed into three minutes!
i'm so glad you shared.
also, i couldn't agree more with your baby dedication pic, perfect!

Mary said...

Yay good job Harper sleeping in Target!! I love that song--and had no idea he was the one singing it...it is one to replay in your mind during nighttime feedings! The outfit and shoes are so precious :)

Topanga Bay said...

Oh she looks like she's in a trance from her dress! I love it. She is just getting cuter and cuter as each day passes.

Michelle said...

I watched the video and my babies are 12 and 13, and I still cried!! The time really does fly by.

Natasha said...

Yea!!! She is wearing the dress that I got her! I think. Or you may have more than one of those :) So Precious!!!

Glad you had a great time at Target! I love Target.

Southern said...

So cute - and congrats on Harper's first trip to Target! You're raising that girl right!

monica said...

pic of dawson & harper couldn't be cuter

zum the mum said...

LOVE the shoes! She gets cuter by the second!

The Hootie song makes me cry everytime...this time I was sobbing out loud and dancing around with one of my baby girls. I've gotta stop wishing the time away!

MEGAN said...

OH MY GOODNESS! The pic w/her and Dawson...SO DARN CUTE!!!!

She is just a little peach. She is such a beautiful baby, I love all the pictures of her, and seeing the joy she brings your life.

Jackie said...

I just love Harper's outfit today! She is so darn cute and adorable!! I'm happy she slept for you to do some shopping:o))
God Bless!

Mama Notes said...

I LOVE Target and that song!!

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

I absolutely love the first picture. She is just chilling in her crib! That is precious. I can't wait for Stuart and I to have babies! I think our two Yorkies will love them as much or more than we do!

Garrett Family said...

My husband played this song for me a couple of weeks ago - it is my ring tone - I love love it!!

Jenny said...

The video made me cry as well!! My oldest son just celebrated his 12th birthday and it does fly by wayyy too fast!
It brings me back to when I had a sad, colicky, momma needing baby and I secretly would wish for time to hurry up...somedays I want those little precious moments back!!
Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Sherrill Roach said...

Yep that's Hootie! We saw him in concert in January. He is awesome!! I cry almost every time I hear it so Jacob will now turn the station when it comes on the radio! I'm loving all the Harper pictures.

asplashofsunshine said...

That is the emptiest Target parking lot I have ever seen... and one of the most adorable parking lot occupants I have ever seen too!

Vashti said...

Bumbos are great! My boys had one and they loved them, keeps them in one place and thats always a good thing!!

Boni said...

That song is great...so true. I have an (almost) 5 year old, a two year old and one on the way. It seems like just yesterday the other two were in my tummy and now one is registered for kindergarten and one is potty trained. TEAR!

Harper is a doll. Cherish it all!

amanda said...

sooo sweet. i heart target too. except i say 'targ-ey' then it sounds fancier. :0) lol.

Luv a Bargain! said...

I so wish I had known about those cute shoes when Sophie was a baby!

The Stain Family said...

Love me some Darius Rucker...great voice plus I'm fond of that last name. ;) {It's my daddy's name!} Glad you've discovered the Bumbo...I accidentally called it a Bimbo for the longest time!

K Mommy said...

That song makes me cry every time. I have a two year old little girl and I can't believe she is growing up so fast. I have heard that phrase all my life but it never really set in until I had my own little one to grow up too fast on me.

Brandi said...

Harper is too cute sitting in her bumbo. My son loves his.

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

You know, I haven't commented for a long time but I have to say... Harper just keeps getting cuter every day. I would do nothing all day but sit around and hold her and kiss those darling little cheeks.
I'm so very glad that things have worked out for your family. The three of you have been a blessing for everyone in blogland.

Kelly said...

What a little lovebug you've got - she's precious!

Random question - what's your mommy mobile? I remember you saying you had to return your company car when you quit your job. Just curious! :)

Ashley McWhorter said...

Love the first picture. Love the shoes. Love me some Target. :) Oh, and the song, that came out when my little man was first born and we weren't getting ANY sleep. We could so relate to it. Darius (Hootie) was at the Houston Rodeo and some of my friends said that he was really good and put on a great show. He even did Hootie songs. :)

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the video. I have never commented before, but followed you since Harper was born and I found you through a friend's blog. I sit mourning the loss of a friend any moment from stage 4 breast cancer, age 43. She is in her final hours, and she has 2 boys, ages 7 and 11, at our school. You never know what will cut short our time with those we love, but she can die knowing she gave her family all she could. She read to those boys from God's Word from the day she brought them home from the hospital. Who can understand God's ways? Yet they trust, and she has drawn people to Him.
This is also good for moms with older kids (mine are 8 and 10). I work and the balance of home and work is so hard. These days won't last. I hear God tell me this, too, to love my children and not allow my time with them to be full of distractions.
Anyway, I am rambling, but just wanted to thank you for your blog post, for having a blog that is a fun place to check in each day. Harper is just adorable, and you are a wonderful mom. You'll never regret choosing her over work! Enjoy these precious days.

Patti said...

Oh my goodness, if you like that song you need to look up "You're gonna miss this" by Trace Adkins. Equally cry worthy for hormonal Mama's! Harper is such a doll, her little features are so cute.

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Love the picture of Harper and Dawson.

We were at Borders yesterday and my Monkey picked up a Baby Einstein video and said "Baby Harper has this one Mommy, yes she does." Ha. Had to laugh.

Jess said...

Harper is adorable! Where did you find her dress?

Alex and Jill said...

That first picture of her is hilarious! She is so cute.

writing4612 said...

Such a great song!

The words are so true. Kids grow up so fast. My dad wasn't a big part of my life growing up, and my mom told him, "Before you know it they'll be grown and, you won't get that time back that you lost."

Cherish the time that you do have with Harper now.

Russ, Anna and Pepper said...

Oh my, I saw this video on the treadmill at the gym a few weeks ago, not good!!!! HA, I was crying like a baby in the middle of the gym with my headphones on. I know people thought I was a crazy person!!!!!

Megan's Infertility said...

Those shoes are adorable and that pictures of Harper and Dawson is tooooo cute!

Good Lord I don't even have kids and it made me tear up. It really does make you think as soon as you become pregnant how fast that time goes by and how fast your little baby will be grown up...haha please remind me NOT to watch this when pregnant and hormonal! :0)

Abigail Hutchinson said...

Love love love the outfit and the shoes! and woo hoo! Thank goodness for the bumbo! I so wanted my bff to try that with her little girl, but she waited too long to get one and now her little one sits up on her own! Woo hoo!
Have a great Wednesday!
~Abigail

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

OH THAT SONG!! ITS ALMOST AS BAD AS MARLEY AND ME :) LOL. Harper is such a cutie!! love it,

Christine said...

Sniffsniff...that Hootie video was a killer! I've not heard that song before...too much Backyardigans and "30 Hymns for Kids" I guess! I now have it on my list of music to ask for for my bday! And since he doesn't read this blog I can say here that I will definitely be putting that song behind a photo montage of our girlies for their Daddy for Father's Day! Look at me all working ahead! :)

And that little Harper gets cuter by th eminute it seems! Such a little doll baby she is! Love those little shoes! My baby (nearly 3!) just got new shoes last week from...TARGET! We heart Target too!

pam said...

I just wanted to warn you about the Bumbo! It is very dangerous and children can fall out of them very easily. My nephew fell out of his when he was a few months old and fractured his skull! Do not EVER leave her unattended for even a second if you continue to use it.

Courtney said...

Love the outfit. Yay, for Target. Sorry I will pick Target over Walmart any day. (If you saw our Walmart you would know why.)

Totally random, but I finally saw the commercial for Bumbits (sp) you know the hair things. I totally want them now.

Ha.

Jenna said...

Kelly,
This is my first time to post on your wall but I've read your blog everyday since Harper was born. Erin Freeze is my cousin and I found your blog through hers. Harper is precious and all of her outfits are adorable! I can't believe that girl has so many different outfits! Thanks for keeping me occupied at work!!

Jenna Thomas

The Timbs Clan said...

I love that song and for a week I have been trying to figure out how to post videos from You tube on my blog...Can you tell me..Pleaseeeee...

Lil' K said...

Just THINKING about that song makes me sob. Now that I am a mom, I TOTALLY get it. I don't want my little man to grow up :(

Thanks for sharing!! Oh, and Target is my home away from home...

Jenn said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ17tutZtd8

(for another good cry...)

Kristina said...

What sweet encouragement from your mamma!!

Justin and Jenn said...

I love that song. We saw Hootie in concert not that long ago and he was great. I couldn't believe it was Hootie either!

Jonnie said...

GREAT song!!! And that outfit might be my favorite so far!

Lisa said...

Kelly--

I just LOVE her shoes. You have such great blogging friends.

I just got your thank you--WOW you are fast. I hope you enjoy the necklaces (it just screams YOU).

Happy shopping at Target.

Lisa :)

Misplaced Country Girl said...

That picture of Dawson is priceless!

Kari said...

This post made me smile and cry! Smile at Harper. Smile at Harper's cute little outfit. Smile at Dawson and Harper. Cry at the video!! And, that was Hootie!? hahaha He has come a long way, huh!?
I am sitting here holding my baby and watching that video. While Charlotte, my 2 year naps in her room. It certainly won't be like this for long!

SAS said...

Yep...made me cry! I had already heard the song, but not seen the video! I was upset this morning that i am 3 weeks from my due date and nothing has happened. Guess I shouldn't wish it away!

Lyndsay said...

My boys LOVED their bumbo. My saying is...It's the bumbo...it's where you bum goes!

I never followed the directions though and I always put it on the kitchen counter (I would put it back as far as I could though and I was always present and close by) The boys loved to watch me make dinner and do the dishes. It's was the best. Kids love to be at your level and see your everyday life. We also put in right smack dab in the middle of the dining room table when we had dinner, that way the boys could be part of it and get used to the routine before they started eating solid food. I love that sitting up non-moving phase....well I love all the phases...they are all so fun.

Jeni said...

Hadn't heard that song before. Totally made me cry - but then, I'm 34 wks with #2, so it doesn't take much!

Veronica said...

Oh my gosh...Love the shoes! The pic of Harper and Dawson is cute too.

Now about the Darius Rucker song...the first time I heard it on the radio a while back I almost started crying in my car. It guess I have a thing for crying in my car or something, but the words to this song are all sooo true! I was totally shocked too that Hootie was singing Country music. Country music was mostly all I listened to before I started listening to Christian music a month or so ago.

Love, love this song!!!

P.S. I like Walmart, but Target will always be my favorite!

Donahue Family said...

I cried like a baby when I listened to that song. My oldest is about to start pre-school in August:( I know everybody will say this but TIME WILL FLY! I knew it would go by fast but I never dreamed it would be THIS FAST!

Julie said...

oh my word. gotta love me some Target! Can't get out of there with out spending at least 60 bucks. the difference betweeen a girl with kids and one with out...a girl with kids considers target in the evening with no kids...a 'girls night out'. glad you got a moms 'day out' as harper slept.

Courtney said...

I love the picture of Harper and Dawson. I love Target!

Watts Family said...

That is the song that I have first on my playlist which plays on my blog. I love it!!! I haven't actually seen the video before which really reminds me of my family. :) Harper is so cute and it really "won't be like this for long"...enjoy the baby stages, they go fast.I know I really miss the pre-talking stage..HA!

Many Blessings,
Amanda & Family

Scarlett said...

I am from Mobile, AL and I love your blog. I go several times a day so I can click and follow other blogs. I promise I am not a stalker! Anyway, the beautiful children in Darius Rucker's video are really his. Supposedly anyway, I heard it on the radio.

The Garners said...

Crosby and I made a Target trip during MDO this a.m. too and it was quiet and not busy here either--it was so relaxing and a fun break from the craziness that is our life these days!!! I tried on sunglasses, looked at clothes, etc...lots more fun that shopping for detergent and toilet paper! Wish we could have shopped together! :)

Heather said...

Cried like a baby during the Hootie song as well. Man...that was killer. Your baby is adorable. Been following your blog since you were in the hospital. I have 2 girls, ages 5 and 3 1/2 and another girl due in 7 weeks! Love your blog.
God Bless,
Heather

Kelley said...

Thanks for praying for my dad! Harper's little dress and shoes are darling! I am glad you got to shop with her napping. I remember those days.

Jaclyn said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting pictures of Harper's sweet smiling face today...she is so sweet and such a reminder of God's power, and He is in control over everything.

Sara said...

She looks so cute in her bumbo - and that picture is priceless! Totally diggin' the shoes. :)

Melissa said...

That dress and Harper are both adorable! :D

Abby said...

ugghhh-- her outfits are TOO CUTE!!! :) I LOVE THEM! I wish i had an outfit like that. :}

O.M.G. said...

are you kidding?! i don't even have kids and that song makes me cry! also, i love target too. now, when i'm there during the day and see a mom w/ kids, i wonder, does she have a blog? funny, huh? i'll bet your mom is a real sweetie.

Karen said...

great post! those shoes are possibly the cutest ever! I have 2 toddlers now but I got bumbo as it just came out and my 2 year old sat in it all the time. It is the best thing for them to see a different view/angle of things.

avbernat said...

You are one lucky mama! I wish all three of my boys would sleep while I shopped at Target! HAHA! I'm lovin' the shoes btw! Seriously girl, you're making me wanna go after Baby Bernat #4 in hopes that I am blessed with a girl! LOL!

Analiza

Jen said...

I know I say this just about every time I leave a comment, but I just can't help it....can Harper even get any cuter?! Uhm I would say yes, since she does every time.

Glad you had a good day at Target!

There is a little something for you over at my blog

Sarah Jean said...

That is one of my favorite songs! I don't have kids, but it makes me think about my parents and it always makes me cry!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

I love, love the photo of Harper and Dawson. She is a beautiful baby with a fabulous wardrobe.

I love the new Hootie. This song has been a fav of mine for a while, I am so glad he released it.

Cece

Lisa said...

That song's seriously so true and makes me cry like a baby! Definetly need to listen to that when my toddler's pushin' my buttons, talk about softening my heart....so sweet.

Domestic Goddess said...

Your little girlie is so precious!! She makes me want to be a baby and wear those adorable shoes!

Glad you had fun at Target...if wondering around Target was sport...I'd be on Varsity!

Jenna said...

That is such a great song! That Hootie - I've missed him.

Love the cutie pie in her sitting up pictures!! And also to Harper - a big congrats to Harper-girl on her first Target trip. (A right of passage in the truest sense.) I wish her a lifetime of trips to the great Tar-jay. :-)

2 Little Irish Boys said...

The Bumbo is fab!! They have a great tray that goes with it-I generally sit it on the counter with the tray and some toys-lets me get about 2 things done!!

Kelly said...

Awesome song Kelly. Just as good as "You're gonna miss this". Makes me cry every time I hear it!!

Harper is so adorable

Alexandra's Mommy said...

That outfit is adorable and so is the little girl ;)

Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness...Harper looks so big sitting up in the bumbo!

I love the picture of Dawson checking her out...the coloring is fabulous!

Ashley said...

Hey girl! Thanks for your sweet comments on my page about the head band... we have to get you one! Seriously, I better see a post with a bow in your hair! HA! Harper looks so cute today. I love the bumbo seat with the dog. We call Avery "sissy" to our little dog Pickle, like you do! So cute! Hope you are well...

Tara said...

I love love love this song! I was pregnant last year with my daughter when this song started playing on satelite radio. I would SOB as I drove down the road listening and singing along. Now my daughter is 5 months old and Darius is right...it won't be like this for long.

Stephanie said...

I love Darius Rucker..I showed that video to my dad last weekend.

Love Harper in the bumbo and the look she is giving her brother is just as cute as the one he is giving her :)

yenibrite said...

have you watched susan boyle from Britian's got talent? You should definitely find it on youtube...not only is she amazing, but Simon's facial expression when she begins singing is classic!

Meagan said...

The picture of her and Dawson is priceless! lol.

Girl you know they make a snap on tray for the bumpo? WORD! Megan got one at her shower and I thought i was ingenious! (if that's how you spell that, lol)

Maria's Mommy said...

yep this song always brings tears to my eyes! I have a 17mth old and I am amazed at how much she's grown and changed! Oh the time flies by! Oh and when he talks about dropping his daughter off at preschool it tugs at my heart...I'm a pre-school teacher and at the beginning of each school year I watch parents go through the same thing. I know I'm going to have the same hard time and my daughter will go to the school I teach at! Ah thanks for sharing that video! :) and I'm glad you got a nice relaxing trip to Target. I heart target too! :) Now our trips are much shorter, my little girl hates to sit in the cart and stroller!

Erin said...

I love the picture of Harper in her "H" bib. She looks so sweet and innocent! We have the same bib....with a K of course and I just took some pics of Kinley in it over the weekend.

FROGGITY! said...

is she not the cutest thing?

Jacquie said...

I've never seen one of those seats before... but what a great idea!! She looks like such a big girl sitting in it. And Dawson is funny checkin' her out!!

Melissa said...

Oh my, what a song... I just had to go peek in on all four of my sleeping boys after listening to that!
By the way, I LOVE the picture of Harper in her new Bumbo looking at Dawson. Her expression is priceless. I think she likes looking him eye to eye!

Robert and Jennifer said...

Hey my Emma loves her Bumbo seat too! I just wanted to tell you that my daughter has been sucking on her hand since she was born too and wouldn't take a paci. She just started taking one three days ago out of the blue. So keep trying!

Candice Pair said...

Ok that video brought a tear to my eye...haven't heard that song before! harper is precious...love her shoes, too!

Barclay Kathryn said...

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Brandy said...

Kelly, I got to see "Hootie" live when he came with Brad Paisley. You should try hearing that song live. My "babies" are now 8 and almost 13!! :'( I wore my zebra print top today too... wish mine was pink and brown.

Holly said...

Hahah that photo of Harper looking at Dawson is just hilarious!

Mountain Girl said...

I LOVE the picture of Dawson and Harper! That is too, too cute! I also like the picture that you picked for her dedication.

Lauren Kelly said...

It is no surprise that Miss Harper is the MOST stylish baby you will ever see, it also doesn't hurt to have a fashionista as her mom. The pictures are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! :)

Leslie Lambert said...

Haha...I'm so glad somebody else calls him Hootie!

Candi said...

I love target!!! And that video is such a tear-jerker. Sometimes when they start getting really exhausting it's easy to forget how quickly it will be over. My little guy is twenty months and seems like he's getting a jump-start on the terrible twos, but I am always reminding myself -- soon I'll wake up and he'll be all grown up and I don't want to miss a thing, no matter how tired I get.

Jennifer said...

I saw him sing this on TV last week and loved this song! His voice is fantastic and the words of this song never more true!

My oldest is 13 and I'm amazed that the time has flown by so fast. My middle starts middle school next year, I so don't want him to grow up already. And my daughter, wow, she will be 6 in just a few short weeks. I can't even believe the time has gone by s fast. When I hear this song I think when earlier in the year I would walk my daughter to class (kindergarten) every morning. Now she wants me to drive her to the 'car rider' area so she can walk with her friends! The first day was cute, the second made me cry! Wow!

Lynn said...

I love Darius Rucker!
Praying that the Lord will always be with you no matter what the future holds.
Isaiah 43:1-3a But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour...
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KinaBolina said...

I love this song...my man has it on our bedtime playlist. :)

Tonya said...

I read your blog every day but I've only commented once before. I HAD to comment today and tell you that I absolutely LOVE the first picture in this post! It looks like the print on her outfit is making her a little crazy-eyed - she looks mesmerized by it!!! I have to say that I love the picture of her and Dawson too! A great moment to capture for sure!!

Tonya

bridgie said...

I love that song. I love Dairus Rucker. I have a 8 month old son and it always makes me cry. He has changed some much in these short 8 months. Please savor every moment with your precious little one.

mccoy5 said...

awwww man! I wanna change my vote - I want the pic of Harper & Dawson!!! Sooo cute! My fave outfit so far - and I am lovin' the pink bumbo (that they did not have when my baby girl was small {2005}). And yay for the first Target trip - the first of thousands!!! :] Sooo very happy for y'all! Praise God!

Kayla said...

It won't be like this for long...so true! My daughter is 2 and I already miss the "baby" she was. I love the current "phase", but still look back and miss what's already gone.

Mandi said...

I remember the days of my baby boy sleeping in his infant carrier. In the words of Hootie "it won't be like this for long" so enjoy!

LOVE the song...such a good reminder to enjoy each stage of your child's life.

Jessica said...

Oh my....I have a 4 year old little girl and a 11 week old little girl...and oh how I cried?? Since this is my second I know how fast it goes and I have been cherishing EVERY moment...its like I can't get enough of my baby, even when its in the middle of the night or she is crying! I love it and will have to show all the mommies I know!!! :)

Lori said...

Sounds like a perfect day at Target! The picture of Harper in the little seat is so adorable, her outfit is great!

~Holly~ said...

How adorable is Harper in all that pink & brown!! My two fav colors!! :D So glad you got to enjoy shopping with her! She's precious!! God Bless!! :)

Kayce said...

LOVE HER LITTLE OUTFIT. So cute! And that Darius Rucker song is one of my favorites. He is from my hometown, Charleston and this video was taped RIGHT HERE! Right down the street from my office! : )

m2m578 said...

Love the dress & the little shoes!!! Do Harper's clothes take up two closets yet?? Ha Ha Ha!! Such big girl sitting in her Bumbo seat! I feel the same way about Target

LisaShaw said...

God has brought her such a long way. She's beautiful.

Shannon said...

Kelly, That is one sharp dressed little girl! Love the dress and wondering where I can find it in my 8 year old daughters size, along with some matching bedding as well.

I have heard that song several times, but never LISTENED to it like I did today. It really made me realize that both of my kids are growing up. I cannot rock or hold my 11 year old son anymore, and my 8 year old daughter is full of drama! But, I still would not trade the nights that they crawl in my bed for anything in the world. Just to be able to "hold" them while they are asleep is a blessing. My son is almost as tall as I am so I can only "hold" him when he is laying next to me on the couch or when he sneaks in my bed at night.

Thank you for posting this video today! I love your blog and look forward to seeing Harper's cute little self every morning!

GG said...

This is the first time that I have left a comment on your blog...but I read it all of the time!! Your little girl is just so sweet!! She is about the same age as my little boy!! I was going to say that I LOVE that song!!! Isn't it true that kids grow up so fast!! It makes me think of my life and how fast it goes as well. I lost my dad about the same time that I had my little baby boy...so the circle of life just keeps going...no matter how hard it is.

MOBACH'S said...

we love our bumbo.. such a smart invention!

Paige said...

ah, another adorable outfit from miss Harper! I love the seat too. Not to mention I just posted this same video about my Charli Beth! I love Darius Rucker, whether it's by himself or w/ hootie & blowfish! It's an amazing song, and video. Something that all of us can relate too. I love the curly hair, and the new tee's are ADORABLE!!!!!!

Sonya said...

Lauren loved her Bumbo seat. We have one in the same color! I let my step sister borrow it for my nephew and had to laugh when I saw him in a pink seat.

Preppy Coastee said...

Bumbo is sooo much fun in the bath tub! I know I sound crazy but Baby Carter just loves it!