Yesterday we took our very first trip to see Harper's grandparents (my parents).Her new favorite thing is for us to put pallets of blankets on the floor and we let her lay and roll around with toys. I love to sit down there and just hang out with her. Here she is hanging out with her grandparents on the floor.
We got there around 1. Travelling with a baby is a whole new ball game. Gone are the days we could just throw a few things in the car and take off. It takes careful planning and timing of feedings and a WHOLE lot of things for a quick overnight trip. But Harper did so GREAT! She slept the whole way both ways. She obviously wants us to take her on more trips.
Here I am enjoying a late lunch! Diet coke and chips and homemade salsa included! :-) It was nice to take my time eating instead of shovelling food in as fast as I can for once. ha!
Harper's grandparents bought her a new highchair for their house and they put it together and we let her sit in it. She really liked it as you can see.
Me and my girl (I just realized I'm sitting in a cheerleader pose! I guess I'm trying to teach Harper early).
One of Harper's FAVORITE things is when daddy plays "rocket" it with her. He lifts her in the air complete with sound effects and she just smiles and smiles. She also likes for daddy to let her "ride the pony" on her knee.
Harper got to meet her great aunt Linda and uncle Bob. (my mom's sister). They came over for dinner last night.
My parents live out in the country and it's so nice to just outside in the peaceful woods. Scott was rocking his baby on the front porch. I just have to tell you that he is just the best dad. He is so good with her and it just thrills me how much he loves her.
Mom cooked us a delicious dinner last night. Harper was sitting at the head of the table. I think she can't wait to graduate to "real food".
I love her so much that I can hardly stand it sometimes. She was just precious this weekend.
I think in this picture she is saying "C'mon Mom - quit kissing me"
This morning we went to church at my dad's church. I was so glad for everyone to see her because I know that the whole church prayed for us so much when she was sick. Of course my dad TRAUMATIZED me by making me bring Harper up in front of the whole church to show her off and thank them for praying for us. I almost started crying out of a mixture of embarrassment of being up there and thankfulness for the prayers of all the members.
This little boy, Luke, is the son of a guy I grew up with. He is a little over 2 weeks older than Harper. Mom wanted to take their picture together and Harper was infatuated with him. She just stared and then starting holding his hand. I think daddy and grandpa were going to have a stroke - they are obviously going to have to pull out the shotguns early because Harper is already liking the boys. I thought it was the cutest thing in the world.
We ate mexican after church and then came home and took a few more pictures before we hit the road to come back. Here are Harper and her grandparents.
A family portrait. Don't you love how daddy and daughter are matching??? Where is my pink?
It's really too bad that her grandparents don't love her or pay attention to her. ha! In a few weeks we will be travelling down to see her other grandparents. We are making that trip with Laurie, Steve and the girls. You might want to go ahead and say a prayer for us now. 3 babies and 4 adults on a 6 hour trip (it could be about 9 hours with all of us).
It's raining here like it does EVERY single memorial day weekend and we have a leisurely day planned for tomorrow. I'm hoping to catch up on some housework and I think Scott has some projects on his plate also. Hope you all have a nice holiday!
One last thing - PLEASE pray for my friend Katie. She is 26 weeks pregnant with a little girl Reese. On Friday - they found out she has meningitis encephalitis or an infection in the brain and is having brain swelling that is so painful she is on morphine. They flew her to Little Rock and she is on antibiotics and so far the baby is doing fine. Please pray that they can get Katie over the virus and that the baby will go full term. You can get updates on Hillary's blog or her SIL's Shannon's blog.
Update: She is having no improvement and is on oxygen now - the doctors are very concerned about her. PLEASE PRAY!!!!