Saturday, June 06, 2009

Grandparents in the HOUSE!

We got a treat yesterday. Harper's Nonny and Granddaddy came for a visit. Harper had a tough day yesterday with her teething. She was very fussy and would NOT take a nap.
I've been so proud of myself because last week I started her on a firm nap schedule. Before since I was home and we couldn't go anywhere for so long - I was just pretty willy nilly - letting her nap in my lap or whenever and wherever she decided she wanted to but I decided it was time to try and be a little more scheduled so every day I have been putting her in her room with the lights out, the fan on, the cool mist vaporizer, her favorite CD and just letting her go to sleep on her own and it has worked great!!! She takes a 2 - 3 hour nap and we both feel better. But she wasn't having it on Friday.
So my parents and I put her in the car and drove around and took her to Target because it was too hot in the middle of the day to stroll outside and then we just kept driving around so she would get some rest.
And then last night - my parents kept Harper (it was a pretty easy job because I put her to bed first) and Scott and I got to get out and go on a date. I have been looking forward to this ALL WEEK!!! It was the first time in months we have spent any time alone and been able to eat a meal together and it was just wonderful!!!! My parents wanted us to go to a movie or starbucks or do something but we had so much fun but couldn't wait to get home and check on Harper.
We went to our favorite place - Doe's!!! We splurged our diets and had tamales first. I LOVE Tamales.
Doe's is known for huge steaks - we split this one. I promise this wasn't just my meal. I'm not going to lose 15 lbs eating like this. ha!
This sign was hanging up near us and we had to laugh. Looks like we won't be coming to Doe's without a sitter for at least 8 more years! ha! Yesterday was the Wal-Mart Shareholder's meeting which I missed for the first time in 13 years. There are always lots of celebrities in town - yesterday at the meeting they had Michael Jordan, Ben Stiller, Kris Allen, Miley Cyrus, Smokey Robinson and maybe a few more. I PROMISE that there was a group that came in while we were eating that looked like a country band and they just looked familiar or famous to me. I could not figure out if they were. But I have a feeling we were eating with celebrities - if I only could only find out who. ha! Maybe I'm crazy.
(Yeay - Beth helped me figure it out - it was Trace Adkins! I googled how tall he was just to make sure and he's 6 foot 6 just like this guy was. He was also wearing a CMT t-shirt which clued me in)
Isn't this little girl the CUTEST? I swear if she wasn't mine - I'd be trying to adopt her. I just want to kiss her to death!

Now a little business before I wish you a good weekend!

The winners of the books for singles are:
Amber, Stephanie and Elizabeth. I will be contacting you to get your addresses!

I MAY get to get a few more books - so if I do - I'll ramdomly draw a few more names.

Also - please pray for the following families:
Baby Lindsay - got a heart transplant on Thursday
Layla Grace - has neuroblastoma and 30% survival rate
Hailey - baby with Trisomy 13 and HPE - will be delivered on Friday
Bolte family - this family has 2 boys, has lost 2 boys, and just delivered a girl this week that has EB like Jonah.
Little Madison who has a metastatic kidney tumor
Dunn Family in AL - lost mother and 11 yr old daughter in car accident. Previously lost another daughter to heart defect. Leaves father and 2 children.

78 comments:

surentser said...

Hey Kelly,

I love to read tour blog everyday. I am glad you enjoyed your night out, they are sooo important!The food looked delicious.My friend and I are hooked on your blog,the girls at work laugh at us, be cause we are always talking about"Kelly& Harper". They think it is funny that we really do not even know you, is that crazy?? Ha!! Have a great weekend:)

Courtney said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful date night. Love the little pink and brown outfit! Too cute!

Bama Girl in AZ said...

Dinner looked SO yummy! Congrats on the firm nap schedule - it was the best thing I ever did with my daughter! I also just wanted to say you looked very pretty for your date!

The Allens said...

She is the cutest! Congrats on your first date. That was HUGE for Robert and I the first time we got to have a meal together at the same table at the same time with no one screaming for us! I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

cadycupcake said...

Kelly have you tried any teething tablets for Harper? They really seem to help with the restlessness that comes with teething. We buy the Hyland's brand Homeopathic. You can get them pretty much anywhere.

Jessica said...

So excited for you with your big date---and big shared steak! Looks yummy! Oh, and Harper's dress....makes me want to have another girl! LOL

Chari said...

That is awesome you were able to get out! Wow, I'm drooling over those tamales...were they spicy? I love spicy ones!!

Love that dress. I'm a sucker for anything brown & pink!

Christy said...

Kelly - she is adorable!

Tiffany said...

I'm happy you and Scott were able to get a date night! The food looked delicious and made me hungry. I would be in the same boat as you if I saw a group that looked like a country band. I am so bad at recognizing celebrities. I hope you have a nice weekend and best of luck with Harper's teething.

Sara Lynn said...

Thats awesome that you got a date night. Try to always make time for just you and the hubby its good for you. BTw that picture of Harper is ADORABLE!! She is such a cute baby!!!

Sara in SC

Elle's Mom said...

Date nights are the best!? Was that sign a joke or were they serious? Guess I won't be bringing my sweet girl there ;-)

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

Such a cute dress you have on! I always love Harper's outfits but that bow she has on is too cute!! We are trying to enjoy date nights right now as long as we can since I'm due in January.

Vera said...

Harper is so cute! What? You knew that already?? I love that brown and pink outfit ♥ I was smiling, because Doe's was our first post-baby date too (except the one in Little Rock). Now I'm craving those potatoes swimming in butter! Can I give you some advice from someone four years further down the road? Try REALLY hard to have a date night at least once a month, no matter what. It makes all the difference in the world!

Crystal said...

You look beautiful Kelly!!! And so does sweet Harper, what a doll she is!!!

Jennifer said...

My husband grew up with Doe's Eat Place... in Greenville, MS. Gosh, I can't wait to go deep South and eat there! Did you know Rachael Ray named it as one of the TOP TEN best steaks in AMERICA?! Wow! My husband always tells me they serve 1) tamales, 2) spaghetti, and 3) giant steaks. Here's firsthand numbers 1 and 3! haha

Amber said...

Yay for green dresses! I have that same dress that I am wearing for a wedding next month. I decided to partner it with a chunky black belt, black pumps and black hoop earrings. I love how the dress fits and it's so comfy!!!

Greetings from Guatemala said...

your meal looks delicious!! We never ate tamales until we moved here to Guatemala and now we love them too. Glad you had a fun date night. Harper is soo precious!!!

Taylor said...

I'm so happy for you guys getting to have a date night!! Yay for grandparents!!

And yes...she is just absolutely precious!!

Oh...the teething gets better! I promise!!

motherof3fellows said...

That is so good that you got to go on a date! It's hard around here for us with three. Harper look precious in that sweet little outfit... If I only had a girl HEEHEE :)

R said...

i remember deciding enough was enough with my first child and settling her into a firm nap routine. it only took a couple of days of a little fussiness and crying it out for a bit, but it was SOOOO worth it! then again, i need predictability and structure in my day, even though i'm at home all day. but i believe children need it, too! good for you!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Date night is the BEST when the grandparents are babysitting! Woohoo for you guys!

Harper gets cuter every day, Kelly!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Awe, glad you guys had a great date night! Harper is so cute!

Beth said...

Trace Atkins was at the Sam's meeting this morning...was it him???

Carrie said...

that famous country music group probably sat at their table going...now where is that cute, sassy mom with her adorable little girl we've been reading so much about? We read on her blog that she loves this place...too bad they weren't here, we love that blog... ;)

Jess :) said...

So thrilled that you and Scott were able to get out for a bit!! Have to say ~ LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dress!! I have the pink one! Gotta love those great Target deals!!! :)

Also, LOVE little Miss Harper! I'm sending her tons of hugs and kisses through the computer!

Love ya

noahandlylasmommi said...

Harper always has THE cutest little outfits :0) So glad y'all had a nice night together. Its amazing how refreshing it is to spend quality time with the hubby. Definintly makes for a happier mommy :)

Candy said...

Fun! Trace Adkins is from my hometown-Sarepta, LA! :) His mom was my Sunday school teacher when I was in junior high! :)

blessedmomto7 said...

Glad you had a date! We do it once a week :) Trace Adkins-had NO CLUE he was SO TALL!! WOW! That steak looks like it ROCKED! Hugs!

Kara Finley said...

OMG! That sign is hilarious! The one thing my husband and I love to do is go out to eat! We refuse to compromise that, sitter or not. If our children never went out to eat with us, they would never learn appropriate out-to-eat-manners. There are a few restaurants that we avoid with them but most places are very child-friendly. We should work on getting a night out by ourselves, ha! So happy you two had a date! )

Haley said...

I follow your blog and just noticed that I have the dress that you wore on yall's date last night in charcoal. What shoes did/would you where with it?? I really want to wear it to church tomorrow and have been thinking about it since I got the dress about a month ago! BTW Harper is SOOO flippin' cute! A very, very, close second to my little girls! lol (Sorry, I'm supposed to be partial to mine, right?) timandhaleywilliams@yahoo.com

marie said...

After reading your blog for a good while, I was wondering when you were going back to "eating out" I been missing those pictures !!
Harper is so cute with the pink/brown outfit and the bow is awesome, Grandparents do make good babysitters don't they,

Modern Maven said...

Such a cute pink and brown outfit on baby Harper!

Grandma~rella said...

Though I visit and read your blog daily, I keep forgetting to leave a comment which has been on my mind. :)
Last week, Grandpa and I purchased the most amazing new play thing for our youngest Grandbaby, Sadie, who is just a couple weeks older than sweet Harper. You HAVE to get one of these, Kelly!! It's the new Precious Planet Jumperoo...and oh my...our Sadie was jumping and giggling from the very moment I put her in it! Seriously, before I even had my hands off of her little tushy, our girl was jumping up and down using just the tips of her tiny toes. WE put a pillow beneath her feet to help out and I imagine this Jumperoo will be used for at least the next six or more months. Just wanted to share! :)
Oh yeah~I ADORE your little Harper! (((HUGS)))

Myra said...

Hey Kelly,

I'm so glad you had a wonderful date night! You look great!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Queen Mumma said...

Hi Kelly,

I searched your blog. Is there an email address you provide for your bloggers to get in touch with you?

Thanks

Melissa's Thoughts said...

I love Harper's little dress. So happy you and Scott got a date night. God is good.

Jennifer said...

Love your dress...Love Target! :) Hooray for dates! Where is Harper's pink and brown outfit from??? You must let us know!

Heather said...

So many hurting families that need our prayer, thanks for taking time out to share about your family the needs of others. What a servant's heart!

I do love the outfit that Harper is and she is so dang cute!!

the rye family said...

i couldn't link to Hailey - she has the same diagnosis as april rose (www.littleoneapril.blogspot.com) and i'd love to hear their story . . . :) loved your post & the fact that you had a date - and saw famous people! :)

Ginny said...

That is so awesome that you got to go out with your husband. I know what you mean when you say you are dying to get out of the house but then when you finally leave all you want to do is get back to your baby!

I had to giggle to myself when you described Harper's nap routine. I was reminded of an old friend that could not go to sleep (to this very day as a 30 yr old) without the humidifier, fan, etc...Because that is the way she always slept as a baby, that is the way she has to sleep NOW! It makes for hard circumstances whenever they are in a position outside of their own home/ routine. Even on trips she still has to pack up all her sleeping aids-LOL! She always gives her mom a hard time about that..hee hee!

Jennifer said...

Poor Harper! She worked so hard getting her first tooth and she didn't even get to go have steak! Haha!:) Josh and I need a Doe's date soon. And I love your dress! You look great, girl!

JobandBrittany said...

love harper's polka dots. glad yall had a date night, so fun. we have the same dress. i heart target! :)

Caroline said...

LOVE LOVE the first and last picture of Harper, she is a DOLL.
You also look like a Doll in that dress, so cute and you don't look like you need to lose any weight.

I am hoping Preston meets Harper tomorrow at church, I need to email my mom and reminder to bring the camera.

Take care.
Caroline

Rhiannon said...

I have that darling dress in brown. I'm thinking of getting it in another color, too. I love that it has pockets!

Heather said...

I LOVE it when the Grandparents visit!!! So glad you and Scott got to have a date night! We just got a Doe's here and we are thinking of going there for our anniversary next week! That steak looks awesome!
Harper is ADORABLE! Seriously...she is just the cutest thing!

Julia said...

super cute pic in her seat!

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

you look very pretty, glad you all got a date night :) and i love harpers pic, she is soo sweet.

Amber said...

Thank you so much Kelly! I am so looking forward to that book! I'm also loving that dress by the way! Too cute!

Amber

Diana said...

I love reading your blog and about little Harper; what a doll! Teething is definitely not fun as I have one who is going through the same! Love the dress by the way, I have the same one in magenta! (Target?!) Anyway have a great weekend!
Diana

Julie said...

Kelly, I just wanted to drop you little note. I simply think your blog is adorable! It is always like a breathe of fresh air to read.

Harper is a cutie too!

We should get together, I have stair step boys and we could plan an arranged marriage! lol

langhofflove said...

My fiancé is drooling over your Doe's meal! After your last post about Doe's we look up the nearest state that has one and determined that will be one of our first roadtrips together after we are married! I'm glad ya'll had a great time together! What a blessing parents are!

krislyn. said...

That is so great that Scott and you got some time away, just the two of you!! That's what grandparents are for right?! =)

Thank you for all your encouraging words lately. You have such a heart for your readers and it truly shows.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Darla said...

Kris Allen?!?! Are you kidding? I thought he'd be too busy!! That's so cool they all come.

Angry Julie Monday said...

Poor little Harper and those teeth. I'm glad you were able to get a date night. Aren't grandparents wonderful. It takes a village to raise a child, always remember that.

Her outfit is to die for!

Traci said...

I guess that prohibits us from ever going to Doe's with our kids! ha!

I got to go to my first meeting on Friday and loved it! We LOVE Walmart!

Harper looks adorable as usual!

The Sweet Life said...

Wow...I won a book! That is really exciting! Thanks.

I hope you two had a wonderful night at dinner.

Harper gets cuter everyday...if that's even possible.

-Stephanie

Sasha said...

That restaurant sign is way too funny! My kids are almost 6 and 3 and it would be years before we could go there! Do people follow that rule?

Amber said...

Glad you got to enjoy a fun date night out with your hubby! Where did you get the super cute dress you wore? I love the cut and the color!

Jenny said...

So glad you got to go out a date!! I love Harpers dress in the first photo. My Sophie is wearing that dress today!!

Debi said...

Being a grandparent is one of the greatest blessing in my life, and I'm sure that Harper's feel the same way.

I cracked up laughing at that sign.

Lifting those names up in my prayers today.

xinex said...

Harper sure is so cute! Love that outfit and glad you got to spend some time with hubby alone....Christine

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, I so tried that dress on at Target this weekend, but it didn't look right on me, but it looks GREAT on you :o( You are looking so fabulous!!!

Katelyn said...

I have that same dress from Target! Great minds think alike!

jayfersgirl said...

I have had a shirt made my this woman before, and I was looking thru her designs to get an idea for a new one for my daughter when I saw this:
http://maggiemoodesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/introducing-harper-owl.html

Harper the Owl??? In pink and brown???
I think your Harper absolutely needs to have one, so I thought I'd pass the link along:)

~ Cara

Dena said...

you guys are too cute, enjoy your time with your parents. hey, i nominated you for the 'lovely blog award'.

Leah said...

I love the outfit!! She is sooo darling. If you ever get tired of her, let me know. My little boys BOTH want a little sister. ;) That little open-mouthed surprised look is sooo precious!
Good job getting her on a nap schedule. It makes ALL the difference. I'm proud of you.

Karyn said...

Regarding your email inbox. Maybe you should stop allowing comments and emails. I think you mentioned you started blogging to journal. You are a guilty pleasure to read, but are a stranger to me. Why should you get stressed out reading what total strangers think of your life? Just blog. Blessings!

Lisa said...

I bet you talked about Harper the whole time you were on your date. I know when my husband and I go out all we do is talk about our three daughters and they are 19, 18 and 12. That is how it has been for years. I am not sure what we used to talk about before we had kids, it must have been very boring! One of us will stop the other one and say, "Okay, let's talk about something else." Before you know it, we are right back talking about our favorite subject! We just can't help it!

bandd1970 said...

It was wonderful meeting you briefly in church this morning! Harper is so precious. I hope to see you again!
Deb

Kelly said...

Hi Kelly,
April Rose was born today and was not expected to live. She has been here for for 6 hours and needs prayers. www.littleoneapril.blogspot.com

The Thornton Family said...

My husband and I also went out for the first time this weekend! It was great! We have an 11yr old and a 17month old and had not been out ALONE since about 2 months before the youngest was born!
We had so much fun, but also only went to dinner because we were ready to get back home. I told my parents to just put us on their books every 4 weeks or so because we would continue doing this.
We need the break and alone time as I'm sure you understand.

BTW - you look great in that pic!

Stacey in Missippi

Mrs. McB said...

Glad you were able to have a date night. You all look great and looks like some good food. :)

Tricia said...

Whoo Hoo for date night and dinner with Trace Adkins. That's awesome that Harper had been taking a good nap for you before her teething kicked in. Good day time naps like that can make a huge difference in your day I am sure. I love that Harper can use her bumbo still too. All our littles out grown them by the 2-3 month mark. Then their chubby little legs can fit anymore. Boo Hoo for us!

Elizabeth said...

Yay for grandparents and date nights! I know you must have really enjoyed that time alone together. I love the pic of Harper at the end - how precious!!

Brunch at Saks said...

Hi Kelly
I'm not mom, nor am I married. I live a life completely opposite of yours out here in LA as writer/ producer, but the one thing we have in common is our love for Jesus our Lord and family.
Thank you for being so open and sharing all that you do!
xo :)

The DeYoungs said...

We started putting our daughter in her crib at 4 months old. I read somewhere that at six months is when they can start identifying a pattern. We have the rainforest jumperoo and we love it. My daughter is 9 months old and will still go in it.

Sarah said...

I saw a sign in a store that said, "All children left unattended will be given a free puppy and coffee." If I find the picture I have of it I'll send it to you. It's pretty funny to see in print.

An iMperfect wIfe said...

Still lovin your blog and the regular pics of Harper. So pleased that she is doing so well! It's so comforting to know that sometimes patience is the key!

Jenny