Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sweet Caroline

Harper and I had a fun day today! We went over to my parent's house to meet up with one of my first blogger friends - Caroline. We call her "Sweet Caroline" at our house because she is so precious! I just adore her and I met her in person for the first time the day I checked out of the hospital and got to Tulsa to see Harper. She and her mother were there waiting for me. They had driven over from Texas to be there. I started crying (and so did my mom) today trying to tell them how much that meant to us and how much that made a terrible day so much better.

Her family has a lake house in Arkansas and they come every summer so they drove up from there to see us. This is Caroline's Aunt Chris, her mom Robin and Caroline.
And this is my mom, me and Harper and my aunt Linda. I realized I was the only one there without a sister. Well, me and Harper. :-) It was a fun girl's day!!!

I thought Harper looked so cute in this little dress and bow!!!
She really liked Caroline. I'm thinking it's her blond hair and love for BIG, BOLD accessories!
Mom fixed us a great girly lunch and we just enjoyed visiting!!!
Strawberry Salad, Grapes, Chicken Salad and a yummy muffin (maybe my mom will share the recipe???)
The fact that we are all 3 looking at different cameras will tell you that all of us girls were pulling out our cameras on this day!
I just had to show you these precious monogrammed bloomers! OH the sweetness!!! This is why if we have another girl - her monogram has to be HBS so she can wear these too!
Our day would have only been better if our sweet blogger friend, Jenna, could have joined us! We love her also but we did leave her a joint voicemail. You can't really tell but that is her picture on the computer - so really it's like the 3 of us were together!
By the way - Caroline and Jenna - both funny, southern, beautiful, Godly, sweet ......and SINGLE! So if you know any Godly, handsome, hardworking men.........send them my way and maybe I can set up a little mini (WHOLESOME) Bachelorette! (By the way - should have picked Reid).

P.S. Harper was just pure delight today. Six hours in the car and a day with strangers and she was so good and happy. The first 6 months of her life were hard. She cried all the time and never and I mean NEVER slept. But the poor thing had reflux, was teething and had itchy eczema. You would cry all the time too. It was tough. I won't lie. But she could not be any easier than she is right now. I want to cry every day thinking about how fast she is growing. I was listening to Focus on the Family tonight on the drive home and they were talking about taking mental videos of your children because you just want to freeze frame those precious moments with them because it's over so fast. It is so true. I'm treasuring every last second with her and I hope you are with your children too. I just keep singing that "Hootie" song "It won't be like this for long". That goes for the hard and the wonderful moments alike!

112 comments:

Lindsay said...

Harper is always a joy to see pictures of!! I think she is one of the cutest kids god ever made!!! I also love to read your posts. I dont remember how I came upon your blog but I sure am glad I did!!!

Mandi said...

I hope my brain has enough memory space for all of the "mental videos" I want to remember!!! :)

Caroline is such a sweetie and I'm glad you got to spend time with her today.

Heather said...

Fun times!! What a great girls day! Is that a dress or a long shirt you are wearing?? I love it! Please share where you found it, it's gorgeous! All you girls are! Yay for Harper being such a delight, that always makes things better!

Alex and Jill said...

I love Caroline!! I wish I had another brother to hook her up with, she would make a wonderful sister. :) Looks like a fun girl's day...love the pics!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Looks like fun fun filled day! All of you girls are just too precious!

Jonnie said...

Harper looks so stinking cute in that outfit!!!

Sarah said...

6 months is such a magical age! I wish I could bottle up this time with my baby. Looks like such a fun day! And the bloomers are just too much!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

What a great day for all of you! Wonderful pictures.

It is just the best feeling when we look those little smiling faces. It just makes all the tough days so unimportant.

Harris Family said...

What a fun day! I would love to hang out with you, Caroline, and Jenna, too! Three precious gals (and of course Harper and your momma). I literally tear up every time Cilla smiles and giggles. I just want her little toothless grin, her sweet spirit, and her innocence to last forever!

Melissa Miller said...

~GORGEOUS pics tonight Kelly!
Harper's big purple bow is my new favorite. :)

The Kahler Family said...

You're all so beautiful! I think that it is so cool to see how God works through the Internet to bring believers together to support one another!
I love the Darius Rucker song, it just makes me cry every time I hear it. That and the Trace Adkins song, You're Gonna Miss This... the things that I already miss and mine are only 8 and 3!

Christa said...

Looks like ya'll had such a fun day! The lunch your mom made looks soo yummy!

Aimee said...

Oh, you are soooo right. Tonight my mental memory is of my husband holding our sleeping son in his arms to bring him to bed. Our son, Joseph, had his little hands around my husband's neck and his head nestled on his shoulder. Why does it have to go by so fast? I am just blessed that I get to be home with my son to have so many times and memories.

Jess :) said...

Love it!! So glad you had a great day! :) Pictures are awesome!

~Amy Rose said...

What FUN GIRLIE day! Your mom's lunch looked YUMMY! I agree...Harpers's dress, bow, and oh-so-cute bloomers are ADORABLE! She is just precious! So glad to hear how easy she is now...oh JOY! I loved going to Caroline's blog....she does seem so sweet and she is from Texas! She seems like a doll! Glad you had a fn day!

Many Blessings....
Amy Rose

Melissa said...

Looks like yall had so much fun! I hope my mom got lots of good pics!!

Jenna said...

Oh my word, where do I even begin on this post!?

So many beautiful women (and one beautiful HBS mini woman) in one post! I am just thrilled beyond words that all you sweet girls got to hang out and enjoy time chatting and eating (Judy - that lunch looked SO good!). When I see posts like this all I can think is - How COOL is God???

And ya'll are just too much with that picture of the 3 of us. LOL. That made my day, as did the messages! Tooooo sweet.

And ok, I am all about the new Kelly's Korner Bachelorette starring Caroline & Jenna. LOL. We can call it "Show Us Your Single Boys." :-)

Love you girl!

Father's Grace Ministries said...

Yes, childhood goes WAAAAAAY to quickly- I want to freeze frame moments all the time!

Claire

Girl with the Curlz said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful day. I love Caroline too she is such an inspiration. You and Harper looked adorable.

Staci said...

What a fun girls trip!! And...uh...while you're at it...sign me up for the Kelly's Bachelorette show!!

Leslie said...

Harper is so cute... And yes, she should have totally picked Reid!!

Aura said...

That chicken salad looks AMAZING! That's one of my favorite foods.

Jennifer said...

What a fun day! I love all the pictures! Caroline is soooo sweet! I know y'all had the best time!
I really think 6 months is the turning point with a baby. It's like they get their little personalities and you finally feel like you figure them out. At least that is how I felt. You have so many great days ahead with Harper!

Cris said...

I like the idea of a rated-G Bachelorette! I'm sure glad I stumbled upon your blog... you're cheery demeanor always makes me smile!

Mindy said...

I haven't left you a comment since Harper was in the hospital, but I just have to tonight. You are just a delight and I so look forward to your posts every single night! You are the sweetest and most Godly woman. I love your blog and your adorable Harper! I have a Hadlee & I definitely think you should use that as another little girl name! hee hee! Thank you for being such a bright spot in each of my days. You are truly a blessing! Mindy

2 Little Irish Boys said...

What a great day!
Yes, I know what you mean about taking mental videos. I have been doing that a lot. Cillian is walking and the sound of his little feet is to die for--I will never forget it.
Believe it or not.....I have a pair of monogrammed diaper cover/bloomers for Cillian. He wore them at 3/6 months. I had the cutest picture of him curled up with his little bottom sticking up and those sweet bloomber. I monogrammed his intials in baby blue and of course a boyish font. But, he's a baby so it can be a little fancy!!

Emily said...

How fun!! I'm on a houseboat this week on Norfork! Is her house here or on Bull Shoals?

Lauren Kelly said...

Awww, how sweet and fun!!!!! :)

noahandlylasmommi said...

Love your mom's dishes! That looked like a yummy meal. Harper's little bloomers were too cute!

Penny said...

If you need a unique "h" name, I have a friend named Henley. It was a play on her grandmother's name Henrye Lea. I thought it was cute and different. (and NOT Henrietta! ha) I also have a granddaughter named Harlee--- which I did not like (the name-- not the kid lol). But that's too close to Harper, anyway. =)
I used to babysit a little girl named Heather, but mispronounced it as "Hedda." That could grow on you.

Todd and Courtney said...

That hootie song makes me cry! I love reading Caroline's blog too. I was so not into blogging until I had Lauren. I LOVE it and wish I could meet all of you girlies in "real" life!

La Nouvelle Femme said...

Yay for such a great day! Good friends and family are such a blessing! What a sweet little girl, too. You're lucky that she has such a good temperament! :)

Mommyto3K's said...

Kelly,
What a fun day. That is so neat that you got to have lunch with Caroline. You are so right about the time thing. It does go by so fast. Buckle up and hang on tight girl. This is the best ride of your life and just think about all the memories you are making with your precious baby girl. They will last a lifetime!

Lori said...

I was listening to the same thing tonight and thinking how true it is...my 1st "baby" starts kindergarten next month and my 3rd "baby" is now 2 yrs old!

Melissa Stover said...

i'm so glad things have gotten easier for you. my first baby girl was a lot like that. colic, crying and i didn't have a clue what i was doing. then she got better and was such a joy. about the time we started having fun together and she was talking and just so much fun i found out i was pregnant again! i was sad at first but now the girls are such good friends that it was a wonderful blessing.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What fun for you gals to meet and have lunch together!! "Girl Time" is so special and very much needed!
Harper is adorable, as always. Have a nice week. Love & blessings from NC!

Andrea said...

Kelly-

I'm glad Harper is being such a good girl for you!!!

I'm down here in Houston, (by way of Los Angeles)and decided to put together a play date like the one you have been talking about!!! I know a few people in my church with little kids, and I sure could use some in person support and friends who are "going through it all" with the little ones.

You've inspired me! :-)

Kelley said...

What a wonderful day to meet up with friends! I remember reading about Caroline and her mom going to Tulsa to see you. I thought it was so thoughtful. Glad you and Harper had a great day!

Holly said...

Love the photograph of Caroline and Harper. So pretty!!

Alissa said...

I bought that same little green dress for my niece! I love it!!

The Stairs Family said...

kelly that color aqua looks great on you!!!

Pamela said...

Harper is so cute! It does go by SUPER fast! In just three weeks my first baby will be attending kindergarden. I am sooo sad but excited too. I cry abt it. Hubster does not understand because oldest has been going to 'school' since he was one but K5 is differ. So much differ. Some days I just wish I could rewind and have just one of those days back that it was just him and me when he was a baby. Those were special times and don't get me wrong I LOVE LOVE LOVE both of my boys immensly but there is just a special something there with your first. He made me a mommy and I hope that I make him proud as he will make me the first day of big boy school!

Myra said...

Such a sweet, sweet post! I'm glad that you had a delightful day with "the girls."

I'm trying to "freeze" memories in my head too. It makes me want to cry as well to see how FAST our babies are changing. It goes wayyyyy to quickly.

Donna said...

Kelly, I finally got my computer to show your last videos!! The one of you feeding Harper was too cute! You can tell Scott is so tickled with her and she loves her Daddy. Those big smiles were so cute. The TV interview was great. Just not enough of you talking. And by the way, I don't think you have an accent.You sound like everyone here in Ga!!
The purple bow and new dress are adorable on Harper. Great colors for her. Your Mother is so sweet to have a luncheon for "the girls".
Glad you had a great day.
Keeping you in my heart in Ga.
Donna
ps. the Butterfinger cake is Yumm-o.I have been in a sugar coma.....

Pink Lemonade and Peonies said...

What wonderful friends!

I am so glad to be reminded of Harper not sleeping--not happy that she didn't, but I don't feel so alone with my little girl. It seems like the babies of all my friends slept 10-12 hours from day one. The longest DD has slept is 7, but now is back to 2-3. She also has eczema!!!

Thank you for being there and sharing your and Harper's story!

Angie Seaman said...

Oh what a fun day Kelly. It looks as though you guys had a great time - and a great lunch. Does your Mom want to come to Indiana and cook for me sometime? ha ha!
So glad to hear that Harper is doing so well too. What a praise!

Hugs to both of you,
Angie
www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
www.angieseamanphotography.blogspot.com

The Simmons Family said...

Your posts always put a smile on my face! I think it's a little bit of the southern charm.. I don't know.

Janet said...

Girly days are always such fun! My "little" girl has just turned 21 and I cannot believe how quickly the time went by! I still see that little face with its puffy eyes when she was newborn, that first smile! Gone too soon! But growing up brings its own joys! I wouldn't change it for the world - mind you, those PMS days are rough!! But you work through them! LOL!

Mandi said...

Thanks for sharing! That is truly a blessing to have found such a GREAT friend through the blog world!

I've not been following long, but might I just add that the things you put Ms. Harper in are just adorable! I especially LOVE the bow today!

Carla said...

Hi Kelly,
I love your blog--and your outgoing and loving spirit--you are such a fun person! And Harper is just gorgeous, I love all the things you've picked for her, you have great taste!

Anyway, I dont think I have ever left a comment before, but thought I would today!

Looking forward to getting to know you better : )

Love,
Carla (Masto Mama)
http://mastomama.blogspot.com/

the brown couch said...

Where did you get those bloomers? Too cute!

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Claire said...

What a fun visit! I *love* Harper's dress and bow.

Cxx

meredith and family said...

Ah the "Hootie" song!! I think of that sound often - especially on those days where my 3 year old is giving me a fit! :) Isn't it amazing how in one way some days seem to never end and then in another way you can look back and wonder how time is flying by so fast?!?!? Sounds like a wonderful day you girls had!!

The Kinards! said...

I looove your blog!!! Harper is THE cutest!!! (And so is your dres!! haha) Please share where you got it :)

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

That song keeps going through my head too - actually have the quote posted on my fridge "It won't be like this for long!" because I know I'll miss these crazy messy baby days sometime. I'm going to see if I can find that FotF broadcast online - it sounds good.
Glad you had a fun day with friends!

Lianna Knight said...

Caroline is so beautiful and such a sister in Christ :)

And I can't tell you how adorable Harper is...she just keeps getting cuter and cuter...I can totally see her adorable personality in the pictures you post of her :)

Lauren said...

Special friends (and family), special times! Yesterday I also had a girly day (with chicken salad and strawberry spinach salad)!!!! :) Must have been in the air! Ha!

I just adore Harper's outfits (bows and oh so cute bloomers)! Great eye, Kelly!
P.S. Focus on the Family...I'd like to know more...on a station?

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

How fun! I love Harper's Bloomers! Too cute!

lnipaver said...

I have never commented before but I have followed your blog since Harper was born through Jenna's blog (she is the cousin of my"big sis" in my sorority) Now its an everyday read. I feel as I know Harper as many others do, keep up thegood work!

Becky said...

Too bad they don't live closer! I know a dear single Christian man. He is always laughing! I never worked with anyone who had such integrity. The day his job was eliminated was one of the worst I have ever experienced. I cried for a week. He is absolutely the ultimate. Faithful to the Lord.

Mandy said...

I love the bloomers, she should have picked Reid, and they grow up soooo fast. Such a bittersweet time in our lives.

Karen said...

What a wonderful day you had with the girls! Caroline looks like a sweetie, I can see why you nicknamed her that. I am dying over those bloomers, so stinkin' cute!!!!

Warmly,
Karen

Candy said...

Thanks for sharing your special day with us. Girls DO like to get together and share, encourage, laugh, and love. Harper was the perfect party girl! and such cute bloomers.

burgmom said...

Those bloomers are way too precious. Love them! Glad to hear you guys had a great time. My son was the same way for the first 4 months. It was hard! He is two now and you would never guess he was like that. It does get easier and then you hit the two's. LOL.

Christie Burnett said...

That is so true, there are so many moments I would love to freeze frame and it breaks my heart that my baby is now a toddler and growing everyday. I look at photos of her as a newborn and I can no longer even imagine that that was her!

That is why your blog is such a good idea, it is capturing so many special moments.

Christie
http://childhood101.blogspot.com/

Tammy518 said...

What a great girly day y'all had! I noticed right away that Harper had the queen's seat at the head of the table, of course! She just gets cuter every day!

motherof3fellows said...

I know what you mean, It makes me so sad to see my last baby growing up. I wish I could freeze this wonderful time.

BTW, I love Harper's bloomers! :)

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Um, I l-o-v-e Jenna!!! After being blog and phone friends for awhile now, we finally got to meet a little over a month ago. She is DARLING!

May I please, please, please be added to the dating show? You know that things go better in threes, anyway... :)

Jenny said...

What a sweet time you all had!!

The Donley's said...

I just posted the exact same song and called him "Hootie"- how crazy that we think so much a like. I've never commented but I read your blog everyday and LOVE the pictures, if my Chatham had been a girl he would have been named Harper- you're little one is the first Harper I know!

God Bless!

Katie said...

Well, that's what makes you a true mother...anybody could keep an eye on a baby sleeping in a crib, anybody could throw a bottle at a baby, anybody could just let their baby scream and cry all day and night long without making any attempt to comfort her...but you are "mothering" her by taking such good care of that sweet, precious, innocent, helpless baby! You just keep doing what you're doing, Kelly! I'm glad for Miss HBS that she is getting into some more happy and comfortable days, and happy for you that she is, too! Now, y'all have fun!! :o)

Now onto "Sweet Caroline"! That sounds like SUCH a special day! She seems like one of the sweetest people on this earth. Ever since the first time I visited her blog (and was "captivated"...yes, "captivated"! Haha!) by that beautiful blonde hair and big lipstick smile, I just fell in love with her. She's someone who's on my regular prayer rotation. Back when Harper was in the NICU, I remember having feelings like I wished I could stay up all night and pray, pray, pray for her because everyone else would be sleeping, and I worried. Then, it just came to me that I didn't need to worry about that, because someone somewhere would be awake and praying. And when I read on Caroline's blog that she had worried about the same thing and was assured in the same way, I just couldn't believe it! It's so powerful when we get those feelings of assurance from God. And I work as a nurse...night-shift...and when I worked while she was in the NICU still, I was able to pray for her all night since I was awake at the hospital. And I knew that, yup, there were people praying continuously for Harper. The picture of her and Harper..total sweetness! I love that Harper is hanging onto the front of her dress...she's got a hold of Caroline! ;o)

Betsy said...

What a fun day!! Caroline and her family are just the sweetest. I'm glad Harper was good. I'm so glad ya'll got together! Bloggy friends are the best!!

Kelly said...

Looks like your mom knows how to be the hostest with the mostest! Those bloomers are absolutely precious and the dress Harper had on today is definitely one of my favorites! That one and the sailor dress. I'm glad y'all had fun and had safe journeys to and from.

Thanks for sharing!

Mary Avery said...

Aww, that looks like such a fun, sweet day! And the lunch looks fantastic! yum! I'm so glad Harper is coming out of her fussiness. It's so much more fun these next few months! Love the bloomers too!

The Allens said...

Love the bloomers. And your point at the end is well said.

Julia said...

First off I'm so glad that Harper is easier for you...you knew your Father would bless you with such a sweetheart deep inside I know :)

Caroline is so sweet, I just LOVE her!!! I am so happy that you all got to visit...and if they do decide to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post the recipes for the Strawberry Salad, Chicken Salad AND the muffin!!!

Taryn said...

I would love the recipe for the chicken salad. It looked so yummy! Do you have any new recipes to post? You make it look so easy. I have a hard time coming up with things to make. If I had recipes to pick from that I knew were good it wouldn't be such a daunting task. Harper looks so sweet as always. Taryn

Taryn said...

I would love the recipe for the chicken salad. It looked so yummy! Do you have any new recipes to post? You make it look so easy. I have a hard time coming up with things to make. If I had recipes to pick from that I knew were good it wouldn't be such a daunting task. Harper looks so sweet as always. Taryn

Caroline said...

Those are the cutest bloomers!!! I love the title of this entry.

Lindsey said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment about my wedding dress. I want to wear it again! :)

I love meeting blogger friends. It's such a great way to connect with people in your area (or anywhere) and get together. It's really nice for me since I just moved to Texas and don't know a lot people out here.

Patty said...

It is so much fun meeting blogging friends in real life and I have done that several times and they are some of my best friends now and they are a blessing to me.

I loved the pictures and each of you looked so pretty and the bloomers are adorable. :)

Have a great day!
Blessings,
Patty

Amanda said...

I love Harper's dress! That may be my new fave of hers. I was really partial to the sailor one.

Jim and Katie said...

I can't even make it through the entire "Hootie" song without crying...in fact I only was able to listen to the entire thing without having to change the station this past weekend. It's so sweet and I too am cherishing every single moment we have with our little guy. He and Harper are only a couple of weeks apart...aren't the different stages so fun! We started green beans this week and he LOVED them! He acted like we'd been holding out on him and we got the biggest kick out of that! Have a great day!

Amber said...

My 2nd daughter was a lot like Harper. I swear for the first 6 months of her life she did nothing but cry cry cry. Then once she turned 6 mos, it was like she turned into a completely different baby. She was the happiest, easiest baby ever. And the good news is, she's 3 1/2 now, and still my easiest child yet. My first daughter was an easy baby, but once she hit 18 mos, she was SO HARD. So hopefully Harper got it all out of her system early and will continue to be a pure angel for you! :)

Melissa said...

I agree... I was also a Reid fan.

PITTSNIX said...

the dress that harper is wearing was one that i bought while i was in baby!!!! i fought for that plaid and the other plaid!!! i love to see the clothing i buy on babies, it makes me feel like i did my job right, they liked it, so they bought :) anyways, see ya on sunday!

ps. couldnt agree w/ you more on the whole 1st 6 mths thing, remember how bad parker had acid reflux? it was TERRIBLE! but now he's been at such a great age these last few months, i love seeing how his mind works!!

Jacquie said...

Sounds like a fun afternoon... and your Mom is an AMAZING hostess! That lunch looks SO good. (I told your Dad if she fixes bunco buns, I'm going to invite myself!!)

You're so right about mental videos, time passing fast, and "it won't be like this for long"... there are so many seasons of parenting. I've learned so much and appreciated the whole process. We are so blessed!!

Seems there's lots of thinking about having #2 these days????

Jenglamgirl said...

How fun! A girly lunch with special people who care about you and your fam. I wish I was joining such a sweet girly lunch. I can honestly say that Harpers's bow is bigger then her cute little head and face. Ha, but I love it. KELLY-I love all your rings. I love jewelry!!!

Caroline said...

I totally agree about Reid. Oh well, maybe he'll be the next Bachelor.

I loved that you have made friends through blogging. Thanks for sharing your stories.

Tell your mom the food looks great. I'll be checking out her blog waiting for the recipe. Ha!


Caroline

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

I Love that dress oN harper so cute!! Did you cut your hair? It looks super cute as well! :)

Tara G. said...

Those bloomers are adorable! What a precious time to share with friends!

Leslie said...

Love Harper's bow and dress! And the blooomers are SO cute, too!

http://www.blondeambitionblog.com

capperson said...

Harpers outfit was soo cute and y'all looked like you had a lot of fun. ALso all that food looked delicious. I've never had strawberry salad before, but it looked yummy..lol

~Allie~ said...

I DID NOT LIKE RIED FROM DAY ONE! HAHA I was more of a Jake kind of girl! well, matter of fact.. I still am! lol
looks like you had a blast! What is Harper's middle name?
When I first heard of harper's name I fell in love! It is so different but not funky. I do not like funky names but different names are GREAT! I am guessing Harper Elizabeth?! Favor...if I have a giveaway will you post it on your blog?!

Kendra said...

I Love those monogrammed bloomers! I really hope we have a girl next time around so I can get her some of the cute things I've seen Harper wear!
My son loves seeing the pictures of Harper on your site. When he sees her he just waves hi to her and babbles away! Too cute!

Stacey said...

What a great day! I love seeing the pictures of Harper! Caroline kinda reminds me of a young Tanya Tucker!

Erin said...

What a happy baby. I love Harper's picture with Caroline and the bloomers are too cute.

Finding Home said...

Oh my gosh, it looks like you gals had so much fun!

Marianne said...

Love everything about your blog, especially Harper.

Sorry, but Ed was the right choive for Jillian. She gave Reid every chance to say what he did on the final night and he blew it everytime. Too bad, he was a cutie.

The Flesher Family said...

What a pretty lunch your mom made! I am sure we would love to know how to make them. I love Harper in the purple and green outfit you had her in...too cute. I am pregnant with my 1st and it was so funny the other night I mentioned to my hubby that I was reading your blog about Harper and he said "oh I really like that name Harper" it took me by surprise but we both like the name and have not heard it before...you never know there could be another Harper on the way:)

spooniest said...

My name is Haley and I think that would be a perfect name for your next!
You all are SO cute! I just love it!

r- m val said...

i LOVE robin's necklace from SAM MOON. i have the same one in pink and i might need to get the white now that i see how cute it is with green!

Courtney said...

I love Harper's outfit and those bloomers are just too cute. So glad she has become an easier child. Enjoy this stage because soon she will be on the move and roamin everywhere!

Kendra said...

I see Harper and her binky are still BFF!! =) It just cracks me up how she seems to have a different one in in each picture! You must have a purse full of them!! HA! =).

She is just such a beautiful baby!!!!!! And such a wonderful reminder of God's abilities and faithfulness!!!

P.S. If you, Caroline, and Jenna were all in the same room, I think the universe would have exploded or something from all the amazing energy!! HA! =)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Oh, isn't this the truth! My little Kameryn just turned 6 months, and she is such a joy! The smiles that light up her whole face just make my day. And I know first-hand how quickly the time passes, my oldest daughter will be 7 next month, and it seems like only yesterday we were enjoying these milestones with her. Cherish every moment {even the more difficult ones}, time passes much too quickly.

tonya said...

My firstborn had reflux & eczema, too. I hated it!!!

I also heard Dr. Dobson's program yesterday. I'm a baby myself so I cried as I listened (especially when he cried). The show was a great encouragement to me.

stacydoolittle said...

I just had to pop in and say that I think Hailey Brooke Stamps is a very nice HBS name. It goes well with Harper too.

Shelley said...

I just love Harper's bloomers! I have a 10 month old little girl, Amelia and she loves to pull her dresses up and show her bloomer off! I never thought about while monogrammed thred on white bloomers. Thanks for the idea!

About Me said...

I'm all for a rated-G Bachelorette via Kelly's Korner! I just saw an interview with that girl and she acknowledged making out with 10 guys. But don't they all...every season?

UGH- Can you believe they show this on tv???

Amy said...

That lunch looks wonderful! I love chicken salad....would your mom consider sharing that recipe?

Amy
Kentucky

Sharon said...

I have a good friend who has the cutest little girl named Caroline too and they call her Sweet Caroline also. She actually is very crafty and has started a clothing line "Sweet Caroline Couture". The little clothes are precious. Thought some of you guys might like them.

http://www.sweetcarolinecouture.com/

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I came across your blog and started reading from your most recent and working through backwrds. I thought before I go any further, I 'd leave a comment here.

Fairly new to blogging and actually, not sure but I think even tho I leave this comment way back here...you'll still see it? Hmmm. well, just in case I'll go to your most recent post and leave one there too :o)

(still learning haha. my daughter had to explain what a blog was when she started hers. (theluckiestmrs.blogspot.com)

Oops. I digress! Your miracle baby Harper is adorable (but of course, you know that :o)
Ours are grown, so looking forward to grandbabies!
...What a wonderful visit you all had. (and you mentioned that you were the only one there w/o a sister... well, you and Caroline are blog sisters :o)
and well, Harper, I am sure got all the baby love attention from all the girls. What a precious gift of friendship amongst all of you!

Blesssings & Aloha!