Thursday, October 08, 2009

Baby Steps

We have had a few milestones this week. We have finally started crawling more than rolling. Harper crawls a lot now but mostly if you give her something to crawl for ......namely jewelry or the remote control. She LOVES jewelry. (she's my girl)
Yesterday she started pulling up on her exercauser and now that is her favorite thing to do. She looks so big standing up!
Today after her morning nap - we tried eating actual solid food for the first time. We have had baby food and "snacks" like yogurt melts and puffs but we are going to start trying to transition into some solid foods. Harper does well picking up food and eating it and the girl does have 6 teeth now. ha!

So I cut her up a banana and she REALLY liked it!
My baby is turning into a big girl! I'm trying to figure out foods she can eat. I'm always so nervous about what I can give her but I've been checking out www.wholesomebabyfood.com and trying to use that as a guide. I can't believe in a few more months - we will be totally on table food. Where does the time go?

I'm so excited because my parents are coming today and we are all going to see AVALON and SELAH at my church tonight in concert! I know it is going to be SOOOO good. I love both of them so much! It will be a great time of worship. And I'm going to finally get to meet a certain blog friend - can you guess who??? I should have a picture tomorrow! Can't wait!

80 comments:

Follow The Stepps said...

I cannot believe how quickly your sweet little girl is growing! I was sorting through Jackson's clothes today in preparation for our next little boy (due in four more months) and a flood of memories came raining down with each precious outfit I picked up. I sat there with tears running down my face, thinking, has a year and a half really flown by already??? Before you know it, you will be doing the same thing... (Harper needs a playmate!!!). She is so precious! Thanks for the website too!
Kelly

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Have a blast at the concert! And be sure to post that pic of you...and ANGIE! :)

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

Are you meeting Angie?! How fun!

I use that website all the time for my 7 month old boy- I make all his foods, its great!

r- m val said...

have a great time at the concert. i'm so excited that you finally get the meet ANGIE! i love your sweet harper and feel like i should shed a tear for you as we've all watched her grow up. i can only imagine how we'll all feel as she's getting ready for her first date or the prom! :) you're little princess has a following much larger than you know!

Lisa said...

Yeah! I was hoping you'd get to go to the concert! Meeting Miss Angie has to be the icing on the cake. Have an awesome time praising God tonight with some wonderful ministers of music!!

--Lisa
www.JonesJourneywithBrayden.blogspot.com

KK said...

She is growing up too fast. Cannot wait to see her bite into her 1st Doe's Steak:) Yummy!
If I didn't love you so much I'd be jealous of your plans this evening:)
Please give the entire family hugs from Mt. P, TX.
Enjoy a wonderful evening together,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

What a great concert and it must be Miss Angie! How awesome...have a great time. Harper is such a big girl standing up!
She is growing up very fast Mommy.
Love, Harper's Cyber Auntie Norah
I'm sure Harper has hundreds of cyber Aunties!

Journey to Mia Lynn: said...

Harper does look so big standing up! Look up the song, "It won't be like this for long" by Darius Rucker on You Tube. Just get your Kleenex first....

Have a wonderful time at the concert this evening! It will be a blessing for you & Angie to meet! Have a wonderful time praising & worshiping Him together!

Auntie D said...

Have fun at the concert! I am sure it will be amazing!! So happy you get to meet Angie too!! You girls both rock!

DARA said...

ANGIE!!!!

Shelley said...

I L-O-V-E wholesomebabyfood.com! I have been making my own baby food and that website has been my saving grace! I get all my "recipes" (aka, step by step directions) from there and they also include some other ideas about what foods are good mixed together. I love it!

My daughter is about a month and a half younger than Harper, so I get excited when I see you doing new things with Harper, like real bananas, because I know that it is only a few short weeks until I can try it (safely) too!

Thanks for your blog! I am just one of the many strangers that enjoys checking in on you and your sweet family :)

Amanda said...

Harper is so CUTE! She looks like such a sweetie! My daughter, Ava, has those same pajamas!! They grow up way too fast don't they!

Sarah said...

We are on total table foods now. Here are a few of our favorites as long as they are cooked pretty soft: green beans, carrots, asparagus, sweet potato, squash, zuchini. 1/4 piece of toast with butter or some pureed fruit spread on it (trying to use them up). Turkey, chicken or roast beef sliced up. I often use deli meat. Ground beef is a favorite! Blueberries. Velveeta shells. Banana cut up. String cheese cut up. I am sure there are more. I was so scared at first but it is going great and she LOVES her table foods now. There are lots of pics of her eating the on my blog as that is our latest obsession!

Tee said...

Love, love, love Avalon!!!

The Allens said...

I have been using that website also. So nervous about 'real' food!

JB said...

Will you get to meet Angie tonight? Sounds like a great evening. Harper is adorable and growing quickly! I found the "Super Baby Food" book by Ruth Yaron to be a valuable resource with my first who is now 5 and a half and eats everything. I just picked it up again now that our 5 month old is eating solids. Check it out. :)
Jennifer

Haley said...

Are you meeting Angie?!?! Yay! She only lives a couple hours away from me, but I know a ton of people follow her, so I'm nothing special. lol And yes, Harper is getting big, but still enjoy her little because before you know it she will be 3 1/2!! Have fun and enjoy your family in town!!!

The Heath's said...

Let me guess you get to meet Angie tonight?! That is so exciting! I love her blog, and her story. Have a great time! Harper is getting so big and cuter by the day!

Stephanie said...

LOVE AVALON AND SELAH!!! You are one lucky lady! My family is going to Casting Crowns tonight! Woot! Woot!

mkmom591 said...

When it comes to solid food, just jump in! My daughter gave up baby food at 9 months, and she didn't have any teeth. The only thing that was a challenge was meat, but other than that she ate what we ate. Canned fruits are good and just about any vegetable can be cooked soft enough for her to eat.

Summer said...

Hope you have a great time tonight! That sounds so exciting seeing Angie!!!! Good job Harper on the pulling up, crawling and solid foods! Way to go!!!!

oliviasmommy07 said...

I am so jealous!! Avalon and Selah are 2 of my VERY favorite!! Hope you have a blast and enjoy the time with your parents. I get to spend the weekend with my mom as me and Olivia are going to Texarkana to visit my aunt and uncle. Looking forward to some family time myself!!!

Mel's Mom said...

She is growing up so fast. It's crazy to see pictures of her standing already.

Have fun tonight!

Mrs. Jenk said...

My daughter is 2 weeks older than Harper and she loves bread, strawberries and mandarin oranges. They are all easy for her to pick up and to chew.

The Potter's Hand said...

I love Avalon & Selah...have a great time!

Jennifer said...

We will have to go out to lunch again soon so Harper and Brody can share table food!:)
I wondered if you were going to go to the concert tonight! I saw that Angie said they were on the bus with Todd so I knew it would be a perfect time for you girls to meet! Have so much fun! That concert should be awesome!

Karen Needham said...

How neat the two very Godly women are going to meet for the first time. I know that you will have a great time and I look forward to seeing a picture of the both of you. Harper is precious and she does look so grown up.

SarahMerritt said...

Ahhh you get to meet Angie!
I hope you enjoy the concert! And I love that dress Harper has on so cute!

Paige said...

Tofu was one of my kids first finger foods. They loved it and still do. We put it in Miso soup and keep a bunch cut up and in refrig. Try it!

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

My husband and I just saw Avalon and Selah on Saturday night - it was amazing. You are in for a treat! Enjoy yourself. Adorable pics by the way!

Kelley said...

Have fun at the concert! It will be so awesome.

Tonya said...

I hope you have a GREAT time tonight! I love both of those groups! And I would love to meet you and your *blog friend* too! Can't wait to see the pics and hear all about it. The time flies by way too fast when it comes to our little ones....

~Katie said...

She is so, so CUTE! I love her experessions. She always has that look on her face like "GUESS WHAT?" Congrats on the milestones. They grow up waaaay to fast!

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

Have fun tonight.. I'm super J :) They do grow up so fast and cherish each moment!!!

Katie

momMYsliceoflife said...

Look how big Harper is getting!! Wow! I must say, it is really nice to be able to give them table food and have them eat WITH you during meal times. I'm a little jelous about Selah and Avalon. I hope you have a great time! Are you meating up with Angie?

~Bekah said...

OMG U GET TO MEET ANGIE?!!!! I'M SOO JEALOUS!!!! I love Selah!! I can't believe how big Harper's growing! Shelby rolled over at daycare today and realized it this time. i missed it and i'm super sad b/c of it and therefore hating my job even more :(...also, i meant to comment, Shelby's Pappy bought her that "Camo Cutie" onesie! LOL... gotta love those AR girls!

Anita Grace said...

My guess is Angie!

The time totally does just fly by... and all you can do is savor each day & moment, not trying to live in the past or think too far ahead either!

TheFancyFritter said...

Oh my! She does look so big and oh so sweet! I love that sleepy face picture! :) How fun about going to see SELAH & AVALON! I love them both too! They were some of the 2 cds that I bought after I became a Christian and I just listened and sang their songs all the time! :) What great memories! Tell Angie hey for all of us!! :) Can't wait to see the pics!

KAL071203 said...

I'm betting Angie Smith :) Hope you have a great time!

Hoosier Mom said...

have fun at the concert! (and meeting Angie in person!) Have and awesome time!!!!!

Cupcake Mama said...

What fun and how uplifitng the concert will be! I have never seen Selah, but Avalon was AWESOME at the MOPS convention last year!

Stephanie said...

Kelly, Harper is getting to be such a big girl and so darn adorable! I would love it if you would check out my blog today....I think you will like my positive posting today. I would love to see you post your positives, too! Have fun tonight!

The Drama Mama said...

L*O*V*E sweet Harper eating her bananas...such a fun age! And YES!!...I am thinking you and Angie will have a BLAST!! HUGS!

Melissa Miller said...

She is a doll! :)

Love Being a Nonny said...

You are meeting Angie! Have a great time! Harper is really growing! Still precious!

Magda said...

She is growing up so fast! Mine is 19 months old now, and talking up a storm and running everywhere. Where does the time go?

Our first table foods were:

diced avocado
diced cooked carrots
peas
green beans cut really small
diced peaches
diced sweet potatoes
beans (still her favorite, any kind!)

MapleCottage said...

I wish I were in Arkansas tooo.. We were blessed to see Avalon in concert 8 years ago here and have been hoping all the time to see Selah someday.. Cant wait to see pics!! Harper is growing so fast.. She is precious :)

Meet the Brummett's said...

Your little Harper just gets prettier every day! It is always interesting to me to hear people comment on who they think our kiddos look like. I know that you guys think Harper looks like your hubby, which I see at times, but lately I've been seeing some of your Mom peeking out! Kids change so much and it is always fun for me to see the metamorphisis. Hope you guys have a great time tonight!

Karen said...

she is a pretty baby Kelly:)

I remember thinking WHAT can I feed these kids too. I used to buy a bag of frozen peas and making her some in hot water, gave her just some on her tray. Cut up soft fruit, smooshed up mac and cheese, just the noodles from soup, I drained off the broth. I can't remember more, but my oldedst is 14:)

~Alicia~ said...

You're going to meet Angie! I'm a little (okay, a lot!) jealous! She's so awesome. Take heaps of pictures!

Nina said...

Kelly, I don't know Avalon or Selah. Are they musical groups?

Harper is getting so big and so adorable; although, she has always been so adorable.

Brian and Kerum said...

Love the cute pictures of Harper all the time! She really is a doll!

A few suggestions for Harpers food:
Cover those bananas with crushed Cheerios! They are easier to pick up and add a little texture that she'll love!

Cheerios, Baby Mum Mums (our all time favorite! They are in the baby food aisle as well if you haven't seen them), cut up Nutri-Grain bars (they also have the organic kind in the baby section), crackers, cut up cheese, shredded cheese. Colten loves ALL of this! It's so much fun to give them new foods and textures!

Katie Bug said...

I love wholesomebabyfood.com, too. I probably visit it twice a day!

Angie said...

Kelly, Harper is getting SO big!! She is at such a cute age now! Have fun meeting Angie tonight, that should be so fun :)

Sarah said...

Harper's shirt is so cute!! Have a wonderful time at the concert and enjoy meeting Angie!(see,you didn't even have to say her name and we all knew who you were talking about! ha!)♥

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Awe, Harper is so precious!

Jeni said...

Avalon CHRISTMAS is coming to our town in early Dec. I cannot wait!!! Harper is so sweet and growing!!

Sara said...

so jealous. i didn't keep up with selah's concert schedule and checked yesterday only to find out they were in alabama, just 2 short hours from here and I MISSED it! so bummed. can't wait to see a pic of you and angie! the blog world is so crazy!

MBKimmy said...

Hang on tight ... it is all a blurr from here on out ... once they get mobile it is over!

Kate said...

Your little one is precious and the time does fly! I have three little ones that are 6, 5 and almost 3...I would love to meet Angie! Hope you have a wonderful time! Are you reading Crazy Love?
God Bless!
Kate in Mesa, AZ

Rachel H. said...

I love the Farm Exersaucer...I really hope that we get it! It's the one that we registered for! :)

Sarah Soon-to-be Langhoff said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe that you're getting to meet Angie! I'm certainly jealous and I now we all can't wait to hear about your adventure :-)

Melissa said...

Have fun at the concert! I'm planning to see them on the 23rd... they'll be in my hometown so I'm going home for a visit that week-end!

(or Mom!) said...

How wonderful!! Both Harper's milestones and your big night. I can't wait to see a pic of you and Angie! You're two beautiful, Godly women that inspire me. Have fun!

The B's said...

I'm SOOOOO jealous!!!!!!! I hope you had a WONDERFUL time. Selah has been my favorite for years!!!

Taylor said...

Oh my gosh she looks so big standing up! That is crazy!! And it sounds like you're going to get to meet Angie!! So jealous! I remember hearing they were going to be in this area and I didn't realize it was tonight. Dang!!

Mandi said...

YAY! Congrats on crawling more and pulling up! That is awesome! I'm so happy! I know the time just flys by, my little monster will be 10 months old on Saturday.

Jennifer said...

She is just so adorable... I love her 'i love hugs before bedtime' shirt, that is so cute!! I would love to be at that concert... share pictures! Enjoy meeting... Angie! :)

Heather said...

Harper is so sweet! I always look forward to seeing what you have her dressed in ... with all boys I wonder if I'll ever have a girl (although, I'm thinking that would be trouble from the financial aspect :)

And, I cannot wait to see the picture of you and ANGIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

harmonysong said...

Angie?? aww, you get to meet ANGIE!!! SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!! :)

Sara said...

I've found the more real food cut up I've started my kids on, the better eaters they have been later. Looks like she loves food!

Valerie said...

Hi Kelly.

Since I am commenter 72 I don't even know if you'll see this, but Harper is just a doll! What a tiny, petite little thing!

Anyway, what I wanted to tell you was that babies can eat many table foods (soft at first, but gradually firmer) regardless of the number of teeth they have.

This will sound totally ridiculous, but I was so worried about my Mary Catherine b/c she had NO TEETH until AFTER she turned ONE!!! The pediatrician said their baby gums are amazing food mashers so even meats such as tiny bits of boiled/roasted chicken can be consumed!

Blessings,
Valerie

P.S. So enjoyed your Gulf Shore posts. We are huge fans of the Orange Beach area and vacation down there every year. Much easier drive from Kansas City than, say, to Florida!!!

OneGirl said...

So glad you'll get to meet Angie!!!! How exciting! I hope I'll be able to meet her some day. Fingers crossed.

Teresa said...
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Teresa said...

Oh Kelly, she is just growing up so beautifully! Since you mentioned jewelry, I couldn't help but think you would love to receive a necklace or bracelet from Michele Baratta at Home! I have the cutest mom necklace that I would love to send you so that you can wear little Harper with you always! Is there somewhere I can send you one? (on me, of course!) http://www.shopmichele.com/teresaolvera

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

Love Avalon! Haven't seen in them in so long! Enjoy!!

Mike, Kacy & Wells said...

I can't believe Harper is eating a banana! You'll miss the baby, but it will be so easy when she's on table food.

How fun to get to meet Angie! And Harper's first concert all in one. Good times!

sjm4him said...

Congratulations to Miss Harper!!! :) Amazing how fast they group up...I know personally I can't believe my niece will be 2 next month...feels like last week when I waited ALL DAY for the phone call that she was finally here (SIL was induced)...so glad Harper enjoyed the concert, too...and though I'm single and can't afford to be picky (I'm not entirely serious...)--I DON'T LIKE BALD MEN EITHER!!!! :) Harper's little green "hugs before bedtime" is just ADORABLE!!! :) Thanks for starting off my morning with her smiles!! Have a great weekend.

In His Army said...

I love the last two pictures...SO SWEET!

thesandifers said...

Did you get a copy of the book, Caring for your Baby and Young Child from the American Academy of Pediatrics (you can get a free copy if you join the Publix baby club). I was checking it out recently for my 8 month old, and there is a sample menu for their age. It was really helpful for me!