Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Here Little Piggy Piggy

Harper's Gigi sent me a beautiful mum yesterday and Harper this talking, snoring pig as get well gifts since we had the "swine flu". Harper loved playing with the pig.
Now that Harper is all better - I finally took some pictures of her in her Halloween costume. I hate that we missed her first Halloween but I'm pretty sure she doesn't know she missed it. ha! We will have fun next year.

I think she is just the cutest little pig!
She wasn't overly excited to be having her picture made in her costume.
I feel like I have officially moved on from baby to toddler. She is keeping me SO busy every day. She is EVERYWHERE! She crawls all over the house constantly and I spend most of my day saying "No Harper" and diverting her from danger. She is starting to stand on her own and I tried to snap a picture of her today when she was doing it. She only stays up for a few seconds like this but it's getting a little more every day. I'm sure in another month or so I'll have a walker and then I might die from sheer exhaustion. ha!

I was thinking today of how I spend most of my day with Harper wanting to do the one or two things that I have to tell her "No" about. (i.e. - going out the doggie door or pulling up on something sharp). She has an entire room or rooms of good things to play with and do - lots of fun toys, lots of safe places to stand and yet the only thing she wants is the one thing I tell her she can't have. She cries and turns red and rears her back and throws tantrums every time I tell her no and I try to patiently steer her towards something better. Isn't that such a picture of us and God? We ask over and over and over and over for the one thing God tells us No on and He gently tries to redirect us. I wonder sometimes if he ever loses his patience with us or gets tired of trying to keep us from hurting ourselves? I have a feeling I come off like a very spoiled and fussy child most of the time with Him. Thank goodness that His grace and mercy is new EVERY morning!

128 comments:

Stephanie said...

That is the most adorable baby pig! She looks SO cute!!! What a doll.
Make it easier on yourself and uber baby proof any room she has access too. I had gates and not a picture frame or nick nack in sight for years! It makes it a lot easier as she can wander and you don't have to be on top of her. It's exhausting!

Kara said...

I love that costume!

Chris & Heidi said...

Harper is adorable in her piggy outfit! I love your analogy regarding us and God! Perfect :)
Yes, having a toddler is hard at times, but very fun. Enjoy :)

ashley said...

what a great connection to God. i think you are SO right. i need to remind myself of this a lot more often!

you do have the cutest little piggie ever! :)

Stella Barker said...

I SO feel you. My little Moses is almost 15 months and he has been walking since about 10 months. The taller he gets the harder it gets! (PS I'm a first time commenter. Love your blog! So much in common. We are a football fam too!)

pk said...

That costume is too adorable! Your analogy is right on too. I'm thankful for His mercy and patience.

Ashlan said...

Such a precious pig!! I have never seen a costume like that before. It's way cute!!

Thanks for the picture of us and God. That is a wonderful comparison. It really puts things into perspective.

Glad you guys are feeling better!! :)

Nina said...

Cutest little piggy I ever did see!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh she is so sweet.

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Shosh said...

The idea of her trying to go out the doggie door makes me laugh!!!

Valerie said...

Harper looks adorable in her costume, and I agree with you that she probably doesn't know what she missed out on!

I loved the way you ended today's post...such food for thought!

Blessings from Kansas City,
Valerie

Brian and Kerum said...

LOVE the little piggy! She's so cute!

I know all about what you are talking about with the sheer exhaustion! Colten is ALL over the place and has been taking steps here and there for a couple of weeks now. He's quite the climber as well...he's doing so much more at this age than my first one did! And to think I thought my first one was early with some things...this one is going to be (or already is!) a handful!

The Splan Clan said...

Harper looks adorable in her little piggy outfit. So very fitting for this year considering the 'swine' flu is what kept her away from the big day:) She is getting so grown up. My little man just turned two and this is our third night without the pacifier...I consider it a huge milestone but I could cry every night when I put him into bed without it. Enjoy every minute....it FLIES BY:)

Jaclyn said...

Ok, that is the CUTEST halloween costume ever! Can I ask where you got it?

LET THE GOODE TIMES ROLL!!! said...

LOVE the costume! So glad you girls are better! I must ask what you are planning for her first birthday? I know it will be ferosh!
Hugs,
Katie Jane

Crystal said...

That little Harper is too cute! I love the costume and her pink shirt in the first picture.

The Riedel Family said...

Harper looks adorable! And I am in full agreeance with your post. I know that I must seemed spoiled to Him as well. Goodness. :) Thankfully, we serve such an awesome God!

Cherry Tree Lane said...

my best friends daughter wore that same costume and it was just adorable! GREAT pick!!!

llandtmom said...

Isn't that just the truth? I love that picture of how we must come off to God. Thanks for the sweet reminder of how many gifts I actually have instead of focusing on the two things I don't have.

Harper is incredibly cute. These days will end all too soon and you will wish you were chasing her around again. My son just turned 9and I find myself wishing I could have it back for just a few days. They were fun days, hard days and exhausting days, but very worth it.

Lauren Kelly said...

The cutest little Piggy I've EVER seen!!! :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

She is the cutest pig I've ever seen!
She is getting so big!

Jennifer Rutherford said...

Kelly,

You are so right! Having kids has taught me so much about God as my Father and me as His child. SOOO many lessons to learn!

Blessings,
Jennifer

www.johnandjennrutherford.blogpsot.com

Elle Squared said...

Great post! And Harper is just too cute!

aLiCia* said...

I love that analogy! So true & I needed to hear it. I love the piggy costume! Hope you guys continue to get better :)

Carrie said...

I'm with you Kelly, I feel like I chase my son all over the place all day long! So much for sitting still. Guess it will keep up young and on our toes :)

Jenn said...

Her costume is so cute! What a great analogy :)

Laura said...

What a great observation! It definitely is exactly like us and God. I think God created children to teach us these things about His love. :)

Harper looks adorable in her piggy costume!

Paula Aspacher said...

we sure do have minds of our own! sometimes we have to fall and hurt ourselves to be able to learn. it is our ugly human nature, but that is the way it is. until we experience the pain, we will not learn.

OKGardners said...

Praise the Lord...she is healthy and active like we prayed her to be! You (Mama) will make it thru all this activity. You are young and vibrant and able to do it.

Who could ask for anything more?

Betty in OK

pendy said...

Great analogy but I was busy chuckling about Harper being 'the swine flu' for Halloween... :)

Erik and Elaina said...

Just wait until she is two. The tantrums get even better. :)

She does make a very adorable pig!

Jules said...

Well said. Thanks for the reminder.

That piggy costume is so adorable. My granddaughter is 15 months old and it is totally exhausting chasing her all day, but totally worth it!

Christine said...

Such a dollbaby! That costume is precious! And the irony is not lost that her first Halloween in the darling piggy outfit got derailed by the Swine flu! She is growing so fast...it doesn't ever slow down!

The Aspenberg Family said...

Awesome explaination of God and us! Wow I needed that today !!
Blessings,
Stacey


SHe is the cutest little pig ever!!! Hope you all are feeling better!!

not-so-perfect-girl said...

I love Harper's piggy costume! how cute!!

My daughter is almost 9 1/2 months and she's doing everything that Harper's doing. I almost thought you were writing about my baby girl there for a second. :) My daughter also is crawling around ninety miles an hour and she just started standing up in the last several days... she'll stand for several seconds before she falls. Like Harper she also has a house full of toys yet she always wants whatever she can't have - usually my laptop or electrical cords! And I'm always having to tell her NO too.

Mandi @ It's come to this said...

So the obvious - that costume is adorable & so unique ... where is it from?? And what are the chances that you had a piggy costume when she had the swine flu!?!

Great analogy & unfortunately so very true!!

Stephanie said...

So true! I too am thankful His mercies are new every morning...especially as a mom. My daughter is 15 months and drives me crazy sometimes. She is at the stage where she is testing her boundaries and often tests the SAME boundary over and over again. It's exhausting...but I'm SO thankful to be her mommy no matter what!

Amanda M. said...

I am SO thankful for His mercy. My goodness, I can't imagine how frustrating I am to Him! :)
Your Harper is just cuter every day!

Mark and Mandi said...

My daughter was the same little piggie for Halloween!!! And it also baffles me why she wont play with all of her many toys but wants to get into all the things she shouldn't...just wait until she starts walking and then it really gets crazy! But so much fun too:)

Erika said...

oh my goodness, that costume is ADORABLE!!!!

Lora said...

Harper is a darlin' little pig!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

SOOOO cute!!!!! I heard you guys have been sick!!! Sorry I haven't been keeping up better! We are here in Eastern Europe getting Kellsey! I'm glad you are on the mend! We've been praying! LOVE Harper's costume! :)

Tania-Dreams2009 said...

Aww love the pics! Ahaah (too funny that she wants to go out the doggie door!)

Melanie said...

She is the cutest little Piggy! Thank goodness you both are better! I agree with you on how we have such an amazing God! His mercies are new every single morning! He is such a giving and loving God!

Laura White Photography said...

What a cute little piggy you have there! She's precious!

I totally agree with you on us being like spoiled little kids to God... but just like you never stop loving Harper no matter how many times you tell her no on something, God loves us more than we could ever ask or imagine. THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR GRACE AND MERCY!!! WE WILL NEVER DESERVE THE LOVE YOU GIVE US!!!

We serve an awesome God don't we!

Thanks again for being such a blessing Kelly! I look forward to hearing what you have to say everyday!

May God Bless you as you are a blessing to others!

Bourg Family said...

That deserves a huge AMEN!
Harper is a precious little piggy!

Tricia said...

Love seeing pics of Harper! Glad you both are feeling better.

Tricia

Katie said...

One of my favorite bloggers, Annie - at Dumptrucks, Babies, and Everything Else - had that same piggy costume for her precious daughter Annabelle. I literally squealed when I first saw that costume...I think that is the cutest thing I've ever seen!

As for the "no"....oh honey, I have wanted to just record me saying that word and put it on instant replay. I am soooooooooooooo tired of saying that word. Law mercy! Every now and then (about once a month), Mike and I actually have a discussion where we re-group and rethink all that we tell her NO on. As much as I want to say "no" to her pulling everything out of the pantry, all my magazines out of baskets, and so on...I have to remind myself that she is just curious and unless it is a DANGER to her, I try not to say No. Uuuugghhhh...it's sooo hard for me, and a whole lot easier said than done. But I always worry that all that child hears from me is NO! So I try to regroup mentally and let her explore on the stuff that's not dangerous.....and that's not my makeup bag.. haha! ;o)

Sarah said...

Amen! I've thought of that analogy before, too. Such patience and love our Father has for us.

Harper IS the cutest pig ever! Where on earth did you find that adorable costume?

Glad you are better. :)

Karen said...

Her costume is so precious, how appropriate that she was a little pig!!! :) I am glad to hear that both of you are getting better, I am paranoid about getting the swine flu and hearing that you are already over it is great, great news. God is good!!!! Take care.

Karen

Melissa said...

Harper is way cuter than "Miss Piggy"! : )

Audrea said...

She is simply adorable! I just love her piggy costume... she is the cutest little pig. She is growing so fast... I know that you are enjoying each and every day with her. Glad you are both feeling better. Have a great "rest of" the week

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Oh my goodness..that is the cutest piggie I have EVER seen!

I remember those days very well. It can definitely be a challenge. That's when I finally gave in and gates flew up all over my house. (And they add nothing to the decor) My son was given a shirt that said "I think my name is No-No" It was probably very true.

The Curry's said...

We have a doggy door and I just let Braidy (15 months) go outside and back in all day. He LOVES to be outside. Yes, he'll eat some dirt here and there, but it makes him so happy. Unless it's cold, maybe she wants to go play outside! She is adorable and reminds me very much of Braidy...a busy busy baby!!!

Julia said...

Haha..we have that same snoring, sleep talking pig. It's odd but funny! My son is the same way. He wants everything he can't have..cell phones, remotes, etc and he freaks out if you take it away or try and give him something else.

Very cute pig costume!! Adorable!

Kara said...

Such a cute little piggy! My girls had the same costumes - they were the Three Little Pigs. Hope everyone is feeling better at your house!

Jordan said...

Thank you Kelly, I needed this message today. Glad to hear that ya'll are feeling better.

Kristen and Andy said...

I LOVE the pig costume - that is the cutest thing ever!!! Glad that y'all are feeling better.

I remember when my daugther turned about 9 months old - the tantrums started - I was in shock they were so soon. She is about to turn 2 on Saturday and she has the tantrum thing down pat - she can be such an angel one minute, then the next a total mess. Once they are mobile, its a whole new game - my daughters newest 'game' is to take off and run from me every chance she gets and she giggles non-stop doing it - not so fun being pregnant trying to chase her down the street! But I wouldn't trade any of it for the world - they are such a blessing and it goes by so fast! :)

Cherish This Life! said...

Harper is such a beautiful little piggy...what a great costume!!! And thank you for what you said about God redirecting us, I so needed to read that tonight! Those words were such a blessing for me! THANK YOU!

Ashlee said...

Adorable costume. I LOVE LOVE the pig. We had a pig party for Blair's first birthday, and it turned out so cute. She was a cotton boll for halloween! My MIL made the costume, and it was precious! (there are pictures on my blog of course!) We didn't go trick or treating but she looked so cute.

The end of your post was really good. I loved the comparison you made between babies and us as children of God. Thanks for that!

MamaSue said...

Kelly, thanks for the sweet reminder.

Nancy B. said...

Oh how I needed that detailed picture of God "redirecting" us or telling us no. I am so struggling with that right now while trying to find a job...I feel like I'm @ at the end of my rope in this search. I just wish I knew what it is He has in store for me or where it is He is trying to direct. I am praying for better days. Thank you SO much for those words Kelly!

Loved Harper's pig costume, too cute!!

RN Mama said...

Harper is an adorable pig! I couldn't help but laugh though, that her Halloween costume was a pig and then ya'll got the pig flu!

In this wonderful life... said...

Oh my goodness!!! So super cute! :) Love the costume!!


PS - I've been meaning to email you! I feel so blessed to have been on the prayer blog ....and my prayers have been answered! I'm pregnant! :) Still early... 8 1/2 weeks! I blog it and pics yesterday :)

Lindsay said...

She is the cutest baby and that is the cutest costume ever - really!

Yoli said...

What an adorable little piggy she is! And what fun Swine Flu get well gifts. Wish I had thought of that when my son had it! Harper looks so big standing tall! Fun times!

Connie Mae said...

I find it quite interesting that she was going to be a PIG for Halloween but she couldn't celebrate b/c of the SWINE FLU! LOL! SHE IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL! Cute as a pig too!

Sarah Sharp said...

Oooh good analogy! I just did a similar post comparing us as parents to God being our Father:

http://thesharpslife.blogspot.com/2009/10/fathers-love.html

rae said...

I love it that Harper is layering her clothes like her mama!! Too cute!! She is the cutest pig I've ever seen!! I'm so glad you guys are feeling better!!

Tara G. said...

That's the cutest and cleanest little piggy I've ever seen!

Kristen said...

I had never thought of it that way! thanks for a new perspective! And she looks adorable in that piggy outfit!

MEGAN said...

That's the CUTEST piggie I've ever seen. Do you have pictures of that sweat girl ALL OVER your house? I would!

Domestic Goddess said...

that costume is so cute!!! and i laughed out loud when you said you have to tell her not to go out the doggie door!!! thats gonna be me one of these days!!

Rachel Bobalik said...

Now that is just the most darling little piggy I've ever seen!

Thanks for that wonderful reminder. I needed to hear that today. I am so, so glad His mercies are new every morning.

Brittany said...

im not a mother myself but i have done alot of babysitting and one mother i babysat for when he little boy started what Harper is doing and instead of saying no all the time (she was worried he would get discouraged) she would say lets not climb on the table but lets climb on this such as a teddy bear or the sofa something safe! Its a good tip that i have actually seen alot of mothers use but they do grow up fast and she just makes the cutest pig!

KK said...

Pretty precious pig:) Bet she LOVES her new 'hog'.
And yes you are so right, if we'd only listen to HIS answers...and obey. Thanking HIM for HIS grace and mercy and thanking you for sharing your heart with us.
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Andrea said...

Harper looked so adorable in her
costume!
Thank you for the inspirational
message. :)

Andrea

Jenna said...

I am so happy that you two are feeling better!!!

Harper is the cutest little pig ever!!!

Darla said...

That's the cutest pig I've ever seen. I can't believe the year she's a pig she gets the swine flu. It's kind of funny. :)

Our Story said...

LOVE the pig costume, but then again, I love pigs! :)
And my baby just turned 1, she has a house full of toys and would rather play with something she's not supposed to. She throws tantrums too. I always thought kids that did that were spoiled rotten, until I had my own and realized they come with their own little personality and sin nature. Isn't that something!? lol Gotta love these little blessings! :)

Kate Owens said...

Where on earth did you find that costume?! That has GOT to be the cutest costume I've EVER seen. Where did you get it. I didn't dress my 2.5 month old up. I couldn't find anything I liked, but next year will be different. I'll start early looking for a great costume.

Andy and Wendy Ingram said...

Harper is darling and so cute in her piggy costume. Glad she is feeling better! My oldest, who is now 14, was so much like Harper when he was a baby/toddler and into everything he was not supposed to be into. Like Harper, he had so many toys, but was curious about everything else and was very hands-on and wanted to figure out and touched everything he set his eyes on. That curious personality serves them so well when they go to school and in their walk with God, because they are not passive learners, but active. It will be such a blessings, but while they are little, it is absolutely exhausting physically and we, like you guys said "no" when needed and have had to work with him on self-control much more than we had to with our other two kids. I did utilize baby gates, just to keep me sane and keep him safe.

Kelley said...

Welcome to one of the first of many pictures of us and God you will see with fresh eyes now that you're a mommy. So humbling... Oh what a merciful and gracious God we have!

Lara Fairy said...

Hi Kelly,
Just found your blog and I'm enjoying it. Your daughter is just precious. What a soft comforting, little pig!
Lara :o)

Lindsay said...

Harper looks ADORABLE in that piggy costume! What a cutie!

And so true about God guiding us just as we guide our own children. Good reminder.

Lindsay said...

What an adorable piggy! Also what a great way to put it...that is us and God. Isn't it funny how they change every day....such a gift. A gift you do have to work for, but when you lay your head at night at least you can do it with a smile and thank God for all he has blessed us with!
(((hugs)))
Lindsay

Cathy said...

Cutest little swine piggy I've ever seen.. Did you tell her how to oink... You must keep this costume for her kids one day.. wonderful.

Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 Crew said...

I really enjoyed reading your thoughts about God's gentle and loving redirection...so true!

And yes, you have THE cutest little piggy ever! Adorable!

Lianna Knight said...

First...that little piggy costume (and the baby inside it) is ADORABLE!! I love it :)

Second...thanks for the last paragraph about God telling us 'no'. I really needed to hear that and know that He has the path for us...not us. I needed that reminder today :)

Bridgit said...

Adorable costume!

And you are so right w/ your anaology of us being parents/guiding our children and having to say no sometimes ...to our relationship with God ...so very very true!!

Glad everyone is feeling better!

Cindy said...

Take lots of pictures of her temper tantrums. It will help you to not feel so frustrated at the moment because it will look hilarious on camera. Plus, looking back after a few years you will be amazed at the change in their behaviour. (For the better...hopefully!!)

Chelsa said...

what a cute little piggy you have :)


and what a great analogy between a child throwing a tantrum and how we are w/ the Lord...

Rachel H. said...

So cute!! I love the stuffed animal and the Halloween costume! It's great!

Tiffany said...

That has to be one of the cutest costumes I have ever seen!!! I love your little piggy! {grin}

Dee said...

What a cute piggie! My boys were only interested in the remote, and cell phones! Or anything sharp and deadly!!

Jenni said...

kelly,

the outfit is killing me! SO cute! I love the little boots- hilarious!

I love what you wrote and how you correlated it to how the Lord feels about us! Isn't it amazing how motherhood/parenthood gives you a small glimpse of His infinite love as our Father? What a gift!

Also, about Harper getting into things.... i promise it gets easier. She is right at that age where she is so curious and discovering everything and gaining some independence. Plus, the fact you have been in the house recovering from illness doesn't help :) She is so adorable and it's so fun for all of us to see these huge milestones of your little miracle girl! Happy Thursday!

Always a Southern Girl said...

Harper looks soooo cute with her little piggy halloween costume on.

Miranda Tucci said...

Ok - that little piglet costume is the CUTEST thing I have ever seen!! She is adorable!!!

I totally love what you said about God gently re-directing us and how you compared it to the way we tend to our children. That's such a great analogy and it brings it down to "my level" - I really appreciate that and I really needed to hear that!

have a wonderful day!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Oh yes, we adults are all tantrum prone. It's just that we filter it before we let anybody see! :-)

CourtneyC said...

Oh my goodness that is the cutest costume ever. Harper looked so cute in it!!!

I love what you said about God always trying to redirect us when not listening to him. You are so great with words and writing.

The Pelhams said...

Glad everyone is well again! Here is one of my FAVORITE parenting sites. Lots of info but you won't be sorry spending the time reading it!
www.raisinggodlytomatoes.com

Sharon said...

My goodness - how wonderful that you were able to take a life lesson from having a "mommy moment" and tie it into exactly the message that God wanted me to hear today! Thanks for blessing me!
What a cute little piggy!!! Next year, you'll be able to go through her treat bucket and "help" her eat her candy!! :)

Aly said...

She is the cutest pig I have ever seen! Love the costume! So glad she's feeling better!

j.l.n. said...

this is probably the cutest thing i've seen all morning. thanks for sharing!

Lynnette Kraft said...

That costume is so cute! Your little piggy. :)

Absolutely adorable.
Lynnette

Kim said...

I have mentioned this before, but the more I read about Harper, the more I think she and my little one are twins. Its like you have a camera looking into my house and posting stories about my life!

Claire said...

Oh my, she's so cute! I'm so glad that you are both feeling better!

Cxx

nmbr1angel77 said...

kelly, i have been reading your blog since before harper was born and she is such a sweetie. i hardly ever comment since i don't have my own blog yet. but one of my friends posted this on facebook today and i thought u might be interested. i was wondering if u could do a post on it? wouldn't it be wonderful if this little boy got tons of cards?!

A friend posted this message and I would like to continue it, my heart goes out to this family. A 5yr old boy is in the last stages of his 2 &1/2 yr battle with Neuroblastoma Cancer, one of his last wishes is to have another Christmas with his family and get Christmas Cards.

His family is celebrating Christmas next week for him, so send him a card to: Noah Biorkman, 1141 Fountain View Circle, South Lyon, MI 48178, and past it on! We don't realize how blessed we are to have healthy kids.

me and my children will be sending out xmas cards to this little boy tomorrow

my email address is nmbr1angel77@yahoo.com

Jacquie said...

I believer Harper is the cutest pig I've ever laid eyes on!!

When the boys were at this stage, we used to block off each end of the "safe" room with chairs, baby gates, whatever, to keep them corralled. Then I had a confined environment to deal with.

Wendy said...

She is SUCH a cute little piggy! And you're right - you'll have a walker before you know it. Love your analogy about us as tantrum-throwing toddlers and God as the ever-patient and loving parent...so true! Glad y'all are feeling better!!

michelle said...

she is the cutest little pig!!! i love it!!

Jennifer said...

Harper looks precious! I love the piggy costume.
It's amazing how fast life can change once they figure out how to get into everything! :) I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. I love every second of it...even the huge messes I clean-up daily! I'm just thankful I am only cleaning-up after one child.

I'm Just Beachy said...

Oh my! That is the cutest Halloween outfit I've ever seen! I also wanted to thank you for the wonderful inspirational words. Your blog is such a uniquely comforting read and I truly appreciate that you take the time to do this.

God Bless.

Leigh Ann said...

She is THE cutest little piggy EVER! I hope you two are feeling better!

Terry Lewallen said...

I think that your Harper and my Ryne have much of the same personality traits. Makes me laugh when I read that Harper is doing the same things as my little guy....and I have a sigh of relief that mine's not the only one trying Mommy's nerves sometimes.
It is amazing how much being in the role of a parent can teach us about our relationship with our Heavenly Father. Just wait....it only gets better...mmmm...maybe that is it only gets more convicting....or maybe it only gets more humbling....yet maybe it is just gets more tangible...or the word I'm looking for might just be "real". Well, I think they all apply. Can't even begin to tell you all that God has taught me about our relationship through my two-year old. I just pray that I never stop listening to Him when He chooses to speak through my children!

M Oliver said...

I admire the way you take time to see God in the small things of life.... Hope you two get to feeling better soon! :)

Ashley said...

that is such a cute costume!!!

That is a great way to look at things when God tells us NO and we dont always listen, does he get frustrated?
I love the way you find Great ways to relate small things in life, that i would never think about, in a way we could also relate to God.
I need to think more like that.

Laurie said...

That is the cutest little pig I have ever seen! I love your blog! Glad you are both feeling better!

Ashley said...

Hi sweet girl! Harper looks so cute in her outfit, the cutest little piggy ever! I just love it! ;)

I am sorry you are running around like crazy, I know that must be tough. Avery has changed so quickly at the 5 month mark that I am in for it here in a few short months! Crazy how times flies, right?

Hang in there! God is SO good... great way to compare, got me thinking!!! Remind me to hollar at you about MOPS Wed....

Love ya!

Jennifer said...

CUTEST Costume ever! I just love reading your blog and I gave you an award over at my blog! Check it out!

Joy said...

OMG she is so cute, she looks adorable. I always love checking your blog for new pictures.

rathi said...

Love Harper's pig costume!! Too cute! Have a great rest of your week and weekend!

Jen said...

Harper's costume is one of the cutest I've seen this Halloween.

I hope you both are feeling better.

Jessica said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! She looks ADORABLE in that costume!!!!!!!!

mrs shortcake said...

What an ironic costume - but seriously, your little girl gets exponentially cuter everyday!

Nick, Lindsey, and Anniston Kennedy said...

I love Harper's costume! So adorable! It is seriously one of the cutest baby costumes I have seen!

Katy said...

My mom's favorite animal is a pig, so I was one when I was 2. Our preschool did a nativity scene and I was the pig in the manger. There was a penguin, too.

jayfersgirl said...

I randomly got a catalog in the mail from a place I had never heard of. But these were in there http://www.potpourrigift.com/itemdy00.asp?TKW=NS04&SKW=slippers&I2.x=0&I2.y=0&T1=R97506+FRO&PageNo=1&pos=6
and reminded me a little of Harper's costume...though her costume is WAY cuter:)

Amber said...

Ha! Did you find it funny that missed Halloween because you both had the swine flu...and her Halloween costume was a pig? She was such a cute pig!