Saturday, December 12, 2009

My Girl Likes to Party All the Time

We have had a fun but busy day. We started our day by going to a birthday party for one of Harper's friends. It was at Gymboree which was such a fun (and easy) place for a party. I'm already thinking we might wind up there for Harper's 2nd birthday.

This was the sweet birthday girl - she is two!
I have not seen Harper be so still or quiet in months. She was just mesmerized by all the bigger kids but she got to play too! Here she is with her friend Brandon. They were both playing hard to get at this point.

(Yes - I LOVE Harper's dress - I got it off ebay for like $10. The brand is Peaches N Cream which makes the cutest stuff. The trick is to find brands you like and check on ebay for those brands in the sizes you want - kids this small only wear things once or twice so it's always in good condition. When I buy her clothes - this is normally what I do).

But eventually he made his move! ha!

I left directly from there and went to get my hair done while daddy kept Harper for the afternoon.
And I found these pictures that he took. So apparently while daddy keeps her - she likes to play in the trash..............
sit under the Christmas tree with Dawson (this is his new favorite spot - he lays here most of the day now).........
and climbing the baby gates........... ha! Somehow she survived.
I ran home and got Harper to bed and got ready and we were off to Scott's work party. I didn't take any pictures of us or the party but I did take a picture of this pretty girl Hannah - because she was Harper's first official baby sitter. Of course Harper was asleep the whole time so she never even knew she had one but we were so thankful to have Hannah keep Harper for us. I am not really quite ready for babysitters other than our parents but I knew Harper would be in good hands! We weren't gone very long.

We have a big day again tomorrow so I better run off to bed. Happy Sunday everyone!!!

35 comments:

Myra said...

My "babysitters" are my sister (Kelly) and my parents. I'm like you, not ready to leave Ridley with someone else quite yet. :)

Have a blessed Sunday! :)

Melanie said...

She looks so adorable in that cutesie dress! Glad y'all had a good day!

Jenn said...

Precious pictures...I love that he was holding on to Harper- adorable!

Rachel said...

Harper is so cute, and Brandon is such a doll! I love his chubby cheeks. He reminds me of my little boy.

Donna said...

Gymboree looks like a really fun place. Harper was really wide-eyed taking it all in. Way to go Brandon! Some things are just genetic after all.ha! Happy Birthday Neely. What a cutie.
Dawson looks so cute under your tree. That is my cat's favorite spot, too. The dog is way too big and is probably jealous.
Keeping yo in my heart in Ga.
Donna

Todd and Courtney said...

cute cute and cute. Lauren goes to the Little Gym on Tues. mornings, just like Gymboree. You should totally do it! It's the highlight of our week.

Melissa Miller said...

Too funny about Dawson! Our cat has parked himself under our trees too. :)

Taylor said...

Awesome! I'm pretty sure I just figured out where we're having Grace's 3rd birthday party!!

I love that little dress Harper has on!!

harmonysong said...

Who said playing in the trash wasn't fun??

Diana said...

We love Gymboree! I was the same way about babysitters with my first, but when the second rolled around we got brave and left her for an hour with with a non family sitter. All went well. It does get easier to leave them with sitters.

LIL MAMA said...

oh i love the pictures, especially of what daddy lets her get away with, lol....
i cant remember the day when i wasnt ready for a sitter, lol
while having 6, i wish i could find a sitter at least for 1 hour!!!! lol

ilovemy2bichons said...

Looks like a fun day! Our bichon loves to lay under the tree just like Dawson.

Catherine A said...

Oh, LOVE that pretty baby sitter!! She happens to be our favorite baby sitter too, long distance and all. Harper looks so cute at the "big girls" birthday party. Fun!!

Catherine A said...

After I wrote that last post, I got to thinking about how I used to be your baby sitter's baby sitter! I'm sure I was her favorite :) She and her brother sure were my favorite to babysit.

Andrea said...

That is too cute, the way Brandon
is holding on to Harper. Great
Kodak Moment. :)
Dawson looks very comfy too!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

This is the Blog of Our Lives..... said...

Love them HOGS! I went to UofA, wow, too long ago! I love NW Arkansas. I miss it, but I do love living in Gemany for awhile. My sister still lives in Fayetteville. If you ever need a dentist or an optometrist......my sister is a dentist in Fayetteville and my brother in law is a optometrist in Rodgers! :) Go Hogs!

Summer said...

Harper looked like she was having so much fun! I love her zebra outfit! Super Cute! LOL about her little boyfriend making his move! Super funny!
Awww Harper's first babysitter how sweet! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend
Summer :0)

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh, she looks so cute in that outfit. I need one of those for my 2 year old! Please share where you got that!

kimmy said...

Love, love, love the zebra outfit? Where in the world did you find that?
Glad Mommy, Daddy and Harper had a good "first babysitter" experience:)

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Evie loves Gymboree too. We go every Monday. It's so much fun and wears her out for a nice LONG nap. Harper seems to like parties. She looks like a big girl! Hope you had fun at the party.

Claire said...

Such a cute post! I love that trash can picture!

Cxx

Brittney said...

Hannah is my TC pledge sister! Good choice for the babysitter! :-) I started reading your blog long ago when Harper was first born (Hannah and Kayla actually told me to read and pray) and I still read it! I actually just started blogging and am studying blogging communication in my graduate classes. I'm hooked!

Lexi said...

I must know where you got that cute cute dress and bow!! Please share :)

Jennifer said...

I LOVE her zebra dress - where is that from??

Steph said...

where dis harper get that sweet outfit? I love it

That's Who I Am said...

Looks like Harper had a lot of fun at the birthday party and what an adorable birthday girl!

Mary said...

i'm just wondering and you might want to consider for next time harper actually meeting her babysitter...don't you think she would be scared out of her mind if she would have woken up to a complete stranger???

Katie said...

Harper crawling in the trash can...the best! Hahahahaha! (Just think of all the little things she probably got into that Scott wasn't able to capture on film -HAHA!)

ashley said...

oh my goodness! i may be in trouble now with ebay shopping! i went to a peaches n cream shop this summer while visiting family in north carolina. i've been bummed about not having one close to me here in indiana. bless you internet ! :)

Jenna said...

Looks like you all had a fun time! Good job this morning!

Kathy said...

She is so adorable. I always love stopping by here and seeing that sweet face.

AND tip my hat to you for using an amazing Eddie Murphy song for a post title. {laughing AND singing:) }

Looks like such a great time.

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

The photo of her in the trash can is classic. Great pics all around (per usual)! :)

jeneanf@gmail.com said...

Just wait till you leave her with daddy and come back to her on a ladder and using an electric screwdriver to screw in dry wall ALL BY HERSELF, while daddy watches! Oh, and she was only 4! I know God lets mom nurture and keep safe, while dads share the world - but yikes, do we have to parent so differently? Love your blog and how positive you are.

Our Curly Girls said...

LOL at playing in the trash! Love it!!

Hannah looks sooooo adorable and responsible. Do call her again soon so you and Scott can have a date. If not, send Hannah our way. :o) Great sitters are hard to find, so grab that sweet Hannah and don't let her go!

Wishing you a blessed holiday with sweet Harper! Merry first Christmas, Harper! xoxo

capperson said...

Those pics are soo cute and I love how he grabs onto her like "don't leave me". I absolutely love her outfit. I'm in love with zebra and her outfits are always adorable!