We had a great birthday weekend with Harper. Friday saw the arrival of her new old-school Red Flyer Tricycle (thanks Uncle Glenn and Aunt Joanie!). She has not quite gotten the hang of pedals, but Dad pushing is a good thing.
Just for genetic comparison, here is me at 2 with my awesome three-wheeler!
And Captain Obvious dressed her for her big day. (I would be Captain Obvious.)
On Saturday we had a small group over for cupcakes and play time. Luckily it stopped raining though it was COLD! (Hey, for LA 55 degrees at 4pm is COLD!)
One of our new friends is Harper! No really, there is a Harper living two blocks away from us and she's only about a month younger than our Harper. Funny small world...
Harper and Harper enjoy last year's Red Flyer Wagon.
Speaking of the red wagon: Here was Harper last year on her birthday and this year:
What a difference a year makes! (And yes I do plan to do this every year...)
Wooohooo! 2 years ago right now (approx. 11 am) I was pushing and pushing but Harper said, "Yeah, I'm pretty comfy in here.." Luckily she seems much more comfortable out in the world now!
December 6, 2011.
December 6, 2013
(Yes, I am Captain Obvious when it comes to dressing her on her birthday...)
She's talking up a storm, sings to herself some times. Says nonsense phrases that crack us up. "Wee-oh wee-oh wee-oh" Lately she's saying "I got it!" (but it comes out more "I god id" which is super cute). She also likes to imitate me when I say "Careful Boo Boo" and then she'll say "Careful Mama."
She loves to run around and play with blocks and put on hats and brush her teeth. (God I hope that lasts a while!) My ego gets pumped when I say "Dinner time Harper!" and she gets so excited and comes running to the table. She eats lots of green beans and peas and soy beans. She loves cheese (that's my daughter!) and bread and salty crackers. She still sleeps like a champ and will just melt your heart with a kiss or a hug or when she looks over at me on the couch, pats my leg and says "Sit?" Which means, "Can I sit in your lap?" Mmmmm!!! So sweet. We are lucky and grateful and having a wonderful time.
We got a new stove for Christmas. Hooray! Here is the old stove. It was here when I moved in (almost) 16 years ago. It's pretty and charming, but man, we were ready for modern, efficient and predictable!
It is smaller, but the broiler works (haven't had a working broiler in 15 years) and the kitchen doesn't heat up to 350 when you bake something at 350. Did I mention efficient?
Also? There is a light in the oven. What a modern concept!
If you know anyone who wants to buy the old O'Keefe and Merrit, we are selling it...
I live in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2006 I worked in Mexico City. Instead of sending out giant emails full of photos to friends and families, I started this blog. The summer turned out to be a crazy one and this blog and my camera kept me sane. I didn't want to stop observing and writing when I got home to LA, so I kept the blog going.