Wake Me Up When April Ends
Easter Egg Hunt!

A Lot Of Firsts

Or as Harper might say "New!"

Trader Joe's is our grocery store of choice and we go often. Even when we are just driving by Harper waves and says, "Hi Trader Joe's!" She has her favorite peeps there: Court, Alicia and Miguel. Especially Miguel. Well, Miguel loves Harper too and gave her her very first lollipop. As you might imagine, Harper L O V E D it.

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Now whenever I say "Harper, want to go to Trader Joe's?" She'll say "LOLLIPOP!" (Though just as often she'll say "NO!" so there you go.)

Seemingly related, but really it was just good timing, Harper went to her first dentist appointment. I wasn't sure how it would go. She's great at the Doctor, last time she didn't even cry at all when she got one shot and one finger poke (blood test). I'll let that sink in. And now I'll repeat that: She didn't even cry!

But the dentist is different, not to mention new. ("New!")

Well, Harper rocked. She only got fussy when she was bored while the Dentist asked me questions. First Harper learned more about teeth brushing with the dragon and the giant toothbrush.


Then it was time for an exam and a cleaning. This picture looks more intense than it really was, Harper was just trying to get a good angle at the tv on the ceiling...


Her teeth look good, just have to keep going on the brushing try to get some flossing in. I'll admit, I haven't tried it yet...

Along with all this big girl stuff, Harper got a big girl bed. We said good bye to the crib and hello twin bed!




We do need to get something for the wall. I'd like to get another Blik surface graphic (the castle over the dresser is one) but we haven't decided what yet. I love their trees and butterflies. These wall graphics are also great when you live in an earthquake prone area! Nothing to fall off the walls over beds. (Oh I think of these things.)

The first night was a challenge, but then things have evened out. Some nights she needs some coaxing to stay in bed, but usually she's pretty good about just laying down. So far so good! The best part for me is that I can lie in bed next to her in the mornings. She used to say "Mama lay down?" when she was in the crib. Now I can!

Pushing carts and strollers is a BIG DEAL. And at CVS there are little wheeled baskets, just perfect Harper sized things to make Kleenex shopping that much more fun.



And last but not least of the firsts, apparently she and Kurt started their first band.