Friday, June 24, 2011

Harper Elle 22 months

Harper is now 22 months! We have had so many milestones lately that I don't know where to begin. The BIGGEST.........TODDLER BED TRAINING for her......TODDLER BED BLUES for me and Daddy.

She climbed out of her crib the last week of May at 21 months old. I didn't understand WHY this was happening.

this doesn't happen at 21 months??

Well, wake up Sister! It is! And the next 4 nights she was snuggled in with me until we could figure something out that was followed by 2 weeks of sleepless nights.
Screaming, Tantrums, Wrecking of the Room. You name it, it happended.
Finally, I put her babies in with her and she slept, ALL NIGHT. I credit myself but let's be honest, it's probably just father time on our side at this point.

I guess it seems silly now that I am writing about it and it just feels like another milestone but in the moment it doesn't feel that way. Every Mom I talked to said:

oh my little one loved their toddler bed, we just bought them a big boy bed and that was it...
nana nana boo boo sort of thing

Well this is for all the Moms out there that may be going through SUCKS...and sometimes you feel completely helpless. But somehow, when you know others are there with you, it doesn't seem so bad. You make it through and I guess that is what surviving parenthood is about?!! PS, about a week in, I notice she is cutting 4 molars......


She hugs like it is her last one every night for bed. She pats her babies and talks to them just like a Mother. Mimicking the grunts of picking them up, talking to them with sweet sighs, and covering them up for "cozy time."
She mocks Mommy by touching my chin, swiveling my face to repeat over and over, "Listen Mommy Listen."
I Lub You are the sweetest words you will here come out of her mouth and her love for animals is breathtaking.
Harper is sassy and bossy but undeniably charming!

Who loves Playdough more than Harper Elle? Not sure...

So she and her Daddy play and play and play
Lollipops, Smiley Faces, fun to just "Make Believe."

My Water Baby! She is having a blast in the water so far this Summer, she puts her swimmies on and her ring and jumps to Mommy or Daddy with a huge deep breath in and UNDER the water she goes. She is fearless and carefree, some of the most adorable traits of her resume.
And irresistable flare to list another.

Harper and Baby Henry are neighbor buddy playmates. He is sitting and she is mothering. Angela and Will, our friends and neighbors, have this adorable baby boy Henry that is the sweetest thing you have every seen. Now that his is a big boy sitting up, Harper wants to go over and see "Baby Henny" all the time after school and on the weekend. She tried to pick him up the last visit and I must admit was quite sweet, scary, and a bit funny. Well, at least Angela and I thought so! When I saw her, I sort of freaked and said "Oh No, we can't do that" and what did she do...of course drop him the 1/2 inch she had removed him from the ground. A little bump, a little cry, and a little scared. That's when we giggled.

Nana and Poppie came in and we celebrated Father's Day a weekend early. Do you love the glasses? The only one getting spoiled these days is Miss Harper Elle with all new gear for her babies! Baby Lindsey, Baby Abbie, and Olivia!

The have a new high chair, swing, and pack and play! She packs theses babies from the time she wakes up until we have to get all 3 and her and Mommy into the rocker in time for bed! Whewwww, yes, a big sigh but it is so worth it. She has loved all this and is such a good little Mommy already.


  1. Oh my gosh! Love the pic of Harper & Henry, and love even more that these two have become such big buddies! It make my heart overflow to think about them growing up together- we are so lucky to have you all down the street!!

  2. We are so so so lucky girl. We really don't even know!

  3. Jessie, i love the bathing suit pose, with her fat leg stuck up on the tray!


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