Sunday, December 11, 2011


I know that I haven't been blogging as much as I like and I know all of my followers (yay 45!) want more also. I'm trying, I promise! After being back at work for more than a month I'm still trying to figure out balance. From what I hear from other mom's it's something I will also be seeking. But for now this is all I need:

Yep, your eyes are not deceiving you. She is trying to sit up on her own! Her neck control is improving everyday! And notice my hands are not in this picture. This is all Harper! This picture was snapped after laying her in her boppy and she scooted her butt back and picked up her head. She's been doing this for a few days so I am always camera ready!

Another milestone she is hitting: laughing at her mama! Melts my heart when I see her smile her gigantic smile because of something I did. Enjoy some Harper smiles!

At work we are focusing on teaching the children about kindness. Everytime a teacher sees a child being kind they are writing it on a star and we are posting it in the front lobby on our Kindness Meter. Simple things from helping a friend zip her coat, picking up more toys than asked, or helping hand out snack. This is important and I can't wait to teacher Harper about being kind and giving back. The holiday season always brings out the best in people but we should be kind year round. What kind acts have you done lately?

I have donated food to our food drive at school, donated mittens to our mitten tree at school, bought a gift off of the giving tree at church, and even put money in those red kettles that are everywhere this time of year.

I'm trying to be kind but I'm also trying out a theory. That good things happen to good people. I believe this theory but this is the first time that I am really putting it to the test. Harper is a good girl. Sometimes I think she's too good to be true. I mean she sleeps through the night 99% of the time and she is happy about 99% of the time. I am lucky. She is a good girl and Andy and I are good people so the good has to continue. But of course it doesn't hurt that I'm trying to be extra good this season right? So dear God, Santa, St. Nick, and anyone else who can pull some strings....remember on Jan 4th that Harper is a good kind girl.


Mama Bird said...

Awww, tear, tear. Your good girl will be alright, I just know it! Love, love, love those smiles!!!

Shannon said...

love love your header pic!!

stickfgr21 said...

This post is beautiful & a reminder of the importance of being kind, caring & good.
Little Harper is so precious & sweet!
Surgery is frightening & the waiting always difficult. Soon
excellent, experienced pediatric heart surgeons will be working to make Harper healthy & active. & you & Andy will be helping her to be kind, caring & good ---just like her parents!

Heidi Ehle said...

Please know that the prayers of many will be lifting the name Harper on high when the time comes...some of those voices are already lifting her now (just to get a head start! :)
What a big girl she is!! Liddy still doesn't sit up a whole lot on her own, even though she can. She's all about the constant motion. lol

Laura said...

I'll be praying for Harper on the 4th!

Marci said...

Wow, that sweet smile could melt the coldest of hearts! She is precious, as always!