Saturday, December 31, 2011

May 2011

So, here it is the end of 2011 and I'd like to get this blog caught up.
I feel terrible that I haven't documented Harper's infancy the way I did with Ethan.  Please be sure, Harper, I am WITH you each moment, enjoying you, even if all of your milestones aren't documented here.  You are growing and changing so quickly and I've never been busier or happier.
In May according to my iPhone...

Harper was still in love with her froggy.
We celebrated her Christening Day.

We played outside a lot.  Ethan still insisted on wearing his cute boots with shorts, making them even cuter.
I set Harper up under this umbrella while I golfed with Ethan one morning.
I looked over moments later and she was sleeping.  She didn't put herself to sleep at this point in her life EXCEPT while outside and when it was time to go inside for lunch.
Molly, a neighbor dog, stopped for a treat nearly every evening along her walk.
Harper found her feet!!
Loving Springtime at our new house and new neighborhood.
Days of grocery shopping while wearing a baby.
Eating her feet... and ahhh, that fuzzy, bleach blonde hair!!!
We visited Strausburg and the trains.
The Choo Choo Barn was a hit!  We weren't sure if Ethan would be into it but he loved it.
Ethan was able to pet this little fawn!!!
Lucky, lucky boy :)

Harper's Christening Day

We started off the month of May with Harper's Christening Day.
Father Snyder told a story about how the beautiful stained glass windows in our church used to hang in an orphanage.  It was the same orphanage his mother lived in.  He shared that he likes to think of how his mother prayed under the same windows as he does today.  I'm grateful that he told that story on this day.
Everyone commented on how well Harper did during the service.  It made me laugh because I wondered if they saw what I had to do to keep her content.  I never stopped moving even trying to pay attention and responding during the ceremony - there I was keeping my baby in motion while sitting in the pew.  Finally, Harper had enough and cried through photos.  Here she is with her Godparents. 
And then her froggy calmed her down.
I loved her gown and bonnet and can still smell the anointing oil when I look at this photo.
With her Great Granddaddy
Time to change into her party dress!!
So peaceful.
Ethan loved the ham, edible fruit arrangement (fruit on a stick - of course he loved it!), and his favorite - the cake!  Here we asked him where the icing went.
Looking at these photos makes me want to go squeeze her and smell her bonnet to see if it still smells like the she did on her special day.