Friday, March 27, 2009

The Best Photo

I don't know why Erica didn't post this photo from our little "photo shoot" but I liked it the best. Better late than never.

Monday, March 23, 2009

11 Months

Harper is now 11 months old. She is so much fun right now (well, maybe not the last couple of days because she has been sick and cranky), but she likes to goof around, she seems to understand a lot of what we're saying, and loves playing with her toys. Here are a few things that we currently enjoy:
  • She is definitely a Daddy's girl and loves to have Tom hold her.
  • She says Dada, uh oh, doggy, and all done. Except for Dada, Harper's version of the word sounds nothing like the actual word, but we know what she's saying.
  • Speaking of dogs, she loves them. She became fascinated at my Mom's house a few weeks ago, and now she gets really excited about them. The way she says doggy sounds something like "gigi."
  • She loves electronics, particularly our laptops, the credit card machine at the grocery store, and our printer.
  • She is finally eating some vegetables. Yes!
Anyway, she is great and we are really enjoying her. I can't believe she is going to be 1 in just a month.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

sick baby

Harper has been sick for the last few days and has not wanted to be left in her crib. So after about an hour of sleep last night, she wound up hanging out on the couch with me and Tom. She was so tired when Tom finally took her to her crib that when he walked in her room her head dropped to his shoulder and she fell asleep within about 5 seconds(very un-Harper like behavior). Poor girl, I hate to see her sick :(

Monday, March 16, 2009

California Adventure

Last Thursday we took advantage of some tickets from Tom's parents and went to Disneyland California Adventure. Since I have never been to Disneyland, I was excited (even though I don't tend to be a big fan of amusement parks). I was not disappointed. Even Harper had a fantastic time. We watched a couple of shows, rode some rides, played in the water, and wandered around. I think Harper was a little disturbed that Goofy kept touching her head.She loved touching the cold water.
While we were in the water area we saw something disturbing. This guy was pushing a stroller with a girl who was probably about 3 years old and looked like she weighed about 150 pounds. The most disturbing part was that the little girl was slurping out of a 64 ounce soda.

Here are a couple of Harper and Tom on rides. In the second photo, Harper had just woken up as we got on the ride and we were nervous because it involved a lot of loud noises and bright lights, but she loved it. Here is Harper playing with a Toy Story toy that vibrated:
I think the next 2 photos are descriptive of how Harper felt by the end of the day:
And here are a couple of recent photos to appease our family members who apparently don't think I've been updating the blog often enough.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

a visit

My two sisters came to visit last Tuesday with their super cute children (it runs in the family). They went to Disneyland on Monday and then they came up to LA on Tuesday to hang with us. We decided to go pay a visit to Griffith Park since we have never been there. Our first stop took us a little pony ride shindig they have there.

This is my niece Mia holding on for dear life.

This is Wyatt, Mia, and Ryan (my sister Robyn's children).

The rest of us were content to watch from the sidelines.

After that we went to a park inside the Park called Shane's Inspiration. It is a fairly large children's play area that is designed for children of all abilities to be able to play and have fun.

The see saw was a big hit.

As was the tire swing - also, this Ryan is very photogenic I'm realizing... (my sister Robyn is on the left there)

AJ - My sister Denise's special bundle of joy.

The Dynamic Duo

Wyatt with his intense stare

Afterward we ate lunch at this cool restaurant in Burbank called Porto's Bakery. They have loads of sandwiches and baked goods to choose from, all at very reasonable prices. It was a ton of fun. We then headed back to our apartment where some Wii Sports was played. This is Ryan kicking my trash at Boxing.

Thanks for making the trip to see us Denise and John and Robyn and Don as well as my parents! We need to get together more often! Now if we could get Brent and Miranda to come down here...

Monday, March 02, 2009

Utah Visit/Chase's Farewell

Last weekend Harper and I went to Utah for my brother's farewell. Harper was actually really great on the plane there (not so much on the way home, but we won't get into that) and I was really excited because Robert Redford was actually on our flight.
We got to spend lots of time with Chase, as well as everyone else. I think that my favorite part about this trip was that most of the nights I was there I stayed up late and hung out with my siblings. There are certainly moments where we don't get along, but the rest of the time we have a lot of fun. Also, I went and saw Confessions of a Shopaholic with Carly and Kelly which was great because I haven't been to the movies in months. I love hanging out with these two now that they're a little older (they are 10 and 11 years younger than me, respectively).

Chase did a great job on his talk, even though complained about writing it all day Friday and Saturday. Here's he is on Sunday morning:
And here is how happy my Mom was after his talk was done:
This is my Grandpa with Harper. He is a very calm person and Harper enjoyed chilling in his lap.
And here is Harper and her cousin Hailey. Coincidentally they were matching:
Here are some of my cute cousins and sisters:
Chase with my parents and grandparents:
One of me with Chase. How did my little brother get so tall?
Chase with Harper:And here's 4 generations. My mom's mom, my mom, me, and Harper.
Unfortunately we had to head home before Chase went into the MTC on Wednesday, but I know he's going to be a great missionary :)