I would say it's about time that I changed my blog header since Christmas was, oh... 2 months ago. That's how life goes around here these days. I figured updating the blog needed to be a priority since I had a little down time while my husband is playing Super Mario World  and Harper is fast asleep. I had pretty much given up on our blog until I noticed a post on a friend's blog about all of her blog books. And yes... even though I have quit writing on my own blog I still occasionally blog surf. So here I am again, committing to the blog. Luckily I've noticed that a lot of people don't really keep up on their blogs, at least not my friends, so I'm looking forward to being a little more candid in my posting as I'm banking on the hope that not a lot of people will read my blog anyways.

In a nutshell since I've posted last... Harper is now 11 months old! Time has flown by the last couple of months. It's funny because the first three months of Harper's life went by so incredibly slow and now I can't believe he is almost turning one. Preparations are underway for an unforgettable "Suessian" 1st birthday party. One thing I've realized since becoming a mom is that I'm not much of a newborn baby person. I keep asking Jason how we can have another child but without the nine months from hell and then another questionable five months after. I love the stage Harper is in now and I can only imagine it will get even better once he starts talking. He already gives us hours of entertainment with silly faces, trying to walk and learning new tricks. I've realized that our leeway time is almost over. We need to get into ship shape because this little guy is so smart and is soon going to be mimicking everything we say and do, for better or worse. Here are a few pictures of Harper from the last couple of months.

 Not much else is new with us. I'm working two part time jobs (like very part time) and being mommy while Jason is still at Out of The Woods. Our little Sawyer puppy died over the holidays, in fact it was only two days before Christmas, which totally bummed us out for the entire Holiday weekend. I still miss him very much! He has definitely softened my heart to all animals. I never used to be the kind of person who would tear up when an animal abuse/adoption commercial came on and now I do. I want another dog for Harper to grow up with but we want to wait until we have a yard. Harper absolutely loves cats and dogs. He's pretty cute like that.


7 Months

Harper is actually 8 months and 4 days old. These pictures were taken closer to when he was 7 months but I just haven't had the time or motivation to post on here. He is the cutest "7 month" old I know. I love him. He is getting to be so much fun. Harper now has two bottom teeth. They each came after a week of hell. I hope all of his teeth don't come that way. During his 7 month he sits up like a pro, loves food, is constantly rocking back and forth on his hands and knees and scoots all over the place. Here are a few shots of my overly handsome babe.

8 months pictures to come soon... probably around the time he turns 9 months old.

Harper's First Halloween

I figured I should post some Halloween pictures since Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I don't want to get too far behind. Halloween was pretty fun this year. It was fun to get dressed up as a family and even more fun to see Harper as a cute dalmatian.
 Since we were given the dalmatian costume for Harper, we decided to base our costumes around that. So Jason was a fireman and I was the fire (a.k.a "hot" mama).

 We didn't really do a lot on Halloween night. I tagged along trick or treating with PJ and Gavin while Harper slept in the stroller. I can't wait until next year when he can actually trick or treat. I love Halloween!


Our Day at the Pumpkin Patch

 In the kiddie corn maze
 Going down the slides with Uncle Kyle and daddy
 Even the biggest slide couldn't get you to crack a smile. I'm sure next year you will love them!

Lovin' the hat from Grandma Vicki!

 In the patch with Nana Chelle
 Then we arrived at the pumpkin carving party

 Showing off your tricks
 I wanted you to get your hands dirty and play in the pumpkin guts
 But you just wanted to carve the pumpkin with your mouth
I guess we should have washed the pumpkin before we let you chew on it! I hope you grow up to love Halloween and this time of the year as much as I do.