Tuesday, July 22, 2014

American Ninja Harper

Harps is a TWO YEAR OLD! What the heck has happened....
She and I are best buds.  There are sometimes at night where I put her down for bed then a couple hours later I remember something funny she did that day and I get so excited knowing I have her forever and then I want to run upstairs and grab her and squeeze her!  There are also nights where her bed time couldn't come soon enough... But every single night we cuddle and have a nightly conversation where she jabbers her entire day to me. "Cahhh (car) mama baby cah (my car that had harpers car seat) dada cah (dallins wrx that she never rides in haha), blah ah jjjolb Juju an B ( even if we don't see julie and Bryce that day they make it in our nightly convo) insert forced little giggle here." 
I can't stop laughing. 
She gives the best cuddles. 
But beware, she has a temper and if crossed there is hell to pay. 
I took her to cub scouts to see Dallin and his class. There was another toddler there luckily so they played for a while. Well then they started playing with a basketball. The other kid took it from Harper and all hell broke loose. She stopped, gave him the dirtiest look I've ever seen, you could see her getting more livid by the second, then she shoved the kid to the ground and took back the ball. 
Now I don't condone fighting but I also want Harper to have a backbone.  I guess we just need to teach her how to control her temper and how to express herself now.  I may or may not have been pretty proud. We did have a talk about not pushing, but I love that spirit of hers.... My strong willed girl. 

She LOVES music, and she has awesome rhythm. Her favorite songs are "That's Not My Name" by the Ting Tings
      She'll sing "ah mane" for "my name". Were working on it. 
"Call it What You Want" by Foster the People 
       She sings the intro with "pshhhh"
(I know no one cares about this but this is my blog and partly how I'm documenting her life so lay off.)
"Brass Monkey" Beastie Boys
"Girls Like Boys" Ingrid Michaelson
"All About That Bass" Meghan Trainor

Her dancing IS all that. She does the cutest wiggle and shakes her finger. Then does a sort of vogue move stretching her arms outward back and forth. She is nothing short of amazing. 
She terrorizes Xena and chases her and finally will catch her then kick the poor cat. I blame Dallin. 
She LOVES talking car rides now that she's forward facing and loves the pool and water. Girlfriend is FEARLESS.  In practically every way. 

I cannot get enough of her. The way she needs mom Harper cuddle time before bed melts my heart.
My favorite bear. 

Her typical selfie

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My sweet spunk

Where has the time gone?  Probably wherever my newborn is now...
That tiny, little, squawking bundle is a full fledged toddler.  She's complete with a personality 20 times her own size and a hairline like mine. 
I write this as we sit here together watching Bubble Guppies and eating goldfish. So very fitting.  This has become my favorite time. She cuddles up and leans into me and we settle in for her favorite show. And the miracle... She stays here to cuddle the entire time!
"And though she be but little, she is fierce."  That Shakespeare quote is all over Pinterest and I can't think of anything that could describe my Harper better. She has retained her resilience and her tough personality. I should've realized that this is who she is already even at a couple days old when we had so many issues.  
On top of her strength she is ridiculously fun and has a humor to match. She is so mischievous and I find myself watching her do things that I have done, myself. 
She's also the most talented performer I've ever seen. When she has an audience she turns it up and makes sure everyone around is in stitches laughing.
She is weighing in around 23 lbs, like I said, LITTLE;  22 months old and is saying about 16-18 words, some not as distinguishable as others. One of these words is "poo poo". I'm kind of bugged she's already learned this because she says it at the most imperfect times. But it has served her well so far. 
Last week Dallin and I were playing with her and she passed gas, loudly. She turned and smiled at us then she turned and pointed to Dallin and said "poo poo". If she can already blame her business on someone else we are in big trouble.... Sorry for the off color story. It was just too good not to share.  
She also hates wearing any sort of unnecessary piece of clothing. As soon as we are home or in the car, shoes, socks, hair accessories come off, faster than lightening! I don't blame her though, I'm all about comfort. It's just aggravating when we are running errands and I have to put shoes on 4-5 different times. 

My crazy little girl dipping her goldfish in melted ice cream. So gross. 

Her first dentist appointment!  She did awesome and scored a few toys from "Juju" (Our good friend Julie who works there)! 

I love that sweet spunk.