Grandma Visits with Bling

Grandma came for a short visit yesterday and, as always, came adorned with beautiful jewelry for Harper Sue to admire.

My First Goiter

Harper Sue was attacked, most likely in her sleep, by a vicious insect (most likely a mosquito or small spider) on Friday. The first indication was a small pimple-like sore under her chin on Friday night. On Saturday, she popped out of her evening bath with some obvious swelling and redness under her chin. By Sunday the swelled area was hardening and on Monday we went to our pediatrician. Harper is now on Day 2 of a 10 day 3x/day antibiotic treatment (boo!) with probiotic doses in between to mitigate the damage of antibiotics to her little bodies natural balance.

Harper also has her first semi-permanent tattoo. It’s a lovely dash line circle under her chin that marks the original size of the irritated area and I’m happy to say that after one dose of antibiotics the infected area is 20% smaller.

Here’s the photo we sent to our pediatrician on Saturday. ouch!

and a photo from Monday afternoon. Notice the redness on her double chin.

  1. Aunt Sandi: good thing you're diligent (yet not over-reactive) parents. Bad spiders!

Harper <3's Fishies

Aunt Sandi was in town this weekend so we headed over to the Cal Academy of Sciences to escape the rain and checkout the fishies. Harper Sue had a great time crawling around the less-trafficked sections of the museum and watching the fish swim by in the big tanks.

We are so lucky to have the Cal Academy close by and will undoubtedly be frequent visitors as Harper gets older.

  1. Aunt Sandi: ...and whenever Aunt Sandi comes to town! My favorite SF "thing to do" yet.

  2. nanci corzine: Awesome picture. Maybe next time I'll be able to share it with you. So glad Sandi was able to start…

Easter with The Lord’s

We met up with The Lord’s Gang at Huntington Gardens on Sunday morning and spent the day meandering through the beautiful grounds. We took an unplanned break near a lovely pond and gave the kiddo’s a chance to explore.

Harper Sue attempted to purse snatch G Grandma Sue’s bag, pull Cousin Zach’s hair, and wrestle her Dada to the ground before convincing Grandma Tu Tu to carry her into a restricted zone. All in a days adventure for our sinister ‘lil SueBee.

Purse snatch attempt

Eyeing her target, a.k.a. Zacharoo

Kicking Dada to the ground

Coercing Grandma into no-no land

All in all it was a lovely day and Grandpa Lord posted  some nice pictures of Harper Sue on her best behavior:

  1. nanci corzine: What a wonderful "first Easter" for Harper and wonderful memories for everyone else. And life goes on. Do so appreciate…

Volt App + iPad = Happy Harper Sue

  1. Rob Lord: FYI -- Volt app for iPhone, iPodTouch and iPad is available here:

  2. nanci corzine: WOW!!!! Again I'm reminded on how little I can forecast Harper's life to be so I'll just love her and…

Easter Travel

It’s 8:30pm the night before Easter Sunday and while I’m happy to say Harper Sue is soundly sleeping and we are catching up on email (Patti) and video games (Rob) I’m also exhausted. Traveling with a 10 month old is a LOT harder than a 3 month old. Harper’s sleep schedule is 90% consistent 90% of the time which I’m convinced is why she’s such a vibrant and happy kiddo. I’m convinced because on days like today when she missed her afternoon nap and went to bed a full 90 minutes later than usual she was so distraught she was cry-choking before she finally let the sleep monster take her :(
Of course I was crying by that point too. Lucky for the other hotel guests the entire episode lasted less than 10 minutes but suffice to say it was the suckiest 10 minutes of my week.
Tomorrow we brunch with Rob’s family and head home sweet home.

  1. nanci corzine: Lot's of hugs to you right now. Love, mom

Downward Dog Kinda Day

Harper Sue has been busting another new yoga move this week. Her downward dog is improving with each attempt which is currently about 10x/day!

  1. nanci corzine: The amount of change happening in her is amazing. I'm so glad you have the time and are aware of…

  2. nanci corzine: PS... I love her little leggings.

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