Month12

The Destructorator

It took Harper Sue less than 20 minutes to “reorganize” the nursery. She is a force of nature when she is in search and discover mode. Lucky for me it takes considerably less time for me to put things back in place and I so enjoy watching her investigate.

  1. nanci corzine: I've seen her in this mode and what comes into my mind is this little twister swirling around the room.…

Bath Time for Dada

Harper Sue caught up with Dada attempting to squeeze in a morning soak in the tub. Needless to say Dada’s ability to zone out was thwarted by single syllable inquiries and attempts at starting a splash fight.

  1. nanci corzine: I think those "leisure" times past you by 13 months ago. What's it like Rob to have this sweet little…

Tent Napper

I’m very happy to report that we have had four successful naps in the little tent. This opens the possibility of carrying a very compact and familiar/comfy sleep environment to daylong adventures and overnight trips. We’ll continue to have her take at least one of her two naps in the tent a couple days a week to keep the environment familiar- might even try putting the tent in different rooms of the house to acclimate Harper Sue to sleeping in less familiar environments. Yay!

  1. nanci corzine: So many smilingly warm memories of her in her tent. Of course she was awake and totally embracing her little…

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Speed Racer

  1. nanci corzine: So glad to see her helmet almost fits (or maybe this is "the fit"). Have fun peddling around the wonderful…

Buff Gardening

As many of you who read this blog will concur, gardening in the nude is certainly on the “Life’s Best Of” list. Harper Sue is no stranger to the houseĀ streak but the weather has only just recently been suited for outdoor nudie romp. Based on her happy squeals the first time gardening in the buff we’ll be praying for many more sunny warm days in San Francisco.

  1. nanci corzine: Ah, to be nude in nature... I remember my first time in Merced River tributary when I went skinny dippin'.…

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Mamma and Me

  1. Rob Lord: Daddy loves this picture of his two favorite ladies. =) XOXO

  2. nanci corzine: AWESOME!!!!!!! What a capture... what beauties... what potential! Loving you all, Mom/Memere'

  3. Grammie Tutu: Great smiles :)

Standing Tall

Harper Sue is mastering her ability to stand up independently. It’s terrific to see her proud expression when she’s successful and even more exciting to see her not get frustrated when she falls on her butt mid-attempt. She’s been averaging 10-15 successful stands/day and has now stood in every room of the house.

In other mobility news, Harper has nearly mastered down-climbing stairs and playground slides. She has been able to climb up our front entry stairs for a couple months. Today she completely impressed me by climbing from the backyard all the way to the top office level! So great!

  1. nanci corzine: It was fun seeing these "free standing instants" my last visit. Sounds like they're getting longer and longer. Won't be…

In & Out

Harper’s new favorite pastime is opening and closing doors, drawers, and bags. She especially loves the back door with it’s optional climb-through exit.

  1. nanci corzine: I can remember the first time I saw her crawl through Ira's door... she's so much faster now. Won't be…

  2. Grammie Tutu: What does Ira think about sharing his door?

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Curly-Q’s are coming!

  1. nanci corzine: So glad to finally see them (what with Rob's curls and yours as a toddler). You have to know I'd…