Beet It

We explored beets this morning.

We transferred them from one bowl to another and back. We attempted to pull them apart. We tested their relationship with gravity. We tested their flavor.

Harper liked the beet greens and the little rat-like tails too! While she spent more time inspecting the red beets, her eating preference was for white.

The entire inspection was done sitting like a big-girl in her chair at her little table (thank you Grammy Tutu and Grandpa Pete).

  1. nanci corzine: This girl knows who she is and what she wants... what a wonderful gift you're giving her. She's one lucky…

Pictures of the Day

New a gallery is up at Flicker: Harper Sue in the Playroom.  Here are a few pics from the gallery.

  1. nanci corzine: OMG! What wonderful pictures. She just gets more beautiful every time I see her. You did a good job of…

  2. nanci corzine: Just perusing these pics again and noticed ALL THE CURLS... thank you Rob for that wonderful gene. My mom used…

  3. Grammie Tutu: Great set of 44 pictures! Now we have more to print and frame for all locations. We'll save some wall…

  4. Rob Lord: Pleased you like them. Fun taking + processing them. :)

Standing with Mini Angel Bear

Standing up was a big deal for Harper Sue about a month ago but didn’t last longer than a few days. I’m happy to say standing up is cool again! Most likely because she is intrigued by the vantage that is becoming more familiar due to her HTV.

This morning she was giving Mini Angel Bear the view from way up.

  1. nanci corzine: Good balance. I can remember when she first semi stood and the wobbliness of that. She really looks grounded here.…

  2. Aunt Sandi: Ahhh, it's so cool to watch her progress toward greater mobility! I LOVE the wide leg stance. Thanks for posting…

Local Diner

I’ve admittedly been a bit lackadaisical¬†about taking Harper Sue out to a restaurant. I actually think it has more to do with how lovely our mealtimes are at home rather than any strong apprehension about public spaces. Whatever the reason we finally crossed the bridge (twice) last weekend at our favorite local diner, Boogaloo’s.

Our first breakfast on Saturday was outside seating with Ira and went pretty well. The small table’s outside where a bit challenging to keep the “grab zone” free and I ended up with yogurt on my pants as testament. Harper had a great time and woofed down a Kiddy Kake and a bunch of fruit while attempting to keep tabs on the bustling waitstaff.

Our second breakfast we left Ira at home and grabbed a nice large table. Rob fed the baby while I ate (one thing that didn’t happen on the maiden trip) and then we switched so Rob could eat too. It was a good system and Harper Sue was thrilled to be back where all the breakfast action is.

We are lucky to have three kid-friendly breakfast spots within walking distance from our house and it was pretty nice to have no breakfast cleanup awaiting us when we get home :)

  1. nanci corzine: Can't wait to share this experience with all of you (even Ira with Memere' along).

Power to the Bipedal

Last week Harper Sue decided she’d like to push her transport vehicle (aka: HTV) down the hall on two feet. The first time she cruised all the from our entrance landing to the end of the hallway. Not an hour later she was back for more, this time down the hall through the kitchen and back down the hall!

We’re pretty sure that her extended nap’s (2 hours/nap is not unusual) has a lot to do with her experimentation with walking.

  1. nanci corzine: How exciting is this for all of you... one more adventure on her map of adventures. Watching this a few…

Tamarind + Seaweed? YUM!

New midday snack to add to the list: rice cakes with seaweed. This girl has not found a food she doesn’t like!

  1. Aunt Sandi: I love her cheeky monkey grin!!!

  2. nanci corzine: ... and if this was a video you'd see her eating with gusto. I love it! I too love her…

  3. Grammie Tutu: Looks like she's gearing up for eating mangoes from the tree :)

New Favorite Kitchen Utensil

Harper Sue has a small assortment of kitchen utensils within her reach while standing on her Learning Tower including:

  • Large silicon spatula
  • Wooden spoons
  • Laddle
  • Slotted spoon

and her all time favorite…

  • Long handled strainer

  1. nanci corzine: Has she tried it as a hat yet? I remember her playing with the yellow strainer and a big chain…

Drinking Sounds Fun

We had a little entertainment with dinner tonight- Harper Sue is learning to play the cup and is getting quite good, imho. See for yourself:

  1. nanci corzine: OMG, she is the happiest little one I've ever seen (and I'm not just saying that because she's my granddaughter).…

  2. Laura: Happiness. <3 this.


  1. nanci corzine: Went back to hear her glass singing and found this. Don't know why this happens but sometimes on the blog…


Harper Sue recently experienced a true love of corn on the cob. She loves using her teeth and corn is the perfect level of sweet for her pallet. To date she’s enjoyed a little butter and salt on the cob. I’m planning on adding a bit of heat (paprika possibly) to the next batch.

  1. Grammie Tutu: Looks like she's practicing for July 4th BBQ :)

  2. nanci corzine: I am always amazed at the intensity of her focus (first picture)... she's taking everything in, figuring it out. I'm…

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