Month8

Early Summits

We have been amazed out how quickly Harper’s mobility has increased. From standing erect on her 8th Mirthday to climbing and “cruising” upright in her upstairs gym, she’s been fearless in her summit endeavors. There have certainly been some big falls and load bonks but nothing that has remained in her little memory as a dissuading factor in her ambition.

  1. nanci corzine: Good to come home and find a new posting. Couldn't help noticing her looking at herself in the mirror. Does…

  2. miss keri: i want a play room like that. does Harper like to share?!

  3. Patti Lord: @misskeri She LOVES to share and is a BIG fan of putting her toes in peoples noses too!

A Door of Her Own

Harper Sue found the “dog” door last week and it has been her primary crawl-to destination since. If the nursery door is open she will make a b-line out, through the entrance landing, past the bathroom, through the kitchen, down the step (more and more gracefully each time) into the back mud room and to the “dog” door. So far, Ira has managed to avoid running her down on his way in but this scenario is inevitable.

  1. nanci corzine: I got some good pictures of her with the dog door too. Will share them next time I see you.…

Picture of the Day

  1. nanci corzine: Makes you wonder what's going through her mind. I've seen that look before when she was looking out the window…

Block and Tackle

I’ve been spending a lot of time erecting block structures. Harper Sue has been spending a lot of time practicing her demolition techniques.

Here’s one of my best works (and the thing in the foreground’s not bad either).

On this afternoon Harper was most proud of her ability to throw the blocks off the table and climb over it to retrieve them again.

  1. nanci corzine: You must be having so much fun with her now. No doubt she's enjoying her life a lot because she's…

Bangalangadingdong

From our post-grocery trip this afternoon.

  1. nanci corzine: I can see the future now.... "The Lord's Band" with Harper as the percussionist. I hope she likes the noise…

Applelicious

Harper was staring at me intently this afternoon as I munched away on an apple. Finally her wanting glances where too much and I passed her the half eaten fruit. She LOVED gnawing away on it with her one little baby tooth, holding it with both hands, retrieving it when it dropped on the floor, and sucking the yummy apple juice straight from the source. She was completely focused on apple consumption for at least 10 minutes. Amazing little monkey!

  1. nanci corzine: Yummy from the "source" is always better. Reminds me of when, in Maui, she was enjoying a mango seed from…

Hangin’ with Harpsuedactyl

Finally captured her pterodactyl call- that’s how I know she’s mine ;)

  1. nanci corzine: OMG I don't see her for a month and she's all grown up... responding to her name, crawling, standing up…

  2. Nana (Myra): How I love sooooo much (let me count the ways) all the What's New Harper Sue!!! I enjoy seeing them…

Splish Splash

Bath time remains one of the highlights of my day. Harper is standing up in her tub, splashing, and determined to get the water spout into a headlock.

  1. nanci corzine: ...and I see practicing her "cheerio chewing" with her little bath animals. Way to go Harper. Love, Memere'

  2. Barbara Lord: Looks like Harper is enjoying the water and will be a Maui swimmer :)

Cheerio!

Harper ate her first Cheerio this weekend.

It’s amazing how intuitive chewing is for her. She’s surprisingly capable of turning a cheerio to mush with just half a tooth and gums.

I’d forgotten how much I like a little cheerio snack myself (of course not as much as Lucky Charms). Nice to have the big yellow box around again.


  1. nanci corzine: It's amazing what saliva can do and a few weeks to her development. Does she have any teeth yet? Watch…

Morning Projects

Morning projects

  • diaper inventory

  • learning to stand (continued)

  • poop

I posted this on facebook last Friday so for those of you who follow both, all apologies.

  1. nanci corzine: Who's doing the inventory here? I'll bet she still loves that special krinkly sound of plastic/paper. Did she open the…

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