Tongue Time

Silly tongue for the camera is fun.

Have we mentioned how much we LOVE the great relationship Emma and Harper have?

  1. nanci corzine: What a blessing for all of you to have had Marina and now Emma. It's so much fun watching Harper…

First Head Bump & Bruise

Harper Sue fell on her face today (face planted on a curb actually) and while this is certainly not the first time she has used her head as a kickstand it IS the first time she’s had a bump and visible bruise.

It’s a big milestone for all of us. Amazing how brief her anguish was (less than 2 minutes of crying) and how soon she wanted to focus on telling the story of what happened and getting back out in the action.

Before the tumble. Enjoying Fort Funston and working on her flinger skills.

The damage.

The damage detailed.

  1. nanci corzine: My dear little Harper, "face plants" are no fun... your Memer'e made plenty of them while she was growing up...…

Visit with Great Grandma Sue

Rob, Harper Sue and I set out on a one day trip to Laguna Woods to visit Grandma Sue yesterday.

Despite a short (1 hour) departure delay in the morning the trip was super smooth. Harper Sue is a good traveler and we are looking forward to scheduling another day with Grandma Sue soon.

  1. miss keri: i love the last photo - super sweet!!


Harper Sue is starting to use her spoon and fork more regularly at meal times. It’s still a 70/30 split between using fingers over utensils but her interest is growing and her aim is improving.

Swim Update

Harper Sue has been in her new Toddler and Me (14-36 months) swim class for almost 2 months. She is getting more familiar with wearing her goggles and kicking with her flippers on. She has been known to practice the bubble-face maneuver frequently during her nighttime bath session.

Maui 2010

We spent a marvelous 10 days on Maui in August. We stayed at Rob’s folks house in Wailea and our trip overlapped with Rob’s sisters family and a visit from Grandma Sue too. This year we decided to bring our nanny Marina along for the trip and are so glad for it. That meant Date Night was any night… this IS vacation!

We had a big week planned with lots of activities and a challenging time change (yes, that DOES say “3am Wake Up”) so we posted it on the white board and assigned dawn patrol duty evenly between Rob, Marina, and me.

After the five hour leg of our flight she finally had a chance to walk/crawl around the empty gates while we waited for our connection.

Harper Sue had just started taking a few steps before the trip and was inspired by her cousin Zach who at 4 months older is a full sprinter.

This was also Harper Sue’s first time standing in the beach break and she absolutely loved it! Each time a wave would come in she was scream with delight and make every attempt to chase them back into the ocean. The few times she got a face full of spray didn’t deter her excitement and glee of playing in the waves.

Here’s a few of my favorite shots of Harper Sue enjoying Makena (aka: Big Beach):

The other big highlight of the trip for Harper (and us) was the fruit! Lots of amazing local plums, strawberries, and of course mangoes. Here’s a nice shot of Harper eating one of the aforementioned plums and sporting her new Mana Foods tank top:

One of the big kid attractions in the Wailea area of Maui is the pool at the Grand Wailea. Calling it a “pool” is not even close to accurate because it’s actually many many pools linked by swim-through water ways, underground grotto’s, waterfalls, and baby beaches. If you are 12 years old this place IS heaven on earth. If you are 14 months old, the baby beach is where the action is and we spent an afternoon watching Harper explore the miniature version of the adjacent ocean break. Pop Pop (aka: Grandpa Pete) came with us and had a great time building sand castles for Harper to destroy.

We  grabbed an abandoned casabella later in the afternoon and relaxed after a “hard day”:

Our flight home was uneventful and the time change worked in our favor back in San Francisco with Harper Sue’s new rise time at 7am instead of 6am… at least for now.

Pop Pop posted a bunch more photos of the vacation here.

Grandma Visits with Bling

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

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…

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