baby in a bonnet

We went to the park early one morning before it got too hot. She just loves to swing!

Harper

She’s so adorable in her bonnet from Urban Baby Bonnets.

Harper

Harper

Harper

Harper

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harper and her books

“Hey Mom! I’m gonna read all these books!”

Harper

“Please hand me my reading glasses first.”

Harper

Harper

“Ok, here we go.”

Harper

“Ahh my eyes!”

Harper

“Geez Mom, you handed me the wrong glasses! These are yours!”

Harper

10 months old

This past month was the month of mobility. Harper has been practicing her physical developments – crawling, standing, walking while holding our hands. She twists to get out of our arms and rolls over on the changing table – she can not be contained! She had her first plane ride where she waved hello to a baby. She’s also been dabbling in finger foods – watermelon and noodles are her favorites. When she leans in for a kiss, sometimes she sticks her tongue out. She’s chatting a lot more – with a few new consonant sounds added to her vocabulary (n, m, r, s, st, th). She likes to whisper to herself and click her tongue when she’s concentrating. She got two more teeth this month for a total of 7! She’s looking more and more like a toddler every day. We just love her to pieces!

Harper at 10 months

Harper at 10 months

Harper at 10 months

Harper at 10 months

Harper at 10 months

this girl is on the move

When we got back from vacation, it was time to pack away the infant carrier. It was impossible to carry her in that thing any longer!

Her first time and last time in the carseat:

Harper

Harper is officially crawling now! She’s such a busy body, particularly at night before bed. Even after we put her to bed, she rolls and climbs all over her crib and pulls herself up to stand. She’s so proud of herself – and we’re proud of her too!

Harper

Harper

Very rarely can we get her to sit quietly on our laps anymore…

Harper

Harper

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Harper

Harper

Harper

harper’s first vacation

On Drew’s birthday, the day before the 4th of July, we boarded a plane for Harper’s first flight, first vacation, and first time meeting a lot of the extended family. She did pretty awesome on the flight – she slept the first leg (and holding her made my arm go numb) and charmed everyone. She even waved to another baby for the first time!

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We stayed at Great Grandpa and Great Grandma’s house – which is a fun place to visit for a little one. Lots to do and very scenic. Harper loved all the new toys to play with, all the birds chirping, and all the new people from whom to get cheek kisses. She experienced a big puppy for the first time (their yellow lab was the most well behaved lab I’ve ever seen.) And ate homemade food from Great Grandma’s garden!

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Kisses from Gram!

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Hanging with Aunt Kari!

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On the 4th, we went to Drew’s cousin’s house and hung out with a bunch of his cousins and their kids. Harper loved watching all the big kids scurry around.

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Kisses from Great Grandma!

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Hanging with Uncle Brett!

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Watching Great Grandma pick vegetables from her garden.

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Hanging out at Drew’s aunt and uncle’s – enjoying the nice weather!

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Listening to all the birds chirp on the dock.

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Snuggles with Great Grandpa.

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Harper met Audrey (Drew’s cousin Annie’s daughter who is a month older)! We had our family baby shower together last summer!

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Then we went swimming and Harper fell asleep on the way. At least that made it easier to lather her with sunscreen.

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The family also threw a wedding shower for Kyle and Brittany and baby shower for Drew’s cousin Aaron and Chrissy. With this size family, there are showers of some kind every summer and it’s best to combine them! Harper got to meet some more aunts, uncles and cousins!

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Hanging out with Grandpa!

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Snuggles with Uncle Kyle!

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Harper sharing her daddy’s lap with Audrey!

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Harper has the best daddy!

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