Saturday, December 11, 2010

What we've been up to...

I feel like life has been so busy, and just when things start to relax, Christmas is right around the corner! I can't believe how fast time flies when you have a kid! I hate it:(
Well, like usual, Harlow has us wrapped around her cute little fingers. She is such a doll, we can't get enough of her! She is the sweetest little girl with such a darling personality, she has such a good sense of humor...which is a must in our little family:) At the end of the day, when I put her to bed, I am so tired and ready to relax, but after about 5 minutes I'm tempted to get her out of her crib! Ok, maybe I wouldn't go that far, but I seriously miss her when she sleeps!
I feel like she is such a smart little girl, she understands everything that we say and she is very good at communicating with us. She talks sooo much, I love it! She is still obsessed with hats, which is great because she is always taking her bows off and her hair is at the awkward "mullet" stage, so hats are ok by me. She is such a great sleeper and goes right to bed at nighttime and for her naps. She LOVES her little white doggie, her blankie and having 2 pacis in her crib with her. I only let her have them when she sleeps, but I dread the day when we will take the pacifier away, I feel like it makes her sleep so much better, and she is able to put herself back to sleep if she wakes up in the middle of the night because of them.
She LOVES to eat! I feel like she should be so much bigger because of all the food she consumes! She loves to be outside and loves animals. She is obsessed with music and dances any time she hears anything similar to a beat or rhythm. She is still a big cuddle bug, which I hope she never grows out of! I just love when she lays on my shoulder and starts humming, it melts my heart every single time. She had her first big accident yesterday. She was walking on the driveway with her sippy cup and fell. I could tell she hurt herself by the way she was crying and right when I picked her up, all I could see was blood covering her mouth. I couldn't tell where it was coming from! My stomach dropped, but it's funny how motherly instincts suddenly take over, you calm down...a little...and go into mom-mode. Her sippy cup cut her top gums and her lower lip, it was so sad. She took it like a champ though, she calmed down fairly fast and just wanted to cuddle for a good 15 minutes. I know only 1 accident for a 14 month old is a real good record, but I am NOT looking forward to anymore!
Well, that just about sums up our life lately...our little baby is not so little anymore! It's so sad that she's growing so fast, but at the same time, I just love her age right now, she is so fun and entertaining. We love you Harlow babe!!! You mean the world to us!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

say "cheese!"...

Lately our little stinker has decided it's a good idea to put her messy, dirty hands in her hair EVERY time she eats. I'm talking...bits of pb&j, tofu, milk, eggs...anything you can think of. It's hard to get that stuff out!!!

While we were eating dinner last night, Sammie decided to take a few pics of Harlow and her avocado masterpiece. While taking pictures, we said, "! Say cheese!! Show Sammie your teeth!" All of the sudden it just clicked for her and she was posing with the CHEESIEST fake smiles! We were dying! She is such a ham, and every single smile was different from the last. She is such a crack up!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Harlow's 1st Birthday Party!

It has been a month since Harlow's big birthday bash! (I am so behind!) I LOVE the fact that Eric's family gets even more excited about themed parties than I do:) I saw a few sushi party ideas online when I was pregnant with Harlow and fell in love with the idea! So needless to say, I've been planning baby H's party for quite some time:) We had the party on my mother in law, Diane's actual birthday, and like usual, she was ready and willing to host it at her house and help prepare the entire thing, even though she should have been resting with her feet up all day! I am so grateful for our wonderful family and ALL of the help that we had with this big event...I could've NEVER done it by myself! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Until next year:) (To tell you the truth...I am already thinking of ideas for birthday #2! hahaha!...seriously though.)

The Decor:

The Food: (I realized that I didn't get a single picture of the actual food we ate for dinner:( We had real sushi and chicken, rice and eggrolls.)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Harlow -Month 12

I am so late on this post...Harlow is ONE YEAR OLD!!! I seriously cannot believe that it has been a year since we went to the hospital anxiously awaiting our little doll's arrival. Harlow has changed our lives in so many ways and we just can't imagine life without her. She brightens our day and Eric and I laugh at how many times we say, "she is seriously so cute!" to each other each and every day. We miss her when she sleeps and can't get enough of her when she's awake. She is our joy and obsession. It's sad to think that this will be the last slideshow, for awhile at least, but I have made it a priority to make sure that I continue to take tons of pictures of our little babe. I have to! Time just goes by so quickly, it makes me sick! Well, baby H has the most adorable personality and the best word to describe her is, "Sweet". She is just so loving, affectionate and caring. We love you Harlow babe!!! Happy First Year!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Harlow-Month 11

Things have been so hectic around here lately so this video is a few weeks late...oops:) Just a few more weeks until our little babe is a year!!! I can't believe it! Harlow has such a cute personality, I feel like she just gets more adorable each day. She is doing so much so I wanted to write a few things down so I can remember:

-She can say: "mamma", "dadda", "out", "hat", "hi", "dog", "up", and my new favorite..."what's that?!?!" (she always says that one in a whisper...cutest thing ever!)
-She understands the difference between yes and no and if you ask her a question, she will nod yes or no to answer you.
-She FINALLY crawls!!! Well, puts her right leg in front of her and uses it to drag the rest of her body...but hey...we take what we can get around here:)
-Is great about giving kisses when you ask for one.
-Has become more cuddly lately. Everytime I put her to sleep, she likes to lay on my shoulder and she hums while I hum to her.
-She has become quite the copy cat...she mimics everything that we do, it's so cute!
-Decided that she HATES baby food and only wants food that she can pick up and feed herself.
-Some of her favorite food includes: mac'n'cheese, pb and j, cheese, tofu, bread, and more cheese. This girl loves cheese!
-LOVES music and starts dancing whenever she hears any sort of music.
-She has become such a girly girl, she loves to try on all of her bows and flowers...all of them have to be on her head at once:), she loves playing with mommy's makeup and pretends to put it on, and loves putting on necklaces and mommy's headbands.

We just love Harlow to death and can't imagine life without her! She seriously keeps us entertained all day long and we still can't get enough of her. We love you Harlow babe!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Harlow vs. the outrageously obnoxious flower

The time has come...Harlow has finally realized that those huge things that I put on top of her head are NOT attached. What a sad day that was for me! Until just a few weeks ago, she had no idea that taking a bow or flower off was even an exception. This black flower is absolutely humongous and clearly Harlow did NOT find it amusing. At this point she was just fed up with me and my crazy idea that this was going to last longer than a few seconds on her head. Luckily I had my camera handy to capture the epic battle.

Baby H was clearly the victor.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Harlow- Month 10

Harlow is almost a year old!!! I can't stand it! She is just as cute as ever and we LOVE her to death. She is getting so big and has the cutest personality. We love our little Harlow babe and just can't get enough of her:)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Eric's little sister, Sammie got this adorable hat for Harlow and I cannot get over how cute it is! A baby fedora?!?!? Come on! All I have to say is thank you, Sammie. She wears this hat almost every. single. day.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

please, do come in...

We FINALLY got Harlow's room finished and I couldn't be happier! It was mostly done a few months ago but I was waiting on a few more things to be painted. I love that Harlow's room is big because it sure wasn't hard filling it up! It's crazy how much space toys and furniture take up! As you can see...when I think of a theme...I go overboard and take the color scheme very literally:) I initially wanted the color of the walls to be light pink...but it turned out a whole lot darker...and to be honest, I love it! But I am glad the white furniture tones it down a bit. Enjoy!

My dad made this bookshelf/toy box and it matches her other furniture perfectly. He's quite the carpenter:)

I saw a pillow similar to this and so I decided to re-create it. My sister and I found this adorable feather brooch and I just LOVE how it all turned out!

This is my favorite thing in the room. Harlow has such a unique profile and I love how the silhouette shows that! (And I just LOVE the frame:))

Well, there you go. Sorry it took so long to do, but that's life with a baby I guess:) Thinking back on how I originally wanted the nursery to look...the only thing that is the same is the black/white/pink scheme. It's funny how that works! I had so much fun putting this room together and I'm glad I did because it's the room we use the most in the house:)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Harlow-Months 8&9

I have been SO horrible at taking pictures lately. We've been so busy and I am so mad that I've barely captured any of it! Harlow turned 9 months the other day and like usual...we fall more in love with her by the minute. She has such a cute personality already and LOVES attention. It kills me that in just a few months, it'll be a year since she came into our lives and took our hearts Time goes by faster and faster each day...I want to cry. We love our little Baby Sue and can't imagine life without her.

As of now Harlow:

-Says, "Mama", "Dada", "Baba", and "Hi!"
-Loves to : wave, give kisses, eat bread, stand, be held, go for walks, laugh and dance to music
-Hates to: be on her stomach...still!!!, be left alone, be in the car for too long, and sit in one place for too long

I love:
-How much her gums show when she smiles, laughs and cries
-That she wakes up so happy
-She FINALLY sleeps 10 hours at night
-She has started to fake laugh ALL. THE. TIME.
-She loves music and immediately starts dancing and singing
-That she decides to be super loud at the most inappropriate times: i.e. during sunday school at church
-That she is so social and loves to be around people
-When she gives me kisses and snuggles into my shoulder
-Knowing that she is ours forever

Thursday, May 13, 2010


My favorite times of the day are when I rock Harlow to sleep- I love that she just snuggles and I could sit there for hours, and when I go see her when she wakes up from sleeping- she is always so happy! I can already see such a cute personality in this doll of mine. I can't get enough!

she LOVES to take off her socks and chew on them. weird, but cute.

p.s. She's standing now!!! ok...maybe just for 5 seconds at a time, maybe we would stand her up and quickly snap a photo before she fell, maybe we're totally trying to make it look like she's just standing there like a toddler.

p.p.s. She is starting to clap and wave. I need to try to get it on film...CUTEST. THING. EVER.