Table for two

A few weeks ago Carl and I started to notice that Harper was taking more of an interest in the “big table”, climbing up on the chairs and sitting or sitting on her knees.  Seeing her want to be at the “big table like a big girl” was pretty cute, actually, but somewhat of a concern for us that she would lose her balance if she was on her knees trying to do something or even stand up on the chair.  Harper knows she’s not allowed to stand on the chair but she is almost two and is already starting to toe the line and if I’m being honest, I’m glad that she is trying to see what she can do and explore, as long as she’s not being defiant about it.

Long story long, we got Harper her own little table!  A friend of mine owns a kids resale shop and she was the first person that I messaged to see if they had anything in stock.  Luckily they did and within a few minutes she sent me a picture and told me the price and I was SOLD!  Carl went to pick it up on Friday and Harper just loves it!  We had to get creative with the arrangement in our living room but it works and our little one is enjoying coloring, eating and playing with her stuffed animal friends.



I see many, many tea parties in our future!


Made my Monday!

Taking a cue from my friend Hilary, I thought I’d share some things that made me smile today.

1. Practicing “Circle!” making.


2. Sharing healthy food choices.


2. This guy.


What made your Monday?

A great day

Today was a great day.  It was just one of those days that I wish I could bottle up and save forever.  You know, so I can open it up on those not so great days when there is lots of tantrums, crying and foot stomping.  By me, not Harper.  What?! I can’t be the only momma who does that, can I?

Anyway, back to our great day.  We didn’t do anything special but we were all together, laughing and wearing our pjs longer than we should have.  We did laundry, cleaned the kitchen and watched far too many episodes of Curious George on Netflix.  “George!” is Harper’s current favorite thing.  That and practicing “Circle!” making on every piece of paper she can get her sweet little crayon holding hands on.

This afternoon I decided to break out my real camera to take pictures.  It had been so long since I used it that, of course, the battery was dead and the memory card was full.  After the camera charged I took a short trip down memory lane as I watched the pictures download, Harper’s 12 month pictures and Keith & Amy’s surprise engagement from Christmas.  That’s a long time to go without taking pictures with a real camera.  Nearly all of Harper’s second year was captured with my iPhone.  Unacceptable.

As soon as I pointed the camera in her direction, Harper shouted “Cheese!” and raised her arms to grab it.  After fighting her off a few times I was able to get a few pictures of her to document our great day.  It felt good to use my camera again.



Happy Sunday, friends.  Happy Sunday.