Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What I'll be doing Friday...

YES....I will be sitting in the theatre w/ a bunch of teenagers tomorrow night to watch NEW MOON!!!  I am soooo excited.  Like I've said before, I swore I'd never read this series, but now that I have, I am totally addicted!  I promised my little daughter, Ivie, that I'd take her to the midnight preview because it said it came out Nov. 20th...which is Friday, right?  So I thought no biggie...I'll be able to crash on Saturday.  YEAH....well I didn't know it came out Friday at 12:01am!!!  Good I'll probably be drifting around half asleep Friday at school!  Oh'll be a memory! :)

But, I am super duper excited.  I can't wait to see if it's better than Twilight.  It was okay...but that was it.  Books are always just so much better than the movies I think!  Oh well...I'll definitely be taking the camera and documenting this experience. lol  And, I'll also be sporting my newest addition to my wardrobe.....Whoo Hoo!!!!  Team Edward all the way!  Hope to see you there!

xoxo, Kara C:

Harper is 5 months old!

As I say each and every day....where has the time gone?!?!?  I try to cherish each and every moment because I know they are passing by oh so quickly!  It's so sad, but so rewarding at the same time.  How do all of you mamas out there do it?  Does it get easier with each child??  I sure hope so...this is torture! lol  But, I'm so glad she still lets me love and kiss all over her....because I still do a whole lot of that everyday!  She is our life....

At five months, Harper is:

-Eating cereal once a day.  She likes it best w/ juice or formula mixed in w/ it.

-Just moved up to a size 2 diaper.  They're big, but the ones....well you were filling them too full!

-Still sleeping fabulously!  She goes to be anywhere between 7:30 and 9:30 and sleeps until anywhere between 6:30-7:30 in the morning.  (Yes, I know I'm so lucky...blessed!)

-She has a great personality and smiles and talks all the time!

-She takes 3-5 bottles a day, 6 ounces each!

-She wears 3-6 month clothes.

-She began sleeping in her own bed this month!!!!!!!!!! (This was VERY, VERY hard for Momma!)

-She loves her big girl bed and stretches all out and gets comfy! Makes Momma sad that you don't need her to sleep anymore! :( 

-She knows her momma and daddy! (And, secretly, I think she's a little bit of a Momma's girl!)

-She still loves her bath!  Loves it!

-She drools and chews on her hands and toys all the time.  I'm expecting a toothy anytime now!

-She's been to Gatlinburg/Dollywood twice!  She's a great traveler and loves going anywhere.

-She's the easiest baby I've ever seen!

-We are more blessed than she'll ever know and we love her more than anything in the world.  We wonder what we did before she came into this world and what we did to deserve to be her parents!  

We love you baby girl!  You're the light of our lives!

xoxo, Momma & Daddy

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another fabulous photo session...

So for several years now, I've been wanting to do a big group family photo w/ my family! Since there are babies on both sides now, I figured what time would be better? WRONG! Trying to take a group photo w/ 2 babies is nearly impossible. About the time one would start smiling the other would start crying! Looking back, it really is kinda comical, but that day.....IT.WAS.NOT! lol We threw leaves in the air, brought Mickey himself to life, held fuzzy kittens.....we did it all! However, Andi was still able to get some good photos. My parents are going to use a group photo for their Christmas cards this year, so I was so glad at least a few turned out well! Here's a sneak peak of what's to come....My beautiful parents...Our sweet little family...My brother's sweet family...And of course, the girls....I don't know how life ever felt complete w/ out these two beauties!   Our life is so, so blessed in so many ways!  
The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy. Psa. 126:3
xoxo, Kara C:

Harper's 1st trick-or-treating extravaganza!!

Wow!  I didn't realize what Halloween was all about, but I really racked up on my first Halloween!  We left around 11-ish that day and returned late, late that night!  We started off in our town and went to see daddy's family first!  Mommy thought it was so funny to see me riding in my car seat w/ my costume on...Our first stop was at Mimi, Grandad, and Aunt Randi's house...(sorry Gdad and Mimi, but the good pix with ya'll is on Auntie's camera!)Then we were off to see the grandmothers in McMinnville.  We also ran by Uncle A's house and he was so surprised that I was all dressed up!  He thought I was just going to have on a pumpkin hat! HA:)  He must not know my mommy too well! lol

After we left McMinnville, we headed toward Woodbury to pick up Granna.  Then we went to Lascassas to see NaNean and my Aunt Maxine, Uncle Ricky, Emily, and Nathan!  They were all getting dressed up to go to a Halloween party and I wasn't too sure what to think of them!NaNean thought I was the cutest little pumpkin she had ever seen!  We stayed and visited with her for a little while and I had so much fun laughing at her and rolling around in the floor!After that, we came back to Woodbury and caught my Aunt Kim, Maddie's granny, and my special Aunt Ang!They were all so excited to see me.....and I was Aunt Angela's first trick-or-treater of the night!  She had me a special bag of goodies made and momma was laughing because she said only teachers would give out pencils as Halloween treats!  Momma must have done that before too! ha:)  

After all my visiting, we headed back to Poppa and Granna's to relax!  They were so glad to finally get their hands on much so that everyone forgot to take a picture of me and Maddie together in our costumes! :(Oh well....I guess we have many more years for that!  Since we got home so late that night, momma got me all dressed up again the next day and made my picture with all my goodies and my cute jack-o-latern!  

Momma and Daddy kept telling everyone that I am rotten...whatever that means!  I just know I got tons of fun things that I can't wait to get my hands on!  Hope everyone else had a wonderful Halloween too!  Love you! 

Harper :)