Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Harper Turns One

Last week Ron and I packed up the RV and joined our WIN friends plus the tens of thousands of other RVers in Quartzsite, Arizona.  But before enjoying all the activities and checking out the vendors associated with this annual event, we left the rig there and took the car to San Diego for Ron's grandson's first birthday.  Kelli and Sean put us up (or put up with us) for a few nights so we could be there for the big event.  They threw a heck of a party for him on Saturday.

Here's Harper with a couple of his little guests.

There were four children under 1 1/2 - a real festival of cuteness.

Plus a couple of slightly older children and lots of adults.

The birthday boy enjoyed his own personal cupcake, leaving the cake for all the guests.  No, no, Harper, you're one not two.  Or maybe he's giving us the peace sign.

Harper is really pretty neat.  This was as dirty as he got, even with red icing.

He got pretty excited about all the presents or maybe it was the sugar high.

His mom Kelli helped to open them.

Although soon it seemed everybody got into the act.  Hey, where's Harper?

Oh, there he is modeling his new hat.

Grandpa Ron's present was a huge hit!  It's very versatile for when he grows enough to ride on his own.

For now, he likes somebody to push him really fast or he gets behind and pushes it himself.  He isn't quite walking on his own yet, but it think I caught a couple of his first steps in this poorly-lighted video.

On Sunday we walked around Coronado and admired the Hotel del Coronado.  At 125 years old, its beauty romanticizes a bygone era.

I know this is getting way too long, but I have one more thing.  You remember the picture of Harper crying on Santa's lap?  Well, I made an ornament out of it so they can always remember the event..  This is one side of the ornament . . .

And with Diana's magical help, this is the other.


  1. He is such a cutie ... since he gets a kick out of pushing Ron's gift, it will for sure help him on his way to walking.

    Good job with the ornaments ...

  2. Love this post. The party kids are precious.

  3. A year old already? In no time he'll be hitting you up to borrow your car so he can take his girlfriend out on a date... ;c)

  4. HOW sweet---such a fun party for a one yr old! I love the photo fix up...great idea!

  5. How special that you could go to the party. Isn't it amazing to see the parties for 1-year-olds these days. When our first granddaughter turned 1, there were sooo many people there. (She was nearly as neat as Harper.)

  6. Cute pictures. Thanks for sharing. I think I am missing a lot by not having a grandchild. Oh well, I did have a grandcat until she passed away at somewhere around 14 years of age.

  7. What a cutie! So glad they liked the ornament.