Friday, November 30, 2012

Heeeere's Harper!

It's amazing how much Harper changed in the month since we saw him in Las Vegas, but he's still just as cute.  He pulls himself up and stands while holding on to something.  It won't be long before he's walking.  Then the fun really begins.

He turned 10 months while we were visiting and now he wants to be in control.  He hates being in his bouncy seat, although he still plays with the attached toys.

The only time he likes his walker is when he goes outside to help Daddy sweep the leaves.

Look how fast he is in this two second video.

He loves to walk with his shopping cart.

Just look at that face.

Yikes!  Let me out of here!

You can take the baby out of Denver, but he's still going to dress up like Payton Manning for the Broncos game.

And sometimes Harper's sister Lucy needs a little time with Mommy too.

This might be my favorite picture.  Just imagine what's going through Harper's mind as he's looking at Ron.

That's all folks!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


For the holiday, Ron and I drove to San Diego where all of his descendants were meeting.  It's 400 miles from Mesa and even in the car, it took 8 hours.  But at least we didn't have to worry about snow or ice.

We stayed with Kelli, Sean, and Harper, the cutest baby in the world.  In case you've been paying really close attention, yes, they lived in Denver last summer, but moved to San Diego recently.

Kim, Tom, Adam, and Shannon came from Denver, but had their own place to stay for the week.  Here they are on our trip to La Jolla.

Were we saw all the seals and sea lions at Casa Beach.

We visited the San Diego Zoo, where we saw flamingos.

These cute meerkats.

And everybody's favorite, the panda.
The zoo has a baby panda, but it was not yet on public display.

Adam and Shannon impersonated seals peeking out of the ice.

Of course the highlight of the week was Thanksgiving (which also happened to be Shannon's birthday this year.)  Kelli did a wonderful job putting the meal together even with little Harper needing a big piece of her attention.

I realize Ron and Jim were cut out of the previous picture, so here's one of them.  Jim came in from Salt Lake City for the holiday.
Jim always seems to be left out of the pictures - I wonder if he does that on purpose.

It's good to stop and take time to appreciate all we have to be thankful for.  It's not just about turkey and football, after all.

In case you're wondering why there aren't more pictures of the cutest baby, never fear.  The next post will be all Harper!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Just a Note

We're back in the land of the funny trees.  Actually, I love the Saguaro cactus and today Diana and I took a hike in among them and the hills north of Mesa.

Although it was a short hike, it was rocky and difficult, so we felt like we got a good workout.

(I'm posting this quickly - her pictures will be better.)