|New sea lion exhibit|
|Oliver, LaShawn and god-children|
|Baron and Harper at the fair|
This past weekend Brendan and I headed down to Bakersfield for Marcie and Jaison's wedding. We stayed at a really cool bouique hotel there called The Padre. Got to hang out with some old college friends including my old roomate Bobbi and her husband, so lots of fun was had:) The couple looked great and the setting was so beautiful and the weather was perfect. Thanks Nana and Grandpa for watching Harper and for having dinner ready for us when we got home-what a treat! The happily married couple are currently enjoying their honeymoon in France and Italy-jealous!
Looking foward to the some Halloween parties coming up!
|Cheese-Halloween pjs (you can also see the healing black eye from a fall last Fri eve)|
Harper went in for his 18 month checkup:
27.2 lbs (has been this weight for a few months now)
32.5 in (getting taller)
85 percentile for weight and head and 50th for height
Dr. Evans shared that Harper is well above normal vocab for this age (average word vocab 20-30 words), he has new words all the time that I don't even know how he learned, and he can link 3 words together on a regular basis and can answer more complicated senetences than just yes or no, for example when the doctor came in: he asked "Whose that?" and pointed to her and then we said the doctor and he repeated "doctor." When she was asking about foods, Brendan asked Harper, "what is your favorite food?" and he responded "yogurt". He is pretty good with pronunication though my fav is that he calls his cousin Logan, "Ogan". Sometimes when you ask Harper who he is he even says "Ogan", guess he loves Logan a lot;) When he says Harper, it comes without the "r" so he sounds like he is from Boston;)
With the vocabulary thing we have to VERY careful of what we say. Last week we celebrated Logan's birthday at Tahoe Joes. Brendan had a long week of work with some overnight work on robberies, so needless to say he was looking foward to relaxing. We were all chatting and waiting for food and Brendan was letting Harper drink from the straw and glass of water he had in his hand from across the table. For one second Brendan let go and of course Harper grabbed it and dumped the freezing cold water and ice into his own lap and got soaked and began to cry. After a quick change of clothes he did not want to sit in his high chair anymore so Nana held him on her lap for dinner. After dinner was done and the water had all been cleaned up by the busboy, Brendan ordered a gin and tonic and it had just been placed in the table when my mom asked Brendan to hold Harper for him and of course right after Harper kicked out and spilled the drink all over the floor. Brendan let the "f" word slip out and although not everyone at the table heard that they sure heard when Harper yelled it out right after! It was soooo funny and we were all practically crying. Brendan didn't think it was that funny since he doesn't normally say that but of course the one time he does Harper repeats it for the whole table.
|Pumpkins from the garden|
|New lettuce being planted|
|This bbqing business is serious work|
|What-Gracy isn't a horse?|