Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Letter to Santa + Harper at 3

This is Harper's letter to Santa Claus.Here's a translation she gave me for those of you who don't read preschooler.And here is a picture of a trampoline with a slide that goes ziiiiip.Harper at 3 (well, 3 1/2 really) is a pretty cool kid. We have our moments, of course, but that's what time out is for, right? At 3 1/2, Harper:
- Is obsessed with the human body. She's calmed down about it over the last few weeks, but she'd love nothing more than to cuddle up and read about intestines or watch a discovery channel show about brain surgery.
- Likes to do projects (or "pa-jects" as they sound when she says it)
- Can count to 100
- Can spell her first and last name (I guess singing the spelling of her name to her to the tune of the Mickey Mouse song since birth has finally paid off)

- Can write a few letters (H, A, F, O, Z and sometimes a few others)
- Can write and spell a few words (zoo, off, no)
- Loves to write "notes" and send emails on Daddy's ipad
- Still sings her little made up song "I love you. You love me. We are the best friends together."
- Eats a few more foods/vegetables, but only when we bribe her
- Speaking of bribes, she loves peppermint patties and chocolate
- Goes to preschool two mornings a week and likes it
- Is 38.5 inches tall and weighs 32 pounds

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Bone Girl at the house...Bone Girl with her friends at school...Bone Girl making pasta in the kitchen...Bone Girl working the slot machines... (heehee)Went to NC/SC for our 7th anniversary...And got to see my best friend Judy...And visit with gargoyles...While overlooking a palatial estate...Came back home and captured our japanese maple tree changing colors.
We'll see if I can manage to post more photos before the end of the month.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Sorry about the sideways shots.  That little feature is thanks to Blogger evidently.

Harper is loving school so far.  She's anxious to go each time and has great stories to tell and projects to show us when she comes home.  She's slowly learning the other kids names and sharing them with us.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Busy Summer

Well, if you don't read my art blog at all, you might think we've fallen off the face of the earth. Really, we've just been traveling all over it and having fun adventures. The photos are from our trip to Huron, Ohio. We stayed at a little RV spot called Firefly Beach on Lake Erie.Harper found lots of rocks, shells, and sea glass at "Erie Beach" as she calls it, but she was pretty darn intrigued by these pistachio shells too.Yes, Doug can find internet access anywhere.The front room is finally coming together. Just need to hang up pictures, get curtains, and install the light.

In other news, Harper got a shiner when she got hit with the swing in the backyard. Just in time for school (her first day is tomorrow).

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


We went to Nashville over the weekend. Lots of pics on the Flickr site...
Harper was a good little traveler. Better than I was, I'm sure. Ok, I wasn't that bad.While I was taking a shower Sunday morning, Harper was busy building what she calls "the machine" with a bunch of pillows and blankies. The machine makes you better. Not really sure how this pillow contraption works yet. I'll keep you posted. She's recreating one in our living room. :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Harper Jane on Easter Day (4/24/2011)

Almost 3 year old (in 11 days)

30 pounds

37 inches tall

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I miss my bubby.

I wish I could transport you here right now for cuddles, baby girl. I miss you.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

There's going to be good with the bad, right? Right??

Our little stinker has reached a rotten egg phase. The hitting, yelling, throwing, testing all the boundaries phase. {Sigh}

When she gets in trouble, she wants the whole story recounted to Daddy. Harper: Tell Daddy about how I threw the pasta and had a time out.

So, some funny and sweet Harper stuff to remind me of the good...

- Instead of saying "nothing," Harper says "anything". Example- Mama: What do you want to drink Harper? Harper: Anything (meaning, I don't want anything)

- Applesauce is still pronounced "Appleboss".

- "You are berry weltum." = You are very welcome (She may be a stinker, but she's still polite.)

- "I see La Tour Eiffel in Paree." (Paris) = every cell phone tower she sees

- "There's my silver (red/black/white/etc) friend." = all the cars on the road

And finally, my favorite...

- "I lub you."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Still Remodeling

Feels like there are a zillion little remodeling details to finish. I'm just trying to ignore most of them until work calms down and after the Artfest trip. Doug is making good progress on his pieces though.

I have photos of the progress, but all the clutter around here is too distracting. I'll show you pretty ones of the dining room and kitchen when we get done. I DO want to show you that we have a new bathroom in the back of the house now thanks to my handy husband. It's kind of hard to take a photo of it, but hopefully you'll get the idea.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge of Allegiance, originally uploaded by shellypaints.

Busy Working

Busy Working, originally uploaded by shellypaints.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

As of Today

... took her first shower. She used to not like to get her hair and face wet, so this is a big deal.
... eats pasta. Also impressive because she turned her nose up at it for about a year. She even tried two bites of eggs the other day. That didn't go quite as well.
... wants to sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on her food. When she does, the sprinkles it in little circle motions.
... can draw faces now.
... thinks WALL-E is the center of the universe. It is almost all she talks about.
... likes to watch her Daddy play solitare on the computer. She wants him to win so she can watch all the cards bounce. She tells him all sorts of encouraging things like, "You can do it, Daddy!" and "You're doing a great job." She's quite the cheerleader.
... loves to wear dresses, necklaces, bracelets, and anything else resembling jewelry. "It makes me beautiful!"
... likes to build castles with blocks.
... calls all paper money "fifty dollars". Speaking of money, she likes it... she'll clean up all sorts of stuff for a quarter. Oh, and she likes to clean (as a result of hanging out with my mother-in-law, not me, I assure you).
... can count to 14.
... can spell Mickey Mouse, but not really Harper yet. (Sad, but true.)
... can sing the ABCs, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, You are My Sunshine, and some of Puff the Magic Dragon.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

You are my sunshine

You are my sunshine, originally uploaded by shellypaints.

We are so beautiful!

We're having lots of dress up time here lately! All about the sparkles and pink. And thanks to our friend Yvonne, even high heels now!