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Friday, September 2, 2011

Fun at the ranch

Feeding the goats

He really wanted to feed the goat himself!

Harper with Mimi on the mule- his favorite thing to do is ride around or pretend he is driving!

Three generations of Kothe men- Darrel, Dustin, and Harper

Silly boy!

Harper has gotten the best sense of humor and always keeps us laughing.  His newest thing is to scrunch up his nose and laugh.  I haven't captured it on pictures yet but I'm still working on it!
Bath time! One of the best times of everyday!!

My two boys playing in the floor!  Too cute!

Enjoying a little cereal and watching morning cartoons-- ahhhh the life!

Enjoying the Gillespie County Fair Parade with me!

Beach Time!

We had a blast at the beach this year.  Harper wasn't too sure of the sand but he got used to it and enjoyed both the surf and the pool! 

Awful...Terrible...But to catch up finally...

I've been horrendous at updating my blog this summer so here are a few short and quick posts of pictures and the fun we've had this summer. 

We've played outside in the water a lot (the only way to keep cool!).

 Then we've had to make fun inside to keep cool.  Here is my little man in his Texans jersey- thanks Aunt Sam!! 

Doesn't this smile make you think he has something evil on his mind?!?!  HAHA!!

Harper and his cousin Jorie (Stacey's little girl) playing at the Stonewall Peach Jamboree parade.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A trip to the lake

Harper and Daddy driving Papa's boat

Catching some rays (or trying to hide from them)

Harper playing with his cousin Braylen

Harper and his cousin Hadley (who is only 2 weeks older)

Bad blogger...

Since Harper turned one my life has gotten incredibly hectic. We've been through two fundraisers, Easter, Mother's Day, and a whole host of other things (including a trip to the lake! and our first ear infection- that lingered into two ear infections really). On top of all of that, Harper starting walking the day after his birthday party and hasn't stopped since. We are constantly on the move. I'm going to try to catch up and post some pictures.
On the way to church Easter morning

After church with all my kiddos!  I can't believe how big they all are now!

My little bunny Easter egg hunting with Daddy
After the egg hunt with my grandmother, Harper's Nanno

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Harper!!

On Friday, Harper turned 1 year old!! It is so hard to believe that this time last year I was just getting home from the hospital with a tiny new baby.  So much has happened in the last year and I wouldn't trade it for the world! I love being the Mommy of this amazing boy!

We don't have stats as our doctor appointment is tomorrow but right now we are crawling, pulling up, almost walking, and just plain getting into everything.  Harper is going through a clingy stage and really wants Mommy holding him ALL the time (some days I love it and others it drives me crazy!). We've done away with bottles and exclusively on sippy cups and big boy food.  Sleeping has never been a strong point and that still continues (but we are working on it).  He's a very happy, sweet boy (with a bit of a temper) who is a joy for us to be with. I don't know what I ever did before him!!  He  truly is the love of my life ( I still love you Dustin...but he's my baby!)

On Saturday was the big party.  It was huge and fun...but thank goodness it is over! I was exhausted from planning it.  We had so many good friends and family join in the celebration at my mom's house- we are so blessed to have everyone!! Below are some of the pictures and highlights of the big event. The theme was Super Why (Harper's favorite cartoon).
Harper's Cakes

The Smash Cake

So many gifts- what a lucky boy!!

Trying to assess the cake- definitely his mommy's kid really didn't enjoy getting dirty and digging in :)

Mommy, Harper & Daddy with the cake

After the smash cake- not too bad!

All the one year olds and their mommies- all are 2.5 months apart! Ashley & Hadley (March), Stacey & Jorie (January), Me & Harper (April), Becky & Hayden (February)

About to open some presents!
Thanks to everyone who came.  It was a truly special day.  Can't wait for many more birthdays to come!!!