Thursday, October 16, 2014

harper // 7 months

firsts during harper's 7th month: she tasted a lime (that SOUR face is so cute i couldn't help it!), her first two bottom teeth cut through, she swung at the park, went to the pumpkin patch + rode on papa's skateboard, started taking kitchen sink baths, and went to alaska for the second time in her life. even through teething, she continued being that cute, smiling baby we love.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

top of the rockies

on our bucket list before we leave this part of the country was to drive independence pass one more time. and since the pass closes for the winter, we didn't have any time to waste! so on our way to stay the night in frisco we drove the long way over the pass to spot the last bit of golden aspen leaves. once we reached the top of the rockies, we had to take in the view and get harper a little early season snow action!
^ a new favorite photo of these two!
^ thank you random person for this shot
^ that tongue is out a LOT these days
^ harper's first steps in snow!

Monday, October 13, 2014

the last of autumn

just before we headed to alaska, we enjoyed the last bit of perfect autumn days here in colorado. neighborhood walks this time of year can't be beat. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

kitchen sink baths

i have been looking forward to kitchen sink baths since before she was born. i'm not a big fan of the infant tub that i have to sit on my knees to use, it takes a day or two to dry + then we have to store the clunky thing in our tiny house. so a week or so ago when i felt like she was ready to sit up in the kitchen sink, i went for it. and it did not disappoint. it was so much easier for me to clean those rolls and splash her with water. i should probably invest in a plug so i can fill the sink with soapy water...

i usually bath her twice a week (i don't want her soft skin to dry out!); the day before church + the day before garrison's weekend. i want her to be clean on the two most important days of our week. currently i bathe her in the late mornings or early afternoons, but i have a feeling once she starts to explore more with food at dinnertime i will be switching it up to nightly baths. we've given her a few real foods here + there and she loves to "paint the table" with them! last nights cucumber was an easy clean up but the pear from a few nights ago left a sticky mess. i'm okay with that if i get to wash her up alongside the dishes ;)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

pumpkin patch

a perfect autumn day calls for playing outside, because we know too well that winter will be here before we know it. on this day we played at the skatepark, then hit up a pumpkin patch before heading to garrison's football game. i want more days like these with my sweet babe.