We have had such gorgeous weather in our little corner of the good ol' U. S. of A. Northwest Arkansas is blooming with day lillies already. : ) I just love it.
I finished up two tile orders this week. They were fun projects.
We celebrated our niece, Loralei's, 1st birthday party. It was lots of fun for the kids. I cannot even fathom Harbor being that age, but I know it will happen in just a blink. I can't wait to plan his party and load him up with gifts. : ) When he gets older, he will love playing with his 22 "first" cousins in David's family. Have I mentioned how huge David's family is? We just love it.
Playing with daddy- daddy stays very busy with work, but he always makes time to "babble" with Harbor William. It is music to a mother's ears. : )
David has several big projects in the works- the vice president of the Tool group sateside is flying in on Tuesday, and on Monday the DIY Network show, Cool Tools, is coming to film a segment for an upcoming show. We are excited for all the neat things happening with his career right now.
A visit from the Hickmans:
March 2nd was my first day back to work. On the Sunday evening before, our family went to my classroom so I could plan some lessons and organize. I'm definitely an type "A" personality and I HAVE to have everything in its place. : ) When we walked in, I cried! My kids had made a bulliten board (with the help of my 5th grade team) dedicated to my return and the birth of Harbor as a surprise. They had printed off blog photos and had written letters to Harbor and me. I cannot wait to scapbook them after this year is over. Do I have the greatest job, or what? : )
My first week back to work has been a great success. Harbor didn't cry and I didn't either. Although I did miss him, having my mom show up at our house every morning has so wonderful. I cannot thank her enough. She comes in the door, I'm running around in my robe trying to put on makeup, she takes Harbor and feeds him... it is perfect! She has had dinner made or layed out every night and has kept my laundry done. What more could a girl dream of?
She has also done the sweetest thing for me.. kept a journal of her time with Harbor. She lets me know when he eats, how much, what types of diapers she changes, when and what they play, and how she feels about her new job. I love reading her pages when I get home. Again, his scrapbook grows. : )
This is Harbor and me on my first day, before heading out the door. My work day begins at 7:45, and the final dismissal bell rings at 2:50. I am home by 3:30 everyday. It is a fast day, to say the least.
My second day back to work:
My mom also videotapes and takes pictures of Harbor while I am gone. I appreciate her doing this. The following are pictures she has taken during her time at our home with him. Thanks, mom!
My mom has been taking Harbor out onto our back two story deck to have story time and has requested some more comfortable patio furniture. I told her we would start looking and pricing. Anyone found any fun patio furniture somewhere?
This past Friday, we took Harbor to the mall to shop for an Easter outfit. He finally grew into these little jeans that I just love. He looks so big!
We reorganized Harbor's room and found this fun celery colored cubicle at Target.
Playdate with sweet baby Hayden:
And last, but far from least... Brandy from FosheFotos came to our house on Saturday for Harbor's three-month pictures. They are so FABULOUS! Go to her photo blog for a sneak peek HERE!
She also took his Easter pictures. I'll be sure to show you all of her good wook as soon as I get my CD.
Have a super week! We have lots to look forward to.. David turns 28 March 24th and we celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary in April. David has a big trip cooked up for our anniversary, but has kept it under wraps. He has planned to make it family friendly so we can bring Harbor. Hotel reservations have been made, but I have been left in the dark. I hope I know how to pack? I'll have to drag some more details out of him. : )
I love you all!