Monday, December 27, 2010

the ott/fowler family christmas

every year we go to a cabin with david's mom side of the family. we all have so much fun. we laugh. we eat. we play games. we rest. it's great. here are lots of pictures from the good times.

this little guy is just dreamy. and he put up with harper stealing every toy he had in his hands all weekend. we love every second that we get with cousin benjamin. it is so fun to see harper and benjamin play together.

we made jerseys. we played hard. we 'slid' hard. and some even came close to peeing their pants. it was EPIC! here is the fam before the First Annual Wiffle Ball game. Team Ott vs. Team Fowler. Amazing.

Charlotte's 'slide' was unreal. way to go ALLLLLL out!!

Nanna is 78 and still going strong. i don't know many 78 year olds that would play in a wiffle game. Awesome.

those blue eyes are just TOO much. and he has the sweetest smile. it's crazy to think that our new little guy will be benjamin's age next christmas. whoa. slow down father time!

it was pretty chilly during the game, but these two were troopers. p.s. harper won't keep gloves on her hands...but she LOVES to have socks on them. hmmmm, not sure...but whatever works!!

Thanks Sharptop Cove. It was soooo fun.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

name that tune...

home for christmas

christmas morning was so fun in our house for the first time. we loved it and i'm sure it only gets better. here are some pictures that we captured of our little girl.

santa came with his 3 gifts for harper!!!

harper is rounding the corner...
'i'm just going to send a couple emails on my new 'puter' that santa brought.'
'and now i'm going to take elmo for a drive.'

so so much fun! i have some more really fun pictures from our christmas at sharptop with david's family. stay tuned...wishing you a happy day after christmas. we are enjoying some coffee from our new coffee maker while introducing harper to beauty and the beast on this snowy morning. magical.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

merry and happy!

this video is a couple weeks old...but we picked out our very first tree this year. we got to wake up in our own home this Christmas morning. SO SO SO fun. i'll be sure to add more photos and video of it. it was kind of magical really. the best Christmas gift for me was that Harper slept until 8:15!!! and we woke up to a white Christmas. we read the story of jesus' birth in luke to our little girl...then we ran around the hall way to see what santa had left. it was perfect. is us picking out our very first tree. more christmas video and pics to come.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

what's harper up to?

our little sassy pants is turning into a little girl right before our eyes. she is still a little busy bee. what's she up to? well, her words keep multiplying before my ears. she repeats everything! one of my favorite things that she does right now is to lick her finger when she turns the page of a book. it's so funny to see her imitate everything we do. but this is just too much. i died laughing the first time she did it almost in disbelief. but sure enough i realized i was licking my finger to turn the page in a magazine and there she was following me. she is a little character! she LOVES singing. we are still singing the 'abc-we's' a lot. she loves to color, dance, read and even help around the house. she likes sesame street and to put on our shoes and walk all around the house. and to be chased around the house. she says stuff like 'oh man!' and 'i you' which means i love you. her new favorite friend is one of my great friends Holli (known now in our house as Ho-We). we have loved teaching her about Christmas and the birth of Jesus. and we are SO excited that we will get to wake up in our own house Christmas morning. we are preparing to move this little chickadee to a big girl bed and i just can't believe we are there already.
i am relishing her independence (most of the time) because in 2.5 short months we will be back to infantville. ahhhh. but we can't wait to meet this little boy!!