Monday, July 28, 2008

How the weekend flew by......

Matt's Grandma (or Chester Grandma) as Harper would put it had her hip replaced on Thursday afternoon. She is doing great and I believe she got to go home yesterday. Since Aunt Judy was in town we thought it would be nice to have everyone over to grill and hang out on Friday night. Aunt Judy & Aunt Jayne, Mitch & Brandy, Steve & Deb came over. We had a really nice time and Harper loved it as she had yet another PARTY.

Saturday afternoon we had a birthday party to go to for one of the neighbor girls. We didn't stay to long, but Harper did get to jump in one of those big blowup jumper things. We took off and headed to Eagle to go to Eagle Raceway for Family Appreciation Night. They were giving away over 300 bikes so there were of course lots of people there. Harper didn't win a bike but she got some bubbles and a flag and that was good enough for her. Although the friends that we went with won a bike for one of their boys. Harper loved the races and thought it was very loud. Matt was thinking when he remembered to bring ear plugs for her.

We got up early Sunday morning so Matt & Mitch could drive Harper to Kansas City. Harper is going to stay with Aunt Stephanie for a few days. We talked to them last night and they had just left Worlds of Fun & had a blast! She loved the Bumper Cars. I'm sure I will have many stories to share when she gets back!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Went to Albion for the weekend

On Saturday the 19th Matt and Steve drove to Marshall MN to move Mitch & Brandy back to Lincoln! (We are so excited to have them back in town). So Harper and I decided to go back to Albion for the weekend. We didn't' do much on Saturday - Just hung out with "Albion Grandma & Grandpa" as Harper would say. The Boone County Fair had started on Saturday and the parade was on Sunday. Brady, Miechelle, Madison, Caleb & Abby came from Columbus & Ed, Sheena, Trinton & Tripp came from Bartlett to watch and parade. We ordered pizza from Casey's and then headed to Rolf's to find our spot in the grass and wait for the parade to start. Even though it was HOT all the kids had a blast and got lots of candy. After the parade was over we went back to Grandma & Grandpa's for ice cream and cookies. Harper and I headed back to Lincoln about 4 so we could go pick up Dad at Mitch & Brandy's new place. There were all moved in or at least all of the moving was done - now 'they' have all of the unpacking to do. Did I mentioned how excited we are to have them back in town.


(left - right) Caleb, Abby, Harper and Madison waiting for the Parade to start.
Tripp & Trinton are also there, but are over with Sheena & Ed.


Ready for the Parade to start!
Boy was it HOT

Friday, July 11, 2008

Picking the Onions!

Today Harper and Daddy finally got the pick Harper's onions. It is one of her daily chores to water the onions. They put up the table and started to pick them and put them into 2 piles. The little ones and The big ones. I'm really not sure what Matt is going to do with the onions once they are all picked and cleaned. But I'm sure he will think of something.

Back from Chester

Harper stayed in Chester until Thursday - she and Jayne got back to town about 7:30. She had a great time and all sorts of stories to tell. One of the days she got to sit on the Chester Firetruck. They were having their monthly meeting and they let her come over look at the firetruck. She also visited Great-Grandpa and saw the birds. When they were there the fire alarm went off. Harper said that it was VERY loud and it hurt her ears, nose and toes. She also named one of Aunt Jo's 'wild' kitties Abby Purple. She also swam in Aunt Jo's pool. I'm sure over the next couple of days we will hear more and more about the trip to Chester. She already told me that she is going back when Aunt Jayne will drive her there.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Harper is in Chester

We do not have daycare this week - DD is on vacation! Matt took off Monday and Aunt Jayne was going to come and watch Harper on Tuesday and Wednesday. Well it worked out that Aunt Jolene and Brianna were in town on Monday afternoon and wanted to take Harper back to Chester for a few days - this way Aunt Jayne wouldn't have to come back to Lincoln to watch her.

Harper was SOOOO excited to go the 'the farm' and see the forest (Aunt Jo's tree line) the kitties and ever thing soon as Aunt Jolene and Brianna got to our house - she was down the driveway ready to get in the car and GO! She should be back sometime on Wednesday and I'm sure I'll have many stories to post

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Sprinkler Time!

Sprinkler Time!

Even though Harper was up late last night - she still have the energy to run & ride through the sprinkler. After we (Harper and Mommy) took a long nap - and Daddy headed to Omaha to go to Bass Pro Shop - she finally got to play in the sprinkler. It's suppose to be hot again tomorrow so we are thinking of setting up her pool so after her nap she can swim and start to get ready for the Kansas City trip to go stay with Aunt Stephanie - as they will probably head to Oceans of Fun!


We had a fun 4th of July this year. We decided to stay at home and have family over. Steve and Deb, Mitch and Brandy and Stephanie and Darin were all able to come. We grilled field mice and chicken wings. Harper had a great time with Uncle Mitch and Daddy lighting things off - which lasted most of the day and well into the evening. As you can see by the picture above - Daddy actually let her light some things off herself - which I'm not so sure that I approve off... But she was learning from the best and she will learn to be careful! Once the firework display at Oak Lake started we went over to our neighbors back yard to watch. By that time Harper was pretty tired and wasn't all that interested - so she played on their swing set. All in all it was a really good day!