Saturday, August 30, 2008

Visit to the State Fair

Harper made her first trip to the State Fair. The 3 of us and Uncle Mitch and Aunt Brandy went last Sunday. We went pretty early - before 10 - so we got good parking and it wasn't really all that busy. Harper had a good time and really enjoyed spending time with Mitch & Brandy. Brandy even went on the roller coaster with her. We all enjoy the typical fair food of corn dogs, fried twinkies & funnel cakes. But the time we got home that afternoon we were all tired. Harper and I took a nap and Matt headed to Walmart to look at some fishing stuff for his upcoming MN fishing trip with Mitch and Steve.

Riding Camel at the State Fair

Fun at the State Fair

Friday, August 29, 2008

Preschool has started!

Our little Harper started Preschool on Thursday August 21st at the Westminister Church. She is in the Tuesday/Thursday morning class and preschool is from 9:00 - 11:30. I am able to take to the "before-care" at 7:30 and head to work. The BC is in the downstair classroom, so when it's time for school all they have to do it walk the kids upstairs. So far - she just LOVES it! The first day there were No Tears (from either of us). I took her there at 7:30 and she walked right in and started talking to her teacher and headed off to play. I had to ask her for a hug & kiss and then I was off. When I came back to get her at 11:30 (to take her back to DD's for the rest of the day) - she really didn't want to leave.

First day of Preschool

First day of Preschool

First day of Preschool

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fishing with Dad

Harper first FISH

Matt took Harper fishing on Friday and she had a blast! She was able to catch 2 small Bluegills. Matt bated the hook and casted but Harper actually reeled the fish in. When they were done she was so excited that she wanted to come to see me at work and show me the pictures. I asked her today what she wanted to do tomorrow and she said - Go fishing with my mom and dad. So looks like I will have to go this trip.

Had a great time at Chester

Jayne brought Harper back from Chester Monday afternoon. It was the longest time that she had been away from home and was a little clingy when she got back. But of course when she was there she did not miss us at all. She played with Purple Abby ( the kitten that lives under Chester Grandma porch ) a lot. Purple Abby is now a tame kitten not a wide kitten - as Harper is always reminding us. Aunt Jolene also pulled in a few favors and Harper got to ride on a horse and buggy. Luke and Lucy were the horses names. Over the last week about every day of so she says something about being in Chester and the things she did. Matt and I are go glad that she is able to go and spend time in Chester like Matt did when he was growing up.

When Harper was in Chester, Matt and I took the opportunity to take a grown-up weekend. We went to Omaha Saturday afternoon and spend the night at the Embassy Suites in the Old Market. We just relaxed and walked around the Old Marker and did a lot of people watching.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Off to Chester again!

Matt and I have been planning on going to Omaha to spend the night on Saturday. We mad made plans for Harper was going to go to Aunt Jayne's and spend the night. However, Jayne is still in Chester, so Matt & Harper are goign to meet Jayne in Beatrice this afternnon and she is going to go back to Chester with Jayne until Monday. I'm sure when she returns there will be many stories to tell! I miss her already - But also looking forward to a Grown-up weekend with Matt!

Harper's KC trip

Harper had a great time in KC with Aunt Stephanie. Sara Rose & Kelsea were able to come to KC for a short time. Sunday evening they all went to Worlds of Fun and Harper had a great time. It has been over a week since she has been back and she still brings things up about the trip. We are so glad that she is able to go to KC to stay with Stephanie.

A few new things she has said lately - - The other night I had asked her to go get me something in the other room. She looks at me for a moment and then says "Ok my daddy's wife" and heads off to the other room to get it. Not sure where that came from? This morning we were on our way to DD's (Harper's daycare) we were looking at cars and talking about them and she says "Why are these people going to DD's mommy?". Out of the mouth of babes!