Thursday, January 24, 2013

January Happenings

 Most important thing that happened this month was that Harper got her first haircut!   Her hair is wispy fine and has a bit of curl to it.  Together, this means that it likes to stick in all directions.  It has gotten long enough that it was always in her eyes and when wet, the back of it is past her shoulders.  Off to my favorite hair guru we went.  Harper is now the proud owner of cute little bangs.  She looks so serious in this picture because her mouth is full of shortbread cookies.

 We had our first snow of season last night.  The kids thought it would be great fun to "help" Daddy shovel the drive with the ice scrapers that belong in the car.    If you look closely at Harper, you can see her poor split, swollen, bruised lip.  She tripped over the cord to the laptop the night before last and face planted into the floor.  Much crying and bleeding ensued, but she acted like nothing was wrong the next morning, even though she looks like she was on the losing end of a boxing match.
Spenser was actually pretty effective with the ice scraper.  There is a squeegee on one end and the snow was very light.
The kids were not particularly bundled up in the first photos because we were on our way to the store to get SNOW BOOTS.  Spenser was very excited about them.  Since he is likely only going to wear them a few times before he outgrows them, I was pretty please to get them on sale at Target.  Both pairs were $20 and Harper's are big enough that she can probably wear them next year as well.  Here they are, each  with snow boots, snow bib, coat, sweat pants, two shirts, hat, and mittens.  (OK, Harper is refusing to wear mittens in this pictures)  They were pretty over-stuffed looking as they toddled through the snow.


Grammy said...

Harper is a true glamor girl with the new hair cut. Love the pic of Daddy and his two darlings! Thanks for the news and pics.

Katja said...

Hello Amy,

I found this blog just by chance. I hope you remember me, I stayed with your family for as a German exchange Student in 1989 and you visited me after high school about 2 years later. How funny, to find you again with your blog. If you like to, send me a mail to

Greetings, also to your family,


Amy said...

Of course I remember you! How random that you found us! Will email soon.