Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Harper! | Alexandria, Virginia Family Photographer

I wanted to say Happy Birthday to my sweet baby girl! It's so hard for me to believe that she is 1 year old today (I'm getting weepy)! I feel like it was yesterday that I was sitting out on my front porch, having a leisurely lunch (enjoying my doctor induced bed rest) on an unseasonably warm day, unlike the weather we are currently experiencing (I can barely get out my front door due to 3-5 feet snow drifts)! My doctor called me at noon and said "Today's the day! Come to the hospital!" By 9pm that evening, 2 weeks early, Harper Katherine had arrived! All 8 lbs 5oz's of her, our little butterball!
She's been such a blessing this year, adored by everyone who meets her! She greets every single person with a huge grin and draws people to her like I've never seen before, it continues to amaze me. She is the spitting image of her dad and aunt Bethany, the complete opposite of me & Haley. We also like to affectionately call her "destructo-baby" because she is in to EVERYTHING! Luckily she's cute so we continue to put up with her antics! :-) So, here's a little overview of how she's grown over the past year.

Just 5 days old and grinning already! (ok, ok, I know she's not really smiling but such a cute baby sleep smile!) Thanks to Beth again for taking these!
Just about 6 weeks old...
10 weeks old
4 months old, thanks Rashmi for these!
How lucky am I to know all of these wonderful photographers???
6 months old
They adore each other! Haley had never once acted jealous of Harper. I hope they remain as close as they are now.
9 months old
We just love those round cheeks and pouty pink lips!
Her first Christmas, 11 months old
Her birthday party!
Happy Birthday!
She wasn't too sure about the cake, but I'm sure it won't take her long to realize how much she loves it! And I'm sure you're all dying to know who made this hat so head over to my friend Jamie's website to see more!
Harper, we can't wait to see how much you will grow and change this year! We can't imagine life without you!


Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Harper!!! You are just so precious! I love the picture in the white hat with the pouty pink lips!

Sally Brewer Photography said...

Happy Birthday to Harper! I can't believe it has already been a year!

Amber said...

So cute! I can't believe our babies are 1 already :(

Al and Lyndsie said...

Wow 1 already! I remember you were pregnant when we first met you. She is so sweet, I love all her smiles! Happy birthday to her!

Stephanie said...

Happy birthday sweet Harper!!