Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Month # 3

Harper Kate,
  During your third month you took a couple of your very first road trips!  You also continued to go to doctor appointments for checkups. You continued gaining weight and weighed about 10.5 lbs by the end of the month.  First of all, Aunt Abby brought Memaw (your great-grandmother) and your cousin Gage to visit.  We went to lunch, Memaw and Aunt Abby cleaned our apartment and we got some fun pictures with you and your cousin.  He was (and still is) enthralled with you.  He loves you so very much, and we could tell right off as soon as he saw you!
  Then we went to Birmingham to visit family for the very first time!  There were SO many people excited to meet you.  The first weekend we went home was Easter.  We spent that weekend with your Nana, Poppy and Daddy's family.  We hung out Friday & Saturday night.  Friday night we had people who had been praying for you for months come to meet you.  Nana and Poppy had drinks and some snack food outside and we kept you on the screened porch.  All of our friends came to meet the "princess."  After people left, I got your first Easter basket all put together.  I had bought lots of books for you and carefully placed them in the basket and had it ready for you Easter morning.  I sang "In your Easter bonnet" to you the night before.  I wanted you to experience Easter the way I had as a little girl.  Sunday morning we woke up at Nana & Poppy's and got you all ready to go to church.  I can't explain to you how much the people at Poppy's church love you.  They prayed (and continue to) for you constantly.  Their love and concern for you is unbelievable.  You wore the dress Cookie made for you and headed off to church.  Good heavens, you were the star of the show on Sunday.  Poppy took you up on stage and used you as the introduction to his sermon, but really between you and me, I think he just wanted to show you off! :)  Everyone wanted to see you, love on you, and pray for you.  Then, we headed to Memaw's house for Easter lunch and met your Uncle Jeff, Madison, Uncle Jonathan and Hunter for the first time.  Aunt Abby took some pictures of you with her wonderful new camera and you got even more loving there!  Then, we had to head back home to Atlanta.  I'd say your first Easter was a success.
  The very next weekend was Mothers Day.  Once again, we packed up and headed to Birmingham.  This time, we went to Cookie and Doc's house.  Your Uncle Dave, Aunt Sharon, 4 great-grandparents and Mike & Betsy (Cookie & Doc's best friends) came over to meet you too.  Once again you were loved on, cared for and admired.  Aunt Sharon & Uncle Dave gave you a beautiful pillow and Betsy & Mike gave you a sun-hat that we would use soon after!  Your cousin Whit was being dedicated on Sunday at church, so we just spent the weekend at home, relaxing and being calm.  Sunday morning we woke up and got ready for church and headed off to yet another group of people who had covered you in prayer and couldn't wait to meet you!  It was my first Mothers Day and I felt so special.  God had given me the greatest gift in a child I could ever have asked for.  After church and watching Whit be dedicated we headed back to Cookie and Doc's house for a lunch.  We ate, then we had to head back home.

Aunt Carrie holding HK and Whit...forgive Whit's screaming face. :)

Gage & HK

HK with her 4 great-grandparents

HK & her Memaw...another great-grandmother

Mamaw & Mimi with their 2 great-grandchildren

The family at Whit's dedication
HK is very loved and adored by her cousin Cole
Aunt Abby's pic of HK on Easter...she still loves the sun in her face! :)
Easter family pic! 

Whit trying to explore Harper Kate. :)

  Two weekends in a row you were loved more than you can possibly imagine! You continue to be loved every day by nearly every person you come in contact with.  You have influenced more people than I could ever think possible and God is doing a mighty work in you.  I can't wait to see what else God has planned for you.

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