A few more updates

The house is still a work in progress, but I realized I hadn’t shared some other projects we finished. First, Harper’s room. 

After we painted and replaced all the outlets and light switches, we did some decorating. We added a blackout roller shade from Ikea, which has been great for naps.

Then we put up all the artwork that had been in her room before, including the family photos above her crib. We had to downsize one shelf since her room is smaller than before, but I think everything fits in there perfectly now.

In the kitchen we had one small but very important project. There was a broom closet that randomly used to house a fuse box. The space was pretty much useless, so we painted the inside and added some homemade shelves. Now it’s a great pantry.

And then outside we added some furniture to our deck. Before it was pretty blah, though I loved the built-in bench.

We ended up getting a super bargain on a huge table, nice umbrella and two chairs at Target by purchasing floor models that were half price at the end of the season.

We also added a storage cabinet and a grill, so the deck is a great eating/entertaining space now.

Next up we’re finishing mom’s bathroom, which has been an absolutely incredible transformation. Can’t wait to show you pictures when it’s all done!

18 months

Harper is just about to be 19 months, but I can still get in under the wire!

She is really turning that corner from baby to kid lately. Thankfully she still has that delicious pudge and adorable toes, but in other ways she looks more grown up every day. 

She’s big on imitation. Loves to wear our clothes, which is so cute.

Her hair’s long enough to be pulled back, but whenever I try to do it she just pulls it out.

She’s gone through phases of wanting to sit in her car seat in the middle of the room or climbing up into her stroller just to hang out.

Her appetite is unbelievable. Sometimes it seems like she eats as much as we do.

But I guess you need a lot of calories to fuel toddler energy.

The best part about this age is watching her starting to form language. She has new words all the time: brush (for brushing her teeth), bubbles, duck and various other animals and animal sounds.

Hearing her teeny voice across the room just kills me.

Unfortunately it turned out that we could not escape the 18-month sleep regression. But I think we’re so used to sleeplessness now, it’s just part of the deal.

Harper has a doctor’s appointment soon so we’ll find out how much she’s grown. After several months of going down on the growth chart I think she’s catching up!