Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sweet Things

How sweet is this baby? Oh, y'all, I can hardly stand it. Little Harper is just precious, and to be honest, I can not wait to get my mitts on her!

I am so thankful for all her progress and look forward to seeing pictures of Kelly getting to hold Harper soon. It has been so amazing to see God work in this entire chain of events since Harper's birth. AMAZING!

Speaking of sweet things...

Here is my niece at her 8th birthday party this weekend. I have a special place in my heart for adoption, as she was born in China. She is so sweet, beautiful, smart and funny. I just love her to pieces and CANNOT believe she is already eight years old!

She loves horses, so I had a friend of mine paint a lap tray for her. She can use it for homework or art projects or just whatever. I thought it turned out SO cute!

Me and the sweet birthday girl

Here is sweet Ella Grace in her new fairy costume. She was ecstatic about the wings. You know every Fairy Princess needs to have wings!

She informed me she was going to "fly". It just amazes me how she puts things all together at two years old. At one point, she also informed me that her "milks" were showing. OH DEAR!

Evan is going to look so sweet in his new glasses. I would show you a picture of them on his face if I could get him to wear them for more than 30 seconds. Ha!

This face will make those glasses look REALLY handsome!

These are prism glasses that are tinted. In all the research I have done about autism, there are studies that indicate the visual fields in children with autism may not be working properly. We have no indication that there is anything wrong, I just don't want to leave one stone unturned. This is kind of a trial by error thing. Usually, if the child needs it, they will really want to wear them. Evan hasn't given them much of a chance yet. Hopefully, in the next few weeks we'll know more. Right now all I know is he looks SUPER CUTE in them.

I had Derek put them in his hand to show how small they are. Oh, the are SO cute!

I made a sweet tonight. Believe it or not, I have NEVER made homemade banana bread. I don't know why. I guess I always thought is was hard or I never had bananas at the right stage. Well, tonight I made some...

and it was really good and super easy. I have recently been getting recipes from I have used several of their recipes and they have all been good. You can find a recipe for anything there it seems like.

Here is my sweetie enjoying his sweet. Hee hee! He just loves it when I take his picture doing stuff like this. Ha!

On another sweet note, I am so excited because my VERY sweet friend, Traci, is redesigning my blog. I am beyond thrilled! You can check her out here at Sweet Cheeky Designs. Yay!

Lastly, I have gotten so many sweet comments on Evan's eyelashes. I came across this picture while looking through Sarah's birthday party pictures. Evan was busy on his PSP, and I couldn't help but see those lashes. He got those from his Daddy. Why is it the boys get those kind of lashes???

He really is as sweet as he looks. :)

I hope all you sweeties out there have a fantastic week!


Candy said...

Yes, I can't wait to see pics of Kelly holding that precious baby girl!!! Your niece is SO precious! I love the tray you had painted for her, such a good idea! Ella has that same fairy dress except in purple and yep, she has tried to fly too! I hope EG doesn't insist on sleeping in her wings like Ella does! These girls, I so wish we could get them together! They are SO much alike! Evan's little glasses are so cute! I hope ya'll have a great week! :)

Katie said...

I know...I'm sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see Kelly holding Harper, and to see that little beautiful girls eyes open!!

What a WONDERFUL idea for you to get your niece a customized lap tray! I LOVE THAT! (I want one...haha!)

"Milks"....Aaaaauuuugggghhhh! That's SO great!

That is so interesting about autism and the visual thing...I'm anxious to see how his glasses work for him. I bet he is awful handsome in them. ;o)

"Milks"...still laughing on that one...

Lauren said...

EG is cracking me up! :)

And Evan's lashes are beautiful...he is an amazing little boy.

Banana bread is one of my looks like your baby daddy liked it!

Megan L Hutchings said...

It truly has been amazing to see how God has been working in little Harper's life ;)! She is so beautiful!!!

Your kiddos melt my heart no matter what they are doing. I want to hold them, squeeze them, and just have an all day playing marathon. You are doing such a terrific job Lah!!!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures!! I love those glasses for Evan, they look so sweet!!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

My son has the longest eyelashes I have ever poor girls have my short ones!

Your niece is are your two children.

And your banana bread is making me hungry. I freeze my overripe bananas so I always have some on hand to make. I just might have to get off the computer and do that now!

Heather said...

So many sweet things on this post!!! I LOVE EG in her costume...and Evan is SO HANDSOME in that striped shirt! I totally want to see him in those glasses! The pic of you and your niece is beautiful and I also love your bloggy makeover!!! You are just SWEET!!!!!

Jacquie said...

I am just so happy for Kelly and Scott. Last weekend, I just didn't have any idea what was going to happen, but OMG I can't get over how good God has been. This has been one amazing week!

That EG and her sayings... "O Momma", "Milks". Hee Hee.

I can't wait to see a picture of Evan in his new specs.

petrii said...

I'm so glad baby Harper is doing better. What a Blessing from God!!!

I heart banana bread and so does my hub -- one of his fav's.

Those glasses are sooooooo cute!!

Have a Blessed week,

Eric said...

I love that EG said "milks"!!! That is soooooo funny! I had a friend that called hers "beep beeps". Thought that was kinda weird...

Can't wait to see how the glasses go for Evan! :) I'm excited! You are such great parents-trying new things!

Betsy said...

I love all your sweet things today!! I just read that Harper opened her eyes tonight!! Yay!!! I just about cried when I saw that! Ella Grace is the cutest thing ever in that little fairy outfit. And that tray for your neice is adorable!! Plus I bet Evan looks so handsome in his glasses. Get a quick picture when he has them on!

I can't wait to see your new blog design! Traci looks like she is very talented. I know she will come up with something unique and perfect for you!!

In His Army said...

I know--I look at Harper's pictures at least 20 times a day! So Jamie and I would like to go to Tulsa, but selfishly, we would rather wait until they get back in AR so we can hold that Girl!!!!!!

Sweet post--all of it, and what a cute idea for your niece that like horses so much! That last picture of Evan is adorable too. You'r new blog design looks great!!!

Faith said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your new look! It's awesome!!!

Your family is so precious. I just love seeing all your sweet faces =)

Anonymous said...

Hey Leigh Ann! Just stopped by and wanted to let you know I LOVE your new blog layout!! SO PRETTY! Have a great week :-)