Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thanksgiving visit to the Farm

This Thanksgiving was spent here in Fayetteville with a combination of Medlocks and Harmons. My mom and brother joined us along with Matt (Uncle Matt #2), Lindsey, and Ava on Thanksgiving Day. Mom and Matt were able to stay for several days. There was alot of yummy food and the girls running around playing with each other is fun for everyone!

I have a childhood friend that owns several acres of land here in Fayetteville where he keeps all of his horses. Our mothers are best girlfriends which helps us to stay in touch. Mom and I decided to take Mollie to see the farm on Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Herlein family is a special family to the Medlock crew. We all grew up going to school together in Jonesboro. I remember in elementary school, Todd would always get to leave early on Fridays to travel to rodeos. Little did I know it would become his life's work!

 Coaxing her into petting the BIG horse!
 She really liked this horse....although she mooed like a cow when she saw him!
 Mollie, Uncle Todd, and Sue Sue
She wasn't so sure about riding the mini donkey!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

We took a family outing to the Southwest City Pumpkin Patch a few weekends ago and it was such a wonderful day! The weather was gorgeous. There were so many activities and the girls LOVED it! If you have never been to this place, check out their website for next season.

http://rightchoicescornmaze.com/

Riding the hayride in Grammy's lap! This was a beautiful ride and a great time for us all to spend together.

Picking out our pumpkins!

I wanna get in!

This thing is dirty!

Ava was pretty impressed with her pumpkin!



Monday, November 8, 2010

Money to Jesus

At our church there is a time following the offering where we sing a song and let the children take money to the front to offer. I have always wondered if Mollie was ready to try the "walk". We usually are able to sit with our dear friend, Bonnie and yesterday we did.  I just happened to look down the aisle, while Bonnie was handing Caroline her dollar bill in preparation for the children's offering. Bonnie motioned to me that we should let Caroline assist Mollie in taking a dollar also. I had Adam give Caroline a dollar for Mollie and sat anxiously awaiting the offering. When it was time, Caroline sweetly took Mollie's little hand in hers and walked her down the aisle to the front to "give her money to Jesus." I knew Mollie would enjoy the walking down part, she loves walking and holding hands. I just wasn't sure about coming back to her seat with the excited rush of children. All in all, they both did great. Mollie did throw her dollar on the ground twice before reaching the offering plate, which Caroline later told me was "very silly of Mollie" but I guess that can be expected of a one year old!

I told Caroline after she had Mollie back to me how special it was for her to do that with Mollie. She told me that she knew it was special because it was important to God.

I vividly remember how proud Caroline's daddy was of her when she first participated in the children's offering. He would always sit perched on the edge of his seat, end of our row, just to remind her where to come back to sit. He started this little tradition of having her high five all of us after she successfully "gave her money to Jesus". I hope someday I can tell her that memory I have of him and let her know how much he meant to me. I am sure she didn't realize yesterday that he was on my heart as I watched her usher my own daughter, whom he never met, down that very same aisle.

Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.
     Mark 10:15

Rewind....


On September 2, 2010 Mollie turned the big ONE! We celebrated with family and friends with a party at Gulley Park. She ran and played with her sweet friends until her little feet couldn't run anymore. It was perfect weather and a great way to celebrate her sweet little life. I could post a million pics from this occasion but I will resist the urge. I am pretty sure most of you have seen them on facebook anyways. Once again, I have to give the photography credit to Staci! She is so special to Adam and I and it means so much to have her taking these pictures as Mollie grows up before ours eyes!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Big Apple

Adam and I were able to spend about 4 days in September visiting my sister in New York. This was my second trip to the city but my first since Mary Kathryn has been living there. This mini-vaca was Adam's first time to see all the big apple has to offer! I will say that the weather was great, except for the rain. It wasn't hot, it wasn't cold. The rain was annoying since your feet get you everywhere you need to go. Needless to say, packing my rainboots would have been a wise choice.

The first official day of our trip was spent exploring my sister's neighborhood, Park Slope, in Brooklyn. We really enjoyed Brooklyn and preferred it over being in the city. Especially when I considered life with a baby! The rest of our time was spent doing the normal tourist things in the city. One thing is for sure, New York life is a hassle, exhausting, but exhilirating all at the same time!

Park Slope-Brooklyn

Grimaldis Famous Brooklyn Pizzeria
You have to stand outside the restraunt in line its so good!

Times Square

I know, I know- I look miserable but I was so incredibly cold and wet. We were on the top of a tour bus and it rained more than I have ever seen it rain.

The most "famous" moment of our trip, courtesy of Bonnie, Jimmy Fallon!

Needless to say, it was a great getaway, but we were very excited to be back to our home, cars and most of all to her.....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sun

This picture was taken in July by our dear friend, Staci. She is a very talented photographer and snapped this amazing picture even though she was laying right by a ton of bees! She wanted to get this sunlight and it proved to be so pretty! Check out her facebook page- Staci Coston Photography!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Forgive me....

I am welcoming myself back into the blogging world with open arms! I really have no excuse as to why I stopped updating other than I was being lazy. I did feel sometimes that I was spending endless hours uploading pictues and videos onto the web and that nobody was actually reading what I was putting out there. But when I stopped blogging, many of you commented on my outdated posts and deleted background. So with that said, I am back in the game. And this time I am going to remind myself that even if nobody reads what I am blogging about, someday I hope that Mollie will take a slight interest in my work.

Check in often to see adorable pics and funny stories of life at the Harmon house!

Friday, May 28, 2010

PEEK-A-BOO

Everyday when we pick Mollie up from daycare, we sign her out and pick up her "day sheet". The day sheet has everything on it that she ate, when she slept, etc... On Wednesday, her sheet said she played peek a boo with her blanket and loved it. Later that night, Mollie was sitting in Adam's lap where she proceeded to pick up a dish towel and do this....


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I know I can and now....

My last post was a video of Mollie attempting to crawl. We have mastered crawling and have moved onto bigger tasks! I came home from work tonight to see Mollie doing this...notice my reaction when I walk in the door! I teared up tonight...she is growing so fast. She is precious. Enjoy!

Friday, April 2, 2010

I think I can.....



Today is Mollie's 7 month birthday! She is more precious with each passing day. I love watching her explore and learn. Here are her "stats" for this month:

~ She weighs 19lbs 10oz
~ She eats 6oz in each bottle and three jars of baby food a day.
~ Her favorite foods are Oatmeal Pears with Cinnamon, Vegetable Blend, and Squash.
~ She loves her toys! Especially her music table, her jumperoo, and her plastic shape blocks!
~ She says "Mama" and I don't care if she knows what she is saying, it is still the sweetest sound.
~ She just recovered from ear infection #5.
~ She loves watching cartoons in the mornings. Her favorites are Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Wonder Pets, and Handy Manny.
~ She loves bath time. She would sit in the tub for hours if we would let her!
~ She can sit up all by herself and is very close to figuring out crawling!
~ She still has beautiful blue eyes. Adam and I both have hazel eyes. My father had blue eyes.
I like to think her blue eyes are a little gift from my dad. I sure hope they don't change color!

Mollie- You are my angel. You have enriched my life more than you could ever know. I love you.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

First Sunday School

Mollie went to her very first Sunday school class today! We stayed around for the first few minutes to video and see how she was going to react! She is such a pleasant baby! She loved class and joined right in! Of course, her potential boyfriend Thomas was there to show her the ropes! We are blessed to belong to a church that has so many children that are Mollie's age. She will be able to develop such wonderful friendships there!


"Pat the Bible"




Thomas and Mollie patting (chewing) the bible together!



We were curious how she would do through big church...she was pooped!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My (Sick) Valentine...

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Adam, Mollie, and myself are spending this holiday in seclusion! We are all three sick! Adam and I have sinus infections, coughs, congestion, etc. Mollie has double ear infections and bronchitis! I feel so sorry for my sweet valentine! Adam and I did enjoy a date night last night that included a couples massage, dinner, and a diamond necklace suprise for me! Hopefully, spring will bring less illness for us all!

Snowed In!!





Mollie has experienced a very snowy first few months of life! We have had more snow than I can ever remember in Arkansas. Adam and I commented that Mollie will probably never experience another snow so perfect for playing!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

5 months!

17lbs 15oz at 5 months old...she is such a joy!!!!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Video Moments



This is a little "movie" that Adam put together of some of Mollie's most recent video camera moments. She already loves the Miley Cyrus song so we felt it appropriate to include. She has gotten really good at tummy time and floor play time with all of her new toys. She has just begun to really notice Fez and want to befriend him. He is still skeptical! She also enjoyed some freestyle dance moves with Cousin Quinn. He can make just about anyone have a good time! Enjoy!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

4 months old!






I can't believe four months have come and gone in my sweet baby girl's life. She is such a joy. I fall in love with her more with each new day, each new trick, and each new giggle!

~ She weighs 15lbs, 13oz!
~ She laughs all the time!
~ If she is crying, she needs something FAST! Otherwise shes a very happy baby.
~ She is sleeping at least 6 hours a night and normally naps well during the day.
~ She loves baby food. She wasn't crazy about bananas or peaches but is coming around to them now!
~ She will eat 6oz of formula.
~ She will talk to you and it is the sweetest sound.
~ She smiles and coos all the time. Sometimes when I go into her room to check on her she just laughs and has the best time.
~ She has discovered her hands and loves them! She is slowly noticing her feet!
~ She loves toys especially ones that make crinkly noises!
~ The top picture is Mollie's first art project! She was 10 weeks old when she "painted" it!!
~ She has had two ear infections and several colds but is otherwise healthy, happy girl!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

So Much Fun!!





We had a wonderful first Christmas with Mollie. Although it was a bittersweet time for me, I enjoyed every minute of it! She, of course, was spoiled beyond belief with gifts from famiy and friends. She won't need toys for quite some time! As always, our holidays are spent doing alot of traveling! It's always a rush to get it all in but we always enjoy our time at home. Here are some pictures from our christmas holiday in Jonesboro.