Thursday, November 12, 2009

These are the best days of our lives......



Tonight I am washing and packing up Harper's clothes, gathering up her new toys for we will taking her home tomorrow.

I know her parents can hardly wait for the plane to land to get home and see her!

Things at my house this week have been at a standstill. I have learned that I was in much better shape at age 26 when I had my first 10 month old. But because of my age now, I do know this fact much better now than I did at twenty-six: Other things can wait.....holding a baby close to you and loving on them is the best thing in the world....for the baby and for you!!

Simply said, I've had the best time in my life!!

We love you, Harper, and may this be the beginning of many more times you will stay with Poppa and Nonny!

28 comments:

The Hairston's said...

What a precious Nonny you are!!! I have enjoyed reading your posts about Harper! She is one blessed baby girl!

Kelly@Keeping up with Kelly said...

awww what a great video!! tooooo cute

love reading your week about miss harper

Patty said...

She is so sweet. I loved the video. I know her mom and dad cannot wait to see her!!

Jacquie said...

I wish K & S lived closer, because I'd love to get to see Miss H more myself!! She is so fun!

I'll be praying for the travelers!!

valerie said...

Looks like y'all had a very fun week with little Harper.
I know her mommy & daddy are ready to see her, but have been able to rest assured that their little one has been in very good hands. I'm thankful they were able to make this trip.
I loved seeing all the pictures and videos.
Harper is blessed to have such wonderful grandparents who love her so!

Melissa's Thoughts said...

What a sweet video. Harper is so blessed to have such wonderful grandparents. You did an amazing job with her mommy too. God bless you as you travel and thank you for the wonderful posts.

Bethany said...

I had to read your blog to keep up on the cute pictures of little Harper. :) She is SO blessed to have both of you who obviously love her like crazy!

Kelley said...

She is precious! I know it was wonderful to have her at your house this week.

Heather O'Dell said...

Oh, I know this must be bittersweet for you! What a special week for Harper, her grandparents, and her parents! Thank you for your words of wisdom. In the busyness of life, sometimes we forget the most important thing!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I think some tears are going to fall today...Happy to see Harper and sad to see her go....here's to many more fun times!!!

SadMommy3434 said...

It's been so fun not missing a minute of Harper this week, but I know that her Mommy and Daddy are missing her so much.

I am glad you and your DH have fun with your precious grand daughter.

Erin said...

So sweet. I have enjoyed your posts and videos all week. Ya'll are very lucky and Harper is very lucky.

Kandi West said...

I know you have had such a great week. I also know that Kelly and Scott just be so grateful to have you and Steve for taking care of Harper. It is so hard to leave but it makes it so much easier when you know the person caring for your child loves them just as much as you do! why do I have a feeling that Miss Harper might be a bit spoiled when she gets home this weekend??? :-)

Nina said...

Awe so sweet. Harper is a very lucky little gal.

AmyLK said...

You have been blessed this week to have Harper. I know her mommy and daddy have been missing her but knowing she is SO well loved and taken care of made this trip easier for them

Thanks for sharing Harper with us this week!

Trace Car Driver said...

i have LOVED reading your blog this week and seeing how much harper is being SPOILED by her sweet grandparents! she is one blessed baby girl :o)
and i would like to add that you are one "hip" nonny... blogging, and adding not only pictures but videos to your blog!
teach my mom a lesson please!
really, it means all the world to know that when we as parents are away, whether to work or a mission trip, that our babies are being well cared for. your whole family is blessed indeed!

southern love from alabama.

Becky said...

This is just too sweet! I know ya'll are having the best time with Harper this week! Oh-I was going to tell you that when i saw my cousin Lindsey in AR a few weeks ago she said she remembered you from church camp and you were soooo nice :)

Janis said...

You are such wonderful grandparents! I bet Harper has so much fun with you this week! She is one lucky little girl! Thanks for keeping us posted on her week!

Heather said...

I am going to blame my hormones, but this post has made me cry...and not just cry, but SOB!!! You and my Mom are just SO much alike (Just like Kelly and I) and I just love that you love your "girls"--daughters and granddaughters! It has been so fun seeing your adventures this week. And now I am off to rock my sweet baby girl!!! You are so right...everything else can wait!!
Thanks for being such a sweet encouragement!

Cathy's world said...

Don't you just love having your grand daughter staying with you. We love it when our precious grand son is ours for a short while. We have so much fun.
I really think Harper looks just like her mommy. Her eyes twinkle when she smiles just like Kelly's do!!
God bless them both for the work they are doing. It just breaks my heart to see the way those poor children have to live. We are going to help a child. It is the least we can do.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your time with your Harper...
God Bless
Cathy

Marianne said...

Hi,

One of Kelly's followers here. Thanks for the updates on Miss Harper this week. I hope someone catches her reaction on video when she see's her parents again...that little girl is just precious!

Nicole said...

What wonderful grandparents you both are! And, not only do you take sweet videos for the parents, but you even wash all the clothes before you pack them back up! Are you for hire? hehehe
I don't even know you, but I think I would totally trust you to take care of my children!!! And, that is a HUGE compliment because I don't trust my kids with just anyone!!! Harper made some wonderful memories with y'all this week. I am sure Kelly is beyond grateful for your tender loving care for Harper. At least, I hope she tells you that.

sab said...

As my daughter reminded me "that's why you have babies when your young". I am so honored to be given the opportunity to care for my granddaughter 2 days a week, and when her Mommy comes to pick her up, I lay down for my nap! I know you had fun with Harper!

lindsaymeyer said...

It was so sweet of you to love on her so much this week! I think that little love is going to have Grandma and Grandpa withdrawals when her parents come home again!

Robin said...

I have so enjoyed reading about your time with Harper and the videos have been so cute.. so thankful that you have the opportunity to take care of Harper and spend good quality time with her.. you are truly blessed. also glad that Kelly and Scott made it home safely... love you my sister in Christ..

Lauren Kelly said...

Awwww, sooooo sweet!!!! :)

Kaylan said...

What great videos!! So sweet!!

Savannah said...

you are SO sweet! it was so fun to meet them both & i'm thankful i could help out a little.

you have a great family!