down on the farm

Harper is sick for the first time this week with an ear infection. I never knew how hard it would be to watch your baby be in pain. Despite the infection, she is still the happiest baby…of course. I know when I’m not feeling well being inside helps only to a certain point, and then I am itching to get out into the fresh air. Lucky for us, we live just down the street from the cutest farmstead, Deanna Rose. My sister and her girl came with us – we had such a great time feeding the billy goats, petting the horses, and just being outside.

There is something healing in what God has given us in nature.

my gym partner

I don’t know about any of you, but having a baby in the winter months is a S-T-R-U-G-G-L-E sometimes.  I feel so trapped in my own house as I am sure Harper feels the same.  She is probably thinking, “How many times can we read Brown Bear Brown Bear in a day mom.”  Spring is nearly here ( 80 degrees the last few days here in good ole Kansas ) and we are loving playing outside and going for our walks again.  After months of telling my husband how bored I was getting at home with our 8 month old at the time, we decided to join a children’s fitness center, My Gym. And, can I just tell you it has been the most fun thing for Harper and me to do together!  We dance and we workout our muscles ( hey, I chase her around everywhere and pick her up…count that as squats and curls ).  It is a great place that is starting to teach Harper a healthy lifestyle of being active, but also having so much fun and learning at the same time.

happy healthy baby

Have I told you how happy my baby girl is.  She will light up the room the second she enters.  She will make an entire table at a restaurant forget about the foods on their plates and be fully engaged with her.  She is our sunshine.  I do think it’s part of her personality, but I also believe my husband and I have a huge part of her happiness ( I’m with her 24/7…of course I am)  🙂  We are always so careful with our attitudes around her and making sure we are ALWAYS positive and happy.  If we have a little dispute, we discuss it later when we are alone.

Healthy living is not only the things we put
into our body, but the things we see and hear.  

Of course she eats healthy ( later post on her food ) but her little brain is taking in so much information and making her the person she will be.  My attitude has changed as well because I now think about things before I say them ( very mature of me I know ), but as a women and emotions are always crazy, this can be very difficult at times.  Sometimes I just want to stomp my feet and bang my head on the ground until I get my way – but my husband as assured me MANY of times that will NOT work ( boo ).  I want to always be an example for Harper even when she isn’t watching me or hearing me.  I want to be the person she says she wants to be like when she grows up.  I want to be her best friend, and more importantly I want to be her momma.