Harmon turned 13 months a little over a week ago & these are his favorite things currently:
a) he still loves his vibrating/singing puppy lovey from Target
b) he lives in his Purl Lamb sweats collection–these are the best baby pants around! No sagging, awesome designs, the website is always having sales/promos, & the fit is amazing.
c) he is not into stuffed animals much, but he does have a few he likes to hug & throw around, this knit hedgehog made by mama (pattern from Purl Soho) is one such stuffed animal
d) for some reason he LOVES the BluRay player remote & only this remote (we have to take the batteries out of it so he stops starting movies all the time)
e) his harmonica–he loveslovesloves to play for us
f) it’s hard to decipher what this is in the photo–it’s an old FFA-approved silicone (I think?) liquids bottle with two ice cubes stuffed (& stuck) inside–this has been his preferred teething object since forever & guess what? Harmon has one tooth (on the bottom right) now with which to gnaw on it!
g) his favorite book to turn the pages & point at is Some Bugs, June & I bought this for Harmon when we visited Colorado as a family last July while the older kids plus Brian were up in the mountains birding & we couldn’t stand the hotel any longer & it was like 100 degrees outside
h) pencils, this is a bad obsession that we do not foster
i) old My Little Pony combs from his mama’s childhood–he likes to comb his lovely locks with these
j) a wooden box with a small ladybug attached inside with wiggly legs–he enjoys opening & closing the lid mostly
k) golf balls
l) cloth diaper pins–also not an obsession we foster purposefully
m) the Christmas ornament that his godmother (Coralee) made him this year (see cute photos below)–he is absolutely enamored with this star for some reason & knows it is his & wants it out of the tree whenever he spots it
n) a collection of plastic sea stars based on real species of sea stars (or starfish) that I bought at least ten years ago during my student teaching days; he especially likes to find two that match & flip them over & over in his hands
Harmon also loves to hang out with his older siblings…
…and yells for them at the bottom of the stairs even when none of them are home!
As a result the bottom step is his favorite place to sit.
Christmas morning playing with his new ornament made by Coralee. She made him an ornament last year, too, & hopes to continue doing so every year so someday when he’s a daddy (or just a hip bachelor with a Christmas tree), we can give him a set of classy ornaments!
This is a mama-favorite this month. My items from the Netherlands arrived! I got an amazing deal (& free shipping) from Swearhouse designs on Black Friday on these three tees/onesies for baby & I could not be happier! Soft, silky, unique, well-made-by-hand & in-house designed. Check Alice’s website out here!
This was my planned Christmas outfit for Harmon. Wouldn’t it have been so sweet at the evening service? Ok, I’m being silly, I know, but sometimes this is what gets a mama through…planning her baby’s outfit for church. 🙂
Harmon is quickly becoming an expert harmonica player. I should also have photographed his fleece vest from Patagonia in the ‘favorite things’ photo–he wears it all the time! It is perfect for fall/winter/spring in Iowa, an extra layer without being too bulky in the carseat or too hot in our frigid house. And Patagonia fits forever and ever & has an amazing return policy if you’re unhappy EVER for practically ANY reason. I bought this owl vest on eBay shortly after he was born for (seriously) pennies plus shipping.
He liks to feel his one tooth with his tongue & also has been eating Ella’s Little Nibblers a lot lately. Not sure how healthy these are, but with one tooth it’s hard to find things he doesn’t choke on when he’s tired of fruits & vegetables & grainy toast (he still CANNOT have any dairy whatsoever without dire consequences in the gastro department).
These are his favorite kinds of foods–a lot of soft vegetables & meat in liquid that mama can pop into his mouth. This was chicken noodle soup made from our rooster Kurt von Trapp.
He loves riding in the Tula…
…& not to brag, but he LOVES his mama, all the time, wherever we are…he also loves to nurse.
13 months is a fun time!
Happy 13 Months, Harmon!