Harmon's Haven

Meet amazing dad Robbie, mother-in-training Jesika, 7 year old best big sister Bree, 5 year old boy in every way Gabe, 3 year old who thinks he's 10 years old who makes us all laugh McKay,
and 9 month old sweetest Quinn Marie...the Harmon Family!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cuteness by Bree

Though it's not quite swimming weather, with the warm weather Bree and Gabe have been dying to swim. They have tried on their old swimsuits and have both outgrown them, so they got new swimsuits today. Before dinner Bree said,
"Mom, could I pleeeease wear my swimsuit for dinner?" (the rule is no dress ups at meals)
I thought for a minute, my heart softened a bit, "Sure" I said.
"Oh thank you mom!" and then with a smile, "I said a prayer that you would say yes!"

Love it :) Only what if I would have said no?!

Also so cute, on Monday we were cleaning the house getting ready for Robbie's family to come for his cousin's wedding. I was wiping the table and Bree walked in with a binder under her arm.
"Mom, pretend that I am a sister missionary."
"Ok, Hi Sister missionary!"
"No mom, pretend that you don't be-love in Jesus" (That is what she says for "believe"...but I can't bear to correct her because I think it is SO cute when she says it!)
Me: "Oh, ok. Then I wouldn't know who you were so you'll have to say hi to me first."
Bree:"Hello! I am a sister missionary! I am hear to teach you the gospel!"

Then we proceed and she ends up "coming in" to my house and teaches me a lesson about Christ :) The binder she had was a Sunday book filled with pictures of Christ. When I asked her where her companion was she said she was teaching my next door neighbor. It really was the sweetest hearing her explain about the pre-mortal life, about how Jesus died for us, and just watching how excited she was to "teach" me. Love it. She is really becoming such a sweet, sweet girl. McKay absolutely adores her. Gabe thinks she is hillarious. She makes friends wherever she goes. I just love my girl.  

Friday, March 16, 2012

Week and Grandma Carrie's

Whenever I leave town I feel like my life goes on hold a little bit. Even though I have my cell phone, and usually my computer, there is something about being "home"that gives me no desire to check in with the real world. And I love it. I just want to spend time with my parents and sister, and let my children enjoy every minute of being with family. I can honestly say it is that way at my in-laws too. Well last week Robbie was going to be in Florida for work, so rather than be home alone we took a little trip to St. George! Oh we had such a wonderful time! As you can see, the kids were all smiles too :)
Working with grandpa in the tractor, riding down to the river, jumping on the tramp, feeding the dog, picking fresh broccoli from the greenhouse, playing in the amazing playroom, spending time with my sweet 93 year old Grandpa Ralph (my dad's dad who is living there...the kids LOVED him! Especially McKay?! He was ALL smiles!) riding the carousel, and just. having. fun! We even got to spend a little time with my cousin Ash-e-ly (as my children call her) and her son Wyatt who are living there right now. LOVE HER!

And it was so fun getting to see my sister play soccer, go to a Zumba class (my first time...yes, loved it) and have some great talks. She is amazing and such a great aunt. And I have to say how proud I am of my parents...for the past few months they have been developing some great healthy food habits and doing very consistent exercise. I mean, they have always been pretty healthy and exercized some, but they realized recently that now is such an important time to really take their health seriously or soon it will be too late. Well, they have taken it really seriously and they both look and feel AMAZING! I only hope I can look like them when I am 55! My mom is gorgeous, inside and out. My dad is a rock, inside and out :)
I am so blessed to have such wonderful parents who give so much and teach me so much every time I am with them. Thank you mom and dad! 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Saturday fun!

I have a couple of posts started, trying to catch up on SEVEN MONTHS of my lack of blogging...but first I think I will just start from where we are so I don't get too overwhelmed :)
We had such a fun family Saturday! We started off at 6:30 volunteering for the Phoenix Marathon. We worked at the mile 9 water station and were in charge of handing out the "goo" stuff. They wanted each station to have a theme and my friend who was in charge of this one chose, Michael Jackson. SO FUN! She got everone sparkly silver MJ gloves and had her cousin who is a DJ playing music and talking on the microphone the whole time. And let me just say, he. was. hillarious.  Can you imagine while you are running hearing: "Oh there is that pretty lady I have been waiting to see all morning, looking so fine while you run..." "C'mon, let me see your moves man..." "Slap the Michael Jackson glove and you'll run faster I promise!" Robbie and I were laughing so hard. And the runners were totally getting into it! Well, not the ones who were trying to win, but the others LOVED it! And Gabe was so into it. This picture was one of his Michael Jackson poses: (not sure what it was, but he sure had some moves!) And he HAD to wear one of the volunteer shirts, even though as you can see, it was HUGE! It was a bit chilly, so Bree didn't really get into it until she warmed up, but Gabe was all about it. He was helping hold up the goo and no one was taking his for a while, but oh his face was golden when a runner finally reached down and grabbed it out of his hand. Priceless. He was so excited. And I was in heaven of course, being able to dance all morning to MJ. Ahhhh. It was a blast.  
After that fun we ran home and changed to head down to the Lehi Days Rodeo! Robbie couldn't stop smiling as he put on his boots and cowboy hat. (See that handsome cowboy in the center of the picture?) Pony rides, animal petting, BBQ, and the kids even got to participate in the money goat chase. They were a little disappointed they didn't get anything (ok there were only a hundred kids between the ages of 4-7), but it was so fun they got out there! The weather was perfect and it was such a fun day!

And though this isn't from Saturday, I just have to include a picture of McKay with his teeth. He has four on top and two on the bottom, but they just look so funny! In the cutest way of course :) He does this scrunched up smile too...we all laugh so hard, and then he looks at us and laughs back. Love it!