Annual Birthday Questions: [Homegirl Turns Two]

Friday, October 21, 2016

..And just like that our little Harper-noodle is turning two..!!
This weekend we'll celebrate our favorite little sister, the one who can burn your soul with her stone-cold stare, then a second later melt you into a puddle with her hugs, cheek kisses, smiles, and giggles. She's our little sour patch kid and has brought so much spice to our family.
It's also time we start annual questions with Homegirl; it's a fun way to document what she's into, (eventually) see how she'll respond, see some favorite pictures from the past year, and have a fun little peek back on how she is at these ages..

(This year we'll be answering for you since I can't imagine you'd have much interest in this for now.. Plus your response to most things these days is, 'NO! Gank-goo...' (No, thank you.). Sour. Patch...)

What is your favorite color?
Yyyyyyellowww!! - Everything is yellow. And all shapes are 'trrry-angles!'. You don't identify/know all your colors but you can sort shades and match like a pro.
What is your favorite toy?
The obvious little sister answer is, 'anything your big brother has'.. but really you're not that into anything in particular. You love anything you can tuck under your arm and carry around or grip in your little hands and take with you wherever you go.
What is your favorite stuffed animal?
Anything you can get a hold of and you squeeze next to your side in the corner of your elbow, choke-holding the animal as you continue to run around and play. Right now, you sleep with a light-pink little stuffed pig, you affectionately call 'piggieeeeee!'
What is your favorite thing to sleep with?
Along with aforementioned piggy, you sleep with your little square purple pillow that Grandma made you, an a+a swaddle blanket, a wubbanub, and a regular/plain pacifier.
What is your favorite fruit?
Any fruit, usually, but depends on the day. This is definitely your favorite food group. But no skins, please. So high-maintenance, so cute..

What is your favorite cereal?
You like most all dry cereal, I think you call any/all kinds 'cheee-ose' (Cheerios).

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Bacon! And fruit, any kind of carb, especially if it's sweet.
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?
Oh, you are a stubborn, picky eater!! You live off milk and carbs, and chips. You'll eat a cheese quesadilla, lunch meat, pizza, sometimes.. You have a new-found LOVE for sour cream..

What is your favorite dessert?
Any kind of dessert is your favorite dessert, and of course you ALWAYS have room for dessert.
What is your favorite drink?
'Milkeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!' You'll drink water too.
What do you want to eat for your birthday dinner?
You'd be good with just some cake, but we'll probably have a pizza party since you're like your momma and always down for that.
What is your favorite animal?
Puppy. You love to get on all fours and pretend to be a puppy, even down to crawling up and licking us. 'RRRRRRRRRUFF!'
What is your favorite book?
You've really started to sit and flip through books on your own. You'll sit in your room and pull out each one from your basket, flipping through each page. The way you hold your fingers to flip the pages is the cutest. Your favorite are books with flaps, you're known to rip a few off here and there..
What is your favorite song?
Anything Tyson sings is your favorite song. You'll quiet from a tantrum, calm down in the car, and stop crying whenever you hear him sing. Literally. It's my favorite thing. You've also started to fill in words when we pause, the first was to 'Yankee Doodle', singing with Daddy, and it melted my heart. Your little singing voice is the sweetest.
What is your favorite game?
Peek-a-boo - the way your little hands cover your eyes then enthusiastically fly into the air as you holler, 'PEE-A-BOOOO!' and the occasional little sneaky-peek from your eyes between your fingers makes it my favorite game too.
What is your favorite tv show?
You aren't particular and will watch anything, as long as you are sitting RIGHT beside your big brother.
What is your favorite movie?
See above - anything, as long as you are sitting RIGHT beside your big brother.
What is your favorite thing to do outside?
Especially right now, you LOVE to pick up crispy leaves, crunch them in your little hands, then throw them and pick up another.. Or, crunch them up in your little hands and keep them there until you get inside and then leave a little leaf-crumb trail behind you..

Who is your best friend?
Oh, no question - Tysie, Tyson, brother. You love that boy something FIERCE.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Haha, a boss..!! You WILL be whatever you want, and you'll be it with passion.

Happy 2nd Birthday, noodle!!
We love you so much, Harper-girl!! You bring SO MUCH joy, sass, and silliness to our family. You've got us all wrapped around your fingers and we wouldn't have it any other way. Looking forward to another always-interesting year with YOU!!
Daddy, Momma, and Tysie


  1. Happy Birthday sweet Harper! I can't believe she's two. Wow! Love everything about her, especially her spice. :) Our girls are so similar in so many ways. The main on being everything big brother. Hope you guys have a great day with your girl.

  2. Happy birthday sassy girl! Wish I was there to have a dance party with you in the pinkest tu tu we could find and paint your nails, braid your hair and make you a cake! Love you!

  3. Loving the daddy daughter pic in the middle somewhere. Happy Birthday to her!!! Love how much she loves her big brother =)

  4. I love that she loves Tyson so much! I feel like big brothers/little sisters have such a special bond!
    I also love that she loves bacon so much. Mason is the exact same and would gladly eat a whole plate of bacon if we let him!
    Happy, happy birthday sweet girl! xo

  5. Oh. Just love all of her expressions. And a "sour patch kid"... totally sounds like my Finny.