Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Great News!!

YES- You are looking at a "SOLD" sign in the Walton's front yard!!!
We had someone call for a showing on Saturday afternoon, call to see it again Sunday afternoon, and make an offer that evening that we accepted. YEAH! The inspections were today and, as of now, will close mid-February. This should work out perfectly as the new house should be done 10 days or so before that. Thanks for all the prayers and keep them coming so that everything works out smoothly with the completion of the new house and the details of selling this one.

Harper has been introduced to the world of the pac-pac (pass-pass) as we call it. She's still struggling to keep it in but Big Brother Caleb sure likes finding it and making sure she has it with her, like even when she's peacefully sleeping - ha!

Speaking of Caleb, he is certainly fulfilling all the two year old "symptoms", namely the selective listening thing (think that's something that males never fully recover from!!) and getting into everything! Here's what Caleb found one night when I was gathering the trash to take outside. I am not sure if it is any less gross that it's empty?!?

We had an exciting but short-lived event over the last few weeks: Caleb went #2 in the potty. He's never gone in either his little potty or the big potty but wanted to try it this particular night before his bath. He was holding on to me so tightly to keep from falling in that I think the strain is actually what forced the success, but - hey -we'll take what we can get. He was very proud and wanted to show Dada and Harper and then call Grandma to tell her. We've tried a few times here and there as he shows interest but no such luck on the repeat potty event.

Harper is spending longer periods of time awake but still taking great naps (like right now!) and is sleeping well through the night. We had a couple of times when she slept straight through the night but is back to waking up once, which I can totally live with.

We spent several fun times with my parents last week. Caleb saw a commercial for a monster truck rally on TV and was very excited. We decided that at $32 a ticket for a show that didn't start until Caleb's usual bath time where other onlookers could be potentially shady, we would not attend the rally. BUT... two of the trucks did come out to Reasor's in BA so Caleb, Harper, G-Dad, and I loaded up to check them out. Caleb was very excited but didn't want to get too close to them. And, based on the folks in the huge line for autographs, we now know where all the "State Fair people" go after the fair is over :)

After the monster truck fun, we headed back to our house to watch the OU-FL game. Here's a cute picture of the siblings. Between all the bowl games and the NFL play-offs, Caleb was pretty much over football and couldn't have cared less about watching. Oh well. He'll get some time off soon.

I would love to be able to get on here and share in the glory of my Sooners winning the National Championship, but we all know how that worked out :( I feel badly for the team and for poor Bob Stoops and his propensity to lose the Big Games. Eager to see what Bradford decides about entering the draft or not. Guess we'll find out tomorrow. Here's Harper in the AD throw-back jersey.

Friday afternoon we ran errands with my mom then stayed at their house for dinner. Caleb and G-Dad enjoyed some quality time in the garage, doing manly things like sweeping and checking out the various sizes of screwdrivers.

Here's Harper's one-month pic. Cute as a button, right?

Here's another sweet picture from earlier in the week. She is totally un-phased by the door bell, dogs barking, Caleb's screeching, etc.

As she grows, I think Harper is beginning to look more and more like her own person and not so much like Caleb. You can certainly still tell they are related but here are two pics of them in the same shirt. Can anyone guess who's who?

Think that's about it for now. Have a great week!!


Ethel said...

Great news about the house.
Thanks for the update. I think the top OU jersey picture is Harper and the bottom one is Caleb. Their hairlines are different, don't you think?
Love 2 U 4

the henshall's said...

Congrats on the house. Can't wait to see pics of the new one. Harper is gorgeous!

the henshall's said...

Congrats on selling your house! Can't wait to see pics of the new one. Harper is absolutely precious! You have a beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Seems like the house sale should work out perfectly. Your children are absolutely adorable. The photos make me long for a baby to hold.(Soon!) Harper may look a bit like Morgan did as a baby. Give our congrats to Caleb for a big boy job well done.
Love and blessings from the Reids

Temperance said...

WOW, that pic of Harper sleeping in that beautiful frilly pink blanket leaves me speechless. She looks like an angel!!!!!

Congrats on getting your house sold! That's amazing! I can't wait to see the pics you post of the new house! What an exciting year this is proving to be for you!

I'm so glad I made my own blog. Now I actively check yours, and update my own. You should feel special b/c you are THE ONLY REASON I created one. So I hope you read mine sometime. They are so completely random... and actually I should just start calling the entries Book Reviews b/c that is all I seem to talk about.
Love you and miss you.

Goldsworthy Family said...

Your kiddo's are just precious! What is it with boys and monster trucks?!? Ewe....although, I was laughing out loud reading your post about the monster truck posse.

Jed & Carrie Sowell said...

Awesome news on your house. Ethel told me this morning and I got on your blog as soon as I got home. SO COOL!

Ms. Harper is absolutely beautiful. You make very cute kids!!!