Interview with a First Grader: Harper

Last week we interviewed Henry, and today we’re interviewing Henry’s friend and fellow toothless first grader, Harper! This is part of a partnership with Gap Kids and the GapKids class of 2014 contest going on. Harper’s mother, Sara, works with me here at Say Yes so we get to spend lots of time together and I always love when Harper and Henry get to hang out (even if it’s for a photo shoot). They crack me up! From Frozen sing alongs to Little House and the Prairie and rainbow loom bracelets, Harper is one part teenager and two parts adorable little kid.




Keep reading for our interview with Harper, featuring these favorite picks from Gap Kids: Star hi-top sneakers (don’t you love these!)/Drop waist zip dress/Denim jacket (borrowed from the boys)/Nylon backpack/Stud headband.

Photography and styling by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers. Thanks to Harper and Henry for modeling their toothless grins!


What’s your name? Harper

How old are you? 6 and a half

If you could be any age, what would you want to be? 6 and a half because it is so much fun.

What’s your favorite color? Green

What’s your favorite book? Little House on the Prairie

Favorite food? Besides candy? Pizza and Mac n’ cheese and peas

Anything you definitely will NOT eat? Blueberries, spinach, salad and salsa


What do you want to be when you grow up? why? what my mama is. My mama sews and makes stuff. 

How do you think first grade will be different than kindergarten? I think there will be more homework.

What advice do you have for kids that are nervous about starting kindergarden? Don’t be afraid because there is not too much homework. And the teachers are very nice and I hope you get Mrs Wong.


Anything you’re worried about in first grade? I am afraid that I will not get the teacher that I want.

What are you excited about in first grade? That my teacher will be really nice. And I will get to see all of my friends.

What’s your favorite subject in school (writing, reading, math, science, social studies, etc)? math

What’s one thing at school that you’re really good at? math


Favorite thing to play at recess?  Everything (like jump rope, freeze tag, Sleepy Fish game). Only sometimes I like playing Star Wars.


If you were principal of your school what changes would you make to it?  I would skip one recess so people could have more math time and more reading lessons. We have 3 recesses already.

Do you have a best friend? If so, describe them, or describe a really good friend of yours. What do you like about them? Yes. Her name is Selah and she is very nice. She has brown hair, brown eyes and tannish skin. She has 2 sisters, one is older and one is younger.


What advice do you have for kids who are nervous about making new friends at school? Be yourself. When I meet new friends I’m not scared because I was being myself.


What’s one thing you’ve learned to do lately that you’re proud of? trying to ride my bike.

Describe what a typical day is like for you after you come home from school?  Go to the park with my mom and friends. Then we go home. The we wait for my dad to get home. Then we have dinner. Then I play a card game with my dad. Brush my teeth. And then go to bed.


If you had one day to do whatever you wanted, what would you do? Go to Santa Cruz. I love the roller coasters!

Describe something you really like about yourself that you’d never want to change? Loving my mom and dad.

What’s something most people don’t know about you? That I have a birth mark on the bottom of my foot.


If you had three wishes what would they be? One wish would be to go to Hawaii again. Another wish would be to live to 100. To like ketchup.

What’s the last thing you bought with your own money? A Little House on the Prairie Book

What are three words to describe your family? nice, loving and thoughtful

Can you describe what your parents do for work? My mama is a blogger (or bloggy) girl. My daddy works at Lattice and he is in a band and he plays baseball.


What’s the best family trip you’ve been on? We went to Hawaii. It was awesome.

What do you like about living in San Francisco? Most of my friends are here and there is a beach. I love Crissy Field.

What don’t you like about living in San Francisco? Nothing
Thanks Harper! So many favorites at GapKids right now (my go-to place to buy clothes for both of my kids). Here are some more favorites for girls: A trendy quilted bomber jacket would be perfect this fall (image above from GapKids), cargo track pants, checkered vest (I want this in my size!), skimmer zip jeans, indigo striped tank tee (for our SF fall ‘summers’)
This post was sponsored by GapKids. While I was compensated to write a post about GapKids, all opinions are my own.


Fun questions and responses. LOVE the answer to what she’d never want to change. So sweet.

You have three recesses? My goodness your school is doing something right! In North Texas we have one 20 ish minute recess after they have to sit through a silent lunch! Ridiculous, I think.

Wow. Harper’s parents are doing an amazing job. She seems intelligent, kind, and wise beyond her years. What a sweetheart!

What a cutie. Loved both of the 1st-Grader Interviews.

This is so sweet, what a lovely little first grader. And I agree- those high tops are awesome

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