Harvey Skiing

Harvey tried on ski boots and skis for the first time ever today. Within an hour, he was skiing down the small hill in the front yard and loving it – total smiles – couldn’t get enough. The only reason we stopped was because I got tired of pulling him back up the hill! He went out again in the evening and was coasting down even longer hills. We’re excited to head out to a bunny hill at a local ski area this weekend.

Visiting Santa

We had a fun family day beginning with brunch at the Gingerbread House at the Great Wolf Lodge and then visiting Santa. Harvey surprised us by asking Santa for a firetruck and a goldfish!

Children’s Books Quotes

At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.

~ Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express

There are things about you quite unlike any other.
Things always known by your father or mother.
So if you decide to be different one day,
no worries . . . I’d know you anyway.

~ Nancy Tillman, I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love

Saturday Adventures

Fire station open house with G’ma Robbi, G’pa Terry, Aunt Katy, Uncle Taylor, me and the boys.

   
 

Corn maze and line dancing with G’ma Peg, G’pa Dan, Kathy & Doug, Farm G’ma, Marge & Lee, mom, dad, and the boys. Harvey loved running through the maze.

   
   

Fuzzy Kiss

Harvey says, “fuzzy kiss!” whenever Lindsey kisses him lately. It’s because her hair tickles his face. I’m not sure Lindsey is crazy about this, but she likes her Harvey kisses.

A reminder for our memories.

Harvey’s First Ear Infection

The little guy had a cough on Saturday, and was progressively miserable throughout the weekend. Sorry buddy :o( Turns out he had his first ear infection. We’re having extra cuddle time and keeping a close eye on him. It’s no fun having a sick kid, and I’d trade places in a nanosecond!

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Sunny California

Lindsey and I traveled to California last week. We spent two days in Santa Monica and Hollywood touring celebrity homes and Rodeo Drive. We spent the balance of our seven day trip at the Pelican Hill Resort located between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach.

The trip was the first time we both left Harvey, and was also our longest time away from him. He stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Rogers and Aunt Katy, and had a great week visiting the library, museum, and other hot spots. We FaceTimed with him almost everyday, and were a little jealous of all the fun they were having.

Here’s a few pictures from the trip.

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And the brightest part of our trip . . . seeing this little guy upon our return to the Winter Wonderland.

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