I had the pleasure of riding to and from the UP in the backseat with Little Man – I know, I’m a dork, but I don’t yet trust either C. or X. to be alone in the backseat together. In any case, it gave me ample opportunities to take several pictures and learn different features with my new camera. I thought this was just too cute!
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As promised, I hopped rolled out of bed this morning to get the final items packed so we could begin our journey northward to visit with hubby’s family. To be honest, I was mildly disappointed by our 6:11am departure time…I really wanted to be out the door right on time.
Calder was a magnificent traveler, yet again, and my sweetheart was one heck of a chauffeur! Our stop about an hour in was necessary on many levels – stock up on the much needed baby food and give G. a chance to wake up seeing as how the three of us in the car (mom, baby and dog) were all snoozin’ very soundly!
We’ve had a lovely day of laughter, treats (someone please move the cookie tray away from me!), family and fun! Did I mention we had a few treats too? Seriously…I brought several to add to the mix and there were plenty already here!
After our marathon nap on the drive, I highly doubted a great afternoon nap for Little Man. Yet I was pleasantly surprised. Following the lunch bustle, he settled in nicely for a good 2 hours. I assumed my position on the couch with the good book from my stocking and made it a whopping 3 pages before I too gave in to sleep!
I even missed good-byes with Gretchen who will be living in the DR again until July! Hopefully she’ll forgive me!! It must have been needed because I’m feeling pretty great tonight! Maybe that’s the answer to coping with the stress of teaching…a daily nap! I’ll let you know if I figure out how to work that in!
15 minutes to get him bundled
5 minutes to don my hat, boots, coat and get my camera ready
2 minutes playing outside
3 minutes to go from bundled to snuggled
Not bad for his first snow storm, eh?
See my Tabblo>
I thought I’d try my hand at a cool Tabblo since there were a few great pics to choose from!
Kids laughing, some screaming. Parents reprimanding, primping, and some chasing their young. I felt like part of the Parent Club, standing there with my holiday-clad youngster. Even though, I could see the looks of “You just wait” aimed in my direction.
After a mere thirty minutes (most of which was spent waiting through Santa’s break), it was our turn. Wanting to savor the moment, yet keep the pace moving, I walked right over to St. Nick and plopped Calder in his lap. “You’re OK,” I assured him, then knelt to snap as many pictures as possible.
I could tell he was wary, but dealing with it. Then, Santa thought it would be a splendid idea to snap a photo of them looking at one another. That was the deal-breaker! Calder went from skeptical to scared like that! I had to capture the moment for posterity of course, then promptly “rescued” my baby and were on our way! It’s good to know we really are in the club – complete with the crying baby and all!
… See my Tabblo>