What's the dill pickle?

Harrison has earned the nickname "pickle" from my brother, Matthew.  I have no clue where it came from, but Pickle he is. So "what's dill pickle" ... we enjoyed a nice family weekend together.  We were able to do some Christmas shopping on Saturday until Brian was called into the hospital.  Sunday, we headed to Dubuque for a little gathering with the Ludwig's.  Harrison got a bundle of great things and enjoyed all of the snuggles from Grandma and Grandpa.

This weekend will be the first of many airplane adventures for Harrison and his keepers.  We leave early Saturday AM for Seattle.  Remember way back when... I was put on bedrest before a big trip out West... well this is the rescheduled trip.  So we will be in Seattle with my parents for a few days and then head north to Vancouver to meet up with Brian's friends Alecia and Todd.  Any advice for parents flying with a 2 month old?  :)  This could be interesting!  We are looking forward to spending time with family and friends.  Our first family vacation together is sure to be an exciting experience.  Stay tuned...


"I'm Bringing Chubby Back"

Harrison is turning into our own little chunkster.  He is quickly outgrowing his newborn clothes, which makes me sad.  I am already packing away some of his tiny duds.  He has had three chins for weeks, but now is developing a serious case of the rolls.  Brian and I like to compare him to Humpty Dumpty--short and round.  He has his 2 month check-up on Tuesday and I am willing to wager that he is no longer in the 50th percentile.  Here are a couple of pics of me when I was a young (but not so tiny) babe.   I think Harrison looks just a little like his momma.  :)  


Home Again

Our trip to Indy went off without a hitch.  Harrison only woke to eat once on the way down and once on the way home.  Brian and I were expecting all hell to break loose once we started the drive, but I think we got lucky.  Brian's interview went extremely well.  The group treated us to a fantastic dinner at St. Elmo's steakhouse.  We left the peanut with Brittany and Jason (a little practice parenting for them as they are expecting their 1st in December).  While it was hard being away from him, it was nice to have "adult" time plus a little wine!  

We enjoyed meeting up with friends Matt and Krista, Dianna, Jen, Drew and Micah, Katie and Adam, and all of my family.  Thanks to everyone who welcomed us and drove all over to meet up with us.  We had a blast and hope to be back "home again in Indiana" in the next couple of years.