Monday, December 7, 2015

Adalyn's First Hair Cut

In early December, Adi had her first hair cut.  It was time for a trim and she did great.  I took her to my favorite local hair dresser.  She was quick and great with Adi.  Adi sat very still and was rewarded with some Swedish fish.  

The Before:

 And the After...

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Kai: 4 Months

Our little bubba is four months old.  It's been another quick and busy month for all of us.  Kai has full control of his head and will happily sit in his bumbo seat and play.  His hand is his favorite food and his appetite grows by the day.  I'm pretty sure he will be starting solids in the next week or so. He has had a few tastes and loves real food. We go to the doctor in a few days for his four month check up and I'm pretty sure this guy is packing on the pounds.  He's big, strong and just keeps growing!  Kai took his first plane ride this month, visiting Michigan.  We ticked a few other firsts' off the list, first snow, first Thanksgiving and first time meeting Santa!  Just like his sister, Kai is an excellent traveler, it must be genetic.  We had a great time in Michigan and Kai enjoyed spending time with all of his family.  Here are a few more pictures of our growing Kai! Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thanksgiving in Michigan

We were fortunate enough to spend my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving in Michigan surrounded by family.  We timed our trip to coincide with Eric guest lecturing at the University of Michigan.  It was a great opportunity for Eric and it was time to get the Hartner family back up in the air.  We landed in the mitten in the midst of a major snow storm and woke up the next morning to a beautiful powdery blanket of snow at Christie and Jay's.  We all suited up and played in the snow, something we haven't done in years and it was Adi's first time.  Adi didn't like being cold but we manage a few snow angels, snow balls and a run on the sled.
Kai's first flight

Adi teaching Bubba how to be a great traveler
Holy Snow!
Early morning snow, so beautiful

Snow angels with Christie of course
Adi was not thrilled about the snow...she's a tropical kid

Adi and Maura causing trouble...
After our snow play time, we headed north to see the Sever family and introduce Kai to Great Grandma, his aunts, uncles and cousins.  It was a quick but fun visit.
Kai with his great grandma
We spent the rest of the week at Sandy and Pat's, hanging out with family, cooking Thanksgiving, meeting Santa, riding the four wheeler and watching Michigan football.  Eric and I also managed a two day getaway to Ann Arbor, for him to guest lecture in the school of engineering.  It was a fun two day visit, both business and pleasure.  A special thanks to Sandy and Pat for watching the kids!
Us at the Engine arch...almost 14 years and still going strong

Adi driving the tractor with Daddy
And learning to drive the 4 wheeler
Michigan vs Ohio State Game!  Go Blue!!

Aunt Sandy
Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by for a visit