"I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending." ~Fred Rogers
This week seems to bring on the phrase "fast forward" as we realize it is only two weeks before Christmas. Cam was scheduled for three half days on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for school.
On Tuesday, Jane received a message we'd all been anticipating- we would soon be welcoming another cousin into the world. Our new cousin, Arthur, was born Wednesday morning and we were all super excited!
Friday evening, Jane & Chris went out to dinner while Amanda and Cam hung out together and enjoyed Culver's delicious meals and the customary dessert of ice cream custard.
As we worked to finish Christmas projects, Saturday was filled with activity. Cam assisted both of his parents independently, keeping each of them on task. Chris and his son made chocolate covered cherries and pretzels for Chris to bring into work for a holiday luncheon. Cam helped his mom with packages to mail out to Arizona, California and the east coast.
On Sunday, we planned a trip to see Oma and Opa in Grand Haven. The decorations at Rosy Mound were so festive and they wanted us to enjoy them as well. Cam still loves making the trip knowing that he'll be able to see them and also push every door button for entry and exit.
Oma had completed quite a bit of Christmas cookie baking so of course, everyone sampled. We brought Cam's grandparents an early gift of an Amazon fire stick so that Chris and Cam could configure it for Oma and Opa to watch the Disney + programming.
It was easy to say goodbye this time knowing that Jane's parents are headed to Grand Rapids a few days prior to Christmas. We were also entrusted to transport the delectable holiday cookies back to our home. Oma appeared a bit nervous and Opa a bit sad that he wouldn't be able to sneak any more cookies for a few days. Jane promptly put them away upon arrival as they await our family gathering. Let the willpower begin!
On Friday evening, Chris was teasing Cam as he was getting ready for bed indicating he was certain his son had saved him some delicious frozen custard from his dessert. Without missing a beat, Cam responded with:
"Have fun checking the freezer, Dad!"