As much as this day is about enjoying the presents (and presence), this year, it is about what it took to be here. One year and four(!) addresses ago we began the process to find a new home. You’ve handled it with patience and understanding beyond your years. Today, we celebrate our new location with Christmas decorations and pancakes. Let this be the first of many here. Hollis, I love you and our journey together!
Big thanks to everyone who came out to the “Fireworks Party”! At 8:45, we gave all the kiddos a huge ice cream cone to sugar em up, then handed out glowy wristbands. So we had hyper spastic levels right before the fireworks display started. Planned it out kinda brilliantly actually. Most of em crashed directly after. Hollis on the other hand, stayed up past midnight. It could not have been a better day~
A very successful trip to Orlando to visit Uncle Matto, Gram, Pop, Monkey Joe & Space Mountain!! Hollis the super trooper handled airports, airplanes, and long lines like a seasoned pro.
Family portrait Feb 2018 by HCH. L – R = Pop, Matt, Hollis, Gram & Dad. A genuinely incredible likeness, complete with proper height proportion. Note the observance and rendering of the hair – magnifique, my dear child. I love you and I will always remember the time we all had together as a family.
When I am old(er) and in need of a lift, I will simply click play on this rendition of a 4 1/2 year old Hollis singing Happy Birthday to Daddy. It will very likely generate even more emotion than it did when I first heard it yesterday. (and by “emotion”, I mean I was leaking a clear fluid from my orbital- ok, I was crying…)
Hollis Pollis, you made the news! Now we all get to enjoy you and your polka dots jumping around a bouncy house!