Brittney and Max were going to visit a museum on her birthday Friday, but then over 20 inches of snow dumped on New York, so we stayed inside and watched the snow fall and fall and fall (though the grown-ups did escape for a yummy dinner that night).
The upside of all that snow — sledding on Saturday! We decided he’s a little too young for downhill action, so it was more just pulling him on the sled. He was fairly amused.
Sledding reminds Brittney of fun childhood visits to Utah, which reminds her of her wonderful Grandma Beth. We were very sad to lose her this last weekend. She led an active life full of love, adventure and family for 93 years. Though Max never got to meet his great-grandma, when he was in in Mommy’s tummy Grandma Beth helped throw him a very special shower. She loved to get photos and hear all about Max. For Christmas, she sent him some very special presents: an aebleskiver pan with a copy of an old Danish family recipe that Max will enjoy when he’s older, and a silver baby cup monogrammed with his name and a message from her, which, as you can see from these photos, he enjoys now.
Today Brittney and Max (with the much appreciated assistance of Aunt Ashly) are flying to Utah to say goodbye and celebrate Grandma Beth’s amazing life. Max is looking forward to seeing his Nonna and Grandpa, as well as Aunts, Uncles, cousins Sophie and Breanne, and meeting his many second cousins (he is the youngest, at least for now, of her 30 great-grandchildren ).

Mark will be stuck in New York with work, so as part of his last day with Max for a bit he took him to a musical performance at the bookstore. Max was enthralled.
More photos of our growing boy

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