Monday, December 17, 2012

love actually

"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends." – Hugh Grant, Love Actually

I spent my weekend writing Christmas cards and watching Love Actually. It's a favorite holiday movie of mine. Also, the opening quote spoken by Hugh Grant is always inspiring to me, and it helps me feel hope. Otherwise, we mostly laid-low knowing that this next weekend would be so busy with Christmas.

We did get out of the house to run a few errands though, and Elton came along for the ride. He is only now learning the thrill of sticking his head out the window, which is hilarious. I think he was supposed to have figured it out long before he was three, but it never appealed to him before. The hilarious part is that he is so excited anytime he has the opportunity to have his ears flap in the wind, yet he is so hesitant to fully commit to the idea. I really don't blame him for being cautious, because he is so poorly balanced with his huge head. I always keep a gentle hold on him whenever he gets brave enough to try it. However, sometimes I have to snap a photo as well; it's just so cute how he rests his chin on the window ledge for balance. The first few times I thought maybe he couldn't really reach past the ledge, but then I realized he ducks down and sets his chin on the ledge no matter what. It's sort of like a kid holding onto the wall the first time they try out roller skates. 

ps- His foot is only up because I set it there trying to encourage him to stand up a bit.

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