Monday, October 12, 2009

Harvey's First Trip to Keeneland

This weekend we packed up and headed to Lexington to hangout with the fam. This weekend was opening weekend at Keeneland, so we went and had breakfast out there. While you're there you can watch the horses warm up on the track and in the paddock. It's pretty neat---but it starts at 7am. And let me tell you, it's a haul when you had a night like we did the night before.

We arrived at my sister's house around 11:45. Harvey slept some off and on during the ride up there, but definitely not enough. When we got everything in and settled, he started wailing. So John and I walked him, tried to feed him, tried everything. He finally settled down around 1, only to wake us up again around 4. Lots more screaming, walking, patting, rocking, feeding, and then finally mom got real serious---and Harvey was asleep within minutes. Don't mess with mama's sleep! So we were able to sleep from about 5 until 6:30. Man, that was rough. And while we're on the subject, he had another party on Saturday night/Sunday morning. He was awake from 2am-4am squealing, laughing, gagging himself (another favorite past time), coughing and having a good time. Mom put a stop to that too after 2 hours of listening to that. Such a kill joy. Can't wait to share a room with him again soon!

So back to this weekend. I didn't take too many pictures actually. I was trying to just be in the moment and not be so worried about getting a good shot. Harvey was so dang cute with his cousin Lorelai! Such a sweet age. So here are some pictures from Keeneland.
He really did enjoy watching the horses walk right in front of him.


His other favorite past time--flying.


The Plaid Family.

Harvey and his Mamaw.

On our way out of town we stopped to visit with the first family I ever nannied for. I had my sweet girls from the time they were 11 weeks old until they were 3 1/2. They are like family to me, and I was so excited to be able to share my baby with them. Here is little Lexie with Harv.


Alexis LOVED Harvey (or Harley, as she sometimes called him). She went out of her way to try to find some things he would like to play with while he was there (like a 100 piece puzzle), she offered to let him sleep in her bed, even gave him one of her movies. She wanted to hold him and feed him and show him the whole house. And she did! I just love seeing her with him---warms my heart. I just love that family!

A couple random side notes. Harvey's favorite food:
Oh yeah, prunes and oatmeal. He's not a big eater, but he ate the entire jar of this all in one sitting. And did it again the next day. Seriously, I have to work to get him to take 1/2 a jar of anything in a day. This is big.
His attire while eating said favorite. He's nothing if not classy.

3 comments:

Alicia Marie said...

great seeing you guys today. Sarah, i love your outfit in your pics... where did you get those boots?! I think i need them...

John and Sarah Clore said...

so good to see you too! the boots are from target! quite a steal....

Natalie said...

oh my gosh! i'm cracking up at that last picture! so, so great! hahahaha

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