S: Kharis Prentiss Ott 2011-2012
BC: /káris/: that which causes joy/ pleasure, that which creates delight in the recipient or observer
FC: The Second Year: Yahoo! Kharis is two!
1: Dear Kharis, It is such a joy to see you grow and learn. You are an absolute delight. Happy, happy 2nd Birthday. We are loving "every second of every minute" with you. Love, Mommy and Daddy
2: August 2011 It was a long overnight drive to Rochester Hills, Michigan from Nashville, but we made it! You were such a trooper. We got there early in the morning and Grandma and Grandpa "T" were so happy to entertain you while Mom and Dad caught up on some sleep!
3: Grandma and Grandpa had all kinds of fun things for you to do!
6: We were lucky to have time with Grandma Anna and the newlyweds, Uncle Matt & Aunt Julie. | As always, time with the Otts included lots of great food!
8: We celebrated your birthday in Rochester...
9: and again in Fremont!
11: We spent a week in Fremont. Papa Butch had broken his leg and couldn't play too hard, but you had lots of adventures with Daddy and Grandma Carol while Mommy studied for the USMLE Step 3.
14: And then we spent a week in Ludington on Lake Michigan.
16: There were a lot of steps to get down to the beach and it felt like even more to get back up! The Ohio four stayed with us first. You loved playing with your cousins.
18: Mommy and Daddy will carry the memories of this time with you in their hearts forever.
20: Chad and Cynthia came to visit with new baby, Caleb.
21: Grandma Carol loves the beach in Ludington. Your great, great grandpa grew up there. Grandma Carol took your Mommy to the beach in Ludington all the time when she was young.
23: S'mores and Settlers of Catan
24: September 13 Months
25: October You flew to Michigan with Daddy for Grandpa Tim's 60th birthday. You were Grandpa's best birthday surprise. You are a great traveler.
26: 14 Months
29: Bride getting ready photos
30: Your new playroom (and future bedroom) was finished just in time for your cousins to visit.
31: Thanksgiving 2011
32: The Prentisses came to Nashville for a Thanksgiving/ Christmas extravaganza packed into one long weekend.
34: We celebrated Christmas the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The joy of the season was manifest.
35: "Goodbye, Grandma Carol and Papa Butch - see you soon!"
36: December Uncle Matt and Aunt Julie came to visit. You love having visitors! Daddy and Mommy dressed up for the annual Emergency Medicine Holiday Party and Amber stayed with you while we had fun.
37: 16 months
38: You had a prolonged case of the stomach flu right before Christmas and you gave it to Mommy, Uncle Matt, and Grandma Toni. Thankfully you can't tell everyone had been sick in these pictures!
39: What's a holiday without a trip to the zoo!
40: Christmas 2011
41: For breakfast: Orange Julius and Mommy's cinnamon rolls. For Christmas dinner Mom & Dad made Hubert Keller's Artichoke Barigoule.
45: My Gym - 17 Months Everyone loves taking you because you enjoy it so much. Despite Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman showing up with their daughter sometimes, you are by far the "star" of the class.
46: March 2012 Dad & Mom took a much needed vacation to Mexico. We had a great time, but we missed you tons. We had a big phone bill from calling Grandma Carol and Auntie Diane every day to hear about your adventures. You had fun, fun, fun while Mom and Dad were away.
48: 19 Months Radnor Lake
49: Grandma Carol and Aunt Diane let you put on makeup and do all kinds of crazy things. You were sad to say goodbye to your new playmates, but you were oh so happy to have Mom and Dad home.
52: A Summer Day in April 20 Months
54: You served Mom breakfast in bed. We went to church at Crosspoint and enjoyed brunch at our favorite after church spot, The Waffle House! Then we took a garden tour at the neighbor's house and enjoyed an afternoon nap.
55: June - 22 Months Swimming is your new favorite activity. You spent hours and hours in the pool at the "Y" with Daddy!
56: The Zoo - July 2012 After visiting "Dino Trek" you started saying, "Dinosaurs loud; dinosaurs big!"
57: 23 Months
59: Just days before your second birthday we spent the day at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. We explored the "treehouse" exhibits and enjoyed the gardens. You can't tell from these pictures, but it was h-o-t!
60: August 2, 2012 | Yahoo! You're Two!