January 13

Kharem and Oliver unwrap Christmas presents

After the Christmas rush, family still congregates to celebrate the traditional Christmas gift exchange.  Every Christmas I can remember, even as a child has one traditional gift — the gift of books.  This was no exception, a story book for Oliver and a book of brain teasers for Kharem.

Kharem and Oliver, close as mother and son

January 12

Next generations of Kopps

Winter is a good time in North Dakota to huddle down with family.  Indoor activities are occassionally broken by the foray to the outdoors.  In this case, 2-year-old Oliver wasn’t quite prepared for winter’s cold and his exposure to North Dakota’s winter lasted only minutes.

The snow bank dwarf's 2-year old Oliver