While this wasn't offically Max's first Christmas, it was the first Christmas where he was actually fun! We decided to keep it low key this year, before Max is really aware of the goings on, so we (Santa) brought Max a play kitchen, Jungle Book on DVD, new jammies and an ornament. Our families, on the other hand, took care of the rest of the spoiling, getting Max several sets of jammies, his very own MagnaDoodle, a Cabbage Patch Kid, and his very own, Max-sized black leather wingback chair! It's adorable, to see him sitting in his chair, reading a book, eating a cracker!
But back to our Christmas…. we had a quiet Christmas Eve, with pizza at Howie's in Palo Alto, and a trip down Christmas Tree Lane. We got home and put Max to bed with no issues; we're sure it'll be different next year!
We decided to put the kitchen together, instead of wrapping the box… it said “Some Assembly Required” on the box, so we figured we'd have to attach the counter to the base and stick some stickers on… instead, we got a Christmas Eve trial by fire, with a box full of plastic parts, still attached to the mold!
It took Jamie almost two hours to build the kitchen, but it looks great, and Max loves it!
After a relaxing morning at home (where we had to wake Max up at 8:30! Again, the last year we predict we'll do that!) we headed to Wendy and Toby's for brunch… we spent a couple of hours with Jamie's family, and then headed over to Katie and Jason's house for dinner…
As always, I totally forgot to take photos for most of the evening, but there are a few floating around! While we had a great time with our families, we're looking forward to a different kind of Christmas next year, when we make the trip up to Grass Valley and spend the holiday with Ed and Lucinda!
As a “preview” to the next blog entry, check out what happens to Max when the weather is just dry enough, he drapes his poly-fleece blanket over his head, and Papa pulls it off! Basically, hilarity ensues.