We spent Christmas with Dan and Misty's family and Mimi and Grandpa in their new house in Maryland. They were wonderful hosts, especially since they just barely moved in. I can't imagine how hard they worked to get everything ready in time.
Unfortunately, our family were not equally good guests. Considering all the new sleep issues, Max was a disaster, and Abram was sick as a dog. Here is a picture of Max halfway through the nativity story when he has apparently decided to stop the senseless charade.And here he is Christmas morning when he refused to open any presents for the first 45 minutes. He didn't moved from this position on his dad's lap.
I guess he finally figured his cousins might just keep opening presents and there wouldn't be any left for him so he joined in.
On Christmas Eve we opened one Christmas present each - Mickey Mouse pajamas! I've since realized that the problem with getting a child an article of clothing that they love is that they won't take it off.
There were some highlights however. Namely, watching Walt kick everyone's butt at 80's, 90's & Pop Culture Trivial Pursuit, seeing Dan overcome his ham aversion and prepare a delicious dinner with Claire, watching Max follow some random girl around the playground saying "Hi Katie" and looking confused as to why she wasn't responding, and seeing the cousins sit right next to each other despite the fact that they were sitting on the biggest couch I have ever seen in my life.