Thursday, December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas


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.  

9 comments:

Brady & Sherry Jones said...

I love the pajamas. I can't help but notice a curious ornament on top of your Christmas Tree. Do you put Angel Moroni on top of your Christmas tree?

Kristin said...

No, that would be your other curious brother, Dan. That's at their house.

Melanie said...

So cute! Love the matching PJ's...sorry Abram was sick but it sounds like Max always makes up enough excitement/stories for the rest of you.

amy said...

i don't mean to belabor the point, but i must also cast a vote in favor (good, strong favor) of the matching pajamas. they are, in my opinion, the stuff true christmas is made of.

Larissa Kindred said...

Jeff and I are both LOVING the pj's! Max's drama during the nativity is just classic.

By the way, I love that you posted your recipes. I'm excited to try some out.

Lisa said...

Merry Christmas - we miss you guys! I never thought I would see your whole family sporting Mickey Mouse! I saw a pair of adult footie pj's at Wal-Mart a few days ago and almost bought you all a new set, maybe next year. : )

Aly said...

Happy Birthday! I've been thinking about you today and hope to talk to you soon!

Delsa said...

Ryan and I are reading this together. We were glorying in the fact that you are a great mother though we were never sure whether you would agree to turn into a mother at all. We love you and will be glad when we can all be together again at Christmas.

Jana said...

Lisa is killing me!! LOL!! I too never thought I would see Abram in Micky jammies. That is one secure man. :)