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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Our Christmas!

We celebrated our Christmas super early so Max would have time to play with his toys before heading down to California. This time Max knew exactly what to do with the presents under the tree! It's so fun to see how different everything is each year with him. This year he didn't need any help opening the presents, he knew there were toys inside, and he was excited to move on the the next one (though after he opened each one, he always went back to the train, which he had opened first).
 I kept seeing people making super cute Christmas stockings for their kids and I felt bad that I still didn't have one for Max, so I pulled out my felt and made one for him. I intended it to just be a filler stocking until I could get a real one to replace it, but I actually kind of like it.
 My wonderful in-laws are the reason for any of us having any presents this year and we thank them so much! Bryan and I bought ourselves a combined gift and got a Wii U (we sold our old Wii and a bunch of games for a really great price). Everything here is for Max.
 Max walked over to the presents and started signing "train". I figure there are two possible reasons he could have been doing this: 1) he hoped there would be a train there, or 2) he thought the long present was actually a train.
 My guess is that he predicted the long one was a train because that is the first thing he reached for to open. He is such a smart little boy!
 My sweet boy :)
 He made his own pile of wrapping paper. After he opened every gift, he would take the wrapping paper over there.
 The play kitchen was a huge success! I'm so glad I was able to find a nice, small, great priced kitchen for our little apartment. Though it took me 3 hours to build it while watching Sound of Music Live, it was so worth it. Poor kid wanted to wash his hands and thought real water was going to come out of the sink.
 The greatest success of all! We bought him a slide and he is so in love with it! He wakes up in the morning and goes to slide on it first thing. We'll probably have to store it on our balcony when we get sick of it taking up space; though it is a really good size; big enough to get a good slide out of it, but small enough to not take up too much space.
 Shopping cart and register from Abuela. This thing is awesome and I can't wait to really start doing more pretend play with Max. 
 Max was using it as a chair to watch TV.
So Merry Christmas to us! It's been so fun these last couple years having Christmas at the beginning AND at the end of the month. I don't know how I'm going to be able to wait until the end of the month next year!