Sunday, December 25, 2011

Max's First Christmas

What a special first Christmas with Max! We were able to spend time with everyone from Tyler's immediate family and mine over the last few weeks and we had a blast! On Christmas Eve morning, we drove to Hendersonville to see Uncle Eric's new house. It's a really great house and he and Mom have done a great job decorating and furnishing it. That evening, we went to Christmas Eve Mass and then came home and had appetizers and wine. I read Max a Christmas story and then put him to bed for the night. What a nice evening! We all slept in Christmas morning and then shared a delicious turkey and dressing meal. Mom is such a great cook! After we all had full bellies, we opened stockings and Max's gifts. He got some really cool toys including a singing and dancing Elmo that plays instruments. He also got a book, stacking rings, an activity table for when he's older, and some stuffed animals that play music. He loves music! Uncle Eric got him the cutest UT gear; I can't wait for him to wear it! Later that afternoon, the boys left for their annual trip to Arkansas to go duck hunting for three days. I stayed at Mom's house with Max and we had a blast over the next three days! I couldn't have asked for a better first Christmas with sweet Max and I hear it only gets more fun from here on out!

"Santa's coming?! Here comes Santa Claus..."
"And he's going to bring me presents?!"
Our Christmas Eve photo after Mass
Mommy reading a Christmas story to Max on Christmas Eve
Uncle Eric hanging out with Max
Mom and Dad always get us lottery tickets in our stockings. Unfortunately, none of us won a thing!
Christmas Day family photo
A family lunch
Max got gifts from Mommy, Daddy, Mimi, Pal, Uncle Eric, and Santa
Max's first Christmas
His big gift was Elmo that sings, dances, and plays instruments. It is so cool!
He liked to lay in front of the fire and listen to Elmo sing

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