For New Years Eve we spent it over at Mason's sister Lexi's house. We watched the countdown in times square, ate pizza, and other yummy treats. We tried to put Max to sleep in their office, which he did sleep for an hour. But when he woke up at 11pm we decided it would be best to head back over to Masons parents to get him to bed and spend the rest of the night just the three of us. When we got there Max stayed up with us and we counted down to midnight together. We spent the first second of the new year in a family hug, and a kiss between me and Mason :). We had a very eventful wonderful year(more on that later) And I look forward to what this year will bring, including MOVING TO UTAH. Yep that's right, you read that right. We decided for different reasons but mainly family and a better social life. So that will be a big change.
For Boxing day all my Family that was in Utah got together at my moms. Max and I started out our day playing with his new toys...
Mason and I also ran some last minute errands for everyone. Ben and Meggie were there along with Emily and Colin, Josh, and my mom. And of course Mason, Maximus and I. We had a yummy dinner of Vegan Black Bean soup and a sandwich bar, which was sooooooo good. Ben and Meggie brought some delicious vegan bread for the sandwiches and it was probably some of the best bread I have ever had. We all sat around and talked and laughed. We gave out gifts to each other. Ben and Meggie made us all our own boxes filled with vegan treats, one of the best presents ever. You can see what was in them on Meggie and Ben's blog. We also gave out our last minute gifts we got everyone. After we were all full Everyone left to go see Black Swan, while Mason and I put Max to bed and watched Anchor Man together while enjoying a late night sandwich.
For Christmas dinner we headed over to my moms house. Max was all cute in his new outfit and had all his new toys to play with. I watched as my mom and Emily prepared the delicious dinner of Vegan lasagna, french bread, a yummy salad, and for the occasion Champagne. After we set the table we opened gifts to each other. We got Emily and Colin a nice Pie plate, my mom a shirt, And nothing for Josh(we saved it for boxing day when Ben and Meggie would be there). My mom gave me a cute brown sweater, Mason a nice shirt, and Max a cute long sleeve striped shirt, a short sleeve airplane shirt and a cool mother goose electronic book. And Emily and Colin got us How to Train Your Dragon on blueray with a yummy brownie mix.
After opening gifts we put Max to bed and ate our wonderful dinner while we talked and just enjoyed being together.
Emily cutting the broccoli for the lasagna
Colin & Emily as an Indian women
Emily being the tree
Max's first Christmas ornament and other very old ornaments on my moms tree
On Christmas Morning we woke up with the girls(Savannah & Sienna) all excited and ready to see what Santa had left them. Max of course didn't know what was going on but he was really happy, which I was so glad about considering his horrible night. He had the best reactions to his toys. Mason's family's tradition is to have all the Santa gifts unwrapped in a pile for each kid. And when Max saw his Buzz Lightyear ride on toy he was so happy and excited. It was such a great morning watching the girls open all their gifts and get so excited about things. Max loved all his toys(thank you Grandma and Grandpa) He got spoiled but so did I :).
Masons Mom had made us all matching pajamas that we opened on Christmas eve. So we all had matching pants it was so fun. And the 3 little kids all had matching shirts.
Max's new comforter
Maximus on his Buzz Lightyear ride on car
Chewing on his "pear" from one of his colour boxes