Archive for December, 2007

December 31st, 2007 - Holidays have come and gone…

This was the best Christmas I’ve had with my 2, almost 3, year old son. We had a busy fun-filled Christmas with the family. My sisters (minus Marion) were here to make it an extra special Christmas. Max had a great time and he’ll forever have a long Christmas holiday. He was able to have Christmas with Grandma Jeanie and Grandpa Otis, Christmas with my family, and then Christmas with Grandpa John, Martha, Uncle Jimmy, and Uncle Jack. I loved seeing his reaction with the endless presents.

He really didn’t know who Santa is and at first was calling him “Christmas.” Eventually, he started to call him Santa. We read him plenty of Christmas books and watched the traditional Santa Claus movies. He quickly picked up that it’s Santa who comes down the chimney and brings the present for all the good boys (and girls). But later on, he also realized that it’s mom and dad who bought the presents and placed them under the tree.

Once he started opening the presents, he wanted to keep going. He crawled under the tree and said, “I want to look for more presents!” He received a lot of great gifts and he is so thankful for them. He doesn’t appear to have a favorite, as he plays with them all equally. He surprises me every day.

I’m thankful he didn’t get sick during the holidays, unlike his mom. He had a great time with his aunties, Tigger (sister’s beautiful lab), and Jeremy. He just loved Jeremy. Cindy and Jeremy live in Chicago and they were first to arrive here. We took them to Disneyland and I think Cindy and Jeremy were more excited than Max! We purchased annual passes for the family, so we’re a little spoiled with our frequent trips. I was also able to spend some quality time with Eleanor and Cindy. Maricar didn’t want to go, but she had some quality alone time. For those who don’t know, Maricar lives with me now. We went to the Catamaran Spa and pampered ourselves with a massage. We also spent some time at Coronado Beach dog park and had a great time! Tigger has endless energy and she loves the water! Maricar continues to mention Jasmine and how she misses her, Marion’s labrador.

What a way to spend Christmas, no snow! It doesn’t totally feel like Christmas when you’re used to Midwest weather, but you can easily get spoiled with the paradise like weather of San Diego. Someday, I hope to have my whole family together for the holidays again. Well, son is awake from his nap. I’ll write more soon.