31 December 2011

Christmas Eve!

After a great day of ice skating, we spent Christmas Eve chilling out. An errand here or there. Some Christmas cartoons. And then, we got down to important stuff.

1) Baking cookies for Santa!

Very careful with the icing.

Awesome shot, daddy. Too funny.

Wait a minute. This icing doesn't just have
to be on the cookies...

Finished variety.

Merry Star Wars Christmas from Yoda and Darth.

2) Mass - sort of. Grandpa Joe played in the Holy Savior Choir for the Christmas Eve mass in Wichita said by the bishop himself. Luckily, the diocese broadcast it live. Max loved the music. Here he is jamming at the end!

3) Christmas Eve jammies and one little gift, cookies out and ready, and a read from The Night Before Christmas before bed.

As with my family, Max got to open one present
on Christmas Eve.

A Cars blanket! It looks cool...

and it feels even better!

Twas the night...

Cookies and milk waiting by the chimney - check.

4) After the little man went to bed, Daddy had to help Santa put together a train table! I documented the 4-hour process. Ha.

Step 1: What the heck did Santa do to us?
Step 2: Watching It's a Wonderful Life for motivation.
Step 3: Santa helped Daddy bring it in the home stretch.
Step 4: Santa wrapped things up, ate a few cookies,
and left Max a little note!

And to all a good night!

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