Again, apologies for the late posting. I'm just going to put up a sampling of Christmas items so we can catch up to the present. Summer is going to be so exciting that I don't want to linger too long in times passed.
So, if I could sum up Christmas, I would use the words family and Polar Express. That train took center stage! Yes, Grandpa and Grandma B got Max one, but also, we watched the movie, read the book, and listened to the soundtrack about a million times.
Also, we spent lots of time with family. This year, we had Borchardt Christmas early, then went to Wichita for the holiday and my birthday. So, here are a few pics spanning the experience.
|Grandpa B getting a flying pig. You'll have to ask him. :-)|
|Grandma B and Max going over some gifts.|
|Polar Express. Lots of these pics!|
|Max had a few Santa presents to open before Dex showed up.|
Luckily, Santa knew we were going to Grandma's instead of Lawrence.
|Max with his new HO diesel engine.|
As he says, all train pictures must be with Uncle Rob.
|New train shirt.|
|The two most cheery Christmasers, Grandpa Joe and Uncle Benny.|
|Joe wins Christmas, giving Mom her dad's violin in a fancy display case.|
It was up in the house before we left. :-)
|My favorite parts of Christmas: Dex and Max together. :-)|
(And yes, it says Happy Birthday in the background because of all of our December birthdays:
Paul, 4th, Joe, 7th, Jamie, 13th, Rob, 14th, and Susan, 27th.)
|Snow babies playing on Christmas!|
|Getting ready to push over the snowman!|
|Chillaxing with Grandpa and some nuts.|
|Grandpa Joe and the boys chilling after the excitement of the day.|
|38 and more flexible and stable than ever before. Boooyaaaaa!|
At Fuzzy and GGs - and Ali Mae's.
|Max, Ali, and GG posing in the corner.|
|Taking a break after the excitement of opening presents.|
|Resting on pillows from Nana Nette.|
|Boys trying planking on GG's couch and table.|
|These two. :-)|
Thank you to all my families, Borchardts, Ruoccos, and Gattons, for making Christmas so special for Max and for us. We had a nice time spending time with everyone.