It’s pretty hard to believe that a year ago, this little munchkin was just coming into the world.Of course, you can’t let a momentous occasion (M & J keeping that baby alive for a whole year) pass without a party! M did it up right with these awesome big balloons and a tiny little cake:
As tiring as the mega-family Christmas weekends can be, they are great because not only does it feel like Christmas is a week long, but we get the big family celebration and the nice quiet one at home. We had fun social engagements, including having friends over for pittaha on Christmas eve. The boy threw down his usual amount of ridiculousness:
But Erik and Nerissa definitely won Christmas this year. First, they had a pair of presents with a note for T to open one of them first, then me the other. T’s turned out to be an ice cream scoop and coupons for a couple of free pints. Mine was a lock for a pint of ice cream. So very rad.
T is pretty much having his best Christmas ever. Not only did he get that fantastic new bike <pats self on back> but our friends Bryan and Jenn asked him to babysit their Tesla. Pretty much T’s dream car. It’s very fancy:
As Christmas gets closer, the workplace gets a little more wacky. We took a trip to City Target during our lunch hour and discovered the wonders of the dollar section:
In order to celebrate Christmas with the family, we had to do a tightly scheduled weekend down in Oregon. First stop, Salem and getting the boy his Christmas present:
I was hoping to pull off a big surprise, but stupid T and his uncanny ability to guess his presents ruined that. He still loved the bike and I’ll look foward to seeing it in the distance when we ride this summer. Otherwise, we hung out with Susan and the dogs:
Susan put one of my presents in this vintage Hermes box, which Lola helped make extra special:
We had a lovely time hanging out with Susan, but had to hit the road for Family Christmas #2. We took my Mom out for lunch in Portland and then donuts at Blue Star:
With Thanksgiving falling so late this year, it already feels like we’re way behind schedule for Christmas. We had to get into the holiday spirit and fast!
Okay, maybe that wasn’t the most effective way to get things done. The trip to Urban Craft Uprising wasn’t much more helpful. It was so insanely crowded that it was more frustrating than inspiring. We did see some very cute crocheted cacti: