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We traveled down to Vancouver to spend Christmas with Nana and Grandpa this year. Auntie Ashleigh and her boyfriend, Mark, flew out from New York too. On Christmas Eve we dined on our traditional appetizers and cookies.
Then we played our special white elephant game. It involves rolling dice, and each time a player rolls the “magic number,” they get to pick a present off the center of the table. Once all presents are gone, players can steal gifts from other players when they roll the number. When the timer goes off, players open the gifts they’re stuck with. Avery had an absolute blast playing! He said “I love this game!” over and over. And when it came time to steal, he said “I don’t want to steal! I don’t want to steal!” He put his arms around his presents and tried not to give them up, and only stole presents from Daddy, who at the end of the game had only one present.
Before bed we let the boys each open one present. Avery unwrapped his and exclaimed, “A Pillow Pet!” (He’s been asking for one for months). He explained how useful it was: “You can sit on it!” Kieron was content to chew on his. Then they left treats out for Santa and his reindeer and went to bed.
Ashleigh & Mark
Opening their Pillow Pets
They were a hit!
Kieron enjoyed the ribbon
Playing our traditional Christmas Game
Leaving cookies & milk for Santa and a carrot for his reindeer
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We took our annual December trip to Maui, and it didn’t disappoint. We went jet skiing, whale watching, and to the the beach once, but we spent most of our time at the pool, specifically the pirate ship. Avery played each day until he was delirious, and Kieron enjoyed splashing in the shallow water. At seven months old, he needs a nap every few hours, so at times it felt like we were commuting between our room and the pool. Not that we’re complaining. He was even nice enough to take a few naps on the lounge chair for us so we could keep on playing.
Avery now fully expects to go to Hawaii each year. And he doesn’t believe he’s there until he’s at the pirate ship. Then he tells us he doesn’t want to go home, he just wants to stay in Hawaii. What a lucky kid. Here are some pictures from our trip this year:
At SeaTac before our 6 1/2 hour flight
Avery and Grandpa check out a whale skeleton at Whaler’s Village
“Are you talkin’ to me?”
Photo by Avery King
Don’t worry, we didn’t put him down the slide
Kieron at the helm
Nap time by the pool
Finding treasure at the pirate ship
Checking email or playing Angry Birds?
The boys with Nana and Grandpa
Before we headed out for our “Date Night” at Roy’s
More fun at the pirate ship
Avery tried to create his own snorkel by sticking a shovel in his goggles