Max was lucky YET AGAIN to get more gifts - this time from Grandma and Grandpa (not Dama and Papa D...their gifts were sent to our house). They got Max a Cookie Monster phone, which he actually picks up at least once a day and really loves.Grandma and Dama watch as Max finds joy in gifts."Mom, can I play with this right now please?"Later Max and Papa D buddied up for some TV watching time together. Its how Papa D bonds with the youth.As an activity we decided to go and hike up to the U. After a rousing tour through memory lane to see where Big D and Pam grew up and where my great grandparents used to live, we headed up for our hike. Max got many "1, 2, threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees" on the way.At the bottom of the hill, looking over a smoggy SLC. OH Salt Lake and your winter smog.And then we were off. The hike is actually only about 200 feet up, but man it is a steep 200 feet!You may be wondering why we cared about the U. Turns out we have much U loving blood in our family. Big D is a Ute, and Stephen went there for a while and even marched in their marching band. I was the lone Cougar in foreign territory.But it was my idea to spell "U" with our bodies...talk about school spirit!Max had a great time playing around by the U - as long as mama or dada was holding him so he wouldn't tumble to his doom.Stephen poses. This picture would have been amazing if the lights were turned on. He would have glowed in a pillar of awesomeness!One night we went to Red Robin with Grandma and Grandpa. We had plans to go to about 100 other restaurants. Turns out the Wednesday after Christmas was the night everyone and their dog went out to eat.Big D and Grandpa - two men amongst boys.Max behaved, even if he tore the place apart. Who could blame him? I think he just wanted some fish 'n chips like the big boys.The fam. Because we had just linked up with the Mulcock's, we got to enjoy some post-Christmas gifts as well. Max, who had now been converted to present opening, decided he wanted to open my present from Bree.
New totally pimp baby blue earphones that make me look boss on the train! They were awesome and I was using them last night to do some practice DJ'ing on my iPad. I looked legit. Thanks Bree!
And Caitlin got new shoes! Always risky giving a woman shoes, but they fit perfect and were really comfortable, so Caitlin was pretty psyched.
Plus Pam hooked Caitlin up with a sweet shirt that is pregnancy worthy. I think Beeps got the same shirt or something. Anyway, another successful gift! Pam and Big D also got us some art of Jesus for our home (thanks for recognizing that we were living as heathens) and a nice print of our recent family photo session in Boise. Can't wait to get those up on our walls! Thanks mom and dad!
We were sad to leave family and Idaho and Utah and all the people we love. Hope to see them soon - next time with baby #2!