With a new watercolor kit from Santa and a new smock from Gramma Fisher, it's time to get painting and get messy!
After testing out his artistic skills, Max went and watched the "Backyardigans" cartoon where they went out West on horses and wanted to re-enact the scene with Liam for mommy and daddy
The night before Christmas Eve, the Fisher Brothers prepare for the upcoming festivities
And in no time at all, Christmas Morning is here! (Although Max went out last night and saw Santa walking our cul-de-sac)
And the Fisher Brothers are ecstatic that Santa came!
Presents are opened at a frenetic pace as Max helps Mom with her gift
Max points with two of his new trains (Thomas the wood train and battery-operated Percy) while Dad looks on bemusedly
Looking a bit formal in his Christmas attire and bib, Liam enjoys the sights, sounds, and especially all the action of the morning, although he occasionally took a breather in the bouncy to "get away from it all" he said
Max celebrates the love of a perfect Christmas morning. And trains, of course.
BilFish celebrates the love of Apple's Airport Express so he can stream thousands of songs wirelessly from his computer straight to the stereo system!
apparently, you can fit most of our family in the front Library room for afternoon gift exchanges. 9 adults, 4 children, and a dog.
Many of the family look on, dazed, during the kids rip-a-fest
A bit more sedate, the party continued with Christmas crackers (they go bang when you pull them and have little crowns for everyone to wear)
Max shares some of his dessert cookie while Liam catches some shuteye and Mom peeks out from behind her boys
Liam says Woop Woop, there it is! Okay, whatever, he's having fun, the dog's having fun (probably a little spitup lickin' I'd imagine), and we're having fun watching the little guy turn into a big guy!
Dad & Max went to the Railroad Museum for a true "steam up" day where a steam train takes us around the park.
Oh, and there was a little extra for Max, we call him Santa Claus! "I want a Thomas the Tank Engine blue guy!!!"
The Fisher Boys enjoying our Christmas couch next to the 14' Christmas tree.
Our niece Danni joined BilFish & Max at the train museum before returning home for dinner and pix with the family. Mom stayed home and enjoyed warm, quiet time with Liam
Big Boy Liam, about 13 1/2 weeks now, weighing in around 14 lbs and maybe then some. Getting ready in his finest Christmas gear for our HOA party
Liam helps Daddio do some computer work
Max likes to hold his li'l brother (sometimes, and for short durations 'cuz he squirms and is heavy)
The Diaper Boyz
Max enjoys a major snow and wonderful lights display while Daddio tries slow-speed pictures to capture it all
Mom and her diaper boys. Max just hit 3 feet tall. Liam is (apparently) right behind and growing very quickly
Max and Liam help Dad with lighting the tree
Max takes a breather from hunting for our Christmas tree
Back to Thanksgiving... The Fisher family before the mashed potatoes and pants buttons start flying
Max enjoys the cowboy lifestyle, for a moment anyway