Merry Fake Christmas to us! We are heading to Utah later this week and realized that we would never be able to fit our gifts into our luggage. So last Saturday morning we celebrated our own little fake Christmas and opened our presents early. Brady was in rare form as the Grinch. He enjoyed tugging on bits of wrapping paper for exactly eighteen seconds. Then he insisted on sitting in his high chair, watching "Jay Jay the Jet Plane" and eating snacks for the remainder of our holiday morning. Therefore I will pretend that the picture above was actually taken during the festivities and not several weeks ago when Brady was feeling more jolly.This was the one and only present Brady assisted in unwrapping. He did manage one smile for the camera. Actually, he was "yelling" at me but every time the flash goes off he giggles for a split second. Next year we will open gifts later in the day because the poor guy is just not a morning person. Lately his ideal morning consists of snuggling with Mom or Dad on the couch, blanket in his left fist and his right thumb crammed into his mouth. He now points and grunts at the TV or will stare down the remote until we turn on his cartoons.
Brady was a bit confused because Mom and Dad were busy unwrapping presents of their own so the Grinch got to supervise from his perch while eating crackers in the buff. Argh, don't you hate it when Christmas interrupts your morning routine?
Well, we had a great pre-Christmas and we can't wait until round two which might actually involve real snow. We are counting down the days until we see our families and friends because it just wouldn't feel like the holidays without them.