Kaylin's first Christmas and New Year has come and gone. She engaged in her first ever “Tri City Tour” with mommy and daddy, and got spoiled rotten by friends and relatives, staying up late, and partying all night.
Char and I decided that we wanted to wake up Christmas morning in our own bed. It's a little thing, but it's nice to get a chance to have breakfast, open gifts, and have one last shower at home before the tour begins.
Char and I have a $100 limit for each other, and we bought each bought a few gifts for the Kegger but didn't tell each other what we got so that we could be surprised by her new gifts. I made out like a bandit with the new Bret Hart career retrospective DVD, a pair of nice sweaters, and a home workout book (my new year's resolution is to set up a gym in the basement so I can start doing a workout at home 3 times a week). Char got PJ's, which she asked for, a CD, and a DVD set of the classic Rudolph stop motion cartoons. I got Kaylin a marionette that I've had my eye on for years now from this cool baby store in the Beach.
Next we headed off to London for Christmas day, but first we stopped off at the nursing home in Ingersoll where my grandma is. Kaylin met her great-grandma Moo for the first time, and after some initial shyness, Kaylin took to her really well. My mom and dad came by as well and the five of us had a nice visit with grandma Moo before heading on to London.
Christmas in London was lovely, loads of loot was had, and some good food was enjoyed by all (Chris barbequed the turkey which was awesome, and his always wicked stuffing accompanied the dinner). Kaylin was really watching us eat, and eyeing up our glasses, so I gave Kaylin her first sip of water, and she quite enjoyed it. Kaylin got spoiled with a ton of clothes. My favourite moment was when we opened this little bear with teething rings on its arms and legs, and her eyes lit right up.
On Boxing day we headed off to Meme and Pepe Kish's place for more food, more gifts, and more fun. Kaylin's cousins Josh and Kim were there, and we got some terribly cute pictures of the three cousins hanging out together. Again we got spoiled, with Kaylin making out like a total bandit and getting a box load of clothes.
We were getting desperate for clothes too. The Kegger is outgrowing her 3 month old clothes, and we've got a few 6 and 9 month things, but now she has a ton of stuff to keep her warm until at least 18 months.
On Monday we headed back to Ajax (the third part of the tri-city-tour), but stopped in Kitchener at the McDonalds/Williams on the highway to cut the trip into a 2 hour and a 1 hour segment. At Williams Kaylin had her first little temper tantrum when she couldn't get water out of a water bottle…the crazy rug-rat had only had water twice before (at dinner on Christmas and Boxing days), and now she wanted it again…we decided to stop fooling around with stuff around her as she's getting to the phase where she wants to try new thngs.
Back in Ajax we chilled out, I went to work a couple of days, and we visited Larry and Liz in Toronto for a 905er party with Tim, Nikki, Sofia, and Tiffany.
On New Year's Eve, Ryan, Kari, and Paige came down from London for the second “pregnant woman's New Year's Eve party” with Kari filling the role of the pregnant woman which was played by Char last year. Donnie, Sarah, and Tasha came over and helped us ring in the new year.
On New Year's Day, Char, the Kegger and I hung around in our PJ's until Uncle Dennis and Auntie Tina came by for a visit. We played my new Las Vegas game that Mr. and Mrs. Kish got me for Christmas, and we played with the Kegger, who decided to stay up until 10:30 at night (crazy little bean that she is).
All in all, it was a fun week, I'm going to miss spending so much time with Char and Kaylin though.
Kaylin's schedule is way off right now, not going to bed until 9 or 10 at night from her regular 7 or 8, and getting up at 8 instead of 7…but we're going to spend the next few days getting her back into a routine.
New Year's Resolutions:
1 – Work out at home (getting into shape is a nice bonus).
2 – More home renovations (paint and trim the living room, upstairs hallway, and build some things in the office).
3 – To build All New Comics into a viable business.
4 – Pursue the next phase in HeadsDown.