The last two months have been so busy! In late November we went to North Carolina and Max got to go to his first football game (also my first of the year). We enjoyed walking around Chapel Hill and watching UNC beat Maryland. Max was worn out from all the excitement.
We also went to the Army-Navy game in Philly. It was unseasonably warm so we got to enjoy the game from our seats for at least the first half instead of just hiding in the club level.
In December, there were two birthday parties...Cate doesn't care the theme (Mustache Bash for one of them) she just loves to party! Cate also visited with her friend from Atlanta - sharing toys, chasing each other, going to the Natural History Museum ("rarrr!!"), and eating Mexican!
Getting ready for Christmas was lots of fun. First, we went to pick out the perfect Christmas tree. Cate even helped decorate the tree. On the weekend, Cate enjoyed hitting the Chick-fil-A and seeing Santa Cow and Elf Cow. I think she actually enjoyed them more than the real Santa in Old Town, although he was a pretty impressive Ole St Nick. She did seem partial to Mrs. Claus, though.
On Christmas Eve, Cate got to pick one gift to open. Then we went to our friends' house for a traditional Polish dinner (Cate ate bananas...not so Polish!). Cate wore herself out early and passed out on the couch (only to roll off a little while later...whoops!)
We enjoyed sleeping in on Christmas (for the last time, I imagine!) When Cate finally did wake up, she got to see her kitchen, Elmo Potty Book, and Abby slippers from Santa. Then she went through her stocking, followed by opening the rest of her gifts (and Max's, too!).
Max is already starting to get a tooth...so early! He is also rolling onto his side, but can't quite get all the way over. Cate is trying to start potty training, but still won't use the toilet at school because she wants" Mommy, Daddy, Baby Max". In addition to her great cleaning skills, Cate has become quite the little helper in the kitchen.