Max and tati participated in Blackbird Academy's OperationChristmasChild. Tati put together two of these shoe boxes. I hope we made some kids happy.
We are well. The usual stuff. Max has started skipping naps but drags himself through the day very tired. He goes to sleep at 8:30 and gets up at 5:30. Totally not enough sleep but he is a curious monkey and does everything he can to stay awake. He will play by himself for hours at a time but not sleep : )
We still go swimming and we have been going to the mountains. We had a long stretch of cold but very sunny weather and I tried to take advantage. Even bought a pass. We have been two Sundays now and Max skates at the top. We have not tried skiing yet. Sliding is fun and walking around. Today, it was very wet and we spent the time inside the chalet. They have done such a nice job. We had pizza with a nice view and saw the two bears that live there hibernating in their den (they have installed a camera). We saw a white owl and a ginderbread competition of 15 teams. Quite nice... Then we ended up going to a Bulgarian club meeting to make "survachki" - a tradition we have around Christmas.... (It is a decorated stick that the kids "beat" the adults with saying a rhyme wishing them heath and happiness at which point the adult thanks the child and gives him coins... I know, Chris keeps making fun of me for that. )
From amazon, I got a mosaic for Max. It has been a hit with him and all his friends (kids of different ages). I used to have one when I was little. I also ordered a watch. Got the full collection of winnie the pooh stories, and few other books. They have some gorgeous maps... One can aggregate a massive amount of stuff if not careful.
We keep busy and I never have time. I apologize for the gaps in communication. It is not because we do not think of you.