Tuesday, December 28, 2010


On December 22nd Maxfield lost his first tooth. He was very excited to leave the lower left central tooth for the Tooth Fairy that night. At 4 am on the 23rd of December Max ran into my room to wake me up and show off the new five dollar bill he found under his pillow. I told him the Tooth Fairy was being generous because it was Max's first tooth and it was close to Christmas (and it was the only bill the Tooth Fairy had in her wallet). He was amazed by the magic of the Tooth Fairy.

On December 24th Max woke with the excitement and anticipation that goes along with Christmas Eve. Throughout the day we discussed Jesus' birthday and the spirit of giving and the three Magi. We visited family and exchanged gifts with God parents and grandparents. That night we were invited to dinner by our neighbors at a Japanese style steakhouse/hibachi joint, where the chefs cook on the table top and entertain the diners with cool tricks and knife work. My boys were in awe of the flaming volcanic onion as well as the chef catching food in his hat. It was a great night and Max could not stop talking about it.

Christmas morning was filled with toys, stockings filled with treats and the talk of Santa and his magic of giving. We had a incredible day assembling toys, pretending to be superheroes, playing games and using our imaginations to accomplish great feats of strength and magical powers. We visited with more family and exchanged presents with aunts and uncles and Mom Mom.

It was a great and magical long weekend in our house. And after it is all said and done, the wonderment and awe between the Tooth Fairy, Santa, Jesus, the three wise men, Lego Star Wars guys, Iron Man, countless super heroes, aunts, uncles and Godparents, I truly think that Maxfield was most impressed with the Hibachi chef guy. So much so that he asked that we take him back to that restaurant for his birthday.


Anonymous said...

Sharp Objects, Fire, and Food is an easy recipe for a guy to have a good time.

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to take my boys to that restaurant for some time now, but they would rather play with sharp objects, fire, and food all on their own. That is life with teenagers (and their dad)!

One guess as to what we will be doing new year's eve... and it doesn't involve a restaurant.

eclectic said...

The Tooth Fairy has set a very high standard. You do realize they have waaaaaaaaay more teeth to lose, right?

Congrats to Max, and Happy New Year to you all!!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're experiencing the Magic! It's all I could hope for... that my grown children still experience Magic! Awesome! Enjoy it!

Michelle said...

well, you have to admit, flaming volcanic onions and chefs who can flip shrimp into your mouth or their own pockets are pretty magical.

MrsDoF said...

When my sons were that little, I was working as a waitress, therefore had all kinds of coins to help the Tooth Fairy, whose rate was
Dollar for first tooth, Half Dollar for second, then Quarters ever after.

Recently went to the bank to buy a roll of Lincoln President Dollar coins to use as stocking stuffers. Quite popular :)

Those cook-at-the-table places are fun to watch, even tho my glasses get all spattered with grease, but I don't like the way the food comes in a parade.
I like my plate to be full when I begin so I can pace myself.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! I hope it is a great one for you and yours.

Anonymous said...

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