Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A Busy Christmas Eve

I spent my Christmas break in Toronto visiting my family. On Christmas Eve, I wanted to pick up a few last-minute presents, so my son Brian and my grandson Max and I went to the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto. The Eaton Centre is so over-the-top as an example of the excesses of capitalist consumption that I actually rather enjoy going there and pointing at all the evidence for the decline of western civilization. But it was rather quiet this Christmas Eve - fewer shoppers than I expected. I took this picture of Max in front of a large reindeer decoration, with a huge Christmas tree behind him. All very shiny and glittery. 

After that, we went back to Brian's house and it was time to decorate the Christmas tree. 

With a little help from Brian, Max put up some of the lights. 

Here is Max learning the joys of untangling the lights. 

After the tree was all decorated, Brian and Max made some sugar cookies. 

Brian rolled the dough and Max used cookie cutters to make circles, diamonds, bells, trees and other shapes. A very efficient assembly line. 

My daughter Sarah and her partner Steve arrived later for Christmas Eve dinner. Here Max and his Aunt Sarah are both wearing Santa hats while playing with toys (getting warmed up for tomorrow morning!). A good time was had by all!


Ronna said...

Looks like a lotta fun!

Elaine said...

Lucky Max!

Knatolee said...

Max is adorable.

I used to work in my stepfather's bookstore (they sold government publications) across from the Eaton Centre and spent many hours hanging out in that mall, but I haven't been there for over a decade. Of course, if I had my way, I'd never visit T.O. again!

Looks like you all had a lovely Christmas.