Monday, December 31, 2012

Week 19: Baby's First Christmas

Week 19: 12/23/12 - 12/29/12

It's THE most wonderful time of the year.

And this year's Christmas was absolutely perfect.

Lots of relaxing.
Picture taking.
Spending time with family.
Entertaining lots of out-of-town guests.

And mama got two pretty awesome gifts.
A new Canon Rebel T4i.
And a Baby Chunkin.

Traditions, old and new, were celebrated.
Beginning with Christmas Eve at the Greens.
Shrimp cocktail, cheese spreads, and goodies.
Mom allowed one gift to be opened: Christmas Eve jammies for mom, dad, and Beans.
Followed by a special bedtime story: T'was the Night Before Christmas.

I woke up on Christmas morning elated.
Even more excited than when I was a kid.
Couldn't wait to run into Chunkin's room and wake her up.
The magic of Christmas experienced through the eyes of our daughter.
We cuddled with the pups.
Opened stockings and gifts.
Baked while the little Beans napped.
Then our most favorite loved ones came over for Christmas brunch.

And best friends came from all over to celebrate Little Miss Beans.

And Uncle Brad and Auntie Abi came to town.
Always a fabulous time.
Never arriving empty-handed.
Especially at Christmastime.
This year, was a very special handmade, knitted outfit.

Seriously? I want one.

We spent the rest of our time off enjoying Miss Beans.
While she spent her time enjoying her new toys.
And thumb.
And new blankie.

We had ourselves a merry little Christmas indeed.


Shoshanah said...

I love that Lyla's stocking is as big as she is!

And while we don't have kids yet, and probably won't for a while, being able to spend holidays with them is something I'm really looking forward to.

Crystal Seed said...

That pic of her sucking her thumb is just precious! Glad you guys had a good first Christmas with your little girl!

Emily said...

Great pictures! I love the one of Lyla with her stocking! :)

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Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh my goodness! She is too freaking cute!!! It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas!