Saturday, December 25, 2010

Baby's First Christmas

Posted by Heather at Saturday, December 25, 2010
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Happy Christmas, Katy! Today, we celebrated your very first Christmas! Nana and Grandpa Jones, Uncle Rob and Aunt Julie were all here to help us celebrate Christmas and I must admit, you were the star of the show!

We woke up around eight fifteen AM and went downstairs where we were greeted by lots of "Merry Christmases!" Uncle Rob and Aunt Julie joined us shortly after we got downstairs and the present-fest began. You began by opening your gifts from Santa. In the Jones household, Santa brings three gifts, just like the Three Wise men brought three gifts to Baby Jesus. Santa brings something you want, something you need and something for your future. This year, Santa brought you a singing, walking dinosaur (want), a big box of diapers (need), and a contribution to your 529 plan (future). There were so many gifts to open from friends and family that you would open some gifts, others would open their gifts while you played and roamed around, then you would open some more gifts and the pattern went on from there. I don't think you officially finished opening gifts until dinnertime.

Katy, you weren't into unwrapping the gifts as much as I thought that you would be. You would tear off a piece of wrapping paper, study it, want to stick it in your mouth. Then, you'd forget about the rest of the wrapping. I did most of the unwrapping for you, Katy, but once you saw the toy inside, you'd smile and get all excited and want to play with that one toy and not move onto the next gift.

Daddy and I gave you a play kitchen, piano, race track, and alligator block pull toy. Grandpa Jones had to make a special run to the store for batteries- oops!- so that you could fully enjoy your toys. You quadroupled your toy inventory in one day from all of your gifts, Katy! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all! :-)

We ate like kings and queens Christmas Day. We had Holiday Strata for breakfast and turkey, potato stuffing (my first time going solo on the stuffing- good, but not as good as Grandma's!), veggies, salad, ravioli, homemade meatballs and sauce, rolls, olives, cranberry sauce for dinner. We topped everything off with Red Velvet Cake and pumpkin pie ala mode. Yummy!

It was a very nice, relaxing day spent inside, away from the cold. Speaking of cold, your very first Christmas was a White Christmas, Katy!! Snow didn't start falling till later in the day, but was still Christmas, so it still counts!


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