Sunday, December 26, 2010

First Christmas

Yesterday was a whirlwind of wrapping paper, food and family.  I would not have it any other way.   We had a wonderful Christmas as a family of three.  However on Christmas Eve Gray was so sick.  He woke up that morning congested and it progressively got worse through out the day.  It took him forever to go to sleep and then he woke up several times in the night just screaming.  I felt terrible for him.  We even had to miss Christmas Eve service at church. When he woke up yesterday morning I was prepared for the worst but he was not that bad!  Artie and I were so relieved, he still was congested but was in better mood.  I can not believe his first Christmas is already went too fast!  Here are some pictures from the day.

The days started out with Artie, Grayson and myself exchanging presents.  Here is Gray with his big gift from Santa- A Jumparoo!  He also loved his new Elmo toy that we got him!

Looking cute in his Christmas jammies

Opening gifts from Momma and Daddy

Once we exchanged out gifts, we got busy in the kitchen.  Artie and I host our family for breakfast every year.  It is my favorite part of the day.  After breakfast we all sat down in the living room to exchange gifts.  First we had to try out the jumparoo! The family decided to only buy for Gray this year...we all have so much and do not need one darn thing.  It was so fun to watch him with the gifts!

He did not know what to do with it as he chewed on it!

He finally figured it all out! 

We all rested for a bit and then headed to my in law's house for dinner.  We were so surprised but the whole day it snowed!  It was the first time in 17 years that our area had a white Christmas!  The snow was so beautiful and made it really feel festive.  

There was a full house at dinner- Artie's great aunt and uncle, my parents, his parents and Devin and Ashley!  It was so much fun spending time with everyone and the food was delicious.  I ate way too much.  But can I help it that there were so many choices?  I think not.  

Aunt Margie and Uncle Homer with Grayson

Ashley and Gray

Once we were all stuffed and full of good cheer it was time to go home.  Artie and I put Gray to bed and fell into ours as well.  It is hard to believe it is over.  Today, life goes...there are dishes to be done and laundry to be folded.  At least the feeling of yesterday will stay with us for a while.   

1 comment:

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Merry Christmas! Sounds like it was beautiful even with Gray being sick. Hope he feels better soon. Pick one of these guys up. I still use them in Campbell's Big girl bed when she is sick.

Also crank up the humidifier. cool ones work just fine.

I got my wedges at babies r us but when I googled baby popped up first.

Love the photos. Happy Early New Years eve week!