This Christmas was a special one, for sure! We were busy, busy with traditions and time with family early in the week. It was a joy-filled time and so fun having a little one to celebrate with. Here is a very brief overview with a few of the gobs of pictures taken!
One of our traditions is to go see the play A Christmas Carol the week before Christmas at a local theater here. Even though Adeline couldn't go to the play, she did go out to eat with everyone to Macaroni Grill before her daddy took her home and I went to the play. (This was her first time away from me for more than an hour!)
Christmas Eve Eve was spent at my parents eating pizza and exchanging gifts with just us, my parents, and my little brother. Adeline spent most of her time asleep amidst the gift-opening!
Christmas Eve Eve night we read some Christmas classics at bedtime and Adeline wore her first pair of Christmas pajamas.
Christmas Eve was spent at my grandpa's house for his annual Christmas Eve breakfast and then went to my grandparents' for our Dollar Gift tradition.
|she got hot in her Christmas attire and had to strip down :)|
|trying to rock a Santa hat--it didn't quite fit right ;)|
|one of his favorite gifts|
|with her only first cousins (Hadley, Gentry, and Cooper)|
|a little too much Christmas Eve by this point ;)|
Christmas Eve night was when we opened gifts between our little family of three! Justin and I didn't exchange gifts but Adeline did some shopping. ;)
|love those wide eyes, chubby cheeks, and sweet belly|
|a new L.L. Bean shaving kit!|
|Adeline got me a charm bracelet with her birthstone--LOVE it!|
Santa came for Adeline and Boone on Christmas morning! Usually Adeline wakes up fussing, ready to eat immediately. She must have known it was Christmas morning, because she woke up around 7 as happy as can be and stayed that way throughout our time at home that morning before being ready to eat breakfast.
|with their stockings|
|happy girl with her gifts!|
Our next stop was at my parents' for Santa's stop there.
Next, we went to my grandparents'!
|handmade/DIY gifts--earring holder for my aunt!|
|asleep among the busynes|
|with her cousin, Cooper|
We had a wonderful first Christmas with Adeline!