First Christmas Gift Ever

Although we definitely kept things simple with EH's first Christmas this year, we also wanted to make it special for him by documenting it.  We first made a video that hasn't been edited, but basically makes fun of my childhood videos where we were videotaped running down the hall to the Christmas tree.  We put Evan on his stomach in the hallway and taped him squirming for a few seconds, then I helped him down the hall and we opened his presents.  If we ever get that video off of the camera and edited into a clip I'll be sure to post it here, but since that may never happen, I figured I would just spoil the ending.

Anyway, for Christmas EH got a pair of blue jeans (that you can see there to the right), about 12 Berenstain Bears books, and an ornament with the year on it.  We're going to get him an ornament each year with the year and then when he's older he can have them if he wants them (which we hope he will.)  The picture above is of him opening his first Christmas gift ever. A momentous occasion if you ask me!

These pictures aren't too exciting, but I love the look on his face in that second one.  "What is this, daddy??" he seems to be asking quizzical.  When actually he's just really slouched over.  Sometimes he's not so good on the sitting up straight part....

Sadly there really aren't many more pictures than these.  You might recall me mentioning several other times that EH was really sick on Christmas day, and oh so fussy.  Shortly after opening his presents, he went down for a nap, and slept for hours.  When he wasn't sleeping he was fussing.  But even though it was a tough day, I wouldn't trade it for anything.  He's already made our holidays more interesting and enjoyable and I know it's only going to get better from here!


Corinne said...

I can't wait to see the video! I'm sure it will be loads of adorableness!

One of my FAVORITE things my Mom did was the ornament thing - we got an engraved ornament every year on Christmas in our stocking (and still get one even now that we're out of the house!). Once my sister and I moved out of the house we were given our ornaments and it really does make us thankful and happy that my mother did this. Decorating the tree with those brings back so many wonderful memories! I think EH will treasure them as well :)

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