Christmas was a blur…Part 1

Babies first Christmas has come and gone and I must admit…I’m feeling a little sad.  Christmas is my favorite time of year ANYWAYS.  I’m lucky that my birthday is almost exactly 6 months after (before?) Christmas so I have something to look forward to pretty much always.  But…there’s still something special about Christmas.  Now that I (finally!!!) have my own little one…Christmas has been especially special.  I made cookies this year…3 batches, 3 different types, all super yummy.  John read “Twas the Night Before Christmas”…which I’ve made him read Every year since our first Christmas together in 2003…but which brought a tear to my eye as he softly read it this year as I nursed Sebastian to sleep.  We left some egg nog, cookies, and carrots for Santa and his reindeer.  We eagerly anticipated Boxing Day and my mom and sisters arrival!!  And I spent far too much money and we (and Santa) gave Sebastian far too many toys.  But…that’s okay.  I’ve waited so long for this…this first Christmas…that I wanted it to be perfect.  And it very nearly was.  Mom & Nikki couldn’t be here Christmas Day because they couldn’t leave my Grandparents (understandably…we’d have much rather been there with them all).  It was HOT up until right before…I think I need a couple years back up in New England to remind me why I love the heat.  But overall…it was amazing.  However…now it’s over.  It’s done.  Did I do enough??  Did I take enough pictures??  Did I let it all soak in??  I hope so.  I think so.  But I’ll miss it, as I always do, until the next!!  So here, in what will probably be 2 parts, is our Christmas…Image

We got family pictures taken.  They weren’t all this silly.  LOL  I had to have one with our Christmas Disney hats on…as awkward as it may be (we also had a wedding picture taken with wedding Disney ears on…tradition).Image

Sebastian grinned and wouldn’t wear the Santa hat I made him.  He’s awesome.  I love his smile!!!Image

These pictures are NOT in order…apparently…our stockings and our tree.  From left to right…John’s pirate snowman.  I made this while in Kuwait a few years ago.  Sebasitan’s Pooh Bear that I’ve had for YEARS, and my reindeer from my Mama.  John’s says “Johnny” and mine says “Alexis”.  I’ll have to make Sebastian a special one at some point (I am working on one for me…)ImageSebastian looked adorable…even while crying…

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He grinned at himself in the mirror…Image

Some of the cookies I made…Image

What we left for Santa!Image

What Santa left for me!!!  I think he must have liked the cookies I baked!!  Sometimes I think I’m a 12 year old boy trapped in a woman’s body…friends asked for purses, I asked for a new waterproof camera and a Wii U… (Of course, my gift to myself was a new Coach purse and wristlet, albeit from the Outlet!).Image

Sebastian and Elmo wait for Nana & Aunty Nikki to arrive.Image

 

 

Christmas morning Sebastian went straight to the Little People cow that Santa left him!  He Loves cows and laughs whenever I tell him what cows say!

 

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Finally, Mom and Nikki (and Lilly…) got here on Boxing Day!!!  We enjoyed some shopping, eating, lounging, playing, and just hanging out together.  It was Wonderful!!

 

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Daisy certainly got her share of cuddles…

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One night, we got a text from our cousins, and Sebastian’s Godparents and Great Aunty, that they were in town for the night as they

were going on a Disney cruise!  We met for dinner and Sebastian got some awesome loves!!

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Sebastian and his Aunty Nikki got some great playtime in!

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And Sebastian read his books that Nana brought him!

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Would it really be Christmas without forcing your child into an embarrassing outfit ala A Christmas Story??

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One day over the holidays (sooooo out of order…) John and I went to Galveston for Dicken’s on the Strand and Sebastian saw Santa (f or the second time)…and hated it!!!  He melted down immediately!!  So funny!!!

 

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He loves his Little People Nativity!

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We took a family picture with the Santa that Sebastian didn’t like!!!

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Baby’s hands with Daddy’s!!  So sweet!

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And we found our Christmas tree!!!  I’m not sure why these pictures are all totally out of order…but that’s okay…I supposed, lol.  I’m learning!!!

 

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