This year, Christmas felt like a blur, but a blur that I’ll never forget. It was our first Christmas as a family, and my first as a mom. Adeline is 10 weeks old today, and I still feel like I’m living in a magical, foggy time that is passing all too quickly! We celebrated Christmas with my parents the weekend before, as well as our own little Christmas with just the two of of us. But, Christmas day was spent with Adam’s family in TX, and I couldn’t wait for Santa to officially come visit Adeline! Of course she won’t remember her first Christmas, or that her mama was crazy emotional that day. But what I hope she does always remember is how much we love her and love watching her many “firsts.”
For Adeline’s gift this year, I didn’t want to go overboard because she literally doesn’t NEED anything. Instead, I picked up just a couple little things I thought would be meaningful in the years to come. I made her a family photo book, got a new wubanub (can’t have too many pacis laying around!), and the Polar Express book. I wrote a note in the front cover for her because I think seeing notes from my mom and dad in my old books is the sweetest. Then, Santa brought her the accompanying jingle bell from the book. This has always been one of my most favorite Christmas books, and I just love the meaning behind it. I hope she always, always, always believes in the magic of Christmas. I’m hoping to start a tradition of getting her a jingle bell every Christmas that she can hang on her own tree one day. (Cue the mom tears).
Christmas weekend was wonderful, loud, busy, exciting, special, and fun. We spent the whole weekend hanging out with Adam’s family, and letting the cousins love and play with baby Adeline. She was definitely the hit of the party this year!
Here’s a quick photo dump to sum things up:
I think that might be my favorite picture of my sweet girl and I. Her chubby legs are just to die for!
Christmas morning! Ready to see what Santa brought her!
When I ordered her gown, she could totally fit in 0-3 months. Then, she literally grew overnight and we could barely get it on her Christmas morning! Mom fail!
Someone decided to nurse through most of the unwrapping, so after her nap she got to open up her presents all by herself.
The day after Christmas we all went bowling, and it was a blast! She politely napped through it all, but that just meant we could totally relax and enjoy ourselves. A day-after-Christmas miracle.
Her girl cousins can’t get enough of her, and asked to hold her every chance they got.
Adeline doesn’t do kisses though apparently, bless that poor pouty lip!
She got to meet Adam’s grandfather, which was pretty special!
For church on Sunday morning, she slept through the entire service. I couldn’t believe it. Church is usually a very dramatic experience!
I think that about wraps it up. We are so very blessed, and Adeline is oh so loved!
I’ll leave you with a few family photos our sister in law snapped for us over the weekend. I’m IN LOVE with how they turned out, and can’t wait to frame one of them! Backyard photo session for the win!
Happy New Years Eve! I’ve got lots of resolutions/goals to share, as soon as I can check back in! Which, is another goal of mine, to actually blog regularly again. We’ll see if that ever happens again though!