Thursday, December 27, 2012

It was a Very Merry Christmas

We had a very busy and very merry Christmas starting Sunday night. Fortunately we were all feeling better by Sunday (though I felt a little sick Monday morning again).

Sunday night Kristian's best friend Kevin, who was in town visiting from Texas, came over with his new girlfriend and his son Parker. Parker and Hunter share a birthday and are exactly 4 years apart in age. It was the first time they were meeting and they had a great time playing cars together. I loved watching Kristian watch his and his best friend's son playing together for the first time. It was a very sweet moment.

On Monday (Christmas Eve) we took Hunter to daycare for a few hours so that we could wrap gifts. Since we were sick over the weekend we still had all of our presents to wrap and even with the two of us it took 3 hours. We then picked Hunter up around 2pm and got dressed to head over to my sister-in-laws house for dinner and gift exchanging. 

In front of our tree before we left. 

My Santa baby

I think he spotted some food. He has that determined look on his face. 

Our first Christmas as a family.
Our 5th Christmas together.

His first gift from Aunt Michelle was a hit. 

We had a great time with my inlaws and we all got some really nice presents. Hunter fell asleep on the way home and the next morning woke up to find that Santa had visited. 

He didn't really get the whole opening presents thing but it was still a lot of fun. I think next year he'll be more excited. 

Trying to catch bubbles for the first time (you can't see the bubbles in the picture)

Santa thought I was a very good girl and brought me some blue topaz earrings (Hunters birthstone) and a Michael Kors purse. And some other odds and ends.

We then got Hunter ready for Christmas lunch at our house with my mom, brother and his girlfriend. 

Hunter trying to walk. He can take about 2 steps before diving into me.

Unfortunately I was so busy playing hostess that I completely spaced on taking pictures with my family. I was so pissed when I realized this after I left, I even thought of having my mom come back the next day to stage some pictures. I guess for once I was just living in the moment and enjoying myself rather than trying to take a bunch of pictures. 

After my family left we headed to Kristian's parents house to see some of his extended family and celebrate for the 4th time in two days. Hunter did pretty well considering how busy we were running around. 

Hunter is wearing one of Kristians sweaters from when he was a baby. 

Last year at Christmas I was a day away from my due date, HUGE, uncomfortable and anxiously awaiting Hunters arrival. This year I am busy chasing around my almost toddler and preparing for his first birthday. 

It's amazing the difference a year can make. 


Heather said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas! I'm glad you were all feeling better and able to enjoy your holiday together.

Nessa said...

It sounds like a pretty great Christmas. Chloe didn't really get the presents either, but she did so well with them that I know she'll be a ton of fun with it next year.
This is my first Christmas that I didn't take as many pictures. It was nice to actually pay attention to Christmas for once, instead of just trying to photograph it. I need to hire a holiday photographer to follow me around haha.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Gosh, I can't believe how big Hunter is getting! SO So cute! Glad y'all had a great Christmas!

Brandy said...

Looks like a fantastic holiday!

Anonymous said...

So glad you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!!! Love all the photos. Looks like Hunter had a blast. Lucky boy! :)

Stephanie said...

So happy you all had a great Christmas!

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