Merry Christmas to everyone!
Monster’s first Christmas was quite a success! Even though he’s too young to understand the meaning of Christmas – he had a great time celebrating. The day started around 7 am. Once Monster was awake for the day, we opened presents – he was much more interested in playing with the bows rather than the gifts themselves. Santa brought him wooden blocks, nesting cups, and socks (because it isn’t really Christmas unless you get at least one pair of socks;)). He loved them all! Between the grandparents, aunts, and uncles he also go a brand new wardrobe and some really cool toys. I’m not sure who’s going to have more fun playing with all his toys, Monster or me and P. 🙂
I had high hopes to start lots of Christmas traditions this year with Monster, unfortunately my ambition outpaced my actual ability to get everything done in time (as usual). I’m consoling myself with the fact that he won’t remember this year anyway. So instead of milk and cookies for Santa, we left he a plate of fresh baked banana bread and a glass of red wine.
Next year when Monster is a little older we’re hoping to do more. He’ll also be able to be more involved, which should hopefully makes things easier, although I’m sure he’ll still need plenty of supervision.
All in all it was a wonderful day! We got to Skype with P’s parents and sisters in the early afternoon, then had dinner at my parents with my sister, brother , and sister-in-law. Tomorrow we’ll get to visit with P’s older brother. 🙂
Wishing you and yours a most holy and blessed Christmas!