December 25, 2009

Christmas Blessings

Our first Christmas with Brayden this year could not have been more perfect! I feel so blessed to have him here with me! Christmas Eve began with Brayden playing on our bed while we got dressed for dinner and church.
After everyone was dressed, we loaded up and rode to Gammie's house! That is where Brayden was given his favorite gift so far...his leap frog activity table. He couldn't get enough of it!

Mommy and daddy opened their gifts too. Mommy got a lot of clothes (just what I wanted), and daddy got an apron and some clothes too.

Like we do every year, we attended Christmas Eve service with family. It was a different experience with Brayden however...Chad and I alternated with who would go in the lobby with him!! It went passed his bed time...and he knew it! It just wouldn't seem right not attending church though, so we made it through!

After church, we came home and put Brayden to bed. Daddy and I opened gifts from one another just the two of us. He gave me a beautiful necklace and pair of earrings. I can't wait to wear it and show it off :)
Then, when we all went to be...Santa visited! Wasn't he good to our precious boy!!!

Then Christmas morning daddy and I video taped waking Brayden up and taking him to see what Santa brought. This will be a tradition we hope to continue every year. I know he is too young to know what was going on, but seeing his face light up made my heart melt. We waited for Aunt Britt, Gammie, and Great Grandma Millie to come over, so Brayden rolled and crawled around a while...

He played while we all opened gifts.

Then we enjoyed watching Brayden open and enjoy his presents!

He loved his Radio Flyer wagon!...and he loved his car that Gammie got him. Hopefully it will help him learn to walk!

After opening gifts, we enjoyed breakfast together. More family came in for lunch and we went up to Great Grandma Millie's house to spend some time together and remember our precious Papa Rod who we miss so very much. After eating WAY too much and spending some quality time with family we came home, bathed Brayden, and put him to bed. He had a good time playing with his new foam alphabet letters in the tub. (And this was his first time in the big boy tub!!)

What an amazing Christmas we had. We were all so blessed! Hands down the perfect first Christmas for Brayden and one mommy will never forget :) I hope everyone's Christmas was a blessed as ours...

1 comment:

Kathy said...

he will CONTINUE to LOVE that table for SEVERAL months! a great addition to your toys for sure! Merry Christmas Bridges!