Mommy Monday: Baby's First ChristmasDecember 29, 2014
In past years Christmas was like clock work. My siblings and I would wake up to the smell of cinnamon rolls and crisp, burning wood. My mom would bombard us with photos as my dad stoked the fire. We'd grumble and complain after the zillionth photo and beg to open our stockings. Which for some reason, was always my favorite part.
This year there was no fire, no cinnamon rolls, and no stockings. The funny thing about traditions are that they change. Once you start a family of your own, you tend to veer away from those things from your childhood. It was a little bittersweet, but this year proved that change didn't have to be a bad thing.
When babies dont want to take photos and Grandmas do.
Mommy & Daddy did most of the unwrapping.
I love this photo of us. (Sister's phone)
Waking up Christmas morning.
We were joined Christmas morning by my mom, dad, brother, sister, sister's boyfriend, and Joshua's dad and step mom. It was a crowd, but it was perfect. My mom even went the extra mile and made us "stockings." Basically a box with little wrapped boxes inside, just like they would be in our stockings. Mad props to her creative-ness. I myself proved to be a little creative and got a few great eye rolls in the process, as I turned on the Netflix fireplace. Yea, it's a real thing, crackling and all.
My brother begged to "play Santa," those of us who still needed our morning coffee fix didn't argue. He passed out gifts, opened his gifts, and helped Penelope open a few of hers. It was the perfect Christmas morning.
Joshua, Nana (Joshua's stepmom), and Penelope.
The family, relaxing.
We are getting so old. (Sister's phone)
My mom & Penelope.
Christmas day ended fairly soon. We left my aunts at about 6:30, which is super early compared to years past. By that time Penny was over it. With an exhausted baby out by 7:30, Joshua and I cuddled up on the couch to watch the Maze Runner. I perfect end to a great day.
I remember thinking to myself, wow, Christmas is over. Penelope's first Christmas is over. After all the work it ends so fast. You'd think I'd be used to that by now.
I want to know how your holiday went!
Comment below your favorite part of your holiday!