Tuesday, December 27, 2011

christmas recap

our little guy made christmas a blast this year!  it was so much fun to see everything through his eyes - full of wonder and enthusiasm.  

we had christmas morning at our own home - just the three of us.  

it was wonderful!  

we really enjoyed the freedom to start our own family traditions, and my hubby and i sure loved watching our son's excitement on christmas morning!  
my hubby was laying in bed early in the morning actually contemplating going and waking him up because he couldn't wait for him to see what santa left for him.  
hendrix woke up on his own at 6:50 am and we traipsed downstairs to get a glimpse of the tree and all the goodies underneath it. ;)

since some of the bigger presents that santa left were unwrapped, it was hard to pull him away from those to want to open his presents!  lol  but once he did, he got the hang of it quickly.  he evened 'oooooed' and 'aaaahed' over things as we opened them (most definitely mimicking sounds that we were making.....)

this actually wasn't his first christmas celebration as his gramps (my father-in-law) had spent the day with us on christmas eve. 

we went to reiman gardens together and enjoyed the gorgeous weather.  we walked around outside and also wandered through the butterfly garden.  hendrix really loved the butterflies.  he was jumping around and hollering at them, hoping that he could hold one.

then we spent some time exchanging presents with him.

gramps gave hendrix some very special books that were from my hubby's childhood.  
what special gifts to treasure and enjoy!

on christmas day, after we had opened presents at our house we headed off to nana and papa's house for a little more fun!  there he was spoiled by not just nana and papa, but also his aunts and uncles.  check out the super sweet step stool that has his name in puzzle piece letters.  he has been using that all day to get up to things that he probably shouldn't be able to reach.....

he was in love with this book that nana and papa gave him that plays the song 'away in a manger'.  he could push the button himself and i think read that book at least 200 x's throughout the afternoon.  

we have told him the christmas story many times this holiday season, and while i am not sure that he really understands that we are celebrating the birth of our Saviour, he is super fascinated with baby Jesus and gives him kisses when we read his books. 

taking advantage of another gorgeous day, we had to get outside and play.  

lastly we celebrated christmas at hendrix's grandma's (my mother-in-law) house the day after. 

there he enjoyed a super huge elmo emphasis, and enjoyed playing with aunt kate's doggy. 

hendrix i agree with you - christmas rocks!


  1. The pictures are divine! Glad you had a great Chirstmas. Love the Elmo Slippers :)

  2. Love your blog! :) I became a follower! :)


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