With the exception of my own childhood, this Christmas was the best Christmas I’ve had in a very long time. I can only imagine how much fun Christmas will be in the future as Felicity and her future sibling(s) get older. At six months old, Felicity could really care less about receiving gifts. In fact, she’s rather clueless when it comes to the whole concept of Christmas. However, she really loved to open gifts…or rather chew on the wrapping paper.
While they are a bit of a chocking/cutting hazard, her absolute favorite thing about Christmas was (briefly) chewing on wrapping paper and bows. Sure we could have just opened the presents for her, but what’s the fun in that?
Even though she may have been clueless about the whole gift-giving ritual, that did not stop her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc from buying her more than any six-month old could ever dream of. In fact, we actually re-wrapped a few gifts we received before she was born that she’s yet to use for her to open on Christmas Day. I promise we weren’t trying to be cheap – I did buy her a 10 week music program that starts in January (that definitely wasn’t cheap)…we just knew she’d be receiving a ton of gifts. I’d also like to believe that she needs nothing more than her mama. A girl can dream, right?
Here’s one of those gifts we re-wrapped…a baby stroller/walker. She’s still a little young for this one, but she’s showing strong interest in walking so this will be fun in a few months. If only it had a brake pedal, I could make it a stationary spot for her to pull up.
In the meantime, her daddy and I will serve as backup support.
One thing that I’ll take away from our first Christmas together as a family is that you can never take enough pictures. I’ve also made a note to self to teach my husband a few more things about photography over the next year so that I can be in more shots. He’s doing pretty good with the knowledge he currently has, but I’m going to teach him even more!
Oh I don’t know, this photo of me and my little girl is priceless. With moments like this, I will always and forever cherish our first Christmas together as a family. And with that said, here’s to many more! Cheers!
Felicity’s First Christmas