Thursday, January 8, 2009

Zachary's First Christmas

Christmas with a baby is definitely different than Christmas without a baby! It's funny how the little things mean so much more now with Zachary around. Just being able to enjoy the holiday season with him was so special. Watching him play with his toys around the Christmas tree and try ripping off any of the ornaments he could get his little fingers on was pretty cute as well. We have another couple of years until we have to start the whole Santa scheme so I have been asking a lot of people at work how they handle explaining Santa and how they do the gifts from Santa and the gifts from mom and dad. It is amazing how different people do this with their kids!

As for Zachary's first Christmas, he enjoyed playing with the wrapping paper and tissue paper from everyone's gifts. However, it appeared that neither tasted that well based on his repeated unpleasant facial expressions. Since he is only nine months old, Christmas was just like any other day for him, except there were a lot more people around all itching to hold and play with him. He did a great job and was on his best behavior for everyone. We were really impressed as he got passed around the family both on Christmas Eve (11 people) and Christmas Day (17 people). He was laughing and talking away, entertaining everyone as usual!

We cannot wait until next year when he is about 21 months and he will be able to rip off some of the wrapping paper and get more into Christmas. The holiday season is all about family, and this holiday season was definitely the best one we have had yet!

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