Christmas 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I knew with all of the excitement and later bedtime on Christmas Eve that he wasn't going to make it through the night. So I wasn't surprised at 4:30 when a little voice woke me up with a (very) early Merry Christmas wish!  Luckily he went back to sleep until 7:30...but then it was rush rush rush to get in the car for our Christmas day celebration at Christian's parent's house.

Carter loved unwrapping presents!
 
And was intrigued with his 4 month old cousin, Beau!


The Christmas excitement was overwhelming...so napping was pretty much out of the question that day.  But when it turned dark we decided to pile in the car to see some Christmas lights at Rose Tree Park.  He was mesmerized!  



















 What a fun and festive end to a fabulous first Christmas!
  



The Christmas Rotation

Now that Christmas is over, I'm mourning the loss of Carter's festive wardrobe.  We called it his Christmas rotation and he literally wore the same 4 outfits over and over again.  The washer was spinning all of December keeping the rotation clean and ready to wear!

One morning Christian got him dressed and I came out and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw our little elf wearing a....gasp...monkey outfit!  The reindeer and stripes were back on by the time I came back in!



So it's onto snowmen and polar bears and penguins...

 Au revoir Santa and Rudolph...see you next year in the toddler department :(

Christmas Eve


 What a fun and memorable first Christmas we had!

On Christmas Eve we went to my parent's house for presents and dinner.  Just as we arrived it started snowing!  So it was the perfect photo opp for some outdoor pics while we waited for everyone to arrive!
playing with pop pop


 Carter loved opening his presents and ripping the wrapping paper.  He got a new chair, some cute boots, a zebra backpack, and a gift certificate to go to Gymboree!  It was an exciting night and through all of the excitement he held it together, pretty well!


 We didn't however take many pics that night...just video.  Whoops!

Bath time

Monday, December 24, 2012

Carter is growing up...this week it was out with the baby carrier carseat and in with the new carseats.  We moved his pack n play to the lower level.   And last night we upgraded from the infant bath tub to the rubber ducky tub!
waiting patiently in the sink while we got the new tub ready

It was time...and he loved it!



christmas card

Friday, December 21, 2012



Oh What Fun!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

On Sunday we hosted a holiday party with our families. 
 Here's a pic of Carter and his cousins!
7 months, 16 months, & 4 months