We all woke up about 8:00 Christmas morning
and went out to see if jolly old saint Nick had come.
Sure enough, him and his reindeer had made their stop at our house some time the night before.
Christmas Eve night before going to bed Hampton (well, mommy this year) wrote a letter to Santa and left him some oreos and milk to enjoy.
And to our surprise, Santa wrote a letter back to him!! How cool!
And of course, enjoyed his cookies and milk. It looks like Santa likes dipping his oreos in his milk just like we do!
We had so much fun watching him get his things out of his stocking first. Oh, the curiosity...
And even more fun watching him go for his new toys
And get so excited about opening presents.
"Let's get this thing out of here..."
"I can put this ball in there myself!"
"Hey, give me that paper!"
After all that excitement inside, we still had one little surprise for Hampton...outside.
His swingset and swing from Gigi and Poppy (Daniel's parents)
He wasn't thrilled to say the least.
I'm not sure what we had expected a 6 month old to do, but I think (well, know) Daniel and I were a bit more excited than he was.
He started to get a little broke in, but not much. See, the hand has moved to holding on to the rope. :)
So, we moved on...
It's going to take some time for him to like it and that's ok. Afterall, we have till, um...next Christmas!! ;)
After all that load of fun, we took the party inside to get ready to go to Mimi and Papa's. We (Dana, Brooke, me, and our families) all go there on Christmas morning. The kids open their gifts, we eat some delicious food, and then open our presents. As usual, it was a fun time had by all.
Hampton got a nice, big toy box with lots of more fun toys in it from Mimi and Papa!
He loved this little guy. Cute little turtle that floats in water for bath time fun AND rolls on the ground.
Lucy was there to show him how EVERY. THING. worked!
Now it was time to open more presents...
oh, and some more...
and figure out what was in the HUGE bag from Mimi...
Yay, Hampton's very first suitcase!
It has an airplane with his name. So cute!
And just in time for our New Year's (or after New Years) trip.
I will blog on that my next post.
After all that present opening we were worn out so...
we enjoyed some family time.
Gave some lovin' out...
played a little...
and received some lovin'.
Had some fun cousin time
Received some more sugar (not a rare thing these days)
Lucy actually stopped long enough for a picture with me! :)
Hughes stopped long enough for me to snap a pic of him in his catcher's gear
And by the end of all the Christmas festivities, he was pooped
(and so was mommy & daddy!)
The fun didn't stop there though...
once we got home, he had a blast playing with all of his new bath toys! :)
Happy Birthday Jesus and Merry Christmas everyone!!
It was such a joyous and memorable time for us! I hope you and your family were as blessed as we were not only this Christmas season, but all year long!