Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Holiday Rush

We have made it throught the holiday roughly unscathed. It was a very busy holiday and exhausting. We have waited a long time to be able to have Christmas as a family--with our child--and it was all I had hoped. I must say we are now considering moving to bigger house, as I don't know where we are going to put all the wonderful toys and things that were given to Minnow. Minnow had 4 Christmas celebrations.

  • On Saturday with my bonus mom's family
  • On Christmas Eve with my dad's family
  • On Christmas Eve with my mom's family
  • On Christmas Day with us and my brother, dad and bonus mom
Minnow also made his first girlfriend--or I gues more accurately scared away his first girlfriend. Since we have been home, Minnow has not really had the opportunity to be around other kids his own age. On Christmas eve that changed and he was absolutely smitten with a 7 mos old girl who was his same size. It was so cute and I am still kicking myself for not having brought our video camera--as it is a priceless memory for me. The were totally enamored of each other. I have never seen Minnow so excited about someone other than us. It was so cute.

Not only did Minnow get lots of gifts for Christmas, he is also cutting his first tooth and he is not at all liking it. It seems to be better now, but it was a rough couple of days with all that the little guy endured since Wednesday. I must say that our first Christmas with our first child was more than I ever anticipated it to be. I look forward to all the holidays to come and the delight that our son continues to experience and that he brings to our lives. He is the embodiment of the Christmas spirit. He is our meaning of life.

Here he is on his bounce and spin zebra. It is awesome. He is still a little short for it but he likes it and once he can touch the ground it will be his favorite.

Christmas morning was a little tough as his tooth was bothering him. But here he is with the little loot from Santa.

This is the coolest thing ever. It is a little Tigger airplane that has a propeller that spins with lights on it and it turns etc. It is a very cool toy. He did get a great Kenneth Cole outfit from my brother and his partner. I can't wait to dress Minnow up in it for a pic. It is precious.


5KidMom said...

Minnow looks wonderful, and I am so happy that you all had the opportunity to experience Christmas as a family after so much waiting. The teething is a bummer (Grace is getting her 1st tooth as well), but it will pass. The Bounce and Spin Zebra is the COOLEST!! It's Grace's favorite too. Merry 1st Christmas. 8^)

chou-chou said...

Wow -- what a great Christmas for you! Minnow looks so happy... You are having the Christmas that I look forward to: the first Christmas with my Ethiopian baby.


Susy Q said...

What a cutie!! I love that smile!