Christmas 2010 was a lot of fun. Last year, Lucy was just a month old and slept most of the time. This past Christmas, she was an active 1-year-old who got into EVERYTHING!
We normally open our presents on Christmas Eve but, since that fell on a Friday night, which is the beginning of our Sabbath, we held off until Saturday night after sundown. On Christmas Eve, we enjoyed our traditional meal of chow mein and fruit salad, and spent time with my family. Lucy and Harrison had fun playing in her tent. We put Marshall in there too but, since he can’t move yet, when the others got out of the tent, he was left behind just sitting there! He was pretty good natured about it, though.
On Christmas morning, we opened our stockings from my parents (I think it’s so neat that they do that!). Joe and I got gift cards to a couple of our favorite restaurants along with a few other little things. Lucy got some really neat toys — a pinwheel, a Tigger and Pooh chalkboard with chalk, an apron for cooking in her kitchen and clapper hands. She loved them!
Joe’s parents had planned on joining us for lunch, as they do every year, but they were snowed in at the cabin and weren’t able to make it.
When sundown hit, we were all ready to open presents. I admit that I’m still a kid in that respect because I still go and check out my gifts under the tree. 🙂 Lucy sat very patiently while she waited.
And, she hung out with Marshall.
Harrison had one present he had picked out and wanted to open since the night before, so we let him open it as the first present of the night. It was a book from his great-grandparents in California!
We all got a bunch of great gifts. We gave Lucy two other presents besides her kitchen — a Belle doll and the game Elefun.
We had to get a toy for her to open quickly because she kept playing with the Gloworm we gave Marshall (it happens to be one of her favorite toys at home)! I’m sure she was just showing him how to use it (really, she was….), but eventually, Marshall turned it upside down so she couldn’t play with it anymore!
It was a great Christmas, and I’m looking forward to the holidays being even more fun in the future as Lucy gets older.