I hope that everyone had a very merry Christmas, we definitely did. I love the holiday season. Trevor and I are MAJOR Christmas people, and we look forward to it all year long. After all the anticipation, this first Christmas as a family of three definitely lived up to the hype. We had a wonderful Christmas morning with Knox, very low-key and quiet. It was much-needed, considering the rest of our holiday was spent rushing all over the place.
Christmas Eve lunch was spent with my dad and his family. We had a good time catching up, and of course, everyone wanted to play with Knox! He had a really good time, but it’s a typical Southern household (ie: LOUD) and not exactly a place conducive to nap taking, so Knox was wired and grouchy by the time we left. Although, he made an adorable new friend in my uncle’s little dog, Buffy. I swear, that was the freaking cutest dog on Earth, and she loved Knox. So much so that she took to sitting in his lap every time she saw him on the floor. Knox tried his best to touch her eyes and teeth, but settled for petting her ears. Here she is sitting in his lap, which he is THRILLED about:
Once we left there, we rushed home, got Knox down for a nap, and I rushed to cook spinach artichoke dip and pigs in a blanket for our next stop: Trevor’s grandparents’ house. Once there, we hung out with Trevor’s family and had a great time. Knox is very comfortable over there, so he was hamming it up for everyone. His favorite thing to do was to rip off his Grandpa’s hat. Very entertaining stuff.
Grandpa and Mimi had also arranged Knox’s very first hayride. This is something that Trevor and his cousins all loved when they were little, so I think Trevor’s dad was itching to get started with Knox. It was super chilly outside, but Knox was very warm nuzzled in the hay (which he loved to throw) and up against us while we rode around. I seriously thought he may go to sleep because he was so still while we rode, but he was just watching everything very intently.
Then, it was back home and off to bed for us. Since Knox now hates sleep, Trevor and I were worried he wouldn’t stay asleep long enough for us to get everything ready for the morning, but luckily, he did. We were so excited for morning to arrive!
Once Knox woke up, we headed downstairs to see what old Santa had brought for our good little guy.
The first thing Knox saw was a little Cookie Monster, and he had to have it right away. Then, he dumped out a huge container of MegaBlocks.
We definitely did not go overboard, and he had six gifts under the tree and his stocking, which was perfect for his first Christmas. He didn’t understand what was going on, but he had fun looking at everything and playing. The cutest thing was when he pulled two sippy cups out of his stocking and tried to drink out of them… guess he didn’t realize that they don’t come with water already inside. His “big” gift was a cute little rocking horse that makes horsey noises.
We played with Knox for a little while, then fed him and I started on a big breakfast. Trevor’s parents and grandparents were coming over to eat and do their Christmas celebration with us.
After we ate our apple pancakes, bacon and sausage gravy biscuits, we exchanged gifts. I got all the parents (and grandparents) a huge hardcover photo book of Knox’s first year that I made online. They all loved them! Knox’s grandparents brought him lots of goodies, including his first flashlight (Trevor and his dad are obsessed with flashlights and pocket knives… seriously, it’s a sickness), which was a little T-Rex that roared and opened his flashlight mouth. Knox LOVED that thing!
Then, Knox opened up something that made him very excited… a train!
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