First Christmas As A Family Of Three

 

We had a wonderful Christmas weekend!  On Saturday (Christmas Eve), we went to visit Derek’s family.  We ate a wonderful breakfast, played Monopoly, and Wyatt got a bunch of fun toys and books!

He was getting into the present-opening here.

We we went home, watched “The Nativity Story”, and got Wyatt ready for bed.

Listening to the Christmas Story from Luke 2 while Wyatt ate dinner.

Reading “’Twas The Night Before Christmas” with dad!

After Wyatt went to bed Derek and I got all his presents put together and set out!

We enjoyed our sparkling cider and glowing tree before bed.

Here are the guys coming upstairs on Christmas morning!

Wyatt and his presents.

Opening his first present.

He really liked his new wagon.

We got Wyatt blocks, a wooden train, little toy trucks and cars that light up, and the Roadmaster wagon.  Then I had a bunch of movies and books that I had collected for him, so I just decided to wrap all those up too, just for fun (even though I didn’t actually buy them for Christmas presents).

We opened about half his presents before he started looking tired and we put him down for a nap.

Derek and I opened some presents next.

Instead of using a bow, Derek wrote little notes to me on my gifts with a silver Sharpie! I thought that was so creative (he’s one of the most creative people I know.  Here is what they said:

“This gift may feel like coffee, but you may be wrong!!  I love you!!!” (It was the Starbucks Christmas Blend, which is my favorite coffee blend ever!)

“Dear Callie, I just wanted to say I love you so much.  I hope our first Christmas with Wyatt is your most favorite Christmas ever!  I love you very much, Merry Christmas!!”

“A beautiful wife deserves only the best gift. I love you, enjoy!”

Isn’t he sweet?

Derek’s big gift this year was a torque wrench (those things are not cheap, let me tell you . . .), but he totally out-did me and surprised me with:

An iPhone!

*happy scream*

I was so excited!  He’s always telling me how I can’t get an iPhone, so I was totally surprised that he gave me one for Christmas!

Our stockings (that’s a dinosaur toy poking out of Wyatt’s in case you were wondering).

And of course our dogs needed their presents too (Ralphie, the little one I’m holding, has come to expect one – I almost forgot to give him a present last year and he was just waiting for me to remember).

We went over to my parent’s for Christmas dinner, games, and gifts in the afternoon.

We got to open Wyatt’s gifts while he took a nap.

Then he woke up and was there to open his own.

Later we went home and opened one more present before putting Wyatt to bed.

We kind of stretched Christmas out to the next day and saved our “hidden present” tradition until that night!

 

And Wyatt and I took a picture with our new phones too!

Overall, we had a wonderful first Christmas together as a family! 

I hope you all had wonderful Christmas’s too!

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Andrea said...

Wyatt is the cutest!! I am loving his pajamas. I bet he will love his building blocks, Gracie has some to play with at her g-ma and g-pa's and she loves them so much. And I think a wagon is the best, all kids like to be pulled around I think. And what a sweet note your hubby left you! Let me know how you like your iphone. I have one and I'm almost thinking about switching back to the blackberry, but I seem to be the minority =) Glad y'all had a great Christmas! ~Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood

LeAnna said...

You guys are so cute! Wyatt and Q sported the same Christmas jammies this year, love it!
Slightly jealous about your iphone! ;) I think I'm officially the last person on earth without one, but that's okay, Valentines Day cometh. :P Have a great week!

Melissa said...

The iPhone? Well, you know I got one recently. TOTALLY worth it! So worth every cent spent on it! LOL. I LOVE IT! So exciting your hubby got you one!

Sounds like y'all had a great Christmas!

Jamie Leigh said...

I love all the pictures! Looks like you had a blessed Christmas!

Jessica Elyse said...

Sounds like so much fun!

Olivia said...

Thanks for posting this! Christmas has such a different feel when babies come into the picture. Your family is so beautiful and I love your house in the background!

Lauren said...

Welcome to the iPhone world! Love Wyatt's phone we got the same one here, it's a big hit!

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