This year was (obviously) very different from the previous years. In addition to our first Christmas with a baby, we decided to also start our own tradition and stay home to open presents on Christmas morning. But we also wanted to spend as much time as possible with Jon’s family so this was a very busy Christmas to say the least.
On Christmas eve I ran over to do a quick shoot with a family, then edited the photos while Jon played with the baby. Then, we swapped and I took the baby while Jon packed up and went over to his grandma’s house in Massachusetts for the annual Christmas eve party.
Christmas morning Jon and I woke up super early. Usually we get up around 6:30am and get things together before the baby wakes up around 7, but this morning we were both way too giddy about our first Christmas together. I woke up around 5 and tossed and turned. By 5:30 I noticed that Jon was also tossing and turning so I asked him if he wanted to just get up. Thankfully he did!
I don’t know if you guys know that about me, but I get very excited about Christmas. It’s pretty much my favorite day in the whole year and I get really giddy and anxious the night before and in the morning. Which means that I barely ever sleep and then wake up super early and run around the house until everyone else wakes up. This posed a real problem with Jon’s family since his brother, Michael, likes to sleep in. I’m pretty sure that our first Christmas together he wanted to kill me when I ran around and woke him up by 6am, rushing everyone into the kitchen to get their coffees so I could open my presents.
This year was only different in that I was anxious and excited about Peanut’s reaction to her first Christmas. Back to my original post.
Peanut must have gotten my Christmas gene because she also woke up earlier than usual and had her bottle in our bed while Jon and i finished getting ready for the day (we showered and got dressed before she woke up). by 7 we were all ready to open some presents! let me tell you, Peanut LOVED IT! She exclaimed with every gift she opened and wanted to play with every one of them. But by 8 all the presents were opened and Peanut was exhausted! We took advantage of it and got in the car to go to Christmas #2.
More on that later.