Although Z didn't really understand a lot of what was being done and why he suddenly had mounds of toys, clothes, and cardboard (which apparently tastes delicious because I keep having to rip it out of his mouth!!) to play with, he took it all in stride and enjoyed every moment of the day.
On Christmas eve, we met with hubby's family. Our night began with a wonderful candle-lit Church service. Although I had fully expected my little man to sleep, he did the exact opposite (why haven't I learned??) and stayed awake the entire service!! To his credit, he was a great little boy and enjoyed the hour long service. Afterward, we picked up some Chinese food (yum!!), met up with Z's uncles and aunts and enjoyed some gift giving, food eating, and Trailer Park Boys...well, some people enjoyed that last part (ah-hem!). Z went to sleep around 8pm, which is very late for him, but he was a trooper and stayed in good spirits right to end! My good little boy!
Christmas morning we were awoken bright and early by a bouncing little boy standing up in his crib. Hubby brought him downstairs to look at the tree and the presents while I grabbed the camera. Now, as much as I appreciate Z's ability to move (quickly) with his little peg-legged crawl, he made it impossible to get a good picture of his first Christmas. Case in point:
PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY PICTURE MOMMY!!!
I'm crawling away now. Making your picture blurry. Ha HA!
Give me that camera Daddy!! No pictures today!
LET ME GO!!!!!!!!! This picture taking sucks!
But, after much begging, pleading, feeding, and napping, we were able to get a few good pictures of Z's first Christmas day...
Look at all these gifts!
Books, books, books!
He pretty much played with these ducks all morning! Ya, they're bath toys, but he doesn't care!
OK, one cute picture..that's all you get!
We ended our day with a wonderful turkey dinner cooked by our dear friends. Z got the chance to go to another home and crawl all over their floors, climb their stairs, stand wherever possible...you know, the norm. He had a great time and so did we- it was a perfect Christmas with friends and our little family to share it with!