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Saturday, December 27, 2008
Jon David's first Christmas was a smashing success! He really enjoyed his new toys, especially the Fisher-Price tower. This toy had been around since I was a kid and we used to call it the "onion ring tower". I only got him a few things because I know his grandparents on both sides have tons of stuff for him. We spent the day in our matching pj's going through all of our gifts. That's right, matching pj's. I got them last year when I was pregnant, dreaming of Jon David's first Christmas. It's so cheesy, but we'll have a good laugh about it when he gets older.
If you don't like sentimental, skip to the end. For all parents who understand, remember your children's first Christmas. The joy you feel is so precious. We took tons of pictures and video and I hope it was enough to hold on to the feeling I had that day. Poor Jon, he found me bawling my eyes out on Christmas Eve. I choked out that I was happy, not sad! We've waited a long time for this, and I was overcome with emotion. This Christmas was the beginning of new traditions for our little family!
We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and we wish everyone a healthy and prosperous new year!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
It's a Christmas miracle, it snowed in Houston! Of course, none of it stuck, but it really came down for a while. I had to wake Jon David up from his nap so he could experience the snow. We took a few pictures and I don't think he was impressed. He was wondering why we were so excited.
Jon David has been eating cereal and yams, so we decided that peas would be next. The picture says it all. I've been making all of his food at home with my new Babycook from Williams-Sonoma. It's the greatest and I am glad I can feed him organic foods.
My bubba, Jon David, is 6 months today. He celebrated by saying his first word... Mama! All day, if I left his side, he said, "MAMA, MAAAAMA!!!" I thank God everyday for my sweet little angel. Now I just have to teach him to yell, "Daddy"!
Monday, December 8, 2008
We had Jon David's first Thanksgiving in San Antonio this year. My sister-in-law Evelyn and I did our first turkey and thank God, it turned out great. The family has officially hired us for the job from now on! We had such a good time hanging out with our family and Jon David couldn't get enough of everyone. He loves all of the attention. It is always interesting to see how he changes when we get home. Every time we have gone to SA, JD comes home with new skills. I think his cousin Ella has a great influence on him! Jon has taught him to "high 5" and when he is in the mood, he will happily raise his hand for one. Also, now he likes to sleep on his stomach with a blanket over his head. He is perfectly comfortable and sleeps well. I, on the other hand, cannot say the same. Even with the video monitor, I still go in and check on him many, many times through the night. My friends with 2+ kids assure me someday I will sleep again. I doubt it!
We have so much to be thankful for this year and we are looking forward to Jon David's first Christmas! He already loves Santa and Christmas carols. I leave his radio on the holiday station and he thinks my singing is great! (ok, maybe not great, but certainly amusing)