We had such a beautiful Christmas day, just the three of us, before spending the rest of our winter vacation celebrating with the most amazing (& most generous) family.
You didn't wake up until almost 8, which was fine by Santa's helpers who had been up late the night before. We brought you into our bed & snuggled while we watched Sprout. Caillou was on, & for once I didn't mind his whiney voice. It was Christmas & you were so happy to watch one of your favorite shows while we were "comfy cozy" all together. After a little bit, Daddy went downstairs. When he came back, he brought us the yummiest blueberry pancakes in bed. You looked like a cute little blueberry monster by the end.
When our bellies were completely full, it was time to go downstairs. Last year we video taped you as you went downstairs & got your first glimpse of the full stockings & tree with presents under it. It's such a cherished video that we made sure to do one this year too. Daddy stood at the bottom of the stairs & captured each moment as you bounced down the stairs & ooo'ed & ahhhhh'ed over the Christmas scene in our living room. You actually ran straight to the nativity that you had opened the night before & said, "oh, hi Baby Jesus." I loved seeing the joy & excitement in your eyes, & I love that I can relive it again & again when I watch the sweet video.
You & Daddy looked at the plate you had left the night before full of cookies for Santa & a carrot for Rudolph & saw that only crumbs remained. Then Daddy read you the note that Santa left.
I think your daddy's favorite part of the day was when we watched Lion King together as a family. It was Daddy's favorite Disney movie growing up, & he was excited that Santa had left it for you in your stocking. We both didn't know if it would hold your attention. To our surprise, you loved it & now it's one of your favorites. We also watched Robots, & that has become one of your favorites too. It's so nice that we can watch whole movies with you now.
Thank you for such a special special day.
I love you so,