2014 Holiday Advent Blog – Day 1 – Baby’s First Christmas


As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a First Christmas impression…

The above picture was taken last week on Thanksgiving night when went out for a very small amount of Black Friday shopping – little did Christopher know that during our time at Toys ‘R Us / Babies ‘R Us, roughly 90% of the contents of our cart was destined for him come Christmas morning!

I’ve only been doing this for a few months and already I can see why parents spoil their children absolutely rotten – frankly, it’s just plain fun! Picking out new toys for him to play with and new stuffed animals for him to mostly chew on, not to mention how dazzled he is by lights and music – I can only imagine what this little guy is going to be like on Christmas morning when we plop him down in front of the tree for the first time.

I really hope he doesn’t try to knock the thing over – we just barely have the dog trained to not do that anymore! 😐

It’s certainly a little extra added incentive to go above and beyond because I want to make sure that Christopher’s holidays are as joyous and magical as I remember my own being, from all of the decorations around the house to the sparkling Christmas lights on the tree and outside to the baking and the smells and the red and green candy as far as the eye can see, and of course … the presents.

My god, we’re going to have so much more wrapping to do this year… 😛

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