merry, merry!

Pre-party bouncing in the bouncy thing. I think the Boy knew that it was a special day. He was very excited from the minute he woke up. And he was an angel all day. Not that he's ever not an angel, but he was particularly angelic this day.

Christmas Eve festivities were hosted by my aunt this year. It was such a lovely night. Good food, good family. The Boy "opened" his first round of presents. I would say he was equally enthralled with the packaging and the actual content. I love this photo of the Boy having a man to man chat with Grandpa Har. Looks pretty serious!


We got home pretty late, relatively. The Boy is usually in bed and asleep by 7:00. We didn't get home until almost 8:00! We sat by the tree and looked at the lights for a while before heading upstairs for PJs and snuggling. Then, lights out so Santa could come.

It was such a magical night. I know the Boy had no idea what all the fuss was about, but it really was fun to watch him take in all the commotion. He had smiles and hugs for everyone. He tried some new foods (bacon and salmon, among others). He stayed up well past his bedtime and didn't melt down.

Tomorrow, we take our first car trip with the Boy since he was maybe three months old. We're just going to the Cities, so we'll be in the car for about two and a half hours. Hopefully, he'll sleep most (all?) of the way. Then, we get to see how he does in the hotel. I'm sure he'll be fine, but it will definitely be an adventure. Packing should be interesting, too. We may need a bigger vehicle...

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