Aiden's first Christmas seems to have come and gone with a blur. We had a good holiday, enjoying plenty of time with family. Christmas eve was spent at my parents having our traditional Christmas gumbo (thanks to my time in New Orleans) and Christmas crackers (thanks to a holiday spent in England). Sadly, I have no pictures of everyone in their Christmas crowns. I do however, have a picture of Mr. Aiden in his cute Christmas sweater vest.
Look at those rosy little cheeks. Love! Aiden also enjoyed hanging out with his great grandparents. I am so thankful for this great picture I happened to catch in the midst of several less than stellar shots.
Christmas morning Aiden and I headed back to my parents for Christmas breakfast and gift opening. Here's a view of my parents tree full of presents.
Before opening presents, my sister tied Aiden with a bow. He was certainly my favorite Christmas present this year!
I think Aiden most enjoyed the wrapping paper and ribbons, especially the sparkly ones.
We were all quite spoiled this Christmas, with lots of fabulous gifts all around. Aiden had the largest box amidst the bunch, getting a fun play center to use when he visits his grandparents.
Here's a peek at one of my gifts, a Lisa Leonard necklace with Aiden's name, a jar of hearts and a pearl.
The festivities continued and later Christmas day, we all headed to my aunt and uncle's house for a large gathering with family. It was a lovely evening of family and food. It was fun to show Aiden off, especially since many of my family members had not met him yet. He was particularly interested in my cousin's little boy, who is only 3 days younger than Aiden. The two of them make quite the Christmas pair.
We had a nice holiday, though I can't believe it is already over. All the anticipation up to Christmas and the actual event seems to fly by so quickly.
Hoping your holidays were as merry as ours!