It was just the three of us for Linnea’s first Christmas, and while we missed being with family, it was fun to have our very own Christmas morning at home and enjoy the day with our baby girl. Here are some pictures from our celebration (plus some playtime in the days before) and Linnea’s first Christmas presents!
Playing with the Nutbrown Hares (from the book Guess How Much I Love You)—sent by the Dunlops when Linnea was born
Playing with Daddy and a new rattle Microsoft sent
Rings in the mouth
Learning how to lift up her head even better—I like to lay down on the floor facing her and she imitates me when I push up on my forearms like a seal. Tim says she’s just pushing higher to keep looking at my face, which is probably true, but she is still building up that strength!
Bath time before the Christmas Eve service. We had a cute outfit for her to wear that night but she promptly had the diaper of the century after we got to church, and we had to change her out of the diaper, outfit and all. We’ll try again with it tomorrow at church and try to snap a picture then!
Linnea in front of the tree on Christmas morning
View of downtown Kirkland – no snow, but sunny and clear!
Linnea got to join our waffle breakfast and hang out in the bumbo seat!
Gift from Great Grandma Jean. Thanks for the My First Christmas ornament!
Jack in the box (with a sock monkey) from the Brooktondale Psiakis!
Thanks, Aunts Sarah and Lydia, for my new game! (You drop discs into the cylinder through a cut-out on top)
New clothes from Aunt Mandy and Uncle Dave!
Present from Nana and Papa…
It’s a silver 1st Christmas bell with Linnea’s name and the year, which is just like mine (below) from 1984.
Linnea’s gift to Daddy: framed photos for his office!
With her new “linking crab”, which can hang from the activity gym or serve as a midday snack!
Mommy, Daddy, and baby slippers
Out on our Christmas walk…Mom and Dad, she has on the new fleecy outfit from you, but had another crazy diaper after we got home and I had to change her before we got a picture!
Linking crab again
Tim’s Down Under Apple Pie :)
Linnea playing Daddy’s new XBOX game, Viva Pinata
Challah bread we made from Grandma Mary’s recipe
Our cozy little dinner! We had short ribs in the crock pot, quinoa with craisins, and some root veggies roasted in the oven.
Linnea likes to test out the new gift from Grandma Mary, Grandpa Mark, Great Grandma Enid and Great Grandpa Bill. An erg! We think she’ll be championship material one day. Meanwhile Mommy and Daddy get to have a good workout at home. Thanks everybody!
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!