Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas 2013 - Part 2

Sorry this took so long to get posted…I had trouble uploading the video and then I decided to take down all my Christmas decorations and re-arrange my living room last night! So without further ado...

Christmas Day -

Started off bright and early (I guess depending on who you talk to) at 7:30! I wanted to get up and start breakfast and shower before Jaxen woke up. And I did...he did not get up until almost 9!

For breakfast, I made....
Lemon-Blueberry Breakfast Cake
and it was awesome! It was the first time I made it, but it will definitely be made again!

Our little family on Christmas morning!

Once Jaxen was up, our neighbors came over to watch him open his gifts (their kids would not get in until that afternoon).
Last year, Christmas presents were anti-climatic (he was 6 months old). But this year, he was lots of fun! We put him down in the middle of the living room, with his milk and the minute he finally saw the gifts, he took off....but first, he had to sit down his milk cup.

His first look at the piano we gave him…

He loved it. And played with it forever! He was really not interested in opening any other gifts after that...he just wanted to play! And here is a little concert for you -

We finally got him to open some more gifts…(I’ll try to not overload you with pictures!)

We bought him a piano, a Boston hat (like his dad’s), a new bath toy (a hoop and balls) and some fun stocking stuffers (snack cup, sippy cup, beanie, m&m’s, a light-up bouncy ball). He got some other great gifts from friends and family. I think he really enjoyed everything he received!

Wearing his ball cap, eating m&m's from his snack cup

Later that day, we headed over to our neighbor's house...Quention and Kris. We worked on getting appetizers together, pies and Christmas dinner.

Later in the afternoon, when their girls were there...Katie and Emilie, we opened gifts. First, was Jaxen's gift. Q pulled this little car out from the back of the house, and Jaxen was so excited!

He knew exactly what to do, and hopped right in! He had so much fun rolling around (and being rolled around) in his car!

We all exchanged gifts with each other and had lots of fun (and a couple of good laughs from funny gifts).

Then it came time for dinner: Prime Rib, salad, rolls, baked potatoes and asparagus. Yummy! It was soooo good! Dessert included: coconut pie, pecan pie and chocolate sheet cake.

The rest of the evening we just hung out...

Jaxen, watching a movie in his car

And giving a piano concert from Emilie's lap

Jaxen was getting sleepy after a big day

Once we got home, he had to have one last lap before bed

We had a really great day, celebrating with friends!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like Jaxen and the rest of the Davis family had a marvelously blessed Christmas. Thank you for sharing it on your blog. Isn't it wonderful experiencing the joy of Christmas through our children's eyes? I miss it!! Hold on to it and cherish it before you know it they are grown and moving off. Love you all much, Carla!!!