Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Morning.

On Christmas morning, we let Micah sleep in, and we did a slow morning before heading out to all the different family stops we had to make. We wanted to go to church, but we changed things up this year. We used to spend the night with Mr. C's family on Christmas Eve and wake up in Mississippi on Christmas morning. Since we've had Micah, we wanted to make Christmas morning special at our own house with our little family. So now we head to Mississippi in the afternoon and my parents' house in the late evening for Christmas supper. It takes a while to drive down there, so we skipped church in order to make the drive to Mr. C's parents' house.

Micah woke up around 8:30 in the morning, and that gave us plenty of time to shower and look nice for family pictures! Haha! Mr. C bought this really awesome remote control for his camera. Basically, we set up the tripod on the far end of the living room, and we sat in the floor with Micah with our remote control. Then Mr. C just clicked pictures as we opened up presents! It was a really nice way to get all our family in the photos at the same time. Be warned, I took a lot of pictures, but I left out a WHOLE LOT more that were taken.

Our Christmas tree with presents underneath.
The presents out front that Santa brought Micah. (That's a whole other post my feelings on Santa. I didn't grow up doing Santa, but my husband did so we've had to come to a bit of a compromise. We'll have Santa, but I'm not going to make it any "big" gifts if I can help it.)

Santa brought Micah books, a bookshelf, and a toy dump truck.

Going in to get Micah...
Ready to go!
Getting into the presents.

He was more interested in the bows, the paper, and he headed over to the Amazon boxes in the corner instead of opening gifts!

CD cases and milk are fun!
Time to open the presents!

We did a pretty "small" Christmas for a few reasons.
1. I don't want Micah to ever become consumed with stuff because that isn't what Christmas is about. He's got so much stuff anyways!
2. We had two other Christmases on Christmas day so he was going to get plenty anyway.
3. I might start doing a Happy Birthday, Jesus cake on Christmas mornings with Micah in the future to reaffirm the true meaning of Christmas.

Daddy got a shirt and a hat, but we used Micah as our model!
Reading books with Mommy. One thing he got a whole lot of were books!!

Our family on Christmas morning.
Micah's "big present" from us which was a V-Tech walker.
He actually enjoyed opening this present!

Playing with his toy after it was assembled.

We also got him a tool set that he can hammer.


Merry Christmas!! Hope you had a wonderful day with your family!!

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