We waited a long time to enjoy Christmas morning through the eyes of a child. And even though she really had no clue what was going on until we showed her all the toys Santa left her, it was still so exciting for us as parents.
AC had on her cute Christmas Eve pjs and was put in our bed around 9, and she was sound asleep when we walked out.
So Santa came a little earlier than midnight to our home, but he was just as gracious as ever!
Of course as soon as we climbed into bed, she was wired and ready to play. In other words, roll all over the bed between her daddy and mommy. So it took a little while for her to calm down and go to sleep, but who could blame her — the excitement of Christmas Eve had even gotten to her parents!!
The joys of having a little one who likes to sleep late meant we didn't get out of bed until after 8 a.m. So we enjoyed sitting her in the middle of all her Santa stuff and other toys and watching her just take it all in.
The smiles turned to tears toward the end of all the morning fun. See that stack of books by the chair? Well, we moved the toy she was playing with and she went to grab at it again and fell out of the chair and her lip and cheek landed on the books. Poor thing cried and cried, and we even had a little bit of blood, but she was back to happy AC a few minutes later after snuggles and plenty of kisses.
The rest of the day we had our tradition Christmas lunch that mom fixed, and rested before we got back in the floor playing with all her toys. We have it all on video, but I don't think I'll need to watch it to remember her 1st Christmas morning for as long as I live!
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