Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas recap

Em's first Christmas was a success!

We went up to my hometown to visit my mom for Christmas Eve, returning to LA on Christmas Day. It was Em's first time meeting my brother and my nephew. She was napping when they came to visit, and as my nephew, who is 3, looked over her in her playpen, he whispered to me, "Is that my baby? No? Oh, it's your baby?" followed by, in an even quieter whisper from him, "Shhhhh. The baby is sleeping."

We visited Shelby's parents, which I do nearly every time I'm in town. They're like family to me, so it was important to introduce Em to them. Shelby's sister, Meg, and her 10-month-old daughter Livy were there, too. Livy is probably one of the happiest babies I've ever met. She was soooo excited to meet Em - Meg couldn't put her down fast enough! She had to hold Livy back as she charged toward Em, squealing all the way. So cute, I tell ya.

My mom defines proud grandmother. Her friends often give her stuff for Em. This hat was a recent gift.

Hopefully Em will grow to like it 'cuz Mommy sure thinks it's adorable.

Em had lots of playtime with Grandma.
Playing with Grandma

They played until they were both wiped out.
Grandma and Em napping

Em did great in the car over the 3-hour drive. She slept the entire way there and back.

We spent Christmas evening with Brent's family and my brother-in-law's friend (and at this point, our friend, too!), Gretchen. My mother-in-law made us an amazing dinner, which was a nice way to end our Christmas celebrations.

I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays, too!

"The only thing bad about a holiday is it is followed by a non-holiday." - Anonymous


  1. Glad to hear you guys had a great Christmas! I hope Em starts to like the hat as well, since it's way cute!

  2. So lucky she slept the entire car ride. And seriously, I love her little nose!!! It's the cutest!
    Precious pic of her & her grandma sleeping. Looks like you had a great holiday.

    Have a happy new year!

  3. I'm so glad that her first Christmas went so well. She's adorable!

  4. merry first christmas to em! happy holidays to you and brent, too.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your fam!

  6. Glad the first Christmas went well! And holy crap - I *love* that picture of Em in that hat!

  7. What a great first Christmas for Em! She is so precious in that hat :)

  8. So glad to hear you had a great Christmas. I'm sure it was a blast introducing Em to family and friends who hadn't met her yet.

    P.S. Still waiting for a photo of her in the hat I gave her! ;-) No pressure!

  9. Why is Em's crying face so cute to me?

    Merry (belated) Christmas to you all. I'm glad you had a good time with family and friends. :)

  10. Sounds like a great x'mas! We just checked out mail (after how many days???) and found a little cuteness in an envelope. Thanks!

  11. aw i love that hat, it is so adorable on her.

  12. AHH! She is too stinkin cute... I can't stand it! That hat! I need!

  13. That hat is too cute! Glad you all had a wonderful Christmas. Oooohhh... and I HAVE to tell you. I had one of those mirrors that I got from my baby shower. The Baby Einstein one (with a remote) but as we were putting B in the carseat (coming home from the hospital) the RN said Take this out now! She said more children come in with head injuries from mirrors. I asked how I would be able to see my little man as we drove, and she said you will just have to listen. She said the carseat is made, so that if you get into an accident, the head goes forward and is cushioned back. She said when you put that mirror there, they baby bangs its head and it could have severe head damage. :) Sorry to be debbie downer, but I just needed to tell you!

  14. I have almost the same car seat mirror! Glad the Xmas time was fun! Ours was quiet but that's ok.

    She's soo cute and like a little button!!

  15. i know those mirrors are labeled as unsafe, but i check it every time we get in the car to be sure it's on properly. i hate not being able to see what she's doing back there.

  16. That hat pic is too cute. I'm also a total sucker for polka dots.

  17. sounds like you guys had a wonderful christmas. :)