Thursday, January 1, 2009

Bailey's First Christmas

Christmas was so much fun this year with Bailey. It's such a fun experience to view Christmas through the eyes of little kids! I know that each one will be more and more fun as we go. Since Bailey is only 10 months old, she didn't really get it this year. She does like paper--especially red or shiny silver--and she does like all the noise of presents being opened. Here's the holiday play-by-play:

We spent Christmas Eve with Brian's family at his mom's house. We had a delicious dinner (it was my first meal post flu) and then opened some presents. It was really fun because our friends Spencer and Michelle were visiting from Utah so they were there too with all their kids. We're so sad that they moved to Utah, but very happy that they were able to come visit for the holidays. I had to put Bailey in her santa dress so she could wear it more than once besides her Christmas pictures. The best part about the outfit is the cape! A side story about the cape--when we went to take her Christmas pictures I had her wear this outfit. As she was sitting for the first pictures, she fell over like a tree because her arms were stuck inside her cape and she didnt' think she could move them. So we promptly took the cape off for the rest of the pictures. Part one of Christmas was lots of fun with family and friends.
Here's Michelle with Ben, Carly, and Eve. They're all getting so big and they've only been gone a few months.
Roxann loved the cape too, so we had to get a picture! I also had her in adorable tights with Christmas trees and red little shoes on the bottom.
Here's Bailey's favorite part of Christmas this year. I wrapped her presents in silver paper so she would like them.
Here we thought she was down for the count, but this little girl doesn't go down without a fight. She just doesn't want to miss any of the action. She's a sleepy santa baby!

Bailey gave me a wonderful Christmas gift by sleeping in until 7:30 on Christmas morning. Once she was up, we headed over to my parents' house to start the fun. Once we got there, we watched our traditional Christmas movie--The Christmas Toy--and then opened stockings. Bailey, Kate, and Owen all looked so cute in their matching PJs! I didn't get a picture of all three of them together because they were all over the place.

Bailey is on her way out of this shot quickly, but don't they look cute!

Once were done with stockings, we moved on to the presents. Bailey noticed all of the presents around the tree and wanted to check them out. She turned into a baby Godzilla climbing over all of the packages and destroying the towers of presents. It was really funny! She wasn't angry or sad, but just screaming as she grabbed any present she could reach.

Then she got down to business and ate some more paper.

There was so much going on, that we didn't get Bailey to open her present. She just wanted to crawl around and look at everyone. I did open up her present the next day (we got her this toy that blows these balls up in the air)and put it together for her to play with. She doesn't quite get it yet, but she will soon.

The last phase of Christmas day was the trip up to my Grandma and Grandpa's house in Pasadena. It was a rather long trek this year because it was pouring rain the whole way up. A drive that usually takes us an hour and a half, took a good three hours. Luckily, we had Christmas music the entire drive and sang to our hearts' content. Once at Grandma and Grandpa's house, we again opened more presents. Bailey was surprisingly happy at this time, but she took an excellent nap on the way up. The babies all had lots of fun playing in the wrapping paper when it was all finished.

I couldn't resist taking a picture of her in a Christmas bag like a little present.

Here's all the grandkids and great grandkids with Grandma and Grandpa Mosher.

Here's Bailey with her great grandparents. I really wanted her to wear a puffy winter vest on Christmas and this was the only one that I could find that was small enough for her to wear. Even this shiny pink number is a little big on her, but I thought it was cute.Here's how Brian and Bailey looked at the end of the day. Both of them were worn out from the long day, but it was well worth it.
Here's how we started the day. Look at cute little Owen in the back in his Christmas jammies. We hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas!


Hoy Family said...

Looks like a GREAT Christmas! Next year will be super fun with Bailey - She'll really dig opening the presents :)

Henriods said...

We're so sad we missed you at Christmas, but guess what? We're moving back to California in 6 months!!! The news is out and we are all in. Bailey is beautiful!