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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Eli's 1st Christmas

I hope your Christmas was as great as ours. This Christmas was the happiest Christmas I can remember.  We had so many things to be thankful for this year, but the best part of this Christmas was Eli.  At just 19 days old, Eli celebrated Baby's 1st Christmas!

Since the weather was bad, the flu is going around, and Eli is still so young, we did not travel to our families homes for Christmas.  Instead, we stayed at home and had family come to us.  Thankfully our families understood our reasoning for not wanting to get our baby out. 

Our family spoiled Eli this year.  He definitely had more presents than anyone else under the tree and I wouldn't want it any other way.

We kicked off Christmas Eve with lunch and presents with my family

We had to put him in his stocking.
Christmas Eve 2012
getting some love from his brother
Fred's parents stopped by later that night for presents and fellowship.  We were all so tired that we forgot to take pictures.  

And Santa even came to visit Eli for his first Christmas..
He wasn't so sure about his new play mat.
 One thing I can't wait to see him wear are these tiny Vans.
 And he doesn't quite fit into his first chair, but I know he'll be outgrowing it soon enough.
Some of our family came over on Christmas Day to meet our precious son.  All of the excitement of Christmas was exhausting for Eli.
Christmas Day 2012
We ended Christmas will snuggles and naps on the couch. 
The day after Christmas we had snow, so we decided to stay in our pajamas and pack up all of our decorations and let Christmas 2012 come to an end.  It was bittersweet packing up all of Eli's "Baby's 1st Christmas" things. 

So, how was your Christmas holiday?

22 comments:

LuLu said...

So sweet. I am so happy for you guys.

Elizabeth Gordon said...

Congratulations on your new baby-he is so precious. My mom & all her siblings are adopted so adoption is something I have always thought was so wonderful. Enjoy your time with him as a newborn, I am sure it will FLY by!

CMae said...

I can see you taking monthly growth pictures of Eli on that green chair!! :)

Sunkissed and Southern said...

Being a mother suits you so well!! What a wonderful Christmas and birthday gift. So did you end up just canceling the CR trip since you got your amazing surprise? We loved Excecllence PC by the way!!

Anna & Kirby said...

I've followed your blog for awhile now but not sure if I said congrats on Mr. Eli!! He's precious! I'm glad his first Christmas was a good one.

BeckyJo606 said...

How sweet! I am so glad you were able to celebrate Christmas with Eli! :)

Meredith said...

love it!! What a great first Christmas with your precious boy.

Tickled Pink Mandy said...

Glad you guys had a wonderful first Christmas!! :) He is precious.

Tami said...

Sounds like you had a perfect Christmas with sweet Eli. I love all of the pictures- y'all are the cutest family!

Sara Pierce said...

Eli is absolutely perfect, Merry Christmas to your sweet family!

Leah said...

The stocking picture is my absolute favorite!

P!nky said...

How wonderful, what a blessed first baby Christmas!

Congrags again and again!

Erin said...

So SO happy for you and your family! You guys are picture perfect now! :) Eli is so darn cute, especially in his little stocking!!! Best Christmas gift ever! :)

meghan said...

Oh how wonderful! I love that you put him in a stocking, and what a cutie he is! What a great holiday it must have been for y'all! I'm sure it's one you'll never forget!

Erica Elia said...

I am so happy for you! What a blessing!!! Erica
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Beth Ann said...

He is so precious! Glad you had such a special Christmas as a family of three!

Kim said...

So, so, so sweet Caroline. I am so excited for you guys!! Eli is amazing, and you are so blessed. Enjoy this tiny baby. He will grow up so fast!!

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

I love these pictures! Every. single. time I see a picture of you and Eli on here or Facebook, I get teary eyed!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

What a precious little guy, and what an amazing Christmas gift for you two to receive! A great way to end the year!

Megan said...

So precious! Glad you enjoyed your first Christmas as a family of four (including Knox!). I was a 3 week old my first Christmas and I still hear the stories of how special that was.

Mindy said...

I'm just now getting caught up on my blogs...I had no idea about precious little Eli until now! So happy for you two!! God bless! :)

A Wedding Story said...

Oh he's just so sweet. I know you loved having Eli's first Christmas. This post made me so happy :)