It’s that time of year again! I feel like I was just celebrating Christmas and New Years only a couple months ago! But in that time, I have had a baby boy and watched him grow to be an active little *almost* seven month old.
Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. Nothing beats the smell of apple cinnamon candles burning while you decorate your Christmas tree! For the past few years, that job has been solely my own, but I look forward to next year when Grayson can at least help a little. He’ll be 19 months old by then, and I’m sure will be into everything, but at least he’ll be more excited about the holiday season than he is this year, when all he knows is that there’s some big green thing with pokey things sticking out all over and shiney twinkly lights that are fun to look at (although he doesn’t know the words to describe it yet like I just did).
I had so much fun taking Grayson’s Christmas pictures this year. He is so curious about everything, and loves touching and exploring new objects and textures. I had to take away the glittery ornaments because after just a few seconds his hands, face, hair, and feet were covered in glitter!
I am addicted to Pinterest, and there were some amazing ideas for baby Christmas pictures! So, of course, I tried two of the most popular ones. This lights photo would have gone better if it wasn’t already past Grayson’s bedtime, but I managed to get this decent shot before he had a complete and total meltdown.
This was my favorite out of all the
hundreds of photos I took, and it was displayed prominently on our Christmas card this year.
And who could forget this gem?!
“Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!”
Here he is showing off his sitting-on-hard-surfaces skills. He finally learned that he can support himself with his hands if he starts tilting one way or the other.
My mom came to visit a couple weeks ago, and Grayson had so much fun playing with his Nana. She even stayed home with him one night so Steve and I could have a much needed date night. We went to see Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2. Soooooooo good!!!!!
I can’t wait until Christmas day when Grayson gets to open all his presents. I’m sure he’ll be more interested in the wrapping paper, but it will be fun just the same. And I will have my camera ready to capture those precious moments of his first Christmas.