December 20, 2010


          I am really excited for Christmas this year. I can't wait to watch SB's reaction Christmas morning when we bring her downstairs to see what Santa has brought. Last year, she was not quite one and had no idea what was going on. She did enjoy ripping open presents, though.
          This year, she still doesn't understand what it is all about, but she is really into it. She insists on wearing her Santa pajamas to bed every single night. We read Christmas books over and over and over. Many of which were mine when I was a child. She is crazy about our Christmas tree and all the decorations we see in our neighborhood and town.
          She also loves to look at manger scenes. She points to and signs all the different animals. She points to the baby Jesus and says, "baby." Then she points to Mary and Joseph and says and signs, "Mama" and "Dada." (I haven't tried to explain to her yet that Joseph isn't really the Baby Daddy.) My parents will be giving her a Fisher Price Little People Nativity set, which I know she will enjoy for years to come.
        Seeing things through the eyes of a child is an incredible gift. They are full of wonder, and it reminds us to appreciate the little things. Children have that ability, and somewhere along the way we tend to lose it. This Christmas Eve I think I will toss and turn as if I were the child anticipating Christmas morning.


  1. Oh, fun! This is going to be such a fun year for you! Christmas through the eyes of a young child is so precious! Enjoy!

  2. There really is nothing like seeing the joy and excitement in a child's eyes at Xmas.

  3. I bet she's going to be bursting with excitement. And so will you, Mama!

  4. I toss and turn all night with older kids! I'm probably more excited than they are!!

    Now, my little guy is almost a year old and doesn't quite get it yet, he does love ripping the bows off though, but I'm still excited to see what he thinks of it all.

  5. One of the things I'm most looking forward to as my son gets older is sharing the magic of Christmas with him. It's definitely one of the joys of having a child, seeing it all through his eyes!

  6. I am so excited to see my own siblings, who I never celebrated Christmas with, as well as to see my 3.5yo & 5.5yo really 'get it' that I can barely sleep.

    We (I) haven't put a single gift under the tree yet, so the kids are gonna lose their bananas come Saturday morning.

  7. Such a gorgeous time of year! Well, when she knows the results of JC's paternity testing it will be all the more special to her! I can't wait for that special day!!! Glad we can connect <3

  8. I am so looking forward to seeing Cam open his gifts this year too. I think he will really get into it this year! :)

  9. I love the magic and wonder of Christmas morning and I feel so lucky to be experiencing it again through the eyes of my sons. My younger son is 19 months old and, like SB, he didn't quite get what was going on last year. I can't wait to see his reaction this year when he wakes up on Christmas morning!


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