I know I’ve mentioned this before but when you have a baby in January, you sometimes forget to make a big deal out of the “firsts” by the time the fall holidays roll around. Smith is 11 1/2 months old…I feel like he’s been a part of our family forever, so I sometimes forget to make a big deal out of the fact that it’s his first Christmas. When Kensington had her first Christmas (here), she was 3 months old…a new little infant wearing all of the “my first ___” onesies and getting gobs of attention. Little Man is way too big for little onesies and is almost a year old, so he didn’t get fussed on quite as much as his big sister (plus he suffers from that horrible complex called Second Child Syndrome). So, here are the pictures from my sweet Smith’s very first Christmas. I love you baby boy!
And of course, picture number one is of his sister :). Since Christmas Eve was so, so cold and rainy, we went to the Galleria for last minute looking and lunch.
My mother-in-law is a hoot to take shopping. A hoot!
For Christmas Eve dinner, we took Andrew’s parents to eat dinner at our very favorite restaurant in Dallas, Eddie V’s. This is K and me trying to take a self-portrait shot in the back of our Tahoe.
The kids were sooooooo good at the very nice steak restaurant. I was very proud!
The original Mr. and Mrs. Shull
All 4 of us very full about to look at Christmas lights in Highland Park.
Before bed, we put out cookies for Santa. Andrew really thought Santa would want Oreos…
Kensington posing next to the fire place with her cookies and milk for Santa.
Our family room Christmas morning before the kids woke up.
The kitchen she has been talking about for months.
Santa left Smith some goodies too.
(Do you see the name puzzles? I bought them online. I love educational and fun toys!)
Kensington walked out of her room, blankey in tow, and saw her kitchen.
I think this is the look of “they really weren’t lying about that Santa stuff”.
As I was snapping pictures, I looked down and saw these feet. I just think Smith William Shull has the sweetest little feet!
Merry Christmas from the Shull family to yours!
Couple of comments…
1. That kitchen looks almost identical to the hand-me-down that Olivia has from her cousin, and she LOVES it. I know Miss K will too!
2. I'm glad to have another friend in the Team "Santa-does-not-wrap-presents" Camp.
3. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with Andrew's parents. Can't wait to see you NYE!
Shay, you are so beautiful my friend!