Thursday, January 1, 2009

Our First Christmas!!

This year was not only Addyson's first Christmas but Daniel and my first Christmas together. It was wonderful. On Christmas Eve, we went to his mom's house and had Christmas dinner. Daniel's brother and fiance` and his sister and niece were there also. Polly (daniel's mom) made what I like to call "Christmas Candy" and had it sitting on the table when you walked in. We had a delicious dinner and of course snacked on "Christmas Candy" afterwards. We opened presents after dinner. Addyson got clothes and stuffed animals. Daniel and I got clothes and a fire pit which we will enjoy when we cook-out.?

Christmas morning was so much fun. Santa brought Addyson a Leap Frog Learn and Groove table. She loves it! Daniel and I got her a bunch of clothes and stackable stars that play music. Also an elephant that when you press it's nose it giggles and vibrates. Honestly, I think she cared more about the wrapping paper than the actual presents. It was so funny. Everytime she would tear the paper from a present she would take it straight to her mouth. Daniel and I decided not to do presents with each other this year. We figured we could use the money elsewhere and really wanted Addyson to have a great first Christmas.

Christmas day we went to Daniel's grandparents house and had lunch with his family. This was the first Christmas as an Adams and with the Adams. We had a good time. Their tradition is a little different from the tradition I'm used to but it is definitely something that I could get used to. We ate lunch and had dessert. After dessert we all gathered around the tree and each family took a picture. I thought this was kind of neat because each year you a had a new picture of each family. After the pictures were taken the Christmas story is read. This year Daniel read it. Then the presents were to be opened. We got money, clothes, a cook book and Addyson got lots of clothes and a set of her first blocks.

Christmas evening Addyson and I went to Clarksdale to spend a couple days with my family. Every year we usually spend Christmas eve as a family watching "It's a wonderful life'' and eating junk food and riding around looking at Christmas lights. This year it was a little different. We spent time at my Mamaw's house visiting and then went to my parents' house in Batesville. Addyson got to open her presents. She got a 'Parker the piano' which is a pony that plays music when you push its feet. She also got her first Cabbage Patch baby and some clothes. Addyson loves all of her toys so much. This Christmas was a wonderful one.

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