Our celebrations (because who wants to celebrate once when you can do it 4 times) began in Camden a few weeks before Christmas with Nick's extended family get together. The Baggetts and Wilders get together every year and it is always a special time. There are 4 kiddos (Margie Grace (6), Will (3), Graham (2) and Shepherd (1)) now which makes for a crazy day.
The following weekend we traveled to Auburn to have an early Christmas with my family. We haven't had children in our family for a while so Christmas' with Graham certainly liven things up!
We hurried home, unpacked and repacked in order to travel back to Camden for Christmas day. Before we left though Santa delivered a few gifts early since he knew we probably wouldn't be able to transport everything in our car. So we got to have our own special family time the night before we went to Camden.
Santa brought Graham a new table and chair set and lots of fun stocking stuffers.
Nick and I decided that one of our family traditions would be to give Graham a new ornament every year to be opened on Christmas Eve. The ornament is to be reflective of that particular year. Nick and I will take turns writing notes explaining why we chose that years ornament. The idea is that when he is grown he will have a box full of ornaments and notes from us that tell a shortened story of his life.
This year we gave him a lawn mower ornament. It is reflective of the fact that he learned to walk this year, and that he pushed his Fisher Price lawn mower most everyday either around the house or in the neighborhood. Definitely one of his most used toys!
Last, but not least, we made our way back to Camden to spend Christmas with Nick's parents and Harpy (Grahams name for Nick's sister). It unfortunately was a quick trip (Nick had to be back at work on Thursday), but we made the most of our time. Santa brought Graham a tent and tunnel and many other fun, new toys!
It was certainly a Christmas to remember!!!