Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Our first Christmas with Jackson

Justin and I have always celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve morning.

We spend the rest of the holiday with family and it is always nice to have some time just the two of us before we join the rest of our family.

This year was no different. We couldn't wait to share our tradition with Jackson.

The night before, I put Jackson in his "Christmas Pj's." I had hunted for the perfect pair of PJ's weeks before. I sang every Christmas carol I knew while I rocked him to sleep that night (turns out I don't know that many).

Jackson woke up around 5 a.m and we put him in bed with us. Around 8:30 a.m. Justin and I were too excited to wait much, we woke Jackson up.

Enjoy this video of Jackson waking up to his first Christmas. (Side note: He is always this happy when he wakes up!)

Jackson loved the wrapping paper and the boxes most! He was even excited about the clothes Justin and I bought him...after all, those came in boxes too.

What did Santa bring Jackson? Santa brought him a walker, a sports center, musical drums and some bath toys. All have been tested out at this point...and Jackson loves them all.

Jackson gave Justin a key chain with his initials engraved on it (Jackson and Justin share the same initials). Jackson went shopping at Tiffany's for my present. He gave me the Toggle bracelet with a J charm. I love it.

Even though Justin and I both loved our presents from Jackson...the best present wasn't something we could unwrap. Jackson said his first word while we were unwrapping presents! He said "Da Da." And..we caught it on camera...Enjoy the video below.

Justin's eyes got so wide and we looked a each other and tears fell down our faces. It was the best Christmas present! I could watch this video all day!

Sharing Christmas with Jackson was wonderful! I look forward to the day he rushes into our room on Christmas morning to tell us Santa has come...I can't wait to make so many more memories with Jackson.

We will treasure each of them!


Jessica said...

Oh guys... how sweet! I think Jackson is adorable and what a memory to always have on Christmas!!
love you!

Stacey B. said...

Ahh... love it. Very cute. I'm glad you all had a great Holiday.

Love you!

Melissa said...

Awesome - love it. Santa was good to Jackson!