Thursday, January 8, 2009

Finn’s First Christmas

The holidays are always a busy time, teetering between the joy of friends, family and food and the complete exhaustion that comes from what seems like an endless month of group dinners, company parties, family get-togethers and shopping.

Brian & I have become tough to shop for this year… it sounds trite, but we truly have everything we’ve ever asked for in Finn.  Although he is a little young to fully appreciate the birth of Jesus, the idea of Santa Claus or the thrill of opening presents, he sure was fun to dress up and pass around.

We spent almost a week on the farm with Cindy’s parents & family for Christmas, beginning a tradition of spoiled excess for their sole grandchild no doubt.

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Ollie was a good sport, despite the fact that most of the presents were not for him.



And all of Cindy’s cousins took their turn with Finn…


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And of course, lots of QT with Gigi & Papa









Finn’s first Christmas was a beautiful white one!


When we got home, we joined the Walker side of the family, including Louise’s sister Alice visiting from San Francisco, for Christmas Part 2 – more food, fun & gifts!

Finn knew exactly what to get his parents for Christmas… a full night sleep!  That’s right!  Christmas Eve marked his first 9 hour sleep night.  Although we reverted back to 6/7 hr increments for a little while, he’s now up to 11 & 12 hours at nighttime, which is a little slice of heaven.

Needless to say, after 10 days in holiday mode, our little guy was pretty exhausted… along with the rest of us.

All in all, a pretty wonderful Christmas with our most favorite gift of all.

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