Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry 1st Christmas

Dear Kaia,

Today was your first Christmas, Saturday December 25th, 2010.  You are 3 days away from being 6 months old!  It was a beautiful day here today.  There was a light dusting of snow that is threatening to turn into a thick blanket as midnight approaches. 

You were up early, at a little after 8, with a smile and your sweet little voice to wake Mommy.  We got dressed and ready to go.  Daddy met us online for a Skype party from Afghanistan.  The connection wasn't great but we saw him and he saw us.  He watched you open ALL of your many presents, and stocking.  You were a very spoiled baby.  Funny thing is, you didn't really care about most of your gifts.  You do love your jumper from Santa though (Mommy put it together herself!)  Daddy bought you a little panda that squeeks, Kiyoshi and Jersey adore it and are dying to steal it from you.

Cindy's been here with us.  We are so grateful she's here!  She's been a good dance partner and cuddler for you when needed.

You took a nap early on in the day.  I think all the excitement wore you out.  But you weren't out long and then you were helping Mommy with muffins and cupcakes in the kitchen.

The rest of the day was filled with dancing to Christmas music or a little bit of country, trying out your new toys and books, and good girl time.  Except . . . you got to talk to Daddy again!  He hated missing out on such a big day for you!  But he spent a lot of it with you from across the miles and there will be many more Christmases with your Daddy here my sweet angel.

Mommy and Daddy Love you!

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you and yours had a very special day!



Liz said...

Merry 1st Christmas! And it's so great that your husband was able to share in the experience!

Kat said...

Oh, Khara & Kaia, Merry Christmas! From what it sounds like, you had a wonderful (and deservedly so!) day.

Miss Pancakes said...

i am a new the name of your blog and the concept..that's really sweet!

Anastasia said...

Merry 1st Christmas!

Sara said...

I am a new follower- I stumbled on to your blog and I am glad I did. I think it is so sweet that you wrote a letter to your daughter- it is one of the things I am sure she will cherish as she gets older. I know it is hard not having your husband with you during this very special time- the next time you speak to him please thank him for his service and all of the work he is doing in Afghanistan

Kitchen Belleicious said...

How adorable and sweet! Oh I hope you had a great christmas- it sound like you did! How awesome to share the first Christmas together! Love u

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

i'm so glad Todd got to be a part of the celebration!! Nothing like a first Christmas with the love and attention from both mommy and daddy.

Anne said...

Merry late Christmas! How hard to be apart from your husband on Kaia's first Christmas but wonderful that he could still participate! Thank goodness for modern technology! Glad that you all had a special day in light of what you've been dealing with.

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