|our humble little tree, and the boy on Christmas morning playing with his toy from Tia L and Uncle R|
We did not go crazy with gifts for Hunter this Christmas because he got pretty spoiled just a couple of weeks ago for his birthday. Everyone keeps telling me that it's OK for now because he doesn't know any better, but that later it will not fly. But really, we don't want to raise him thinking that Christmas is all about the presents. (How do we do that?) We had such a lovely day spending time with family. Watching him be a ham with his grandparents, Tia L, Uncle R, my aunts, and cousins was just so special.
When the boy is old enough to get it, I want to encourage the "Want, Need, Wear, Read" rule for Christmas wish lists. Have you heard of this? WANT: This little guy is not walking yet, but he loves to stand and push boxes around the room, so we got him a big dump truck he could push around. He also loves playing with small toy cars, so as a little something extra special, Isaiah designed and handcrafted a wooden toy car for him made of maple and ebony. NEED: Babies always need jammies, so I got him some from Hanna Andersson. WEAR: My mom got him a couple of cute outfits, some jeans, and she even sewed him a collared shirt! READ: From us and some friends, he got several new board books. (Oh yeah, and thanks to my aunt and uncle, when it comes to MEGA BLOKS, he is set for life.)
Hope your Christmas was merry and bright! xoxo