Saturday, December 26, 2009
Baby's First Christmas
This was a very special and very fun Christmas for our little family. We know that Brooke is too little to appreciate the fact that Santa came and visited her home and brought her some presents, but he still came, new traditions were still started, and our Christmas memories have forever been changed for the better!
This Christmas was super special having Brooke around but it was also super fun to spend with so much family. We love all the time we get to spend with our families! We are super blessed!
Well, I don't really have any pictures of this event, BUT this is how our Christmas started.....
YUP the Emergency Room!!! Not for Brooke thank goodness but for Daddy. We were super nervous on the Eve of Christmas Eve that Kip had gotten Tetnaus from having been pricked by a screw about 2 weeks ago. For the previous few days Kip had been feeling sick and warn out. As the days passed he began feeling worse and his jaw began to tighten and spasm. By the Eve of Christmas Eve at 2 in the morning Kip was in some serious pain. So much that he was shaking and was feeling nauseous. W looked up Tetnaus online... which freaked us out, it seemed he was having all the signs of Tetnaus. So to the ER we headed after calling over our WONDERFUL friend Katie to stay at home as Brooke was asleep. SORRY KATIE for interrupting... your sleep ;) and THANK YOU!!!! We hope somehow we can pay you back!!!
Well it ends up that Kip has TMJ which is lock jaw. I guess a Tetnaus shot is good for up to 10 years and he has had one within the last few years. So that was a relief! He got a NASTY and very painful shot, the Dr. wanted to make sure even that Kip had enough muscle in his arm to take the pain of the shot ;) Kip says it was NO JOKE and very painful. I laughed :) and $100- later we were on our way home. Getting home at a wonderful 5am.
Then back up at 7:30am to begin our Christmas Eve! We headed down to San Diego to spend the day with my family. Here are some shots from our Christmas Eve.
Brooke and Uncle Ding (David)
Brooke and Kellen
Brooke and Makenna
The Cousins Playing! This made me sad because Brooke looks SO BIG!!!
All the Carlson Grand kids! Heidi, Riley, Makenna, Kellen, and Brooke!
Family PJ Picture!
Checking out the Loot!
Brooke opening her stocking!
Mommy opening her stocking!
Echo opening his stocking!
Daddy and his stocking!
Daddy with his stocking loot! O NO COLE!!!! Naughty boy ;)
Playing with her stocking stuffers :)
Opening her very first gift EVER!!! Wow, that is weird to think about!
Then off to Grandma and Grandpa Robinson's for a Christmas Day packed with fun!!
Brooke and Hailee started playing right off the bat, it was SO CUTE!!! They were playing steal the Binky. It was fun to watch them together.
We then went on a hike after breakfast and opening presents. I did not have my camera with me, but there are pictures of the event. I am thinking I may not post them, even when I get a hold of them because I look SO FAT and SO NASTY in them. So let's just take my word for it, we went on a hike and it was beautiful and fun and the little girls were great!
Then we had a wonderful dinner and on to the Nativity Play. Kip and I played Mary and Joseph with our little baby Jesus (with ear rings). It was so much fun. It was the first annual Nativity Play put on by all of us, what a fun tradition we started! Here are some pictures from the event that I got on my camera.
Kip as Joseph (check out the brow)
Being silly with the dark facial hair. A totally different look for Kip :)
Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus! Played by Kip, Sarah, and Brooke.
The whole cast!
We then finished the evening with reading our traditional Christmas stories and then playing some quite funny games!
We had a wonderful Christmas with our families and with our little baby girl! We are so grateful for Jesus Christ and the perfect life he led so that we could return home someday. We are so grateful for this season to share time with loved ones, to focus on Christ, and to really take the time to serve others. This was a Christmas I will always remember. Hope it was wonderful for you and your family as well!
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