Ethan's first Christmas was SO much fun! Ethan enjoyed opening his gifts and "helping" other people open theirs.
Here he is helping his Aunt Allison open her big gift from my brother, a new digital Rebel XS.
The stuffed Santa in this picture is 1 of 3 that my mom made for my brother, sister and I when we were little. Every Christmas, these stuffed Santas come out of the basement with the rest of the decorations...however Santa hasn't gotten this much love in years!!! For whatever reason, Ethan LOVES to give hugs to Santa. It's something he just started doing on his own, but he also seems to know what "hug Santa" means. If you say "Ethan, hug Santa" he'll crawl over to Santa and give him a big hug. So cute, I'm considering keeping Santa around for a while!
Like father, like son:
So, that brings us to New Years. We decided to have a quiet night at home this year, since Ethan goes to bed at 7pm (and will still wake up at 7am, regardless of how late we stay up!)