I'm a little late on the Christmas recap, but I wanted to document Charlie Beth's first Christmas season before we venture too far into the new year. Christmas is always special in our home, but having our sweet baby girl here to celebrate with us this year made it even better. At seven weeks old, the only thing Charlie Beth was interested in this Christmas was staring at the lights on the Christmas tree, but mommy and daddy made lots of memories with our girl for her first Christmas.
I was so excited to introduce Charlie Beth to Santa Claus. So excited, in fact, that she actually met him twice! She met him the first time with her YaYa and Grandpa (Steven's parents), Aunt Morgan, and Steven and myself, and she slept right through the entire thing!
In an attempt to get a Santa picture with her eyes open, her Nana (my mom) and I took Charlie Beth to see him again a couple of weeks later. This time I dressed her in the same dress that I wore the first time I saw Santa 26 years ago. She was happily snoozing in the stroller when we got to the mall, but she woke up as soon as it was time to see the big guy and we ended up getting a great picture! I imagine next year we will have a picture of her screaming at the top of her lungs. :)
Charlie Beth was a party girl this holiday season attending not one, but three Christmas parties! She attended my office Christmas party where she was the star of the night! For those that don't know, I work (or at least I did before baby came along) for my dad, so he was very excited to show his granddaughter off at his party!
Charlie Beth also tagged along with mommy and Nana to an ornament swap party with the ladies of our church. She fit right in with all the girls! For her last party of the season, Charlie Beth attended a small Christmas get together where she met several of Nana and Papa's friends. She was a very busy girl this Christmas!
Every year my dad and I spend Christmas Eve doing last minute shopping and enjoying lunch together. This year, Charlie Beth joined in on our tradition (although this year we did our annual shopping trip on Christmas Eve Eve). She was a champ as we attempted to shop in the rain, and she slept right through our lunch date! My dad and I decided that we would allow her to join in on our Christmas Eve tradition every year! :)