Wednesday, December 24, 2014

An Eldredge Family Christmas

Santa came to our house a little early this year due to our busy schedules and an upcoming trip out of town for the holidays. Sunday evening, Jake got off work semi-early, so we decided to give the tot her presents before bed time. We laid all of her gifts out in the living room while she was in her room reading (go figure) and then we called her in for the big surprise. She was slightly underwhelmed, but that was to be expected. After all, she's only 14 (almost 15) months old. I'm not even sure if she knew what was going on, but she headed straight for one of the chairs and sat right down!

Since she's still so young and doesn't know the difference, we decided to buy her sensible gifts that she needs rather than a bunch of toys that she doesn't. After all, I'm sure she'll get plenty of those from everyone else. The tot loves climbing on and off of things, so what better than some new furniture? We bought this little table and chairs set (which I plan on painting but didn't have time to) for her bedroom. It's time to begin the transition from nursery to big girl room or, in other words, make it more play-friendly. And since she's still too little to climb onto the couch, we also got her this little sitting chair to go in our living room. The gingham print matches our decor perfectly, and it's the perfect size for her to climb into. Plus, miniature furniture is just down right adorable.

Santa also delivered some jammies, an adorable new pair of shoes, tot-friendly silverware (another skill we've been working on), some crayons and color tablets to add to our bath time fun, and, of course, some new books. This girl can never have too many books.

Mostly, she just tried to eat the wrapping paper, but she also enjoyed rotating between the three new chairs. Overall, I'd say her gifts were a hit. She already loves to read in her sitting chair and climb on top of the table. I'm sure plenty of new bumps and bruises will show up any day now!

After the presents were opened and the wrapping paper had been slobbered on, the tot and her daddy spent some much needed quality time together. I couldn't help but snap a few shots of how adorable they are when they play. Seriously, just look at that smile on her face. Melt my heart.

I'm not sure what gift could possibly top having these two in my life. I am one very lucky lady.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! God bless.