That night, we decided to make Boston's hand and foot molds. I bought the mold a few weeks ago but wanted to save it for our "family Christmas Eve" night so I'll always remember what day we did them. After a few tries and re-do's, we got this...
Then, Jer and I thought we would open our gifts to each other that night, too. I love getting gifts from Jer because I'm always very surprised and he knows I love surprises. One gift in particualr was the the most special, this necklace...
Last year on Christmas Eve, Jer gave this necklace to me as a symbol of the two of us. It did not, however, have the opal stone in it. It only had the two rings. He says the bigger ring represents him and the smaller represents me. This year, on Christmas Eve, I got the same necklace again, but with Boston's birthstone - hence, the opal stone - added to it. I absolutely love it. This necklace has a special meaning; a symbol of our little family. It's not only my Christmas present but also my "push" gift for the birth of Boston (even though I really didn't push) :).
As for Boston's Christmas gifts, we could not think of what to buy a 3-month old. I mean, they really don't know that it's even Christmas or what presents are. But, since I'm very sentimental about his "firsts" of everything, we knew we wanted to get him something, mainly for the memories of his first Christmas. So we decided on these:
a 4 foot giraffe from daddy
i realized just how short I am :)
two books of 100 nursery rhymes and tales from mommy
and, of course, later that night, Santa dropped by with this chair
Boston before he went to bed on Christmas Eve
he completes us
Boston with sweet cousin Noah
we sat Boston in his chair and this is how he fell asleep for nearly an hour
that morning, Boston fell asleep on his Abby
here I am with Granma Soto, my 80yo maternal grandmother
i love him
This Christmas was extra special for us and we look forward to many more to come with our little man. We hope everyone's Christmas was as wonderful as ours!!