We spent Kaitlin's first Christmas at Brians parents house. All of his family was in town to celebrate together - it was a perfect "first Christmas" for us as well (we hadn't been home for Christmas since before we moved to London...all the way back in 2007). His parents host a big Christmas Eve Open House party every year and this year was no exception. Kaitlin stayed up to meet a few of the guests but she was quickly put to bed so the adults could enjoy themselves. The tree was trimmed, the stockings were hung and after a few cocktails everyone made their way to bed for Santa to arrive.
Kaitlin must have been a very good girl this year because she got LOTS of presents (from both sides of our families)! She, of course, didn't understand the concept of opening presents but she liked to rip the wrapping paper. She got some adorable gifts that she will be able to use for many years to come. We had a great time celebrating with our family and it was a full, busy day. Kaitlin handled it all in stride. She even joined us at the dinner table to nosh on some asparagus and turkey! At the end of the day, when we were all full of christmas cookies, we sat by the tree and reflected on this momentous day (well, I did at least). Even though Kaitlin will never remember her first Christmas, I will. And her father will. And I hope that she loves looking back at these photos as much as we do.
*Wishing you all a VERY belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing holiday season spent with friends, family and way too many Christmas cookies*