Friday, December 24, 2010
While we actually don't plan on "doing Santa" with our children, it really doesn't make any sense to wrap a bunch of presents for an 11-month old who doesn't yet know how to unwrap them! So we put most of her gifts under the tree unwrapped. She has (left to right): clothes and Haba First Blocks from Mimi and Papa, a shape sorter from Papa Buck and Nonna Lou, books from us, Mimi and Papa, and Grandma, letter link crabs from Aunt Rachel and Uncle Lucas, a giraffe puppet from Pops and Grandma Joyce, a keyboard from Papa Buck and Nonna Lou (and family), and a Haba Nelly Doll from us. There are some other gifts wrapped under the tree, mostly books and clothes, and I think two dvds.
We're very, very proud of our families. We feel like Lane is going to have a fantastic first Christmas and be very, very blessed, and we feel like our families honored our wishes to not go overboard. She'll be getting more stuff for her birthday in four (FOUR!) weeks. But we just want to say "thanks!" to all of our family members for all of the fun stuff they sent for Lane, and for keeping it simple. We're sure it was difficult...it was difficult for us too!
I'll be back in a few days with pictures of Lane in her Christmas dress, playing with her toys, and of our turkey (yes, we found one!) that we'll be eating tomorrow.