We celebrated Christmas early this year, on Christmas Eve morning. Santa was good to Oliver. He brought Ollie a fire truck, a xylophone for the bathtub, a few books, a Lion Bead/maze toy, and a light up ball.
Ollie had fun opening his first presents from Santa!
After gifts, we enjoyed some yummy whole wheat pancakes. Ollie and mama laid down for Ollie's nap (a treat for mama- she likes cuddling, but we usually have to be disciplined and put baby ollie in his bed), and dad left for the two Christmas eve services at Summit Church.
Ollie and mama, opening books.
Playing the xylophone with dad. It floats in the bathtub!
She likes dressing up for the holidays.
Ollie says, "I love Christmas time!"
Last night we celebrated with extended family, including great great aunts and uncles and great great grandpas. So fun. Ollie showed off just a little and said "mama" & "dada" when we asked him to, and also answered the questions "what does a puppy do?" by sticking out his tongue and panting, and "what does a fishy do?" by smacking his lips. Needless to say we were very proud first-time parents. We like to pretend no one has ever seen a baby say his first words or take his first steps.
This evening we will celebrate with our more immediate family, parents, sister, aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents, great grandparents... and Ollie's Great Great Grandma Nita, 94 years young. It is a very special Christmas.
Christmas day we will head to Dallas to see Nick's side of the family, with a few little ones. Should be lots of fun!!
We wish you a very Merry Christmas!
Happy birthday, Jesus!
Love, The Thurmonds
Nick, Taylor, Oliver, Sullivan, and Purl