This year was the first "real" Christmas you ever had. Not that last Christmas wasn't "real," but this year, you were old enough to participate in the magic and wonder that is Christmas. And just like every year we've been married, your Dad and I started things off right this year with our annual family Christmas card (and we're so happy that you are now a part of the inspiration that goes into each card):
This was also the first year that you got to help make Christmas sugar cookies with your best friend, Zora:
And what would Christmas be without homemade decorations to put upon the mantle? Mommy was so happy to give you markers to color your own reindeer and elf. (I will treasure them always.)
But I think the best part of Christmas day was seeing you come down the stairs all by yourself...
...and hearing your genuine surprise when you saw what Santa left for you under the tree...
This was our first Christmas as a family -- just the three of us -- and it was magical.
Merry Christmas, my darling.