Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

For Christmas this year we packed it up and headed to Dublin to spend some time with my family. It was a great time, and lots of fun to show off little Adria, to just enjoy being with my husband and family, and to play with my little nephew Brayden! One interesting thing that happened on this trip is that Adria really showed her preference for her dad and me for the first time. She's never really fussed when anyone else held her, but this time, with all the people and activity, she just wanted to be held by her mom and dad. And even though we want her to be happy and comfortable with her extended family too, we'll both admit it was a bit gratifying that she knows us and wants us! Our baby loves us too!

Brayden loved playing with his Uncle Jason! Or was it that Jason loved playing with his nephew Brayden?

Gamma and Brayden looked at the real meaning of Christmas.

And can you tell the boy had a Toy Story-tastic Christmas this year?

As a bonus "Christmas miracle", Adria did AWESOME on the ride this time (probably helped at least in part by the fact that I sat in the back with her to keep her company, and we had a bottle ready for her to eat on the road). But just look at the remarkable difference of this picture of her in her carseat from my previous post! And--her first smile caught on camera! (She's been smiling since Thanksgiving--but just isn't sure about smiling for the little black or silver box we put in her face every so often--the camera! Even for this it's more of a demure little smile than the big ones she's started handing out to me and her dad, but you can tell it's there!)

Hope to get a few more pics to share from the fam, but this is all I got! Too busy having too much fun.

1 comment:

  1. Those pictures of her are adorable!! So glad the car ride was better, and I hope you had a great Christmas!