Morgan's First Year

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009


First Christmas Present this year.

I decided to do things a little differently this year. Instead of opening all of our family gifts in the evening we spread it out and opened half the presents in the afternoon and half of them after church and dinner. This seemed to work well for our little girl, who started out opening her gifts very delicately and methodically. Morgan was adorable and hysterical throughout the process! This first gift she insisted on removing each shred of paper a piece at a time and taking each to the trash can before removing another piece. We quickly decided to bring a trash bag into the living room so she would not keep leaving and going to the kitchen to throw each piece away. This first present was from Grandma and Grandpa Simpson, a Fisher Price Little People Castle complete with horse, and as you can see from her reaction, a HUGE hit! I was glad I decided to break all the gifts up into segments to open. It gave Morgan a chance to enjoy her gifts a little more since she wasn't too overwhelmed all at once.
Hopefully, we can do the same thing next year... WITH Daddy present!

More pictures to come of Christmas Eve and day.