Through careful planning and saving toys all year long We were able to spoil my little man so much!! It was such an amazing day!! I started saving toys about a month before he was born, and I am so thankful I did. With our move, and all the chaos that has been going on.....I had most of the christmas shopping done before November. ;0) Phew!!
Santa arrived in San Diego at midnight on 12/25 (according to Norad) and right then Baby Bear woke up. Did he hear Santa and the reindeer? Hmmmmmm!!!! I wonder!! I mean aren't children the only ones who hear the bells on Santa's sleigh and reindeer? Papa Bear was able to get him back to sleep.....and that's good.....because we can't start sneaking up on Santa at such an early age. lol ha ha ha
Baby Bear was a little confused by all the presents. He thought it was cool and stuff, but what was it all about? It was so exciting, but at the same time he wasn't to sure what it all meant. We put him in the ball pitt to see what he would do. His current favorite toys are balls, and cars and trucks that can race across the floor. We placed him in the middle of the pitt....and he just kind of looked at us like what on earth is all this coolness for?He had some fun, but there was so much to look at, he couldn't stay in one place. ha ha ha Next was the stocking....Papa and I decided on only doing Christmas for Baby Bear this year, so we could spoil our bear even more. He couldn't believe his luck at all the cool toys...and more balls......wowzers!!!
I found it a little challenging to find a treat that he could have that could be part of his stocking bundle....but I found a few little things. Like a marshmallow on a stick....and it was a yoda head. ha ha ha
We probably spent a good hour on his stocking while breakfast cooked in the oven. I prepared our families traditional dutch breakfast. Poor Baby Bear was starting to get over stimulated showing signs of starting to melt down. We moved as fast as we could into present opening so that we could eat breakfast. I was really wanting Baby Bear to get excited about opening gifts and love the fun of tearing open paper even though he didn't understand it all....but most of the time the wrapping was a little loud and scary. lol I sure love my sweet little bear. ha ha ha I had made sure I opened all of the gifts before I wrapped them and made sure they had operating batteries, and that no wrapper rage happened. ha ha There is nothing worse than opening a cool present, and then not being able to play with it, because it has been secured in it's box. ha ha Here is an example of why wrapper rage happens.....
See this? This is a cute little fabric cookie jar from Melissa and Doug. It helps kids learn about taking things out and putting things back in to the jar. Or it teaches about Motor skills. lol It is super cute. Gwama, and Gwampa Bear gave it to Baby Bear. Well here is how it was secured in the box.....
Now this isn't to bad, but two plastic ties, and the gingerbread man on top.....was sewn to the jar and lid in three different places.....I mean really?!!! I am curious to know why. I mean is ole Ginger boy going to commit suicide and jump out of the jar? And why is it secured twice in the back when it is packaged in a secure box? I just find it funny. I mean you have all seen this where you go to remove something from a box and it is tied down, latched it, and you will never be able to remove it. lol You usually end up cutting yourself somehow. (at least I do?) Ha ha ha I just don't understand these things. ha ha ha (all right back to the regularly scheduled update. lol)
So Baby Bear opened presents...lot's of them. Or rather Mama and Papa Bear opened them and Baby Bear played with them. As each minute passed though......you could tell he was slowly wearing down. He would stub his toe, and that would set him off, and then he would come back and play some more, then he would melt down again. So we rushed through the presents.......lol Here are some pictures:
He couldn't get enough of playing with the lid. He puts it on, takes it off, puts it on, takes it off....so fun!!!
Papa was eating one of his Rice Krispie Treats.....Baby Bear snuck over and stole it right out of his hands.No Papa not the whole thing!!! No Papa!!!
After presents we had a nice Christmas breakfast. The Dutch breakfast tasted amazing, and I even made a small pan of French toast for Baby Bear. He loved it!! We watched him closely because of all the eggs in it. I mean there were 6 eggs added to the dish, and two cups of milk, so we just wanted to make sure he was doing okay and didn't have a reaction. He gobbled up the food, and loved it. Then he started to fade on us. So Papa put him down for a nap. He crashed out pretty fast and took about a half hour or hour long nap. Mama sure was thankful because I needed to pump. lol Papa crawled under the house to work on the plumbing for Baby Bear's bathroom since it's been giving us problems. Afterwards Papa took Baby Bear into town and tried to go to Walmart to get a part...but alas they were closed. I took a nap since I was falling asleep while pumping. I got to take a glorious 1 1/2 hour nap!! It felt great since the last few days I have been staying up late cooking goodies and such. lol When I got up Papa Bear was feeding Baby Bear some lunchy munchie....and the t.v. was on. I turned it off since I don't agree that he needs to watch it on Christmas Day. But I soon lost that battle. BLAST!! I played around with Baby Bear and cleaned up all the wrapping. Baby Bear and I crawled into his ball pitt and played together. ha ha ha We had a lot of fun playing. This was the chaos of the aftermath:
Dinner was pretty good. And I baked 4 pumpkin pies, and one Banana pie. We actually never got to eat them because it got so late. ha ha ha And while I was rushing around baking...I forgot about one of my pies....and burnt the crust. BLAST!!! So I pulled it out of the oven scraped off the burnt part, and still made the pie. lol
We had such a great Christmas day. It was perfect, Magical, and amazing. I hate hate that it ends so fast. I look forward to Christmas all year long, and then in a matter of hours it is over. But what a great day it was. And next year is only going to be better. Better planning, Better presents, and better activities. We will have so much fun. ;0)
Merry Christmas friends and Family!!!