Getting to experience holidays with Skyler for the first time is so cool. We had a blast over Halloween and Thanksgiving, and since I didn’t get to document Turkey Day, I wanted to make sure and capture as much as I could for Skyler’s First Christmas!
Having a little one around this year made me want to make our day extra special together. We thought of going home to see Scott’s family or mine, but a quick turnaround for an overseas work trip for him resulted in us staying put in Brooklyn. It made me sad at first since I know that both of our families would have loved to see him for the holiday. Maybe next year!
So, we made the best of our quiet day at home together. I was hoping to wake up to a White Christmas to make things feel extra cozy, but we haven’t seen snow more than a day or two this entire season. I did, however, wake up to Skyler accidentally selecting Christmas music on my phone and blasting it before sunrise! (He first woke up at 5 a.m., so I brought him into our bed for some snuggle time before getting moving for the day.)
We got coffee brewing, took a family walk with Roadie, and then opened up our stockings before making breakfast. Santa didn’t leave us stockings last year, but since we got new ones that were embroidered for everyone this year, he happened to stop by.
Naturally, Skyler was just as interested in the wrapping of his presents than the actual gifts, but that was to be expected. He was especially a huge fan of bows! Well, most of them.
It was so fun to see him open things, and he wasn’t quite sure why he kept getting more and more things handed to him. I’m sure he’ll catch on in a few years.
After we finished opening presents, we spent the rest of our day lounging in our matching pajamas and video chatting with our families. It was sad to be away from them, but also fun to start our own family traditions, too.
I’m already excited to see what Christmas looks like for us next year! Since I really wanted to capture everything this year, I filmed some of the day and compiled it into a video to look back on. I hope you enjoy it!
Some other traditions that we have started while living here are attending a worship service on or near Christmas Eve, going to see the lights in Dyker Heights, and watching a Christmas movie before we turn in.
I hope you all had a happy holiday season, and best wishes for the New Year, too!