Hazel's first Christmas eve was spent being cradled in the arms of her loving family.
Our evening was filled with lots of good conversation, laughs and delicious food.
This pic is the best!!! All 4 girls...
The generosity of our family was overwhelming. Hazel had was thrilled to touch, crinkle and pull the paper out of the bags to reveal the treasure that lie within. She enjoyed ripping paper and playing with toys. She was so genuinely interested and amused to see what was hidden under all the red and green paper. We couldn't help but watch, smile and revel in her joy. It was contagious.
These next 3 pics fill my heart with peace. What else could a girl ask for. I have the most PERFECT family!!!
Hazel's kisses are frequent these days. She will often reach out to grab our face, lean in and plant a sloppy one with full lip to lip contact. Sometimes she lingers a little too long and sometimes she uses her tongue. It is what it is...
You know those moments in time that once they're past, you would do just about anything to have just one second of it back, just once. That is what these kisses will one day be for me. I will take all that I can possibly get while she is keen on giving them out. I smile through each one, get a good look at the look in her eye and take a mental picture that I can carry with me forever. Love is not a big enough word to describe how I feel about every single sloppy kiss I get.
Off to Nonna's house to celebrate and snuggle some more. Hazel was such a trooper that night. Up until midnight and not one meltdown.
Hazel was in her glory opening new and interesting gifts all night long.
It was a perfect night, filled with perfect people and, most importantly, a PERFECT baby!!! There were so many smiles to be had, my face hurt as I laid my head down on my pillow and anxiously awaited Santa's arrival.
Peace & Love