"Dad, I think it goes here"
Beck was 9 months old for his first Christmas. The holiday lasted about a week at our house by the time we visited everyone.
First we went to Jamie's sister's house for Christmas with his family. Beck got his first Christmas present from Aunt Carolyn- a car race track. He was mezmerized!!
Next was Christmas "morning" at our house, which was actually Christmas Eve morning. Mimi and Poppa Jeff came over to watch and partake in my finest breakfast ever... World's Best French Toast (from the ECS cookbook, best cookbook EVER!). Beck got his first walker from Mom and Dad. I also made him a robot fleece blanket. Brooklyn spent her own money this year to buy us all gifts. She got Beck a "little brother" shirt, a fleece jacket, and a Veggie Tales DVD. Beck really likes to rip up paper right now, so we thought he'd love opening his gifts. He did love it, but he would rip the first piece off and then continue to shred that piece into tons of tiny pieces, instead of unwrapping the rest of the gift. Silly boy. Daddy had to go to work that day, but Mimi and Pop stayed to play with all the new toys. Mimi tried to teach Beck how to walk with his walker, but he wasn't moving his feet a bit!
Christmas Eve we drove to Indy to spend the night at Papa Gregor's. We opened gifts with him Christmas morning. Beck got some sweet new rides- a 2 seater wagon and a car!!! We've been driving them all around the house, and he loves it!! He even got to help Dad put them together- what a big helper!! The ladies seem to love it when Beck rolls by with his arm out the window- or he think so at least!
Next we went to Uncle Josh and Aunt Carly's to open gifts with them. Lainey was a big help, helping Beck open his gifts. She's gonna make a great big sis!!!
Later on Christmas Day we went to Mamaw and Papaw's to see the whole Cartwright fam. Beck was sure to get lots of lovin' there! Late that night we drove home since Jamie had to work the next day :(
Several days later we celebrated our last Christmas with Mimi, Pops, Grandpa Scott, and Grandma Janet at Mimi and Pop's house. By the time we got to opening presents it was Beck's bedtime, so he was a bit drowzy for this one.
We finished the holiday season with a New Year's celebration at the Seymore's. Tons of friends came over for some food and games while the kiddos were upstairs sleeping. But before Beck went off to sleepyland, we got a few pics to prove he rang in the new year!