Mallory enjoyed her first Christmas this year and I couldn't help but think about last year when I was 9 months pregnant and wishing that she would come as soon as possible. Being that she was born on January 2nd, she didn't wait much longer to arrive. Almost a whole year has gone by and I have to stop and wonder where the time went?
Mallory was graced with a runny nose (or as Cousin Ivan would say, a "funny nose") for her first Christmas but it didn't seem to slow her down. Christmas eve is when the festivities began at Grandma and Grandpa Preston's. She had no interest in unwrapping her own gifts, but finally attempted when it was time to open mine. No worries though - Ivan was more then willing to help.
We then made our way to Grandma and Grandpa Sach's to open gifts. Mallory got a pink rocking horse that sings from her Grandparents and that was reason enough to stay up a little late. She didn't get into opening the gifts there either, but she did enjoy the ribbon tremendously.
Christmas morning was spent with Aunt Erin, Uncle Todd, Uncle Dan & Grandpa Morley. However, only a short time before it was time to open presents she decided to take a nap. Being that she had a "funny nose" I let her sleep through Christmas morning. So, on Mallory's first Christmas she opened gifts Christmas evening. After her nap, we headed over to Great Granny and Great Grandpa Morley's to open some more gifts. She loved being the center of attention and just made her way around the over-crowded room looking at all the gifts that were tore into. All in all I would say Mallory's first Christmas was a busy, enjoyable, and wonderful success.
Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful gifts and family time. We love you all and Merry Christmas!