A Bittersweet Christmas Season

With the recent loss of my partner’s grandmother, we are all still reeling from the sadness. Our family is still mourning a great loss. That makes this Christmas season so bittersweet. Its also Peyton’s first Christmas. Our first Christmas as a family of three.

This month, we have made the most of the firsts in this year. I hope to make as many happy memories as we can for Peyton to look back on. So, earlier this month, we met with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Santa was not exactly the best person of the day. Peyton promptly screamed her head off. She was quite pissed that I plopped her down on some random bearded stranger’s lap.
Mrs. Claus was not much better. Peyton wasn’t thrilled to be put on her lap either, but Mommy was determined to get the picture. So handing her a book and she chewed to her heart’s content. I had to buy that book afterwards. Happy early Christmas present Peyton. 
So, now that she has met the two most iconic characters of Christmas, I was very happy to have those pictures. I love the screaming Santa picture. I am sure I shouldn’t love it, but I do!
We tried to take her weekly pictures in front of Santa’s workshop, though, that didn’t really work out well, she ended up tearing down the background.
It was still a cute little photo shoot to do with her. She loved the crinkle of the plastic in her fingers and playing Peek-a-Boo in it.

It was great fun for both of us.

The other day, we had a nice fresh snow. The first of the year, so I bundled up the baby and put her out in the snow. I am not sure what she thought was going on, but she tried to taste the wind. We didn’t stay very long outside because the wind was pretty cold and biting, but I wanted to get the pictures. So, we got a few pictures of her playing in the snow.

In the midst of the sadness, we were able to put the Christmas tree up and have yet another first in our family. We have wrapped presents and put them under the tree for the first time! Usually, Kim and I are not very good at keeping presents under the tree. We have put the tree together and let her help in her own little way. She put most of it in her mouth, but it was nice to take the pictures and keep the memories.

Putting the star on the tree.
Helping her mommies put the ornaments on.
Must touch tree.
First ornament from mommies.
I hope everyone has an awesome Christmas Season, we are sure to have one as well.
Take Care ❤
Rachael

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2 thoughts on “A Bittersweet Christmas Season

  1. Goodnesss, she couldn't be any cuter in that snowsuit, now could she? Glad to hear you enjoyed your holidays, even if it was bittersweet with the passing of your partner's lovely grandmother.

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