Sunday, December 27, 2009

Santa Baby


What a special Christmas we had! As they say....a baby changes everything!

We went over to Nana and Poppy's house on Christmas Eve for dinner and to open "stuffers"....more on that in a minute...

Growing up, Santa's elves always came to our house while we were at church on Christmas Eve and stuffed our stockings so we would always open those that night....

Only, as the years went on....the elves started to get a little lazy.
Things didn't so much fit into the stockings anymore, and "stuffers" now look like this....

Addison had a lot of fun and really got into the opening of gifts this year. I'm sure she pretty much thought the last two days have been the greatest in her life. Hopefully by next year, she'll start to understand the real meaning of Christmas.

Graham really didn't know what to think, but he looked cute anyway.

Christmas morning was so much fun. We caught up on some sleep in the morning since Graham really likes being up all night and opened gifts from Santa around lunchtime.

Addison made sure that Graham had one of his new little trucks right beside him.
She really is starting to pay more attention to the little guy and always seems concerned when he is crying....wanting to make things better...such a sweet big sister.
We hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and wish everyone a Happy New Year!!


And here is our Christmas letter for 2009

Merry Christmas from The Parsons! We hope that you are having a wonderful 2009! This year has flown by, and I can’t believe that 2010 is just around the corner! We have had such an exciting year, and God has blessed our family in so many ways.

Graham Clayton Parsons arrived December 2, weighing in at 7 pounds and 20.5 inches long. He has been such a joy and seems to be a very laid back baby. I have no idea where he gets this from. =) He just loves being held and is happy as long as he is in someone’s arms.

Addison is full of energy! She is 20 months old and a very busy toddler. She is easing into her new role as big sister and loves helping mom change diapers. She takes this job very seriously! In the last few months, she has become quite the ham and loves putting on a “show” for whoever is around. Speaking of “show”…that has become her favorite word, and she will repeatedly request this while holding out the remote to whoever will oblige her. I may know where she gets this from…..

She is also enjoying a “mommy and me” music and motor class at Boni’s Dance Studio.

Andy and I have also had a busy year. This summer we put our house on the market and moved across the neighborhood…one street over. We thought it would be an easy move, only moving 8 houses away, but quickly found out that NO move is an easy move. The two-month ordeal was all worth it though. We love our new house and were glad to get settled in August, a few months before Graham arrived. Andy also enjoyed a guys’ trip with his newly – retired dad and brother, Mark, to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone Park in August.

I am enjoying spending time with our family of 4! I’ve tried to capture as many moments as I can in pictures and share it through our family blog, parsons411.blogspot.com. We are still trying to sneak in a trip once in a while as well. Thanks to loving grandparents who were glad to watch Addison, Andy and I were fortunate to get away in March to one of our favorite destinations, Northern California. We enjoyed staying in Carmel, driving through Big Sur, and finishing up in Napa Valley.

We wish you and your family a wonderful year ahead filled with love and God’s blessings. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

With love,

Andy, Melissa, Addison & Graham


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1 comment:

Alicia and Greg said...

You guys are just adorable! I can't wait to meet Graham. I'm off this week and would LOVE to see you. :0)