Friday, December 29, 2006

First Christmas

Evelyn enjoyed her first Christmas.

Evy's First Christmas

It didn't take her long to figure out what to do with the wrapped packages.

Present Opening

Evy was frequently distracted by the twinkling lights and colorful ornaments of the Christmas tree, but she quickly returned to unwrapping. Serious unwrapping.

Christmas Paper

Thanks, Santa!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Dear Santa,

Letter to Santa

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Who Is This Guy?

Who is This Guy?

Evelyn visited Santa for the first time today. She first tried to figure out what was going on and who the bearded guy in the red suit was. Then she started crying.

But after Santa whispered the secret of Christmas in her ear...

With Santa

...she was OK.

Santa & Mrs. Claus

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Nine Months

Evelyn turned nine months old today. We took her to the doctor's office this morning and found out that she weighs just over 16 pounds and is 27 inches tall.

To celebrate, we took a walk in the park and went on the swings. It was an unseasonably warm day for Pittsburgh in mid-December, with temperatures approaching 60 degrees.

Winter Swinging

We can't assume that we'll be able to do the same outdoor activities when Evy turns ten months old. Maybe we'll get to build a snowman instead.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Finishing Touches

With the inside finished, we had an opportunity this weekend to put some Christmas decorations outside. We had some help.

Christmas Garland

The snowsuit might have been a little much, as it would have had a hard time snowing with temperatures nearing 50 degrees, but she looked cute anyway.

Bow Placement

With the garland strung and the bows straightened, Evy is officially ready for her first Christmas. Only two more weeks to go!

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Tree Trimming

The holiday season is officially upon us. Although grocery stores and malls have been playing Christmas music since October, we decided to wait until December to decorate. Evelyn was very curious to see what was in the bins that came down from the attic and took over her play area.

Ready to Decorate

She was anxious to start putting decorations the tree. But first she had to take them out of their bags, bubblewrap, and boxes (yes, for some reason Steph keeps all of the Hallmark ornaments in their original packaging).

Bin of Boxes of Ornaments

After all 1,463 ornaments were placed on the tree, it was time for our angel to put the angel on the top.

Angel on Top

We only hope that she will have as much fun celebrating Christmas as she did getting ready for it.