It was pointed out to me that I failed to mention that after leaving Grandma Allen's and then leaving the Allen's, before celebrating with my family and opening presents I first had some of the most delicious eggs benedict cooked by my amazing Dad. He only cooks these once in a blue moon, so it was a real treat. His eggs benedict are BY FAR my favorite, and it wouldn't have been Christmas without 'em! Yum!
Christmas was amazing this year, and I didn't expect any less having a little one joining us this year.
We started on the 18th and had a family Christmas in OKC with my Granddaddy and that was just precious. We had a good time and got to see part of the family that we rarely get to catch up with anymore. It was fabulous!
Christmas Eve we had Christmas with Chris' Mom's side. We had a meal and then opened presents, Camden got some adorable clothes and I got a cute sweater jacket.
Then on actual Christmas day, Camden gave Mommy and Daddy the best gift of all, he slept all night! What made this even better was the fact that Mommy's alarm didn't go off at 530am like it was supposed to, so we slept all the way until we were supposed to be at Grandma Allen's house at 7 am! It was definitely a nice little surprise. (No worries, he hasn't done it since! It was a Christmas miracle I guess!!)
So we hurried out of the house late (for the record, it takes all three of us to get completely ready and the baby fed approx 50 mins) and arrived in time for some sausage biscuits and mush. Before we knew it, it was present opening time and it was complete madness with the amount of kids in that room this year! It was a blast. Camden got some ADORABLE clothes, can't wait to put him in them all! He has already broken in his OSU sleeper, gotta get fired up for the upcoming bowl game. After Christmas at Grandma Allen's (Great Grandma to Camden) we went to Christmas at Chris' parents (Grandma and Grandpa's) house. Camden got some AWESOME toys there, he got a Leapfrog dog named Scout, a ball that encourages crawling, some adorable clothes including a Jimmie Johnson onesie, a highchair, a Nemo of his own, and Mommy got her favorite gift - a mini camcorder so she can record exciting moments with baby. Wheee! Talk about spoiled!
After this we went to my parents house to hang out with my family and so Camden could FINALLY meet his Aunt and Uncle. He was so excited! :) There we surprised my sister by spending all of our Christmas money on spoiling her with a new laptop. I hope she was surprised but I think she might have had a sneaking suspicion. Oh well. It was fun to be able to bless her. Camden got the Little People Nativity Set which we are going to start a tradition of opening up and putting it in his room or out in the living room so he can play with it every year. It is SO cool, and we don't have a nativity set yet anyhow so I guess the Little People Set is a start!
Then we capped off our evening with dinner at my SIL and BIL's house. They cooked a ham and scalloped potatoes and salad and rolls and corn and it was fabulous! It was so sweet of them to have us over last minute for dinner. There we played with Haylie and her new toys, took tons of pictures and gave Camden his first taste of rice cereal. He actually did pretty well, it was pretty cute. Most of it ended up coming back out, but after repeatedly putting it back in he would eventually swallow. Don't worry, I have videos and pictures that I will try and post soon.
On our way home we drove through Rhema so Camden could look at the Christmas lights. They were beautiful! By the time we got home, all three of us were pretty exhausted. It had been a busy day of go, go, go! So we were definitely ready for showering and bed.
And what a memorable first Christmas Camden had! We are beyond blessed, and loved getting to spend time with family. We are looking forward to the many Christmases to come as a little family.
One-Pot Sausage and Veggie Rice by Erica
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