christmas morning was both relaxing and eventful – at the same time! barbara and i cooked a christmas dinner of roast chicken, wild rice, sweet potato casserole (i need that recipe barb!), peas and cherry pie…how yum does all that sound?
well, it tasted even better! but i digress 🙂
while everything was cooking and roasting, the adults got their coffee, jon started a fire and i corralled the little jasper around the tree…i had my camera out and fully charged but between helping jasper with her presents (and the wrapping paper which was a big hit with her) and opening my own presents, well, i had no hands left! so barbara was the picture snapper this time – there is a very real possibility that i will be posting christmas morning pictures up in february! a little delayed gratification 🙂
we all recieved wonderful gifts but my favorite part was watching jasper play…with everything! my plan is to take pictures of her playing with all her groovy gifts over the next few days so everyone can see her enjoy their love and i will post as i go – i have a lot of picture taking and posting to do coming up!
it took a couple of hours for jasper lilith to do more than push dad and barbara’s gift around but once she figured out how to climb on to it without one of us holding her (for balance or moral support, i guess), she took off with it and hasn’t really let go of it since 🙂
here is jasper riding the ‘pillar without music – pretty intent of pushing her little toes around! the toy is a little too tall for her as of yet, she can’t quite make it bounce yet or go very fast but that will change all too quickly, i imagine!
and here is jasper riding the toy with music! such a difference! she would push a little and then stop to dance or wiggle and then push a little more with another stop to dance or jive a bit more…it was pretty stop and go and it was hilarious!
we love you, dad and barbara!