This was our last Christmas as a family of four and it was SO fun for us because it was the first year our kids really grasped some of the Christmas concepts. From Baby Jesus's birthday to Christmas trees and even pointing out Santa Claus when we saw him - it was really fun to have the kids excited about the season!
Will and I traded babysitting nights with a friend and we got to go to Toys R Us by ourselves on a "date" and we picked out stocking stuffers for the kids (and lets be honest - price matched stuff and ordered from Amazon for the big presents).
Christmas morning the kids were so fun opening presents. Edith did the unwrapping for everyone :)
We got Israel a toy vacuum because he is OBSESSED with our vacuum. It's so quirky. Anyways, as you will see he still wanted the real thing but he does enjoy his new toy one too!
This is Edith's "can I have it?" pose:
His new toy guitar was a hit!
Edith liked wearing the stockings on her feet!
It was a beautiful day so we decided to go to the park. There's a handicap- accessible park just 10ish blocks from us so we went there and Israel walked ALL over the park! It was such a blessing. We posted on social media about this. Last year we decided to pray hard that Israel would walk by Christmas, but honestly it felt like a pipe-dream and somewhat unreachable goal. He had just started to pull to stand and did not take any independent movements. This June Israel took his first steps and now he can take off when he wants to! There's still so many parts of the walking process/transition that Israel needs to figure out for independence but he is our little miracle.