Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas through a Child's Eyes

Our family gatherings are over, we've found a spot for most of our new gifts, and we're down to the final boxes of Christmas cookies.  I had a great time with My Farmer and kids this Christmas, along with all of our extended families.  One of the greatest joys from this year's Christmas was seeing how each of our kids experienced Christmas in their own, unique way:

Christmas through a Child's Eyes
For our son LP who is 4 1/2 years old, this was the first year he really understood "Santa" and was excited for everything Santa.  He was excited to go see Santa at our local community center, excited to leave him cookies and milk, and excited to see what he'd leave in our stockings on Christmas Day morning.  The best part was that he asked the wise old question, "Why does Santa bring us gifts for Jesus's birthday?".  To make it simple this year, we just explained that Santa loves Jesus - just like we do, so he shares his love for Jesus with children all over the World.

Christmas through a Child's Eyes
For our 2 1/2 year old daughter MP, she found herself in the crossroads of wanting independence, but yet at times still needing help to do things this Christmas.  (Okay, maybe this wasn't just at Christmas but is the life of a 2 year old...)  She had a lot of fun and joy when she could do things on her own and at her own time, but when it came to doing things not on her time, like group pictures.... well, let's just say she wasn't a fan.  Her favorite part of Christmas though was probably driving around to check out people's light decorations.  On Christmas Night we went on a evening car ride to see all the lights.  She said "Wow" for every-single-house that had any bit of decorations.

Christmas through a Child's Eyes
And for our 11 month daughter JP's 1st Christmas, it was a busy one, as all she really cared about was having enough space to crawl around and places to pull herself up!  She did a great job spending time with many family members at each Christmas gathering, and was sure to clap for her gifts (that is if she was still near it and hadn't crawled 20 feet away by the time it was unwrapped...).  Her innocent smile that she shared every day and with everyone, brought simple joy for all of us this Christmas.
Christmas through a Child's Eyes

It was so special to see each of our kids experience the blessings of Christmas this year.  What was your favorite part of Christmas?  Remember to Comment for a Cause!

9 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you all! I love the photos. Our favorite part was seeing family and friends.

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    1. I'm glad you were able to travel and see your family and friends!

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  2. I love the photos of them! What a fun time!

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    1. It is definitely a fun time at our house ;)

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  3. I'm a great grandma now, but I remember these times so well. Seems like just yesterday my own kids were this size. Happy New Year

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  4. We have a 2 1/2 year old too and he was so much fun at Christmas! He is the only grandkid on my side and the only one in town on my husband's side, so he was the center of attention. He loved the decorations, the presents, the cookies... all of it! He has really made Christmas a lot of fun!

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  5. Often kids love to celebrate christmas than any other festival. May be the reason is the Santa or the gifts. A child's point of view is completely different from a young one. LP and MP both are too small to understand something different about the Christmas party except the Santa and gifts. JP cannot even make sense what Christmas is. Your words reveal how well actually a mother understands her babies. It was so sweet to know about your 3 cute kids. I love JP the most, such a cutie pie. Kid Steals.

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