Christmas with Tenley was also known as The Great Wrapping Paper Wrestle. She was into everything, was very interested in unwrapping gifts to try to eat the wrapping paper, and had a wonderful time with our family. She even started walking the day after Christmas while my sister and her fiancé were still visiting from Boston so they got to see it the first time she took off and walked all the way across the room. Tenley’s first Christmas was a blast!
My parents went with us to Robinson Family Tree Farm to choose our Christmas trees. Tenley wasn’t too sure about the animated Santa they had.
Seeing my parents with Tenley is so much fun. They adore her.We chose our tree in the tree farm’s garage (lol), but then we went & walked around in the trees outside so Tenley could see them in their natural habitat. haha.Tenley’s Christmas dress was sparkly & she looked adorable, of course. Side note, we need a tree skirt for next year. The photos with her bear are her 10 month progress photos. We take a few with her bear each month to see how she grows.
We had our tree downstairs this year because Tenley mostly hangs out upstairs. It was nice not having to keep her from it constantly.On Christmas Eve, we went to the Christmas Cantata at our church. Those two cuties are my cousin & his wife- the narrators this year.After church, we went to my parents’ house & my dad’s mom & her husband came over.Tenley’s Christmas morning side eye. hehe.She opened a few gifts from us Christmas morning- a few books featuring pugs (obviously haha) and a wooden activity cube.Christmas afternoon was at G-ma & Tata’s with all of my aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, etc. It is SO MUCH FUN- definitely a highlight of the Christmas season.G-ma always has silly games planned for us. This year, we drew a piece of paper with instructions on it for silly activities to do before we popped our balloon, which had cash money in it. We had to do things like “Hop Like a Frog” or “Kiss Tata” or “Hoot like an Owl.” Never a dull moment.My sister’s fiancé not wasting any time getting acclimated to the entire family by “Hopping Like a Frog” in front of all.
I love my family so much!Aunt Lisa & Uncle Scott reading to T-Bear. Sadly, my other sister & her family weren’t there that day because of illness. Tenley is infatuated with her older cousins. She played picnic with Aubrey.After a long day for baby, it was PJ time.
The day after Christmas, we had our Christmas celebration at Josh’s parents’. Tenley has two cousins on that side of the family with one more on the way.Grandma Cheryl & Papa Damon got Tenley a pony.Tenley gave her cousin Aiden lots of kisses.Then on Sunday, we had Christmas with my parents at their house. My sister’s kids are so very cute and, thankfully, were feeling better.Landon fell asleep on G-ma.She gets very excited when she gets things she is not supposed to have like Punky’s bone. Oh boy. . .We love her chub!Take this hood off, Mom!See ya later! She hardly ever crawls now so looking back at these photos from just a few weeks ago is really making me realize how quickly she’s growing up & changing. She RUNS around the house now. *Sigh* It truly is bittersweet.She loves pointing.We are so thankful for our family. And for Jesus; He’s the reason we celebrate Christmas!