A First Christmas, Oh So Bright!

We'll always remember Christmas 2007 as Wilhelm's first Christmas. It was a glorious time for Alan & I as we watched our little boy gasp and shrill in excitement at the lights on the tree, the presents to open, and the other bright moments that come along with the holidays.

I find it impossible to record all of our special moments during this Christmas, but here are a few special ones.Wilhelm enjoyed each time we would pack to travel somewhere. It was hard to tell if he really wanted to go since he pitched out everything that was put in the suitcase and then jumped in himself. Possibly he wanted to ride in there, instead of his car seat. Only a few short weeks until he can forward face in his car seat, yeah!
Wilhelm received a rocking moose from Santa Claus this year.

His stocking also included some goodies.
Daddy Will and Gran began a new Christmas Eve tradition by reading The Night Before Christmas to the grandchildren.
Christmas morning included a big country breakfast, many presents, and matching pajamas. I think my mom is a little more sure about her excitement than the children are.
Eight children, in front of a camera, expected to stand still for a posed picture. I don't think this was a bad attempt. These are Wilhelm's 1st and 3rd cousins. Chloe, Lily Grace, Camille, Bethany, Timothy, Hannah, & Carlie Mae. What a group! They had such a nice time playing with each other.
Aside from boxes and paper, this Curious George doll was one of Wilhelm's favorite presents he received. It was from his Pappy and Nanna Eargle.

One of my favorite pictures taken during the holidays was of my goofy niece Lily Grace and her Uncle Alan. They are such hams!
Our family was so blessed in 2007 and we look forward to what 2008 sends our way.