Christmas Morning

December 25, 2013

Did you know that Santa makes special trips before and after Christmas Day to accommodate families that travel? When was young, we traveled for Christmas every year, so I had several years with presents dropped off at special times. Santa came to our house a few days early this year so that Matt could be home for the big moment. {Matt was working Mon + Tues mornings before we flew out to Dallas.}

Since Mazen was still a tiny baby last year, this was his first official Christmas morning. Santa debated whether or not to wrap all of his presents, but based on the fact that M has not been the biggest fan of wrapping paper this holiday season, he decided to just bring everything directly from his workshop. It made for a really exciting first look!!


Mazen ran towards the presents, picked up the claw and pointed at everything else with glee. He LOVES Elmo and calls him “La La La” so there were lots of lalalalalalalalalalala’s! It was the cutest thing. He loved everything.










Almost as much as Elmo, Mazen really loved the tool set Matt’s dad and Cheryl gave us!



{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Monica December 25, 2013 at 8:15 am

How fun is Christmas with little kids? Merry Christmas to you, Matt, and Mazen!


2 Alison December 25, 2013 at 11:01 am

Merry Christmas! Those blocks are super cute- where are they from?


3 KERF December 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Amazon I believe


4 KJ December 30, 2013 at 10:14 pm

If they’re the ones I think they are, they’re the Eric Carle nesting blocks, and you can definitely find them on amazon–I think the main seller is Kids Preferred.


5 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm

How cute! I love the sleepy-excited look on his face! 🙂


6 Elisabeth December 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Awwww! What a cutie! Hope you, Matt & Mazen had a nice hoiday with your families 🙂


7 Lisa @bitesforbabies December 28, 2013 at 8:20 am

Lucky guy! Btw, I love those building blocks!!! Merry Christmas 😉


8 Kristi December 30, 2013 at 9:15 am

How fun! I’m curious what the other gifts are – I see the M&D sandwich set (can’t wait to get that, so cute), a puzzle, and is that a train? Mazen is a couple months ahead of my guy so it’s fun to see how the toys/development changes. I used to have a claw similar to that for picking up litter, haha. Is this a toy for Mazen?


9 KERF December 30, 2013 at 1:05 pm

We got him a talking bigbird, Elmo Best Friend (he loves both!), this Sesame Street Bus, The Best of Elmo DVD. My mom got him the train set and yes to the M&D sandwich and puzzle. The claw was at a toy store – he loves it!


10 Tracy December 31, 2013 at 11:43 am

Santa has always brought gifts unwrapped straight from his workshop to our house as well. Now my kids are 18, 16, 14 & 14 and presents still appear unwrapped. We’ve always done it this way! I’ve considered starting to wrap them but couldn’t stand the thought of using all that paper!!


11 Sara January 2, 2014 at 11:18 am

I was wrapping presents for others this year (by wrapping I mean dropping stuff in gift bags). I am a terrible wrapper but I tried to wrap two of the three things we bought our seven-month-old for Christmas. I figured the third would be for Santa and Santa doesn’t wrap presents! 🙂


12 Elizabeth @ Positive Change January 2, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Love this!! Mazen looked so excited!! What a great Christmas!!


13 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 2, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I might be the only one but at our house, santa never wrapped gifts (parents wrapped ones from them). I loved doing it that way (less waste! haha) and hope to continue that tradition even though my husband thinks I’m crazy.

Love those nesting boxes! I have the M&D ones. They are the best toy.


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