I can't believe Christmastime is over already! It seriously was such a blur! This year was especially awesome for obvious reasons - Sebastian's first Christmas! :) Needless to say, being the first and only grandchild has its perks. He was surely spoiled this year and he didn't even realize it! ;)
We were so lucky in that my brother was able to come home for the holidays again this year - he usually only comes home every other year - and he got to hang out for almost two full weeks! As always, Christmas Eve was dedicated to my family. We had to take Pookie to the vet in the morning (sadly, she has a little skin infection but its now on the mend) and then we basically hung out at my parent's house the rest of the day. We had a yummy dinner prepared by my mom and then waited until it was time to go to church. This year, we went to an actual midnight mass at St. Pius (prior to this year, it was more of a 9:30 PM mass). On our way out to the car, one of the priests even took a moment to bless Sebastian - it looked like he palmed is head real quick, did the sign of the cross, then sent us on our merry way. ;) After church, we went back to my parent's house and opened all of our presents (hey, it was technically Christmas by then)! Sebastian had a whole section dedicated just to him but he had been sleeping since about 9:00 PM and slept through church, family pictures, and present opening! We didn't get home until around 2:00 AM so we slept in a little (well, as much as the baby would allow) the following morning.
David's parents always host a Christmas lunch and this year, my brother came along to enjoy some homemade Korean cuisine. This surprise house guest was a HUGE hit at the Ko household; David's mom and aunt love my brother - almost to the point where even Sebastian was an afterthought. ;) David's dad was inspired to take photos of us this year so we were invited to his home "photography studio" aka garage for some pictures. It was fun to see the CEO of KJ Photo at work. ;) After lunch we went home to rest a little and then went back to visit my family.
While admittedly, the holidays can be a bit stressful with all the going back and forth between families - it was a great first Christmas for Sebastian! Oh, I forgot to mention that both sets of grandparents LOVED the Christmas plates they received from their first grandchild! So glad they were a hit! :) We can't wait to see how things will be next Christmas when he'll probably be able to appreciate and participate in all the festivities a bit more! :)
We LOVE getting Christmas cards! Thanks, everyone! :)
Sebastian loved staring up at the glass ball garland everyday...
And these hanging balls too :)
Sebastian's Christmas art project from school!
Matching stockings and a cozy, "crackling fire" ;)
Best buds hanging out on Christmas Eve morning
On the way to midnight mass
Looks like such a big boy!
Love his lil' outfit :)
Me & mi madre
I love my hubby
First Christmas photo as a family of 4!
Who is that random model posing next to us?!
Christmas lunch at the Ko home
Enjoying one of his many Christmas presents! Spoiled kid!
Proud of his work badge
Ooh... not a flattering photo, but the last one with Uncle Les before flying back to London :( In my defense, I was just recovering from a bout of food poisoning - not a fun experience, let me tell you...