Friday, November 16, 2012

First Christmas Stocking

A quick sharing of cuteness before I head out for my day.  My mom brain forgot to bring home the file I need for court this morning, so I have to leave extra early to stop by my office (north of our house) before court (south of our house).  Ugh.

Anyway, Eli's Christmas stocking arrived yesterday.  By the time I got home from work he was overwhelmed with enthusiasm for whatever was in the boxes left by the UPS man.  He's received a few gifts lately, and so thinks pretty much every delivery is something for him.

As I unpacked the box, I showed him his Christmas stocking and asked if he knew what it was. He said yes (like he always does), so I asked him if he knew what it was for.

He said yes (like he always does).  And showed me.

When Brad and I debated the pros and cons of adopting an older child versus adopting an infant, I thought hard about all the "firsts" we'd miss.  Would I feel like we missed too much?

It's been such an unexpected blessing to share "firsts" with an older child, who can make us laugh so hard with his "been there, done that" bravado.

Not missing anything here.


  1. Can't wait to see the look on his face with a tree, ornaments and presents!

  2. Ha! Yes, I hope to see how he reacts to all the other traditions, especially Santa! :D