|Jack helping with the decorations|
|"What is this thing?"|
Christmas pictures, you know.) When Jack is old enough, we'll watch NORAD and check on Santa's progress, maybe watch a holiday movie to close out the night. As the night winds down and Jack is sleeping soundly, we'll pack the presents under the tree, feast on some cookies and milk, and head to bed without making too much noise (we can always blame it on the reindeer on the roof anyways.)
|Jack with his favorite ornament|
As I said earlier, Jack is still young and won't know his Christmas from his Easter, but I intend to start traditions early so that we can build and develop on them as he gets older. Jack will learn that Christmas is just as much about giving gifts as it is about receiving them from Santa. While it's easy to get caught up in the anticipation of new toys or gaming systems, you need to stop and appreciate the mood and overall joy of the season. Christmas is such a magical time of the year and I hope that I can impart my love of the season to my son the way that my parents did for me. I can't wait to see the excitement on Jack's face over the years as he experiences the magic of the season for himself.