The big boy meets Santa for the first time!
Jared enjoying the magic of the season
Mama and Jared all bundled up for the Milan Christmas Parade
Jeff and Leeann Thomas came out to the parade too - wow it was cold
All kinds of kids and fun floats were there
Here's a couple of the wise men
And the third wisema...wait, that's a woman
More parade floats. If you've ever seen "A Christmas Story" think of the first scene when the family went to the parade. Gotta love small towns
Now this was cool, or hot I mean. It's a hot air balloon furnace that threw up a plume of flame every now and then. It was very cool, exciting and it actually helped warm things up a bit
And there's Santa with his reindeer! Looks like only Dasher and Vixen showed up to this parade
And here's Jared so tired he didn't even get a chance to lay down before falling asleep
Christmas! Well, one Christmas of three really.
All kinds of new presents and my boy plays with the surprise box I played with as a kid, how neat
Aunt Debbie, Uncle Chuck and Cousins Ethan and Samantha came down to celebrate Jared's first Christmas
Jared playing with doll shoes - hey!
Jared sure loves all his toy trains
Kahlua getting in on the action
And here's Tequila lounging in the middle of all the excitement
Here's Jared passed out in his high chair one night
Christmas! Part two. Scott's friend Matt and Carmel visited from California and celebrated early Christmas with us
Here's Matt having fun with the big boy
And Jared digging into one of his now-favorite toys, his cell phone
"Mmm, this box tastes good"
Jared appropriately ignoring all clothes presents, as it states in the "How to be a Child" manual
And here's Daddy making sure all these memories are saved in motion too