Tommy’s First Christmas, continued

My apologies for the long delay in posting. Now that I’m back at work, I really don’t feel like spending more time in front of the computer when I get home. Especially when there’s an adorable boy waiting for me.

Needless to say our Christmas was wonderful. We spent it in Newark surrounded by family and friends. Below are some photos from Christmas:

This time we decided to fly instead of drive. So we had to record Tommy’s first time flying.

He slept most of the way and didn’t even fuss during take-off or landing.

Of course, everyone missed him in the three weeks since we had been there.

Brunch on Christmas morning.

Logan helped me hand out all the gifts. He really loved the responsibility and we all loved when his face would light up when I’d hand him a gift that was for him.

After brunch, gift opening and some time hanging out, Michael and Sara heading to Sara’s folks for their Christmas dinner, and Bill, Tommy and I headed to Bill’s parents’ house for their Christmas dinner.

Bill’s mom (left), Bill’s cousin (middle), Bill’s aunt (right). We all cracked up at Tommy’s face in this photo.

Bill’s aunt. I loved watching her hold Tommy. She seems in awe of him.

Of course, Tommy gets tired of being passed around after a while.

After I got Tommy calmed down, we took a nice family photo:

Kristen and Logan came over too.

Logan loves Laikwan as she’s babysat him often.

After dinner at Bill’s parents house, we headed back to Mom and Dad’s house for Christmas dinner, round two.

After Tommy’s nap, of course:

Logan showed up wearing one of the Christmas gifts he received from Kristen’s mom: a Captain America costume.




After dinner, we gathered everyone together for some family photos. Michael borrowed some professional lights from a friend and we did our best coming up with some nice photos.

These are mostly the goofy ones. Michael was the one taking the nice ones with his camera.


a good one of Bill, Tommy and me. It turned out a little dark, so it worked in black and white better.

Toward the end of our visit, we met up at Jan and Mark’s house for a wine tasting. Mark had two if his rose wines out and precisely measured for tasting with varying levels of added sugar or acid. He wanted our opinions on what combination (if any) would improve the wines. (not that they really needed improving) It was a lot of fun getting to taste already good wine with differences added to them.


We had a great trip and I was not thrilled to be coming home… and having to go back to work. We know now how easy/difficult it is to fly with Tommy, so we’ll try and make it up to the Bay Area more often.

Here’s a short video that shows just how chatty he’s getting. He loves to talk!


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5 Responses to Tommy’s First Christmas, continued

  1. stebow says:

    Awesome post Alex! Great pix and super video. What a cutie pie!

  2. christao408 says:

    Fantastic pictures, Alex.  That first picture of Michael holding TJ, Michael’s face is very reminiscent of his grandpga Tebow as a young man.

  3. jandsschultz says:

    I agree with Chris…I see Grandpa Tebow as a young man so much when I look at pictures of Michael.  He should feel honored.  Great pictures.  Thanks for sharing them.  Tommy is a very fortunate child to be part of such a loving family.  Hope we have a chance to meet him soon.

  4. oldpartner says:

    Thanks for taking the time to post!  I know that it takes time away form Tommy and once he’s in bed, the computer is the last thing that you want to work on.  I enjoyed reading about your Christmas and especially looking at the pictures.  Great picture of the three of you.  I also love the burp cloth pictured with your Dad!

  5. alextebow says:

    Thanks everyone!@oldpartner – Jenn, the burp cloth was a gift from a friend. Her mom buys prefold cloth diapers and sews decorative fabric on them to make pretty burp cloths. I thought it was a great idea. Especially since those make the best burp cloths.

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