By request, a few recent firsts for the Sprout.

Her first jaunt to select the perfect Christmas tree. She is very picky.

Her first taste of food. Luckily, she’s much more of a fan now, a few weeks in.

Her first Christmas socks (courtesy of Aunt Skort-ney).

Her first kiss from a schnauzer. She reports that while the mustache was a bit itchy, she’d do it again.

Her first sock monkey.

She woke up jingling on her first Christmas morning.

First white Christmas for the both of us.

First run-in with gilded Elvis.

The lack of attention she received was pitiful, really.

And finally… first cowbell, first bowl game. Good end to the holidays. More firsts to come, I’m sure.