Through Eden's Eyes
These are some moments captured by Eden on Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve Festivities
Dinner...fried turkey of course. This time we just fried turkey breast instead of the whole turkey, I'm smelling a new tradition.
(Clearly some were more excited than others...)
The Aric and Evelynne gift exchange...Tessa was getting in on the fun.
They exchange festive accessories. This year Aric made Ev this fancy pin out of an ornament.
Ev got Aric this very festive man bracelet.
We honored our Abuelita Tina by doing our traditional family dance to "Abriendo Puertas" by Gloria Estefan
Later that night M and E sprinkled some reindeer oats.
Maya and Eden were good enough this year that Santa brought them exactly what they wished for...a Nintendo DS.
Camden got a basketball hoop. Maya asked for one for him.
The girls got this special gift from Auntie Jo and Uncle Steve. It's not enough for our family to have one of these music boxes...now we have two! The music is great for about 10 minutes...after that your ears start to bleed.
These were the gifts they got from Grandma Kathy and Papa Ron.
I made the girls their very own Snuggies...
Here is Mr. C with some of his presents...
This is what he did all morning...
I was fortunate to have two of my brothers stay with me. Here is Ben with the t-shirt we got for him...
Now I know what I am giving him next Christmas...
Here is Rico with C...looking so handsome those two...
It's always sad to see them go. I love that they make such efforts to spend quality time with us. My girls love their tios!
I still can't believe Christmas has come and gone. I feel like I have wished December away, I just kept thinking that at the end of the month we would have our adoption finally finalized. No such luck. Here we are in January and we are still waiting for a court date. Apparently the commissioner decided that she wasn't going to review any adoption cases until Jan 4th. What's another week right!?....I keep telling myself it doesn't matter, but it does.
In the meantime, I am grateful that we had a joy filled holiday season and that we created wonderful memories with friends and family.