Christmas eve, despite the illness, was still wonderful. We had a "Happy Birthday Jesus" family party. This year I made an out-of-the-box tres leches cake. It was AWFUL! After Billy took a bite he sadly said, "happy birthday Jesus." And I said, "we tried." and Libby wrapped it up with "and we're sorry!" We had a good laugh about that. Christmas Eve supper was delicious though and we just might have to make it tradition: homemade potato leak and sausage soup... yum.
Christmas day, what can I say. I'm eager for the day my girls get the whole real idea of it. I'm also eager for the day Libby allows us to see her excitement without trying to hide it. She would not let on AT ALL that she was amazed by the big basketball hoop taking up our living room space. That silly girl! Here's our Christmas in SA in pics...
the Eve soup.
|the present set-up|
|the love connection|
|the christmas morning walk|
|the christmas morning attitude|
|the medieval castle with dragons and knights. best buy of the century. Libby loves it - which we figured out eventually.|
|the closest thing to a barn we'll ever have. Gracie's special gift.|
|the $15 stroller that could have been Gracie's only Christmas gift and she would have been totally content.|
|the balerina doll and my pretty chocolate|
|finally a smile. let it go girl! vulnerability rocks!|
|"water painting" as Gracie calls it.|