7 hours ago
On: Friday, January 4, 2013
Christmas was extra special this year as our little family of 5 was together. I remembered the longing in my heart last Christmas as I ached for our son or daughter to be home. At this time a year ago, we had yet to see Katee's sweet face . . . and this year she was in our arms and engaged in the Christmas season.
Katee knew just what to do with presents and loved opening her packages. Her first gift from us was a box of snacks from China. Our girl loves her snacks and was quite delighted.
She would have been happy snacking all evening, I think, but we couldn't let her devour all of her special snacks in one night. ;)
Katee's "big gift" was a Littlest Pet Shop tree house. We weren't sure what to get her, as we are still figuring her out. We knew there was a tree house at New Hope that she liked and we noticed that she liked to play with little things . . . thankfully, she really likes her treehouse.
Calla also showed great enthusiasm for her gifts. Love her spirit!
The kids got lots of little things from China this year (a couple movies, books, pens, paper tablets, etc.).
Calla's favorite gift was a wooden bead/necklace kit. Good idea, Daddy!
Ori felt so grown-up when he received a tool box with real tools. He is jumping to help Daddy with every possible project these days.
It was a sweet evening together. We have much to celebrate.
(And I can't leave out Ian. He was happy with his new wallet.)