This afternoon, the five oldest from the baby home and I headed over to the boys' house to play. We had planned on some water play but the oldest boys really wanted to go to the park, so that's what we ended up doing. We walked on some back roads to get there and got to see lots of cows, chickens, and pigs. The babies loved it! We had a great afternoon playing and hope to do it again soon!
Friday, December 26, 2014
For so long, it didn't feel like Christmas was coming up. Then, all of a sudden the day was actually here. We ended up running out of time to do some of the Christmas activities I had planned… We finally got around to decorating cookies tonight! The kids were initially scared to try the icing let alone actually do anything with it so we were off to a slow start. It didn't take long before they decided that decorating cookies was pretty fun though!
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad! With all of the celebrations yesterday and the day before, it doesn't really seem like Christmas morning. We had a bit more celebrating to do today though to keep the Christmas spirit alive!
This morning we managed to keep everyone asleep until 7am! I was shocked as they're normally up long before then and they all knew they would find presents under the tree in the morning. Once they woke up, it didn't take long until they were ready to open their gifts. These presents were mostly given to them from Danyelle and her family with a few group gifts thrown in from Sarah and Daniel.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
After lunch, the boys' and girls' house tías went home, and the girls stayed over at House 2 for more celebrations with us. We took care of the dreaded group picture before anything else happened… The kids did NOT want to participate. With new gifts from the party this morning, they were kept busy for awhile after that.
Christmas really continued after dinner. Sarah put together a "Christmas Eve Basket" for all of the kids containing their new pajamas and several games and activities for the kids to share. They looked too cute in their pajamas, and they LOVED watching some new movies before going to bed. They knew they had to sleep if they wanted to open some more gifts tomorrow morning :)