Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve

At some point it became tradition for volunteers to work Christmas Eve so the tías can spend part of either Christmas Eve or Day with their families. Not ones to break tradition, we happily suggested the tradition continue this year so we could celebrate with the kids! The babies had a pretty normal night with an early bedtime (except for the 3 oldest "babies" who got to stay up late with the big girls), but the big girls were begging to have a sleepover in the living room, so that's exactly what they did! They watched movies and made loom band bracelets while I made cookies for us to decorate tomorrow. It's weird to think that it's already Christmas... It's come so fast this year!

As soon as A. saw my camera he posed for a picture!

I don't know when or why it started, but R. keeps referring to J. as her "papito." She's very concerned about what he's doing and where he is and was insistent that she be the one to feed him his lunch!

Tía Silvia knows the way to my heart is through my stomach and made us milanesas for dinner!

Easiest recipe ever and it even worked well at Cochabamba's high altitude!

 Apparently Tía Sarah needed a place to store V. while she changed the other kids!

 I left J. on the floor with just a diaper on so I could bring him more clothes and he immediately covered himself up with pajamas.

Big night for us... We got engaged on Christmas Eve! When she showed me her loom band ring, I told her that she must be getting married because that's the finger you put an engagement ring on and then asked who she was marrying. She immediately said "You!"

Sarah and A.M. debating about whether Sarah got a new phone or not.

She's discovered the selfie camera!

We found the cutest Christmas pajamas for S.!

If you're lucky, she takes customized loom band bracelet orders!

S. teaching S. how to make loom band bracelets!

The long-awaited pijamada!

The stockings may not have been hung by the chimney with care, but they were placed on the shelf with care :)

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