Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day 2011

Our Christmas Day began with Cruz waking up at 5:00 a.m. despite the fact that he went to bed way later than normal!  We put him in our bed and he tossed and turned for about an hour before falling back to sleep.  Once he did, he slept until around 8:00. We then all got up and walked into the living room so he could see his gifts.
his gifts waiting for him to open

He went right to his new car and as you can see from the look on his face he loved it.  He was not interested in opening anything else, only riding in his new "cah".

He would stop playing to open one or two gifts at a time and then go back to his car.  It took him a while but he finally got them all opened.  In addition to his car he got a bean bag, several movies, books, and puzzles, some play tools, a see 'n say, a Love to Play Puppy, a pillowcase, and a DVD player for the car (which we gave him a little early).

He loves his new pillowcase.  Once David put a pillow in it Cruz put it on the couch, grabbed his towel he likes to sleep with, and layed down on it.  We have it in his bed at night and it is funny listening to him talk to the characters.

He likes playing with the puppy but he prefered to pretend the box was a chair and sit in it.  He sat in that box many times on Christmas Day. 

For Christmas morning breakfast it is our family tradition to eat a typical Guatemalan breakfast.  That includes scrambled eggs with cheese, black beans, and fried platanos.  We ate toast instead of tortillas because we did not want to go out to buy some.

For lunch we ate American style.  I cooked a turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, deviled eggs, pecan pie, and sweet tea.  It was delicious!  We invited Ms. Barbara Stoltzfus over to eat with us.  After lunch and visiting it was naptime, and a much needed one I must say.

We spent the rest of the afternoon playing, watching his new videos, working his new puzzles, reading his new books, and dodging him in his new car, haha. 
Cruz turning the t.v. on so he could watch a movie.

reading and playing

We ended the day by reading the Christmas story and having a family prayer.
Although we missed being with our families terribly bad, we did enjoy our day.  It was quiet, peaceful, and relaxing.  We hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas as well.

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