Friday, December 29, 2006

Our Christmas

First we started our festivating on Christmas Eve evening at Esperanza's house, just a few blocks from here, with the hispanic group. Missing from the pic are Fabio, who was taking the pic, and Jaime, Esperanza's husband. Not sure where he was...

Then here we are all bright-eyed on Christmas morning, opening our goodies!

Daddy and Israel

First Christmas at 8 days old!

Playing with the new race track, which already broke! Oh well, made for some Christmas morning fun and I guess that's what you get for buying cheap stuff!

Best shot out of about fifteen we tried to take of the three of them! We're still working on getting Israel to smile for pictures... He did smile for mama for the first time on Christmas morning, though! It was a lovely Christmas gift.

I loved this shot!

Then in the afternoon we joined my brothers' families for our family Christmas celebration. Here is the first shot of all TEN grandchildren! It is far more challenging than just trying to get one of my three!! This is still not great, but we took 12 and this was the best of twelve! And, unfortunately, I barely took any more pics that night as I was holding the baby and helping the other two open gifts and keep track of everything they were opening, etc. Just too much going on to think of taking pics sometimes! It was fun, though. With so many children around, there is never a dull moment, that's for sure!


ChicagoGal78 said...

What great pictures!!! How's the family doing? Susie doing alright without Aaron? Have you heard from him lately? How's Mandie feeling!?

Tim and Clair said...

how many cakes do two little girls need for their birthday????!! that's a crack up! sounds like our Christmas Day where we had a dessert a person. There were 9 of us!!!

candi said...

He is so alert in all of the pictures. What a great shot of Joshua loving on his sister.
I will be coming by soon, I am just looking for a time when I can come alone. So, apparently I will meet Israel in about 18 years!!!

Elizabeth Tsukayama said...

Jody ~ the fam is well, and Suzy is a strong woman. Good thing ~ it is not easy to be without Aaron. He is well. We hear from him fairly often. Would you like for me to forward you some of his news? Mandie is well also, over the pgncy yuckies now. :)

Clair ~ the cakes were kinda funny! It actually wasnt planned, but everyone ended up bringing a cake! ;)

Looking forward to seeing you in 18 years, Candi! By then, though, you wont need this huge bad of maternity clothes I have for yoU!

Kathy said...

I do appologize for not commenting, I actually have been commenting it just didn't go through! Very strange.

Your little man looks TOTALLY adorable and I love seeing the older 2 with him, such precous moments hey. COngrats again, and I hope and pray you get your FULL strength back soon.