Thursday, December 26, 2013

Naya's First Christmas

Christmas was awesome.  Look at this beautiful kid-- I am so fortunate to be the person she calls mama.

Christmas Eve was the regular craziness with about 40 family members, lots of food and wine, singing Christmas songs and opening presents. As we sang she danced around in the middle of our circle with a toy microphone and some jingle bells.  She's so clearly at home and in love with my family.

Our family has grown by 2 this year!
The Insanity
And with a kid in the house there's no more sleeping in until 10 on Christmas morning.  She came downstairs to stuffed stockings general christmas spirit.  It was so sweet to see how excited she was to give each of us the presents she'd made, and so fun to watch her open hers! An awesome new experience for me.  
  
Christmas morning
My 2 girlies
It's very interesting to see how a 5 year old can start grasping these abstract ideas about Christmas and Jesus and God.  Mostly though she was obviously just having a blast with all her family and cousins, presents and Christmas cookies.

Cousins!

In other news-- Naya's Fontan heart surgery is scheduled for February 19th, and I'd love your prayers for a smooth surgery and recovery.  She will be in the ICU at Rady's Children's Hospital for 2-4 weeks.  So any ideas on keeping a bed-bound child entertained would be much appreciated! 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!





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