Yes, that is Susan trying on
a pair of the kids' new sunglasses. We had a real rock and roll christmas
in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, complete with a series of visits from Santa
Claus, a thundering fireworks display, and a 3 week stop-in from Grandma
Wagner. Relive some of the excitement of Christmas morning with us on this
page, and check through some of the links at the bottom for more of the
Alea got things started off
for us on the second Christmas present opening the morning of the 24th..
The night before, we had opened a few stocking-stuffer type gifts, but
this was the kids' first opportunity to actually rip off wrapping paper.
The first present was for both the kids from Aunt Carolyn - a mini accordian,
just like great grandpa Hebrink plays. She also included a cassette of
him playing and singing.
Breck's big break came with
the old crayon boat. He loves to color - we have sheets of paper taped
up all over the house and he is very good not to write on anything but
them. Now all we have to do is rid him of his habit of breaking them!
Alea scored next with her big
wish of the year: a Barbie doll set. She had actually asked for three
things - a horn (which we counted the accordion for), a horse (which she
got as part of a farm set later), and a doll (of which she got quite a
For a while, we stuck very nicely
to gender roles, as Alea tended house and Breck rumbled with the dump truck.
But then, Breck began to make his
move. He very subtlely worked his way over to Alea, hoping to 'coax' her
out of the Barbie doll. Mom intercepted him and tried to distract him with
just the Barbie doll shoes. But by the end of the morning, he not only
had the Barbie shoe, but the doll and the cool napkin ring holder hat as
well. What a great morning!
and Susan is still too cool for
Year 2 Pictures:
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- May - June (1) - June
(2) - August - September
- October - November (1)
- November (2) - Christmas
- (Year 3)