Friday, December 26, 2008

FFF - Christmas 2008

I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Christmas. We had a nice, low-key day. This is the first time that Gabriella was truly excited about Santa and presents. It was so fun to watch her in the morning tear into all of her gifts. Her favorite? The trampoline! This was her gift purchased with $$ sent by Abuela(Ferdy's mom). As soon as we walk into the house, she goes straight for it saying "Jump, Jump, Jump". I am hoping it will be a good outlet for at least a little of her energy. And as you'll see, Bing is rather fond of it too :-)







Somebody please tell me why the heck I bought Play-Doh????? What was I thinking?



The doll that doesn't work.... So, the question is, do I take it back since I know they won't have any more(I bought it on clearance a while ago) or just keep it? She doesn't know it is supposed to do anything.



Thank goodness mommy finally pulled my hair back and I can see!



Thank goodness we didn't leave all the cookies out for Santa. Nothing better for breakfast!


Here baby, let me show you the trampoline.


























Grandma brought more presents???? Oh goody!




Thank you grandma!!

The yummmmmmmmmmy traditional Puerto Rican Christmas dinner of pasteles, arroz con gandules, red beans and pernil(roast pork). Thank you abuela for sending most of our feast all the way from Puerto Rico. And I made a cheese flan which was pretty darn yummy if I say so myself. We've also been enjoying the coquito(Puerto Rican egg nog) sent by abuela.


19 comments:

Leslie said...

that dinner looks soooooo good!

Miss G is just soooo sweet with that baby doll..i'd keep it!!!

Bing loves the trampoline i wonder if my hound would like it too!!!

hugs,Leslie

Our Family of 5 said...

I seriously can not believe that Bing just sits on the trampoline with her. He is one tolerant cat. lol

Love Miss G's hair, it looks so cute. Up or down.

We have the same baby doll and ours didn't work either, but we changed the battery's and it seems fine, but Sophia likes to play with it off. She don't want it talking to her..LOL

Looks like Miss G had a good Christmas.

Ellie said...

LOoks like you had FUn...

Have to tell you, I put Ms G's picture up on my hutch along with all the other pictures, and family members were at AHHHH, on just how beautiful your lil Gabriella is!

The picture is absolutely stunning!

HUGS
Ellie

Ginger--Maya's mommy said...

Looks like she had a blast. Maya was excited this yr also. I vote to keep the baby if she doesn't know that it does things.

Hannah said...

What a doll! Love her sweet kisses on her baby...LOVE the trampoline. I need one of those babies!!

Glad you guys had a great Christmas. So jealous of it being warm enough to play outside with out a coat.

Gail said...

Love the pictures!!

Laurie said...

OMG she looks sooo happy! I'm so glad she got the trampoline! It's hard to explain how valuable that thing is! Hee Hee! We have had several visitors that ended up with those trampolines for Christmas after wearing themselves out at our house!

Terri said...

I need to find a trampoline like that for my guy so he'll stop jumping on the couch!
Very cute pictures and I love her kitchen!

Type (little) a said...

Look at the size of that cat!!! Is he a Maine Coon? He's almost as long as a Gaby is!

Kim & Dave said...

Love the ones of her resting on the trampoline with the cat!!!

Michelle Smiles said...

Great photos - looks like a fab holiday!

Farrah said...

Love all the pictures...
That trampoline looks awesome!
I agree I need one of those too and you gotta love some Bing...I miss him!

The dinner WOW looks wonderful, and to travel so far....

I'm glad you guys had a great Christmas

Robyn said...

What adorable pics!! Looks like Miss G had a wonderful Christmas!!

Kerri said...

Looks like a great Christmas!

Carrie said...

I love the ones of Gabriella and Bing on the trampoline. It looks like Bing is not moving no matter what. She is so cute jumping. You got a great air photo. The trampoline is a favorite here too.

Glad your dinner held and the flan that exploded was worth it.

Carrie said...

Oh, I forgot to say that you have to keep the baby doll. She is kissing it. They don't care if it works or not.

Debra said...

Loved the pics and the dimples. The trampoline looks like a blast. I would love to have the recipe for coquitos. I saw it in an episode of Lipstick Jungle. It looks so yummy!

Happy New Year!

Amy said...

I could eat arroz con gandules everyday...YUMMY

MMrussianadoption said...

alright, i hate when you post all those yummy dishes that i wont be getting any of. not fair