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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Our First Christmas with Sophia

What a difference a year makes!  Last year, I posted this...and looked forward to 2011 as the year that we would hopefully bring our daughter home to her forever family.  This Christmas, we are looking back at six months home together, and celebrating our first Christmas together with Sophia.  It was a joyous time, having all five of our children together, but it was also a time to reflect on Christmases gone by, wondering how Sophia celebrated, what she remembered.  If her interest in wrapped presents was any indication, she didn't do much gift opening in Taiwan...she could really care less, and all of her presents were opened by others, eager to get the actual gift into her hands, which was much more interesting to her!  Here are some of my favorite photos of our first Christmas with Sophia!

The annual Christmas pajamas in front of the tree photo...Sophia's not too thrilled with this tradition!

Enthralled by something on the tree...

A filled stocking, front and center, this year!

This one's for Miss Carol Anne, her Kindermusik teacher!  She loves her rhythm sticks!

She stared and stared at her new baby doll when she first got her...does she recognize the Asian features?

Her favorite gift by far...a grocery cart from MomMom and PopPop...great therapy, too!

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stephanie garcia said...

That cart is adorable! And so is she! I love the one with the baby doll. :)

Audra said...

I am so JOYFUL for you all that you were able to write this post! What a Christmas to celebrate! Love her pushing her baby in her new cart! I need to remember the pj idea for my girls, next year! :)

Annie said...

What a wonderful first Christmas!! The kids are so beautiful! I love the pic of Sophia staring at the dolly. Yes, I think the dolly's little face reminds her....

Michele said...

Merry Christmas! Love to see the pictures of all the kids together. But I KNOW how hard it is to get them!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Merry First Christmas to Sophia!! Terri, it seems like you waited a lifetime for your precious girl. I am just so thankful she is home!!

Love and blessings,