Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Morning

Sleeping children on Christmas morning are a rare find- we know!!!

and he wakes with a smile on his face:)

opening his presents- he did a really good job!

Mom-mom got Sebatian this set

Mami and Sebi

on the new foam mat

Merry Christmas Eve!!!! Part 2

After our visit with Santa we headed to Guita's house for hallacas, pernil, and ensalada de pollo.... We had great fun, company, and food!!!

Johnathan and Sebastian

carm-cam action

Guita and Tia Ana

Ramon, Jackie, and Roberto

Tia Marie and Bill

Merry Christmas Eve!!!! Part 1

Our festivities began at Charlie and Linda's house to visit with Santa Clause before the "big night"! Sebastian did GREAT!! No tears, no screams, no desperate look to Mami for rescue:) He sat happily in Santa's lap and told him what he wanted for Christmas:)

Posing for the camera

"yes Santa, I have been a good boy."

Santa Kiss:)

"Yeah! I got to sit in his lap and he was sooo cool!!" (check out the teeth on the bottom)

happy boy and his candy cane (no he did not eat it- was just happy to hold it)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Who are you?

Today was the Christmas production at church... Santa had a guest appearance. Being in the show I pulled some strings and had Sebastian's first encounter with Santa. Glad to report that there were no screams, no moments of terrors, etc... He just looked at him with a inquisitive look. He gets to see Santa on the Christmas Eve and we will work on getting a smile out of him:)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December Update

As it is in most homes this time of year, the month of December has been a crazy one. Some of you may already know that we had two people in our family pass on to be with the Lord, our brother in law Bill's Grandmother Evelyn and our Uncle Jim. It is hard to loose a family member, especially hard during the Christmas Season... We thank everyone for their support and ask that you continue to pray for the family.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A magical evening in the 'Burg

The first Saturday in December is always spent on the streets of Old Town watching the Christmas Parade. This year was extra special, seeing as this was Sebi's first Christmas Parade. And to add to the magic of the night- it was snowing!!! It was a light snow, but snow none the less!!! On my camera there were only a couple of pictures taken- if I get my hands on the pictures on Kirsten's camera, I will share them:)

The Spirit of Randy lives on!

On Wednesday evening we went to get our tree, it was cold:)

But mom, I can't put my arms down!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A day with the Dillards

Here are a couple of shots from Sebastian's day with Tia Stephanie, and Mama and Papa Dillard

Who is getting the food- Sebi or Bailey

Butternut Squash face

Hey what's up?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Turkeys, Wedding, and Christmas!

Did someone say TURKEY!!!

We had a jammed packed weekend!! On Thursday we spent the afternoon at Guita's house where we not only celebrated Thanksgiving, but Tia Ana's 88th birthday. The family hired a mariachi band to play her "Las Mananitas" a song traditionally sang to the birthday girl on her birthday morning. The band was great! Everyone sang along for the mini concert. At one point Guita, Tia Marie, and Tia Gaby joined the mariachi band to take lead vocals!!!

tryptophan hit early for our little guy:)

Ale, Guita, and Sebi

Ale and Tia Ana

Tia Erin and Sebi

Mami and Sebi listening to the mariachi band

The Mariachi band

Ale, Sebi, and Ruth

After eating we packed up and headed back to the 'Burg to wrap up Thanksgiving with the Todd side of the family. There was football, music, dancing, and foosball:)

On Saturday Sebastian spent the day at Mama and Papa Dillards with his Tia Stephanie while Mami and Daddy went to Tia Helen's and Rob's wedding. It was beautiful:) The ceremony was preformed in a historic little church right beside the National Cathedral. The weather was perfect so they were able to get some great shots outside:) After the ceremony we headed to Fort McNair's Officer's Club for the reception. Right by the water- we could see the Washington Monument! To see these pics we have to wait for Tia Nino to upload and share- we were in charge of the video aspect of the day and do not have pictures to share...

The Happy Couple

The sisters

Eddie and I

Gillo and I

Amanda, Carolina, and Gustavo...

Luis and Carolyn

Roberto and Jackie

On Sunday we had a quite day at home listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas movies and starting to decorate the house:) We are almost done... One thing that I had a blast with over the weekend is pulling out all the Christmas themed clothing for Sebastian to wear... I just LOVE Christmas:)

Sunday- a warm and cozy Reindeer butt

Sunday evening- Buddy the elf helps decorate the house

Monday... Dear Santa shirt:)