Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas together

Carmen and Sienna drove down to Sutter with fresh, homemade scones and some of the presents from family members we'd planned to open Christmas morning.  We had a room to ourselves with a huge window looking out toward the Sierras, Isaiah felt strong, and we all really enjoyed opening gifts together.

A little after 10:00, Santa and Mrs. Clause came with stacks of gifts for both Sienna and Isaiah.  One of the Child Life nurses had quizzed Isaiah on Christmas Eve about his and his sister's favorite things and Santa showed up with every single thing he mentioned.  He was amazed!  These were some truly beautiful people who made the morning much better for a lot of kids.  Talk about a worthwhile way to spend Christmas.

The rest of the day we played.  Papa and Bita visited us and brought mandarins and muffins.  Later Aunt Rina came and played with Isaiah.  We all spent the night in room 661.

(We'll add pictures when we get home).


Anonymous said...

We Love You Isaiah, Sienna, Carmen,& Nate! Christamas can come with many ups & downs- here's to your next "up!"

Justin & Jen Cochrane ><>

Auntie Angie said...

That's awesome you guys! I am glad that you were able to be together, and that the kids had smiles on their faces. I miss you all and wish that we could be there. Your in our thoughts....

Cyn said...

Amazing!! I'm so glad you were all able to be together and that some family was even able to come visit.

I just love Carmen's smile in every picture! Congrats on 13 years! Remember when 13 years seemed like a long time to even be alive and now to have spent that many together with someone that loves you and makes you so happy!

Just amazing!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear you had to spend Christmas at Sutter but it looks like you had a fun time being together.