Thursday, December 27, 2012
We celebrated Christmas a few days early with my family and then had a quiet family Christmas of our own on Christmas Eve.
We decided to head to a large church for their Christmas Eve service, which was quite beautiful. Then, headed home to open gifts and eat.
The kids all enjoyed unwrapping their gifts. Silas was especially excited and kept asking "is it my turn again?!".
As a little girl, I would have loved a doll like this! One the same size as me. My little girls loved them and it was quite amusing watching them trying to haul these dolls around the house.
Rapunzel's hair is a bit of a pain! Luckily, Abby was willing to brush it out for Zoe.
I came down with the flu on Christmas Day and so it was a bit chaotic with all the clean up and packing that had to be done, so we could leave for Phoenix on Boxing Day. But we made it. And it was worth it.
It is interesting to watch Silas in all this. I still sense that he wonders where he belongs in this family of ours... when we told him we were going on a trip, he ran upstairs and packed his suitcase... almost like he was afraid we would all leave him behind. Breaks my heart. And yet, he doesn't show these emotions physically, he may not even understand what they are, he just reacts.
Hopefully, he will learn to trust us completely. That he is with us forever and we would never, ever leave him.