Here are a few pics of the Esparza Christmas 2010...
THE NELSON HOUSE
Uncle Henry got both Scout and Sawyer stuffed animals that were each 3 feet tall. The kids went nuts. So did I, when I realized we were going to have to travel back to Austin squeezed inbetween 25 feet of stuffed animals.
This is Mirna's face when she received a laptop from her sister (my mother in law, Leticia) for Christmas. This is completely different from the face she made when opening up her present from us. We gave her a caramel amaretto soy based candle - one of the most incredible smelling candles I've ever come across. Shortly after she unwrapped it, we learned she had no sense of smell.
One of my favorite moments is when Carlos received a green gift card (not the one pictured) for Christmas, then turned to his wife, Rebecca, and said, "Look, honey, we're legal!"
Merrick kissing his beautiful (and sleepy) Aunt Lynda. He was so excited about the talking microscope she gave him for Christmas.
Bita (short for Abuelita, Spanish for Grandmother) gave each of her three youngest grandchildren a rocking horse. I love Priscilla's face in this pic (in the back). She's screaming, "Get me off of this thing!!!!"
AT THE HALL HOUSE
Mama looking good. Shelby getting socks for Christmas.
Once again, Scout is swallowed up by her Christmas gifts.
Mama opening her gift from me. Subway Art! Read that story here.
Daddy reading the real Christmas Story from Luke 2
Beautiful Christmas Decor
I love checking out my parents' tree every year and seeing all the ornaments from my childhood.
Grandmother came to visit and...
...brought us some North Carolina BBQ!!!
Mama's garland on her front door (1 of 2). Isn't it beautiful? I love the music theme.
The kids went outside to play with cousin Jack's helicopter. I love how kids so quickly seek to destroy their toys. One kid would fly the helicopter while another kid would try to knock it out of the sky with a soccer ball. After that got old, they decided to use the soccer ball to try to hit BDaddy (my dad) "in the privates." Sawyer loved every minute of this.
My favorite picture from Christmas. Sawyer loves his BDaddy so much.
Merry Christmas to all. :)