Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas in Hogar de Amor I

Continuing the daily Christmas picture posts, here's more from the wild scene that was the Baby Home on Christmas Eve!

Handing out gifts:

Babies, babies, everywhere...

Ha ha, it's mine! i found it first!

Two gorgeous girls

That naughty volunteer Elizabeth, feeding the baby twins cookies after I TOLD her not to!! (Just jokin' =)

There are always lots of pics of R, our Mr. Personality Plus!

Toddler R and Twins E & E trying out the new ride-ons, provided by our accountant's organization (thanks, VivaBolivia!).

Here you can really tell that poor (boy) Twin E still didn't feel well after his bout with laryngitus and subsequent isolation, not to mention teething. He's getting better, just at his own pace.

And I had planned on getting a "Our First Christmas" shot with the youngest set, but that proved impossible with everything else going on and by the next day the red clothes were in the dirty clothes pile and I didn't have time to figure something else out. So this is probably the closest we have, although of course Baby V from HDA III is missing (turned 6 months on Christmas Day).

Minus Twin E, sitting at far left, and Baby B, rolled over onto his stomach (no face visible), the other six babies are our "First Christmas" babies. (We're down to just seven babies total under 12 months. Shew! If the gov't had their way, we'd have twice that many, but we need a breather from constant newborns not to mention that we're completely out of hands, cribs, and occasionally--patience! And when including the disabled and delayed babies, there are about 5 more under 12 months, developmentally speaking.)

And finally, Baby E said "too much navidad!!!" and fell asleep...briefly.

Si, my niños do speak/understand Spanglish, if you're wondering. ;-)

Next Christmas picture post, tomorrow: adorable twin photo shoot!!


Gallo Pinto2 said...

The new "ride-ons" are sooo cool!

But you're right...poor little E still looks pretty sick - but sis sister looks happy as can be! Thanks for more pics!

Anonymous said...

Oi, the twins enjoyed that cookie, and you know it! I can´t be doing with all this "don´t start them on solids till they´re six months old" rubbish... They also really enjoyed the beers I gave them afterwards. You didn´t see that, did you?!