Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!






We made it!! Quick update (little pea is sleeping, but needs frequent reassuring back rubs!). WOW!! Eli is SO big and he has so much hair!! He is no longer our little pea, but rather our chunky monkey! He was all smiles when his foster mom handed him over to us. Ohhhh, heart melting!! We are amazed at how much he has changed! He is so active, very alert, and is on the verge of crawling. He even stood up today with mom's assistance. It is so wonderful to see how well he is developing. Hopefully, we can all get a much needed good nights rest tonight and possibly hit the pool tomorrow. Yes, it is beautiful here!!!

12 comments:

Donna said...

OH - I've been waiting for this update! He looks just wonderful!!! Merry, Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

Me too! I've been hitting the refresh button all day!

Tears, tears! What a gift to see you all together and SOOOOOO happy. He is such a sweetie!

Enjoy this very special time... I know you are.

Bobbi said...

Oh, Steph, the tears are rolling!! I was thinking about you yesterday. So glad you made it and he is in your arms! He is so big and cute!! You are just beaming.

Hug him and kiss him all over!!!

Hope you got some sleep (HUH!)

Sandy said...

So glad to see you made it. Eli is a doll! He has changed a lot. Enjoy kissing every inch of your sweet boy!

Shelly said...

A Merry Christmas indeed!--The BEST!! It was so wonderful to see you all together on Christmas Day! I was speechless (a rare occasion, I know!)! He is so perfect!! Have a WONDERFUL time together. Lots of love to you all!!

Guatemama said...

I am also really happy to see your pictures! Eli is adorable. I am glad that you are all together. How wonderful that he is doing so well also!!
Tracy

Nicole said...

We've all been waiting to see you guys! So happy you made it safe and all is well. Eli is just precious. I love your family pic in front of the tree!

Have a wonderful time! Can't wait to see all your pics and read the updates.

Jess said...

It is so good to see you guys in Guatemala again with Eli!!

Enjoy your time together!

Joelsburg said...

Ho ho ho!

It's wonderful to see you all together! We miss you here in Pennsylvania this Christmas, but are thrilled to know you're with your chunky monkey.

Victoria & Joe said...

He may be a chunky monkey but boy is he ever gorgeous. I am so happy you were able to change your flight so you could be with him on Christmas.. What a perfect day... See you tomorrow..

Emily said...

WOW- he is getting bigger and is such a beautiful little boy!!

I was so happy to see your post and pic in front of the tree- I love the family photos. Enjoy every minute and I can't wait to see more pics! Have an awesome time. :-)

K Leclercq said...

What a great Christmas you had! Thrilled to see you all together! Great pics!!!