We had a wonderful Christmas season, full of everything that makes it special. The children participated in Christmas plays, we had many visitors, gave many gifts, and celebrated advent every night leading up to the big day. Here are some highlights:
Toño, Juan, and Miguel had parts in their school´s traditional Mexican Christmas play, called a "Pastorela.
All of the children in the Home and the other children from church also performed a Christmas play, entitled "¿Papá Noel o Cristo?" It was a take-off of the tv games show "Family Feud" and contrasted the things that people normally think about at Christmas time with the real meaning, Jesus coming to earth.
The traditional Christmas meal is served on Christmas eve, and this year we were blessed to be visited by some dear friends from Autlán, Jalisco. We shared a turkey dinner and stayed up late playing games and chatting.
Christmas morning was started with breakfast and then a reading of the birth of Jesus in the kid´s new Bibles.
Then the gift opening started; cheers and wows, thank you´s and laughter for the next half hour, ending with some very happy kids.
Piñatas and spray-snow topped off the celebrations. So much fun on such a special day. Merry Christmas everyone!