Sunday, December 28, 2008

Our first Christmas

What can I say other then we had the greatest Christmas of our lives because we were given the biggest gift we could have asked for, Our daughter Sophia Joy JinTe. We had so many traditions we wanted to continue with her and new ones we wanted to start. Our dreams came true and it was better then we ever thought it would be. Sophia enjoyed the Christmas Eve Mass and the Live Nativity at our Church. She loved the Chinese food we ate for our Christmas eve dinner (that has been our tradition for several years now, it was nice to share it with Sophia). We left cookies and milk for Santa and before she went off to bed we opened her China gift, a Luck drum and new Christmas Pj's That the elves left while we were gone to Christmas Mass...It was a great evening. Christmas morning we have always gotten up had coffee and Cinnamon rolls and we did this year too along with Sophia while she had yogurt and of course polished off the rest of Santa's cookies. She loved seeing all the packages wrapped under the tree. She was so cute going to the fireplace and looking up it as if she was looking for Santa...she had a great time opening all her gifts and played for hours with her new car, doll baby, and eventually the Rose Petal Cottage my mom got her and the play kitchen Riz's parents got for her. Our family had the most wonderful are a few pictures from our holiday.....Enjoy....

Got Eggnog
one of my favorites from Christmas Eve
In the Beautiful dress Aunt Wendy gave her.

She looks fantastic in this green

our angel

Sophia's favorite Christmas Ornament Hand Manny

Riz putting the Kitchen together the kitchen that her grandparents got for her

Sophia finding the new Christmas Jammie's and the Luck drum from China that Santa's Elves left for her while we were at Christmas Mass...

Our Traditional Chinese food Christmas Eve Dinner.

The tree with all the gifts

Sophia seeing the tree and all the gifts Santa brought for her for the first time on Christmas morning.

WOW look at all of this

Look santa left half a cookie behind

Sophia finishing off the cookies that Santa left behind on Christmas morning

I love my new Mini Mouse hat
A Car and and Mini Mouse hat, Life is good
Let me at it...Oooo The Rose Petal Cottage

A new doll Baby

a Pretty new outfit


Tamara said...

Susan and Riz,
The pictures of Sophia are wonderful and that dress is great! Moose and Goose just finished opening presents today- they had a great time Christmas morning- and would open one, show everyone in the room the present, play and repeat. Children make the holidays so much more special!

amy said...

what a beautiful post and pics..Her eyes say it all

Susan said...

Great pictures! She seemed to really enjoy her 1st Christmas and get the whole concept...that's awesome. I know you two had the time of your lives! We love you guys and hope that the New Year is a happy one for you!

Tom & Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing your day with us!!

Cheri and Shane said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!! The tree looks gorgeous and Sophia is prettier than ever!! I'm so happy that you guys had a wonderful Christmas with your sweet baby girl. We miss you guys and we love you all! :)

Cheri, Shane & Hope

Gigi said...

What a great Christmas and great pictures too! What a happy baby girl!

Kevin and Kimberly said...

Love all the pictures...especially the one of her and Riz coming through the door on Christmas morning. So glad you had a great Christmas...and Happy New Year!


Kim :)

Alyson and Ford said...

Sophia is just precious in that green dress; her looks are just adorable! She's growing up!
Enjoy your New Year!!

Alyzabeth's Mommy of 106 days!!
LID 01/27/06
Forever Family Day 09/16/08

Marcia said...

beautiful!! She is so precious. I love that the elves came and brought her new jammies! I hope she has a big room for all of her new stuff!! Happy New year!!

Parents, Kids & Schnoodles - oh my! said...

So Savannah's grandparents got her that SAME kitchen set for Christmas! We're moving out of our rented condo tomorrow into our new house and have been waiting until then to set it up - so want to know from Riz on a scale of 1 to 10 how challenging it is! Can't wait to see her play in it as she loves imagination stuff. Loved looking at your Christmas photos!

Sherri & Todd said...

Oh my gosh does Sophia ever look so cute in her dresses. I love the picture of Riz coming in the room with her on Christmas morning the face on her PRICELESS!!

Happy New Year from the 3 of us,
Sherri, Todd and Sam

hiltonsheadeast said...

OK, just catching up .....I LOVE the photos of Christmas at the Rizzo's! I cannot wait for next year when we can have a real Christmas with Qiao. I just love the photo of her coming into the room with daddy for the first time. The look on her face is magical.

Love you guys !