After visiting our family, everyone helps Santa load gifts and bikes to take to Christina's kids. This is the third year that our extended family has supported Christina and her family of seven children - Ana (10), Krysteena (9), Rodrigo (7), Sergio (5), Alicia (4), Carlos (2) and Daniel (6 mos.). We so enjoy this, and Santa has promised to keep coming back (as long as they remain on the "nice" list)! We find this process highly satisfying and hope that you will consider supporting a local family in need in your area! Here are some photos from our preparation and visit with Christina's kids.
Tiffany wrapping gifts
Ruth Ann wrapping gifts
Gene wrapping gifts
Nancy wrapping gifts
Jessica wrapping gifts
Elly wrapping gifts
Betsy wins == aren't those gifts lovely?
Dana is stacking the gifts
Santa loading gifts for Christina's kids
Nancy loading gifts for Christina's kids
Jessica loading gifts for Christina's kids
Jordan loading gifts for Christina's kids
Gene loading gifts for Christina's kids
Tom and Brian loading the bikes
Santa is greeted by Rodrigo at the door
Oh, boy - Carlos greets Santa with a big smile, and Alicia tackles Santa with a hug
Elf Jordan brings gifts in
Santa with Christina and her seven children
Ho, Ho, Ho - are we happy?
Ana (10) and Santa
Krysteena (9) and Santa
Rodrigo (7) and Santa
Santa and a very ill Sergio (5)
Santa and Alicia (4)
Santa and Daniel (6 mo)
Rodrigo and his bike
Ana loves her bike
Sergio asks his mother, Christina, "is this really my bike?"