On Christmas morning, Rachel couldn't put down her new Curious George Treasury!
I gave Al a Boggle game for Christmas, and we played on Christmas night after the girls went to bed.
Our stockings hang on the fireplace in the TV room. Don't know if you can make them out, but there are three panda stocking holders for the girls! (I got the fan at the White Swan on Abbie's adoption trip.)
This year's China tree!
Practicing in the studio.
All the little hula girls.
Flowers (yellow, of course) for our prima ballerina!
"Good luck" boy and girl, and our girls' Chinese zodiac animals - I bought all these at a shop on Shamian Island in Guangzhou on Abbie's trip.
We also have an annual tradition that I started for Hannah's first Christmas with us. On Christmas Eve, we give the girls new Christmas jammies and a Christmas-themed book. They put on their new jammies and we read the book to them before bed. Last year, we read Max Lucado's The Crippled Lamb (the lamb's best friend is a cow named Abigail - Abbie loved that!)
Christmas jammies, 2005
Our first family photo, taken with Mrs. Qiu, the Yangxi Social Welfare Institute director. She described Li Huan (Abbie) as a "gentle baby".
We took several photos of Abbie as soon as we got back to the hotel room. She was brought to us wearing this Carter's sleeper!
Abbie slept soundly that first night! Little did we know...
The next morning, we signed the official adoption papers at the Civil Affairs office in Guangzhou.
Our little pink princess is officially a Cormier!
Family portrait at Yun Tai Gardens in Guangzhou.
Our sweet Abigail Lihuan!
Our Abbie (and her sisters) today!