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Friday, December 26, 2008


I would like to start by saying that I have the best family ever! I got international phone calls from my mom, dad and aunt. That was just the best present that I could get from them. It is always wonderful to chat to my family at home. Next, Layne played Santa and brought presents when he came up from Provo for the day. Layne gave Ben and I one book each. So we have some fun reading to do now. Shared and Britney sent some presents down with Britney's family at Thanksgiving for us, we got them as well. Cynthia opened her first present. It was funny. I had to show her what to do to get her interested. She made the wrapping paper make a noise and then played with it a little, then something else would catch her eye and off she would go. Once she figured out that she could tear it, it become a little more interesting and by the time she opened up the second present (which were letters) she was having fun. She really enjoys playing her her name.

Shared and Britney also sent us a gift card to Applebees and baby-sitting money so Ben and I can go out. I have to say that they are the best!

Cynthia made a new friend that day as well. She played with Layne the whole time and was sad to see him leave. She would bring her toys to him, she would try to climb onto his lap, eat his food. She would follow him around the place. He would go to the kitchen and she would be right on his tail. He went to the bathroom and she followed him. When he opened the door to leave the bathroom there she sat, at the foot of the door, waiting for him. She held his hand and showed him around the place. It was just the cutest thing ever. I have never seen her get so close to someone so quickly like that. She had to warm up to him first, but once that first meeting was over they were best buds.

Cynthia opening her first present, not sure what it was all about.

We found clothes inside. She had fun trying to pick the size sicker off.

The fun begins, she got her name!

Playing with the wrapping.

Cynthia's name, if you could not guess :) Britney is amazing!

Cynthia showing Layne something.

Layne and Cynthia, look at how happy Cynthia is with Layne.

This picture is for Mom and Dad back home. This is the most current picture of him.

Playing with the balloon.

I would like to thank my wonderful family for making our Christmas so wonderful! I love you guys so much! I am lucky to have such a great family who takes care of Ben, Cynthia and I!