Santa Claus left gifts for SS at their home, and our daughter wasted not time getting to them. She received so much, and we are very grateful. I did not get good pictures, lots were blurry, but we will be taking pictures of SS with her gifts. The blurry pictures made a good case for replacing my busted purse camera. SS received clothes (GLITTER), arts and crafts, so much needed books, a toy puppy she got to accessorize (she may be a super hero, but she has a soft side), sidewalk chalk, a mask to decorate, AND a Captain America shield with missiles! Oh joy to see her face light up with each gift was awesome, but to see that tiny creature hug her weapon darting shield, like a child hugs a stuffed animal... PRICELESS.
The best gift as usual is the type money can't buy, and today that came in the form of peace of mind. P was able to see, instead of hear about his mother's progress. It really isn't unusual to be away from loved ones in times of crisis. We experienced that when Grandpa was critically ill. It was such a horrible time for both of us, but worse on P. Wishing he could be by his father's side. Daily updates were available, but there is nothing better than seeing for himself.
To recap, SS (Chinese) celebrated Dia de Reyes (a Hispanic/Spanish holiday) at the home of her grandmothers, one Irish, one Italian. Hello diversity.
Taken on the drive home, P liked the contrast.
SS named her tiny poodle Tron. No one saw that name coming. Whoever matched SS with us, we SO owe you.