December 13, 2008

Child SHARE Christmas Party

We went to the annual Child SHARE Christmas party this afternoon. Child SHARE is the foster care group that we belong to and the organization that we've partnered with for the past 20 years.

Our teenagers (and their Dad) were happy that they could text during the boring part of the celebration.

Santa even danced with some of the kids and then everyone sat down for a delicious lunch.

Of course we had to get a picture with Santa - another tradition.

Matthew had the lucky gold star under his chair and won the cake!

Matthew reunited with the 3 Menendez brothers who were also adopted with the help of Child SHARE. Dessert was KING SIZED ice cream sandwiches - YUM!

David, Angelica and Jennifer all chose Barbies as one of their gifts so that they can take them to various white elephant gift exchanges. = -) On the way home some of the kids tried out the helium and entertained us with their high pitched singing.

As we were leaving the party we had a great view of the winter storm that is headed our way - it's supposed to rain for the next 4 to 5 days! Look at all those clouds, leaves blowing and colorful trees - I bet you didn't think we ever saw fall colors in Los Angeles - we do!

On a side note...we also saw gas for only $1.59 a gallon. This is LOW for southern California and sadly I heard that prices are supposed to start going back up again. = - ( It was great while it lasted!