"Yes, baby. Cold," Tiana snuggled Evangeline close. They were outside, just stepping off the train. In one arm, she held her two-year-old daughter Evangeline, and in the other, a shopping bag. She had gone out for some last-minute shopping before all the shops closed to find the perfect gift for Naveen.
"Daddy?" She called out, opening the door. Silence. "Good," She chuckled. She set Eva down and pulled the present out, set it on the floor, and went to get wrapping paper from the attic. When she returned, she found Eva trying to crawl inside the paper shopping bag. "Sweetie," She said, pulling the bag off of Eva's head. "That's not for playing in,"
"Pay," Eva responded with a yawn.
"We can play tomorrow, it's almost bedtime for you, baby." She told her, wrapping up the present quickly but precisely.
"Bed," Eva yawned again. "Seep."
Tiana picked up the baby girl again and took her upstairs to her bedroom, which was decorated with murals of trees, ponds, flowers, and in a corner two frogs sitting on a rock. She put Eva into her pajamas and brushed her hair, but heard Naveen come in downstairs, so she took Eva with her back down.
The first thing she saw was Naveen, and on his shoulders, a big green evergreen tree. "Naveen!" She said, shocked. "Eva, look at what your daddy did," She chuckled.
"Daddy!" Eva giggiled. "Twee." She said seriously, pointing at the tree.
"Where did you get it?" Tiana asked, setting Eva down on a chair in their living room. All the Christmas ornaments were in a box in the corner of their living room, but they were saving them for the perfect tree. It was two days before Christmas Eve, and they still hadn't found one. "Oh it's perfect, Naveen." She said happily, looking around the big tree.