December 28th, 2013
Sirena’s second Christmas was a total blast–it was so amazing to see how much she had grown from last Christmas (see photos at this link) and how much she started really understanding what was going on! The funniest thing was that every time she saw a picture, a toy, a lawn ornament, whatever of Santa she’d call him, “Ho, ho, ho.” 🙂
However, she was not the Jolly Man’s biggest fan in the slightest. Case in point…photos from out front of my mom’s house where a Santa on holiday was hanging out for the month…
Trimming the tree with Aunt TT…
We decorated reindeer sugar cookies before getting started on the ornaments.
Just like Mama, she couldn’t resist!
I’ll give you two guesses to choose which ones Sirena made…
Admiring her work
Making silly faces in the ornaments with Mama
Showing TT some ornaments
Hanging out with Dee too!
Breakfast with Santa at Rancho Los Alamitos…
The weather turned downright nasty the morning the Breakfast with Santa event at Rancho Los Alamitos was scheduled but we didn’t let it get us down and made a fun (albeit muddy) morning out of it.
You know you’re at a rancho when they decorate with farm animals, lol!
Sirena’s not looking too impressed…
But what did impress her?…
A horse, of course.
Isela, baby Luna, and Christian trying to keep dry
Mom and Steve dancing the rain away
Christmas Eve with the Delmar family…
She wasn’t quite sure what to do with all of these things wrapped in paper, but eventually she got the hang of it!
Tina’s looking less-than-excited that I got a pocket knife from my Mom, lol!
Christmas morning with Mom, Dad, and Auntie Jessie…
Christmas Day with the Edmonds family…
Loving her Hello Kitty piano book from Grandma and Grandpa
One of many new airplanes she inherited
Cuddling with Grandpa
Needless to say, all of the holiday festivities wiped this girl out!
Our 2013 Christmas card: