Here is a quick run down of the Holidays and end of 2012 for you Daniela. We had visitors Keiko and Scott come from NYC. They were going to have a baby and decided to have their last vacation as a couple with us. You enjoyed cooking with them and I have a picture to prove it.
The night before Christmas we made cookies for Santa and I had you write a letter for Santa. We watched some movies and then you were down for the evening. I put the toys under the tree and you and Dad were resting because you both were feeling sick. For Christmas we stayed home because we were all sick. We did not go down to Ponce and spent most of the day inside. Cirene and Resat, along with Rick Lipsett, Liz, and of course us provided you with little gifts for Christmas. Cirene and Resat helped us greatly to make it a special day. You can read about what happened on your Birthday on your birthday post.
We headed down to Ponce the day after your birthday where we got to meet your great-aunt Lucy who moved to Quebradilla, Puerto Rico with her son. We were all feeling better and spent a nice day with Tio Tito and Great-Grandma Lydia. You danced and sang and recieved more gifts for Christmas and Birthday. I brought down some cupcakes from your birthday celebration because we had tons left over. I exaggerated a little on the cupcakes but nonetheless we had a good time visiting.
On Sunday night 12-30-2012 your dad and his friend needed help with a project and so on New Years Eve, we packed the car and mom went to work for a few hours while dad took care of you in the car. It was an early day and the weather was not too great. We were out most of the morning and afternoon. You did not take a nap during the day and at night, you slept from eight o clock in the evening until about eight the next morning. You woke up because of the fireworks and then went back to sleep. Your dad was beside you because he wanted to make sure he was next to you for two reasons; one he did not want you to get scared because of the fireworks and two we wanted to be in the safest part of the house with windows down in case any stray bullet casings. Unfortunately people like to shoot guns in the air during NY Eve and put other people in danger.
The following day we slept till about one cause mom had too much champagne and we accompanied Melvin to Isabela to visit his family. We took a road trip to a town we had never been too and you enjoyed playing with his nieces. Four days later we decorated a box for Three Kings. We grabbed a patch of grass from the front of the building and you wanted a heart, two cats, a dog and a flower for the inside of the box. You also grabbed a crayon and decorated the inside of the box. You put the box under the bed and the following day, you had some presents from the Three Kings.
You were still receiving presents from Alicia and Maribel and Grandma and Tio Javi during this month. You were also showing your independence by playing with Iman and a group of girls. You did not like when anyone touched you and expressed that you were scared of Iman. Iman is a two year old who is the size of about a four year old. So she towers over you. One time you even woke up saying you were scared of Iman and so I taught you that if you did not or like someone touching your hands in a forceful way, just to say No. Well the next time Iman went to grab your hands, you made sure to stand your ground and said no. Dad had taken you outside and Iman and her mom were there too. Iman got mad but I think she got the hint that you did not want to be grab and dragged around without your will.
You have been hitting and running away from us while we were out and several times your dad had to grab you to tell you to stop. Of course you were made at us for not letting you run around the stores and you cried and whacked me and your dad a couple of times. But we know this is part of you growing up and trying to verbalize how you feel. You are talking in both languages, singing songs in both languages, and counting in both languages. Your grandma Maggie bought you tons of books for your birthday and christmas and you enjoy reading a little book about a dog and Princess Polly.
You also love writing, painting, and coloring with markers and colored pencils. We bought you a stamping kit for Three Kings and love anything that gets your hands dirty. I decided it was time to upgrade from finger painting to painting with a brush. So we bought new paint and some paintbrushes of all sizes and you loved them .
Your grandma Sylvette came a few days before your 25 month day and we have been doing Valentines Crafts with her. Mom also messed up her fingers and she came at a great time to help with cooking and washing dishes. You even helped me in the kitchen with cutting mushrooms and putting food in a pan to help me cook. I have a little plastic knife that you use all time. Grandma Sylvette is leaving sooner than we wanted because she was not feeling well.
Overall your month and holidays were fun. We also donated tons of baby clothes and toys that you were not using to someone who needed the help. We recieved so much for you during the holidays that I even felt bad for being so lucky that people around you made the holidays special. We did lots of cookie baking and you helped deliver all the cookies to people that made our holidays special.