For Christmas we stayed home with you as you opened up your presents. We had already recieved them and had you play with two of the four gifts. I wrapped them up the night before Christmas and we actually went to a paryt on Christmas Eve to celebrate Alicia’s 80th birthday. She is like a Grandmother to Raul and so she is like a Great-Grandmother to you!
You were welcomed by Alicia, Joey, and Maribel to the party and spent alot of time in their arms. After the party we came home and you stayed up pretty late with dad and I.
In the morning, late morning for you I made breakfast and you opened up your first gifts. It was exciting to see you unwrap your gift as you did your signature scooba move. Rotating and opening. We had you give JuanGa his Christmas bone and used the bow to decorate his chain.
We went down to Great-Grandma’s later that evening where you proceeded to open up some gifts and we handed our gifts to Tio Tito, Great-Grandma Lydia, and Grandma Sylvette.
Tio Tito gave you a gift that scared you at first and then you could not stop playing with it. It was a dancing bear that actually moved like MC Hammer while it sang “Can’t Touch This” You can google him when you get bigger to see who he is. As long as the bear was far away from you, you danced to the music. But if we put it closer to you, you moved away at lightening speed.
Happy New Year!
We decided to stay home since we knew that the fireworks would drive JuanGa crazy. And Tio Tito and Great-Grandma Lydia decided they wanted to come up and celebrate the new year with us. We decided to put white on you so you could have lots of luck and blessings in the upcoming year.
Tio Tito brought you your own set of Princess Maracas, harmonica, tamborine, and recorder. We put some music on for you to dance with Tio and you started playing your maracas. Great-Grandma Lydia looked stunning as always and I was still in shorts and slippers until your dad came down to relieve me so I could look somewhat presentable.
We talked, ate some asparagus finger sandwiches made by Tio and you danced some more in the yard. We took photos and about 10 is you fell asleep in Great-Grandma’s arms. With all of the loud noise coming from the firecrackers I was surprised you slept as long as you did. JuanGa was going nuts so he calmed down a bit in his cage. I prepared our cups with grapes, a traditional Spanish custom taught to me by your Tio Tito. When all of the noise started to happen at 12:00 a.m. you crawled from the living room and were a little startled by the noise outside. I picke you up and you had a big smile. Great-Grandma gave you her grape and you ate that while watching the artificial fireworks.
They left about an hour later and we went to bed about two in the morning. We woke up about 10 am and off you proceeded to eat, laugh, crawl, cry, poop, and play with your toys. Hopefully we can go and visit your other grandma in Guayanilla to finish this post sometime today.
We went to Grandma Migdalia’s house and we meet up with Titi Tata and Angel Luis. Titi Miguelina was there and Grandpa Hector. We ate and talked to Titi for a bit. Grandma gave you something to eat while I cleaned up the dishes I used to cook the broccoli Grandma bought for your dad.
A little into our visit extended cousins came over and started playing instruments like the bongo, tambor, guitar, and box. You loved the music so much you were dancing. We were going to live but once we saw you dancing, you lit up the faces of your dad and grandparents.
After the dancing we left and you fell asleep in the car. Overall the first day of the new year was a good one.
We hope you continue to talk walk and dance some more for the rest of the year. Love you little lady!