We did a lot of celebrating with both families over the holidays. We were able to spend an early Christmas with Debra’s family up north in San Juan Bautista and then head down south to Orange on Christmas Eve. We were gone for 10 days making it a long trip with lots of fun memories.

Christmas on the Richards side was pretty busy with all the cousins running/crawling around nonstop. Mia has found her absolute best friend in cousin Rudy and they spent two days chasing eachother around the house trying to copy everything the other did. It was great to finally have all four cousins together at Grandma and Granpa’s house.

Christmas in Orange County brought its own excitement as well with Mia’s first trip to Disneyland. Grammy and Grandpa Romano gifted us tickets to Disneyland and so we took full advantage of them while we were down there. Mia had a blast! She loved the rides, even the tram to get to the park entrance from the parking garage was an exciting ride for her. She even managed to ride Pirates of the Carribean and thought that was fun. It was nice that the Romanos live so close to Disneyland we were able to take Mia home halfway through the day and let her nap. It was a really enjoyable experience for our first time at Disneyland with her despite the massive crowds and lines.

IMG_0615

New rocking horse from Grandma and Grandpa Richards

New rocking horse from Grandma and Grandpa Richards

Grandma Richards with Olivia, Rudy, and Mia.

Grandma Richards with Olivia, Rudy, and Mia.

All four grandkids

All four grandkids

Frosting sugar cookies with cousin Rudy

Frosting sugar cookies with cousin Rudy

Not realizing the frosting is supposed to land on the cookie first

Not realizing the frosting is supposed to land on the cookie first

Grammy and Grandpa Romano

Grammy and Grandpa Romano

Opening her rocking chair made special by Grandpa Romano

Opening her rocking chair made special by Grandpa Romano

Christmas 025

A good shot of Grandpa Romano's handiwork

A good shot of Grandpa Romano’s handiwork

Excited to be in her new Disney attire from Aunt Charity

Excited to be in her new Disney attire from Aunt Charity

Pretty afraid of Princess Jasmine

Pretty afraid of Princess Jasmine

Enthralled with Dumbo

Enthralled with Dumbo

Christmas 058

Hitting her hour limit waiting in line for the ride

Hitting her hour limit waiting in line for the ride

Excited to begin riding It's a Small World

Excited to begin riding It’s a Small World

Christmas 125

Riding the carousel for the fifth time

Riding the carousel for the fifth time

IMG_0688

Advertisements