I am participating in Ali Edwards December Daily. December Daily is a month long album/project that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas to help celebrate the holiday season.
On the first day of December, we continued with our tradition of having an advent calendar from Germany. I love looking for each day on the calendar (sometimes they can be tricky to find) and seeing what each chocolate is shaped like.
Siena is in love with the Christmas tree! She is constantly holding her arm out and pointing towards the library so she can go see the tree. She likes to look at and touch the lights, the ornaments and the presents. Her favorite activity is to pull the tags off the presents (I hope everyones gets the right present this year).
We went to the Festival of Lights in downtown Baton Rouge and stopped at the Old Governor's Mansion to get Siena's photo taken with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Siena did not like me leaving her on strangers' laps. After the photo, while we were waiting for it to print, Santa walked up to try and talk to Siena and she grabbed on so tight to my shirt and then started shaking-she was so scared that I was going to leave her with him again. I felt terrible that the few seconds that she was on their laps frightened her so much.
We went to A Dickens of a Christmas at Oakley House. I really wanted a cute picture for our Christmas card. In addition, we saw the house decorated for Christmas and sampled food prepared on the hearth. Siena really enjoyed their bread - she ate a bunch and had it all over her face, her clothes and Kip's shirt.