The one with La Feliz Navidad
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Well it’s Saturday night at 11:45 and I’m just now getting my first chance to work on my Sunday Post for the week! So yeah, it was a busy week. Monday and Tuesday I worked – but barely. I went out to breakfast with Kiko both days – IHOP (service was atrocious, we will not be going back anytime soon) and Denny’s (actually a great experience) – and met up with friends in the afternoon both days. Then Wednesday & Thursday I took off work – Friday was already a day off.
Wednesday, Dante had therapy with his new therapist, and it went really well. Then we were off for a playdate / Christmas celebration with some friends (our main play date friends). We did Olive Garden for lunch (which I proceeded to also eat for second lunch and dinner, like a Hobbit lol), exchanged Christmas presents (they got Dante puzzles – Yay!! – and a kid sized recliner – WOW! he loves it) then we went to the park and played for a couple hours. It was a fantastic day and Dante fell asleep on the way home. Thursday was a Mommy and Dante day – we woke up late, cuddled in bed watching TV, made breakfast, went for a walk, had lunch, took a nap (both of us… I read a little), went for another walk (the weather was gorgeous!) and made dinner all before Daddy got home. Another great day – I really enjoyed soaking up a day with my baby.
Friday we went out to Campbell to see Franky (21 year old stepson) and his family – Kiko was on call starting at 5pm so we had to make it early. We had a nice time playing outside, eating brunch, exchanging gifts, and Franky even played a song while Kiko sang and Dante danced. It was the cutest, sweetest thing. We headed home – discovered that Walmart had closed early and I couldn’t pickup my order (I find it confusing that they let me scheduled for 4-5 pickup when they were closing pickup at 4…), so I ran to Target and then Kiko ran to get the few things Target didn’t carry at Fiesta (I pickup from Walmart but cannot stand to go in). While Kiko was at Fiesta, Dante and I made cookies for Santa and Reindeer Chow. He had a blast and made a huge mess, but man was that a lot of fun. Loving making all these memories with him.
After Dante went to bed, I made the sponge cake for our Tres Leches cake and prepped the leaves for the Tamales. Then I made the milk sauce and set the cake to soak overnight and put the pork in the slow cooker to cook on low all night. I also had realized Friday morning that I had read the wrong book for my TBR List this month (oops) so I was busy listening and reading it off and on all day. I managed to get to all but the last chapter before getting to sleep around 1 am.
Thankfully Dante does not understand Christmas yet and he let us blissfully sleep in until almost 9am. We got up and made breakfast while Kiko slept. Then I got to work shredding the pork and boiling everything for the pozole. Once Kiko was up, we made a big production of showing Dante all the signs that Santa had visited – his advent calendar, the note Santa left, the empty plate and the gift from Santa… I know he doesn’t get it yet, but I love doing it anyway 🙂 ! That was about the time my brother showed up and we all got to work making tamales and playing with Dante. Once the Tamales were steaming I set the pozole to boil and we got Dante down for a nap. Once he woke up dinner was ready, but first we opened presents — and OMG Y’all! I think I mentioned back in November that Phil and Zach had given me an early Christmas present of paying for the bootcamp I’m taking starting next month. Well today Kiko surprised me with the money to buy the MacBook I’m going to need for the class. I was planning to either buy an old model or I had a coworker that was going to let me rent her for like $10/week. I was blown away and between the three of them I feel so blessed, I could cry.
After dinner we talked and played and had a great night. We put Dante to bed, I brought Phil home, and then got home and Kiko and I cleaned up. Which is why I only sat down at 11:45 to write this post… a long week. But a wonderful one. I enjoyed our Christmas so much and the best part was all the time with friends and family.
We’re just a week away from the new year and Because Reading’s two year long challenges:
Last week on Because Reading
- [20 Dec] Top 10 (Print) Books of 2021
- [21 Dec] Top 10 Audio Books of 2021
- [22 Dec] Top 10 Covers of 2021
- [23 Dec] Top 10 Characters of 2021
- [24 Dec] Top 10 New Discoveries of 2021
- [25 Dec] Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann ★★★★
- [26 Dec] Sunday Post with Berls | The one with La Feliz Navidad