Mixing Our Cultural Christmas Traditions

My husband and I both come from Hispanic families but were raised in America. We are the children of immigrants, and it’s always fascinated me how much we assimilate to the American culture versus how much we retain from our countries of origin.

This is most evident in the way we celebrate holidays. For the most part, as we were growing up, we did Christmas the way our parents had always done Christmas. This meant celebrating Noche Buena and Three King’s Day with not a big emphasis on Santa Claus. But now that we have kids of our own who are more Americanized, we have to decide how to mix the American traditions with our Hispanic ones. 

Macks is Dancing!

At 10 months old, Macks is as interactive as ever. He loves to try to copy us, and is becoming more and more his own little person. Our family has had so much fun watching him learn these new tricks and seeing the pure joy on this face when he sees how happy we are when he does it.

His newest trick is that he’s learned how to dance. Whenever any music comes on or if you sing to him, he will sway from side to side and bounce up and down. He absolutely loves to dance and loves the beat of the music.

The other day while we were trying to pass the time in the afternoon before picking up my oldest from school, I had some music on for us. As I looked over as Macks, I saw him dancing away. It was one of the cutest things to see just how happy he was. Thankfully I had my phone and was able to record it.

Check out Macks’ newest milestone!

DIY Mickey and Minnie Mouse Holiday Cupcakes

Thanks to Disney Baby and Cakes.com for sponsoring this post and for giving me the Mickey and Minnie Mouse cupcake decorating supplies for free.

The holidays are such a fun time to bake. My girls and I love to make cupcakes on the weekend. While Macks is down for his nap, it’s a good bonding experience for us, and it’s even more fun when we can eat our project at the end.

This weekend, the girls and I decided to makes Mickey and Minnie Mouse holiday cupcakes using some of the baking supplies we ordered from Cakes.com. The girls are super fans of Minnie Mouse and couldn’t wait to have some holiday fun. I was very excited to get a little bit creative and see what kind of cupcakes I could come up with.

Check out how we made them and how they turned out! 

DIY Holiday Cupcakes

My Mommy Wish List of Disney Baby Items

Now that I have two kids, Christmas is ALL about them! Even though they are only 2 years old and 9 months old and have no idea what they “want” for Christmas, I can imagine their faces lighting up when they wake up Christmas morning and realize there are gifts for them!

Well, why can’t those gifts help out Mommy as well? That’s one of my favorite things about Disney Baby products: Not only are they recognizable for our little ones because of the characters on them, but I can rest assured that the products are safe and helpful to parents. Examples: spill proof sippy cups and super soft plush toys that don’t have any small parts that could come off. When you are a busy mom like I am and seem to have your hands full all day long, these types of gifts are super handy!

It was hard to narrow my list down to a few of my favorite Disney Baby items that I want my kids to have for Christmas, but I somehow got it down to seven. Check them out!

Baby's Christmas List: What Baby REALLY Wants for Christmas

Celebrating your little one’s first Christmas this year? Want to know what’s on his or her Christmas list? Well, judging my by own babe, she probably won’t get too excited about the ornament you bought her or her super cute new outfit either. In fact, I decided to ask my sweet little Margot what she wanted for Christmas this year. Here’s what she had to say…

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