December – the last month of the year! Minus me getting sick after Christmas, the month was AMAZING. Here were my favorites.
Road trip/family time in the Bay Area – Our holiday trip to the Bay Area to visit family is always one I look forward to. If I’m able to visit at another time throughout the year, it’s only for a long weekend at best, so I love that we take our time there over the holiday and explore our favorite spots and find new ones. Our must visit places are Tilden Park Little Farm where you can take some celery or lettuce and feed the animals as well ride a carousel. I always love to visit the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero in San Francisco for some great food and views and Cecilia likes going there to chase the birds around 🙂
Christmas lights – I’ve always loved driving around to look at Christmas lights and now Cecilia loves to do it, too. We visited a neighborhood not far from us this year to check out their displays and they were incredible! We got to park our car, buy some kettle corn and walk about to look at the lights. Cecilia loved it so much, she had us walk around twice. Definitely gets that from her mama!
Decorating our Christmas tree – This year, I let Cecilia pick out our tree and decorate all by herself (except for the lights). She picked out a really cute Cecilia-sized tree and had a blast putting on all the ornaments. She loved it so much, she took the ornaments off every few days and rearranged them. Of course, all of the decorations were in one spot on the tree (leaving the rest totally bare), but we all loved it that way.
Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo – We didn’t make it to Jungle Bells last year with our hectic holiday travel schedule, so we made up for it and went a couple times this year. It’s such a fun and festive event and Cecilia LOVES going to the zoo in the evening versus our normal early morning trips. If you’re local and haven’t been, I highly recommend it!
Family time – The underlying theme of all the favorites above is family time, which is my all-time favorite favorite. The holiday season is so much fun with Cecilia and we’re so thrilled to have a new addition to our family to join in the holiday joy next year.
What were your December favorites?
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