Glimpses of December

City Strolling
Street Dancing
Tree Farm Visiting

Ornament Hanging

Ginger Bread House Building

 Story Reading
 Street Fairing
Train Show Gazing


Fudge Making
Toy Testing

Autograph Receiving


 Fun Having
Holiday Dressing



Santa Kissing
 Card Stuffing
Grandparent Loving
 Cousin Kissing
Gift Giving
Gingerbread Smashing

Blessings Counting


Special Thank you to lovely sponsors LeapFrog, Minted and Tiny Prints.  Also enjoyed were The Big Toy Book’s Biggest Day of Holiday Play, Mamarazzi’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid Event with Jeff Kinney and Robert Capron, and Santa Claus with French Goutier at Catimini.


  1. great pictures. your family is adorable. I may have told you this before but my daughter has the same flannel scottie nightgown!

    • I love that nightgown so much it reminds me of my own childhood! Although it's not pictured here I actually ordered a similar one for myself in a large girls size! I'm such a momma in it on Christmas. xx

  2. Beautiful photos mama! You really have a talent 🙂 Your family is so lovely…I just showed by husband the “matching” Christmas outfits your kids were wearing and he loved it. I can't get over Adrian in that suit with the sneakers! And…that's a pretty sweet gingerbread house. Thanks for this glimpse into your family life Monica.

    • Kera, you are so kind. Thank you. I made the kids the matching Christmas outfits last year out of an ancient skirt that belonged to my MIL. I was thrilled to stuff them in the outfits for one more year! It fit Lucia well, but was a bit small on the boy! My mom always made gingerbread houses me and my brother when we were kids – entire villages actually. Ours was such a disaster. I seriously broke out a glue gun, school glue and blow dryer, as my kiddos watched on! Wishing you all the best in the new year. xx – Monica

  3. I love this post! You have a gorgeous family. Looks like December was a great month for you and your family. I just love the look on Lucia's face on all of your pics…she can make anyone smile. Too sweet. 🙂

  4. You guys are such a beautiful family. It is evident your kids are incredibly close and that is so great!! I LOVE the street dancing picture 🙂

    Happy New Year mama 🙂


  5. you seem like such a fun mom! and your babies are precious 🙂

  6. SO beautiful!! Popping over from Sugar and Dots to say hello. 🙂 Have a wonderful week and very happy 2013! XOXO

  7. what amazing photos!! Wishing you all a wonderful year ahead!

  8. Lovely photos! x

  9. December was busy for you all wasn't it? lol

    Hope you and your family had a beautiful holiday season and happy New Year! xo

  10. Lovely pictures! I love your kids Christmas pjs 🙂

  11. great pictures.. you have a beautiful family. Happy 2013

  12. What a great December! Looks like you really did it all 🙂 Hope January's just as fun!

  13. Love the pictures. Wishing you and your family a wonderful year!Happy 2013!!
    Beijos, Ana

  14. Looks like December was a happy month for your little family!

  15. WOW, you had quite the busy month. The kids look like they were having so much fun in all the pictures, as did you and the hubby. My favs are the Rock-staring, street-fairing and gingerbread house smashing. Happy new year

  16. Great pics! I so wanted to make a gingerbread house with my son! I think 20 months is still a bit young..he would have just wanted to eat everything! lol!

  17. What an awesome December you had! You guys take good pictures but I guess it's easy with gorgeous kids. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  18. I want to be in your family – i looks like your have the best of times.

    • Thanks so much Mandi, but the key here is “glimpses”! I'm not usually compelled to take pictures of the hot-mess that we sometimes are, the dishes piled in the sink and the never ending heaps of laundry! Thanks so much for visiting.

  19. What a gorgeous family you have! Have a wonderful year!

  20. You have a gorgeous family! Have a wonderful year! Best, Rachel (sesame place)

  21. I just LOVE how you all live. Your family is beautiful and I love looking at the city streets.

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