Cookie and Ornament Exchange Party

Cookies, ornaments, good friends, and creating memories is what this post is about. I'm pretty sure I have said this tons of times. I am blessed to have a great group of mommy friends, and their children are friends with our son.  We've gotten together again this time to celebrate our first cookie and ornament exchange party. We also had a white elephant gift exchange for the mommies. For the party each mom brought 2 dozen cookies, and one ornament per child. 

Piñata Ornaments: 20 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas

I am super excited to participate in the 20 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas Ornament hosted by Mama Miss. I will be joining a group of awesome mommy bloggers to bring you over 50 ornaments made by kids during 20 days.

Our ornaments are piñatas in honor of my book review: A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas.  For the ornaments we used rolls of paper towel, gift wrapping rolls, and of course toilet paper rolls. Colorful pieces of tissue paper, glue, ribbon, and candy! 

Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #11

Hi!  Welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #11
This week Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop features: 

'Tis the season for Christmas ornaments, and trees! That is why I love our featured bloggers for this month!

White clay ornaments {Christmas craft} from Piri Piri Lexicon 
Paper Christmas Tree – Simple Christmas Crafts

Paper Christmas Tree - Simple Christmas Crafts

Now that you've checked out our featured posts, link up to our blog hop! 

Puerto Rican Christmas Desserts {Tembleque and Flan}

I relish at the opportunity to make these sweet treats during the holidays and/or special occasions. If I were to make them all the time, guess who will end up eating most of them? Me! 

Candy Cane Ornament

This is a short and sweet post!  My 5 yr. old's school is having a Christmas tree ornament contest with the theme: "A Sweet Christmas"

The requirement is to make the ornament entirely of candy, and nothing else!   So after brainstorming little one's ideas with candy canes, I thought of using only the candy canes; and this is what we came up with!
Just hot glue six candy canes together. Then add a colorful ribbon! Simple as that!   Of course, the twinkle effect was created on Google+!

Please comment, like, pin or share! 

Our Bilingual Year in Review

Our Journey into Spanish Immersion began on February of this year. We're almost at the end of the year, and I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled, and excited I am about little one's bilingual progress!

Good Night Captain Mama {Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá}

I am so thrilled to be reviewing the first bilingual children's story book from a Latina Military Aviator Mom. This book is a first in it's kind. I was lucky enough to win a teacher pack on Mommy Maestra's back to school giveaway.  

Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner Attraction, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Pirates Voyage Dinner Attraction has a a commercial that comes on T.V. almost every night. Our 5 yr. old tells me he saw a commercial at Grandma's house about a pirate show with Santa, toys, baby Jesus, and animals at Myrtle Beach; and he wanted us to take him there.  But I had yet to see the commercial. I was clueless as to what he was talking about but he kept asking to go. Until one day while at home the commercial comes on. He literally jumps from the sofa, and starts yelling, "Momma, Momma there it is!" At last! I was finally able to see the very colorful, and lively show promoting the true spirit of Christmas. 

Giving Tuesday and Christmas Kindness

As a family it is important for us to spread some Christmas kindness. With the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday we have Giving Tuesday an annual event that we look forward to participating in.  GivingTuesday is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season.

Little one and I have started spreading Christmas kindness this year by participating and filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We both went to the store to shop for necessities, and toys for other children.

A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas

I can't begin to say how thrilled I was when I found this book! I bought it for my little boy when he was 4 yrs. old. It has become a Christmas favorite! This book gives a Latin twist to the traditional "12 Days of Christmas."   Can you imagine a "piñata" in a pine tree? It's a cross of two cultures beautifully intertwined with each other!