Nessa's World: December 2014





Our Christmas traditions are a little different than most people. We start our Christmas celebration on the 24th. We stay up until midnight to pray and sing in front of our nativity. Shortly after we let all the kiddos open their gifts.This year everything was done after midnight. I don't think we even ate until two in the morning. Regardless, everything turned out beautiful. 
On Christmas Day we do the traditional celebration with my boyfriend's family. We wake up extra early to eat breakfast and open up gifts in our pajamas. I love that Evan gets to experience two different traditions with his family. I don't want to say that this Christmas was the best, but I will say every year will always have something a little more special. I hope everyone had a magical Christmas! XO


Only a few more shopping days left! We started shopping early this year and we got most gifts out of the way. We still have a few gifts left because we all know I am a horrible procrastinator. Evan and all of the other kiddos were so easy to shop for. I absolutely love shopping for kids, and I put together a toddler friendly Holiday Gift Guide. All of these items will surely make any toddler happy. I hope you guys have all of your Christmas shopping done, but if you still need last minute ideas, I hope this gift guide helps. Make sure to leave any other ideas down below! 
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Holiday shopping is here! Every year I find it insanely hard to shop for others. Is it just me? Even though I know that person well, picking out a gift seems impossible. This year I have turned to holiday gift guides online. They have made my shopping way easier. I have linked a  few of my favorites down below, followed by my holiday picks for all the ladies. What is on your wish list this year? XO

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There are endless activities to do in Dallas. I love discovering new places. It's so neat to go exploring with Evan. We recently took a trip to The Perot Museum. I heard so many positive comments about it, and given the opportunity, I immediately knew this would be a cool place to check out. Even though Evan is only two, I knew that walking around and learning new things with him would be so much fun.
We checked out the Children's Museum first, which took up a lot of our time because the kiddos LOVED it. I had to carry Evan out while throwing a huge fit. Luckily, the Perot Museum has plenty of things to keep a child entertained.

Shortly after, we headed to watch a film on Pandas. I was a bit hesitant because I have a two year old. Right? (they are NEVER still) To my surprise, he sat thru pretty much the entire film. He continuously shouted out "Kung Fu Panda."
We worked our way from bottom to top, because we wanted to save the best for last. As we explored each floor I was highly impressed with how interactive this museum is. Every exhibit is full of things for both children and adults to do, see and learn.
We were there for several hours and still didn't get to see everything. The Dinasours and the Children's Museum were two of our favorites. You will find so much here. You will learn about Dinosaurs, outer space, the human body and so much more. If you haven't checked it out yet plan a trip soon. Christmas vacations are coming up and this would be a great activity to do with the family. We will be planning another trip very soon. Thank you Perot Museum for such a wonderful experience! Happy 2nd Birthday!
After this trip Evan is officially obsessed with Pandas and Dinasours!