santa claus is coming to town

Merry Christmas! I think Isabella is still too little to really understand what Christmas is, however, she does understand that Santa brings her presents but she probably doesn't understand why. Anyway, this morning we woke up and we had to explain to her that it was finally Christmas and that maybe Santa brought her some presents. I don't think she is so conscious yet of being good or bad, but I do think she was honestly surprised. She is also at the stage in which she doesn't really have any expectations, she is happy getting anything.  We didn't go crazy searching for any fancy toys, just simple books, playdoh and Legos seemed to have made her happy. Of course, the real gift was having both grandmas and grandpas over for Xmas dinner and also Uncle Marco gets a special mention for playing with her all day :).

One last thing: I bought Isabella her first camera (toy camera), but I think I was more exited than she was.

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xmas spirit

Let the Holiday Season begin! December has just started and Milano is already full of great Xmas activities to do with the kids or without but the important thing is to get into the Christmas spirit and try to survive the crowds.

This weekend we went to the Villaggio delle Meraviglie (Christmas Wonderland Village) at the Giardini Idro Montanelli close to the Duomo in the center of the city. It was already madness.

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