as has been the custom around our house, we quietly celebrated christmas at our childhood home here in cavite. but this year, it has been especially jolly and festive because of the presence of our little one. this year topped all my christmases put together despite the fact that i got only a handful of presents. but no sweat since a lot of our friends opted to shower mischa with gifts, and her haul isn’t too bad. took her pictures by the tree before she conked out in the early evening as we expected her to. so we had our usual noche buena while she dozed off in her crib next to us. went out to mass on christmas day then brought her for the very first time to our ancestral house in cuenca, batangas. it was a bit nostalgic seeing her there in the house where my grannies raised me. it seems only yesterday when i was the one running around the house and the streets where they claim i was “like a top spinning”. i wanted to take photos much like the ones i had when i was the little one there. maybe next time.