And here’s to 2013. Cheers. *clinks glass*

Wow, Christmas came and went in the blink of an eye! And now it’s 2013. How did that happen?

It’s been the good sort of crazy-busy in the Banya household these last few weeks. There was these advent calendar stockings hung, with a Christmas-themed activity for each day…

Christmas advent stocking calendar

Quite a few batches of gingerbread biscuits baked (and eaten)
Christmas tree decorated gingerbread biscuits
Thanks for the recipe iSophie

Christmas tree decorated gingerbread biscuits
Can you tell which one JJ decorated?

Lots of red and green Christmas gift wrapping paper painted.
JJ painting in green and red
Usually the paint goes on the paper…

Attending local community Christmas shindigs
Danya and Bee in her Christmas tree onesie
Showing off her embellished Christmas outfit

Holly on the bottom of Bee's Christmas onesie
And the bottom!

JJ and Mr Banya
JJ started all smiles

The ONLY picture I want to see of JJ in a paddy wagon
But ended up in the back of a paddy wagon…

And here was another cute bum moment.

Holly on the bottom of baby Bee's onesie with tinsel

We took a photo with Santa
Santa holding baby Bee in her Mrs Claus outfit

And on another day. Hang on, this Santa looks a bit familiar…
Mr Banya dressed as Santa with white hairspray on his beard
“Mummy, Santa looks a bit like Daddy.”

But she still wouldn’t sit on his knee!
Mr Banya dressed as Santa, holding baby Bee with JJ standing
Family Santa photo
JJ the clown
Part clown, part Santa’s Little Helper

JJ the clown

JJ squeezing her mummy's red clown nose
Who’s the clown now?

And I think this would have been our Christmas card, if I’d gotten around to getting any printed this year. (Number #1392 on my to-do list…)

Baby Bee inside a Christmas advent calendar stocking, sucking on her fist

Bee was in the Daily Telegraph.

Babies dressed in Christmas outfits

We made our own Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations

And got called a Ho my some dude in an aeroplane.


And lots and lots and lots more stuff that I didn’t get a chance to take photos of.

And now that Christmas and New Year’s has been and gone, and we’ve launched off into 2013…
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading Danya Banya. It means the world to me. For your support. For your liking and commenting and sharing. For your encouragement and feedback.

And here’s to 2013. Cheers. *clinks glass*


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