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The Victoria Advocate 2013 Christmas Kids

Day 1: Brice Jacob Hajek, 7, Victoria
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
lots of hugs because I love them so much and they don't need anything else!
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Dry sausage, Cheese and Crackers
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
We go to Christmas Eve Mass at Holy Family and after Mass my Granny and Pop-Pop come to our house for yummy treats Mommy makes and we open presents!
Parents' Names:
Neal and Sallie Hajek

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 2: Mackenzey Wright, 4, Austwell
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
Kisses
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Drew him a heart to let him know I love him
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Getting toys
Parents' names:
Jimmy and Melanie Wright

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 3: Makiah Schooley, 9, Bloomington
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
I am giving my Mom cooking stuff
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Chocolate and sugar cookies and a big glass of milk
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Decorating the house with lights and decorations
Parent's' name:
Melissa Schooley

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 4: Trace Laza, 4, Bloomington
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
A Christmas card and draw them a pretty picture
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Chocolate chip
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Waking up early and opening presents
Parents' names:
Britany and Jonathan

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 5: Brodie Daniel, 4, Cuero
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
I will give my mommy a snow globe and give my daddy some screw drivers.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Cookies and REGULAR Milk for Santa. He doesn't like chocolate milk like me.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
I like to see the Christmas Lights in the Cuero Park. They have a light up choo choo train, dragon, and all kinds of cool christmas lights.
Parents' names:
Samantha and Bo

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 6: Trevor Floyd, 5, Edna
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
A really nice present.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
We leave cookies that are left over from our Christmas Eve dinner with family and we leave baby carrots for the reindeer. We give Santa milk too.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Having Christmas Eve with family all day long. We go to Papas in our pajamas and we all match then after nap time we go to my Pa's Christmas. It's so much fun.

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 7: John Autry Utley, 6, Edna
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
I'll draw them something. They like when I make them coloring pages.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
We leave milk and cookies and reindeer food! One time they left reindeer tracks of mud!
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
A real Christmas tree! (Except it pokes sometimes)

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 8: Drew Oliver, 7, of Goliad
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
I am going to give my Mom and Dad a morning to sleep in and breakfast in bed.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
I leave sugar cookies that I make with Mom and a glass of milk.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
When all of our family comes to one of our houses and we open presents and eat.

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 9: Annie Smith, 6, Inez
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
I can't tell...it's a surprise! I can tell you I am making a pretty card.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Chocolate chip cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. And don't forget milk!
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Going to Cuero to look at the Christmas lights...with lots of hot chocolate and my family.
Parents' names: Kenny and Kim

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 10: Rachel Lange, 8, Inez
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
All my love and xoxoxox!
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Sugar cookies with lots of sprinkles and milk.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Going to my grandpa & grandma's house to open presents.
Parents' names: Clif and Sandra

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 11: Cassidy Brown, 6, Port Lavaca
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
Lots of kitty cats, jewelry and daddy anything he wants.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Cookies, candy, chocolate milk and a napkin so he will not get his suit dirty.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Singing christmas songs while making christmas crafts.
Parent:
Mary

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 12: Haleigh Angel Gonzalez, 4, Port Lavaca
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
A purse with money for mommy and a hat for daddy.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Gingerbread cookies with oreos and milk..also elf donuts for tootie her elf on the shelf.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Going to see lights and waiting for tootie the elf on the shelf to come.
Parents:
Amanda Cervantes and Miguel Gonzalez

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 13: Holston Deckard, 5, Port Lavaca
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
I want to go hunting and shoot my 1st deer to give to my dad to hang on the wall in the living room and my mom a new necklace.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Chocolate chip cookies with M&Ms and ice cold milk.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Every year we put our Christmas Tree up on the day after Thanksgiving and I love decorating it with my mom and little brother Haith!
Parents:
Chance and Kingslee

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 14: Ayden Resendez, 5, Refugio
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
Hugs & kisses.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Cookies.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Singing christmas songs

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 15: Landen Hartl, 5, Telferner
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
A new book.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Sprinkle cookies.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Decorating the tree

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 16: Nathan Salazar, 7, Telferner
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
If I had the money I would give my mom a BIG beautiful diamond ring and buy my dad a model airplane because he likes plans a lot!
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
I leave him sugar & chocolate cookies and a cup of milk.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
My favorite tradition is putting out reindeer food in the driveway so Santa and his reindeer can see my house from up in the sky.
Parents: Regina and Benny

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 17: Brady Lee Parker, 9, Telferner
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
My mom earrings and Dad a necklace.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Sugar Cookies and Milk
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Opening presents Christmas morning.
Parents:
Jamie and Vanessa

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 18: Mariah Gutierrez, 4, Tivoli
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
Giving mom nail polish & a puppy. Giving dad a vacation since he's always working.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Chocolate chip cookies and gingersnaps.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Opening gifts & doing puzzles & decorating the tree.
Parents:
Kali and Johnny

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 19: Reilly Amsler, 9, Victoria
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
Getting my mom a picture dram because she loves pictures.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Last year we left Santa some beef Jerky and a coke!
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
I love going to visit my cousins and eating all kinds of good food. My favorite is when my mom makes green beans and buttermilk pie!
Parents:
Courtney

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 20: Trey Lawrence, 9, Victoria
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
I may make them something for them, or maybe I'll listen to them for one day (be good for one day).
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Homemade cookies and milk for Santa, and Rudolph and the other reindeer get special reindeer food that sparkles to catch the reindeer's eye, and some hay. I might leave coffee for Santa to help him make the long trip.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Freddie, my Elf on a Shelf, usually arrives around St. Nicholas day and watches to make sure I'm good. He leaves every night to report to Santa if I've been good. If I'm not good, sometimes he'll stay in the same place, and I know I'm in trouble.
Parents:
Roger and Lori

Published on November 27, 2013

b>Day 21: T.J. Vargas, 8, Victoria
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
A family picture of us, because I love to draw & paint! I'm going to be nice to my brothers & listen to my parents.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
We bake Christmas cookies & the gingerbread house with a glass of milk.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Spending time with my family, I have both my parents parents alive & great grandparents so we go to 3 different houses each year to celebrate the Christmas holiday. I get to see all of my cousins aunts uncles grandparents that live here in Victoria and out of town! We get to dance, play, talk about all kinds of stuff! Waking up Christmas morning with just my mom & dad & brothers to open presents! Is what we do every year.
Parents:
Thomas and Katherine

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 22: Ambree Vaclavik, 7, Victoria
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
A honeymoon because they need lots of hugs and kisses.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Last year I left Santa a bowel of cereal because its my favorite & he left me cotton candy.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Open presents and spend time with my family.
Parents:
Joshua and Katherine

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 23: Azilyn Tijerina, 9, Victoria
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
My momma doesn't ask for anything but I use my snack money at the school Christmas store and get her good stuff.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Momma always wants to leave double fudge cookies.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
My mom lets us open all the presents late at night on Christmas Eve.
Parents:
Stephanie

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 24: Tori Faith Lenhart, 6, Victoria.
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
A puppy because I love puppies.
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
Sugar cookies, milk, and a picture I color for him.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Singing Happy Birthday Jesus and blowing out candles on His cake we make! Also, playing with all of my cousins, and opening presents.
Parents:
Jeff and Susie

Published on November 27, 2013

Day 25: Aaron "Pat" Carrier, 4, Victoria
For Christmas, I'm giving my Mom and/or Dad:
I'm giving my mimi smell good, she loves to smell good. I like it too!
What kind of cookies or other treats do you leave for Santa?
We leave sugar cookies and milk for santa and veggies for the reindeers.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Baking cookies and having friends and family decorate the tree and I get to put on the special new ornament.
Parents:
Alice

Published on November 27, 2013