Jenna Bush Hager ‘Really Excited’ to Take Mila to Texas

12/05/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

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Former presidential daughter Jenna Bush Hager can’t wait to bring some Texas-sized cheer to 6-month-old Mila‘s first Christmas.

“We usually go down to Texas and we’re going to do that again which will be really fun,” the Today correspondent, 32, told PEOPLE at the ninth annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City on Tuesday.

“Mila’s been to Texas, but she’s never been to our ranch, so I’m really excited to take her and get her feet dirty in the Texas soil.”

She adds, “Every milestone with her is so fun!”

And once they get there, her daughter’s Christmas Day plans with Mom and dad Henry are already scheduled to be spent in the kitchen, cooking for the proud first-time grandparents, former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.

“The transition from the White House and post-White House life was a little difficult because they don’t know how to cook,” jokes Bush Hager. “We have to cook Christmas breakfast [for them] which is really fun.”

Despite the Southern hospitality, the family’s current Big Apple digs are still what Mila loves most. “She likes New York,” says the new mom. “She’s a little New York City baby!”

— Haiwen Lu

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Anonymous on

take her to texas and shoot puppies…thats all you do there anyways right?

ashi on

She looks so much like her dad….

Roxie on

I really like Jenna Bush Hager . . she and her sister are a credit to her parents. Just curious though, she said the transition from the White House to Texas was difficult because her parents don’t know how to cook. What about all those years before they went to the White House?????? Never learned to cook raising their children? Ahhhhh such privilege!!

lou on

Love this girl, certainly a credit to her parents &grandparents, along with her philanthropic, caring sister!

rachel dykes on

Roxie i am sure they can but they got use to not having to cook, when they were in the white house.

Koag on

I am pretty sure she said it tongue in cheek !! 🙂

michelle on

Good Gawd…that woman is so unfortunate looking.

Kat on

“She likes New York”, oh please…. whatever, Jenna.
Aren’t babies just happy being with mom and dad, wherever? She is 6 months old for goodness sake!