What a great way to spend the end of an equally terrific year.
A tour of this year's año viejo contest on Amazonas.
Some pretty architecture.
A tour of the city and the viudas and viejos. (Grandpa Dan has some great pictures of the viudas, or widows.)
The green wig was a hit this year!
Lots of time with family.
Celebrating another year. (Happy birthday, Grandpa Dan!)
And we did end up making a viejo...
and burning it. (Shhhh, don't tell Agustín. He would NOT be happy! He prohibited us from burning the viejo this year.)
Amidst LOTS of fireworks. (Maybe a bit too much. A few went off a little too close to us, as well as our house windows!)
And my personal favorite story of the night. It was getting late, and Agustín was trying his best to stay up. We put him on the stairs to draw a bit. After a while he got up and started passing out pictures of dinosaurs that he had drawn. He had pictures for everyone, even people who weren't there (Great Grandma Ali is in Cuba at the moment on a trip, and Nico had fallen asleep in the car while we went out to see the viejos.) It was super sweet as he passed them out. He had written a dedication on each: To: (name).
He made it until 11. After I put him to bed, I found another drawing he had made. It was a picture of a a Hot Wheels car (a 7x7 - "Daddy, if 4x4 is good, why don't they make 7x7? That would be even better!" - his own personal invention). The drawing said: To: me.
I just love that sweetie!!!!
Happy New Year.