¡Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año!
|Christmas carol competition. Watch yourself--these girls are 14.|
|Constructing our Christmas tree. First time in my life I´ve had a fake tree for Christmas.|
Maricielo is not happy I´m taking a picture because she doesn´t have makeup on.
|I was trying to get Luana to put the star on top of the tree--she just wanted to play with the ornaments|
|She loves her Tia Amandita---sometimes.|
|I´m the only person who tosses her around like a sack of potatoes. She´s gotten so used to it that you can see in this picture she´s more concentrated on the ornament in front of her than the fact that she´s upside down hanging over a concrete floor.|
|And now she begins taking off all the ornaments we put on|
|The security guards at the municipalidad. |
They were super excited to have their picture taken for people in the U.S. to see.
|The plaza with all the decorated trees (and the massive fake pine tree).|
|The central nativity scene|
|My host family helped put this together--it´s advertising the private school|
my host uncle is the director of.
|My friend Jimmy decorating the dance group´s tree.|
|At a chocolotada--this kid is so excited for hot chocolate and presents he looks frightened.|
|My friend Lorena put on this particular chocolotada. She likes to call me ¨cuñada¨ which means ¨sister-in-law¨ because after seeing pictures of the fam, she has decided she wants to marry my brother Sean.|
|Santa, apparently eating the mic|
|Dancing with the kids|
|Handing out one present to each child.|