Happy New Year everyone! The holiday break is officially over for my family and we are back at work and school today.
It’s back to our routine and no more — crocheting, partying until 2 a.m., sleeping in and watching TV. DH and I have especially been into Parenthood, a sitcom about parents in Berkeley and would stay up until 1 a.m. watching episodes on Netflix. (Totally worth it!) As for our annual New Year’s bash, it was a blast. We had about 40 people and more than half came from all over Latin America: Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Cuba, Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela. Many of our Latino guests brought their families so we had a multi-generational party, in which abuelitos and kids alike were up late.
DH did a bang-up job decorating our backyard with lights and clearing out the garage — gym — for the kids to watch movies and fall asleep in sleeping bags. The kids were so funny, especially the ones that struggled to stay awake. Ari’s bff Jude has never had any qualms about going to bed before anyone else. By 10 p.m., he was fast asleep in the garage. Ari eventually joined him. One little girl asked me for a pillow and blanket, but insisted that she wasn’t tired. (LOL!) Eli was the last kid to fall asleep after the countdown and would not let me get her pajamas. “I always sleep in my clothes!” she said. Alright then.
Now Markos and the kids want to do it all over again in six months. We’ll see. It was fun though — and now I must work off all the great Puerto Rican food I ate and coquito that I drank!
How did you spend your New Year’s? Are the kids back in school yet?