November and December were busy months. The holiday spirit was in our home as soon as Advent time started and we put up our Christmas tree. We lighted the advent candles and told stories leading to the birth of Jesus.
We spent few mornings tending our little garden where we have planted marigolds, pumpkins, corn, cilantro, beens, squash. It is Ecuador so everything grows year round!
We also had the homeschoolers come to our house for a pizza party. We made 5 pizzas and we enjoy each other company. The children went all around the house playing with Mateo's toys and cats.
Mateo insisted that he wanted to wash the fresh fish we bought from the market. He said" I want to be a butcher". Samu and Mateo spent a good amount of time examine the fish.
We could not miss a Christmas concert and for the first time we went to the Nutcracker play. Mateo has never seen live ballet before and once the show started he said "they don't talk"
Our family Christmas Photo
New Christmas eve fashion! We had a family gathering and Mateo had a great time with all the children present.
And Santa brought him the baseball bat and ball that he asked for. Pat explained the game for Mateo and they have spent all morning playing. Mateo score 10 home-runs! He said to Pat " this is my favorite game". I am so happy that Pat can teach this game to Mateo since Ecuadorians do not play it.