Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Atlanta friends arrived yesterday. Oh Joy. And Fun.

We had a low key evening at the ole Casa. Kids played among the ocean tide pools and swam in the concrete pools . There was a pretty aggressive game of "water football catch" with some Mexican boys. Youngest Son was the smallest but who could tell?

Three repairmen showed up in late afternoon to fix our family room air conditioner unit (even though we are not using right it now). Laughter from all. The culprit? A large dead frog and a very small live frog. Even the Mexicans were surprised.

The evening had a competitive game of Risk with Atlanta Middle Son, Oldest Son and Youngest Son. Oldest Son had read all the instructions and was READY to play. Alliances and shifts in power were ramped. We finally had to call stops at midnight so I am viewing the world carnage now for the fight continues today.

Midnight brought explosions of color all around the bay. It was fun to scan the horizon and watch the New Year alight. I have never brought in the New Year in a country other than USA. Check that off the list!


Theresa in Mèrida said...

Happy New Year to you and your family too!
We used to play Risk and Battleship all the time in High School, it was great fun. Another fun "thinking" game is Mastermind but it's only for two.

American Mommy in Mexico said...

TM - Kids LOVE Risk. Very competitive! Game for 2 is actually great because we have 2 kiddos. I will check it out.

ibis said...

Happy New Year!! I send you and your family my best wishes for this new year. I really enjoyed reading about your trip!

Cynthia Johnson and Mike Nickell said...

Happy New Year! Who knows what 2009 will bring...

Theresa said...

American Mommy, I am trying to organize the Latin American Blogger's Meeting in Merida. If you are interested please send me an email theresainmerida at gmail dot com
I hope you are interested!