Each year our landlord (who is a North American) opens the gate to her property and lets the community in to see her huge light display and enjoy the holiday season together. She serves hot chocolate and gives away tons of door prizes. The locals love it and look forward to it each year. It's a fun time to visit with neighbors and friends from our town. This year it was held on Monday night. Her whole property is filled with lights and decorations. We can see her very large tree from our house and it's beautiful but it doesn't compare to seeing it up close.
Ms. Nancy's tree
It sits on the open patio of her second story property and can be seen from all over town.
This photo just cracks me up!
Cruz, Nery, and a new friend. These three had a blast playing together at the party.
They also loved their Christmas tree shaped pancakes!
Here's David and Ben enjoying a pizza and cheese fries lunch in Chiquimula on the drive in.
and here's Ben "fixing the door"
David and the boys
Of course David had to flip it upside down to see if it would stay. Thankfully it did, ha.
At one point Ben put on four at one time. He ran over and said "look mama!". It was precious.
The beautiful Christmas tree in the Miraflores Mall in Guatemala City.
my boys in front of the tree
The boys elf treat for Thursday was new Christmas pj's. It's always cold in Guatemala City at Christmas time so I thought it would be fun for them to get to wear them while there. They will wear them again on Christmas Eve back at our home. I found them on clearance back in June at the Outlet Mall in Foley, AL during our family beach trip. I didn't realize then how perfect they would be with our elf this Christmas. Here's a few pics of them dressed for bed on Thursday night.
my silly boys
oh what fun these two can be!
They don't know it yet but their elf surprise for today is a visit to the Guatemala Children's Museum. They won't know where we are going until we get there. And, of course, Jingles gets to go with us so that should make it extra fun. We are having a wonderful Christmas time and making lots of fun memories along the way.