Hello from Buenos Aires, Argentina!
(we just arrived this evening, so this is the best photo I've got so far of the city.)
This month Julio is celebrating his 8th birthday and we offered him either a) an American-style birthday party (read: totally lame compared to the Brazilian party that our kids are dying to have) or b) a special trip to Argentina with just me and Guapo.
...and he chose the trip! (with little or no coaching from me, I might add)
You don't know what good news this was for me; birthday parties totally stress me out. Sure he had fun last year, and the year before that there was the funny thing with the boy that we were sure was a girl, but, it always takes me days to prepare for and even longer to recover from children's birthday parties.
So, not only do I not have to have one, I also get to visit Argentina for a few days without the entire crew. The best part is, we get to spend time with just Julio which doesn't happen that often. We are going to have a great time!
Tonight we ate at a great Argentine steakhouse whose decor was all about soccer-perfect for Julio.
Tomorrow we'll be touring the city on some kind of double-decker bus.
Happy Birthday Julio, we love you!