This marks our second year all together. Christmas are for relatives but New Year is for your own families. Since we cannot completely join my parents, I opted to stay in our apartment where the three of us can spend time together.
Last night was the first time that Via enjoyed a regular new year's eve celebration. It was her first time to encounter fireworks up close. She was scared holding those Dragon sparklers especially when the light is near her end (however, we made sure those were really harmless - painless even). She was so excited to join the other kids in our building. And they were all having a great time just by looking up and waiting for the big ones to explode in the sky.
They were so excited, it was contagious. I was even running around with them. It was truly nice. This was how I knew New Year's Eve when I was as young as my daughter unlike the quiet ones we have in our gated community in her lola's home.
One for the books.