Today, of course, is Nico's birthday. We started it by watching him open some presents from my parents, Toya and Orlando, aunt Marina, and Toño.
Then we took a trip to the old zoological garden, the Parque de las Leyendas (Park of Legends), and up to the lookout point at the top of San Cristóbal hill which overlooks the historic downtown.
In the evening, we finished out the day by inviting Nico's cousins to the Larcomar mall overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the district of Miraflores,
where we would, at Nico's request, eat at the Gelateria Laritza, one the best icecreameries in a city which abounds with them.
Afterward, we gave the children money to buy snacks, play video games, or get on the mechanical rides while we adults sat back at a café and had pisco sours and coffee. Nico was having so much fun that he opted to stay later at the mall with his 15-year old cousing Yannick, after which they took a cab to Yannick's house to spend the night.