Santiago and mom Emi.
Auntie Yoli, back view
Grandma Yolanda, Auntie Yoli, Grandpa Juan, Uncle Oscar and Dad Juan Pablo.
Dad Juan Pablo, Santiago, Mom Emi
An uninvited guest who slept through the entire mass and most of the baptism.
With the priest and Godparents, Emi’s Aunt and Uncle. You will notice the little boy in front in many of the photos, but he is not part of the family. He just insisted on being in many of the pictures and no one
Emi’s family with her Grandmother and Uncle and the little intruder photobombing in front.
Juan Pablo’s family
Fashion plate Santiago, Godparents and parents
Santiago’s Auntie Jennifer, trying to cheer him up with the teddy bear I brought him.
Why Santiago needed cheering up.
Later on, he calmed down a bit.
It is tradition that the children of the village wait outside the church to go scurrying after coins thrown into the crowd by the godfather. Since this was a double baptism, they fared very well as Santiago’s godfather had a huge bag of 5 peso coins and the godfather of the other baby baptised had just done the same before we exited.
Yoli on our boatride.
Emi’s happy brother Ramon and sister Jennifer.
Mount Garcia. Luckily, it didn’t rain.
The shores of Lake Chapala
A happy Oscar
Some of the 16 family members at the celebration dinner.
A happier boy munched on a cracke. Then he ate all his mom’s tomatoes. Trying out his new set up uppers and downers.
Oscar’s exotic meal of shrimp and octopus-stuffed pineapple
We were all a bit astonished at the size of this meal,
It was by accident that we all ended up wearing the same color!
Santiago’s baptism turned out to be a six hour bash, including a one hour mass, the baptism, a family dinner at a local lakeside restaurant and boat rides on the lake. Here is pictorial proof of the fun.