My sister had gone shopping at a Japanese grocery store before coming up.
We had two giant pots of Oden and Mochi along with baked Mochi.
A big kiss for Alex.
Alex played with his 2nd cousin much of the day.
At one point, he was teaching her Math.
Alex loves other children.
He is very gentle and patient with younger children.
He has always loved teaching others.
These two pictures are from Google Images...
but depict what happens on New Years Eve in Reno.
This is what my wife said they had seen when they went to see the fireworks
Everyone else went to see the fireworks on New Years...
I stayed home and slept as I had a long drive the next day.
As Alex had so much fun seeing another child...
we are thinking of signing him up for a nearby Junior High School
Math club so he may interact with other children on a subject he has a passion for.