|Photo Credit: Caroline Yung|
On August 29, Pop Wuj held a huge birthday bash for fifteen of the students at the Family Support Center. This party celebrated all of our students who will have their birthdays in the months of June, July, August, and September.
There was a festive mood in the air during the entire week leading up to the birthday party. All of the kids eagerly anticipated the upcoming celebration as the week progressed. Oscar, who was about to turn five years old, asked each day, "¿Hoy es mi cumpleaños?" or Is today my birthday?
The party included key birthday activities: piñatas, cake and birthday presents. While the coordinators and Pop Wuj students prepped the piñatas and stuffed them full with candies and peanuts, the kids relentlessly played tug of war - what strength and determination!
|Jonathan, Evelyn and Oscar giving it all they've got!|
Finally, the second one fell to the floor and the older kids scrambled to pick up the contents.
With bags full of candies and peanuts, we all returned inside to sing happy birthday, cut cake, and distribute birthday gifts. Presents had been selected for each of the birthday students, but everyone went home with at least a 'goodie bag'.
After an afternoon full of candy, cake and laughter, the volunteers, coordinators, and Carmen returned to Xela.