Thursday, November 12 we celebrated all the October, November, and December birthdays at the Family Support Center with a party!
Our fiesta de cumpleaños kicked off with piñatas. The youngest kid, Ximena, is two years old and was utterly disinterested.
Immediately after this photo was taken, Ximena shook her head and handed the bat back to Gustavo.
Maybe next year. (Photo by Shanti Aguilar)
As the next youngest kid at the FSC, Emanuel had the first real go at the piñata.
We brought two piñatas to the FSC — one for los pequeños (the younger kids) and one for los medianos y grandes (the older ones). A piñata can only take so much abuse before it breaks!
|Gustavo spins Evelyn ten times because she'll be turning ten in December...|
|...before letting her loose. No blindfold but no glasses, either!|
|Candy! After Anibal has broken the first piñata, Gustavo shakes it to get all the candy and peanuts out, and the younger kids scramble to fill their pockets and bags.|
|The older kids were just as aggressive when their teacher, Santos, broke the second piñata. (Photo by Shanti Aguilar)|
|I got to bake three cakes—French vanilla, chocolate, and funfetti.|
|Evelyn was the first of the birthday kids to come to the table for the birthday song.|
|Yadira tucks into her chocolate cake.|
|Some of the older girls are camera shy! (Photo by Shanti Aguilar)|
Finally we distributed bags of party favors to all the kids. Punch balloons were the premium item in the younger kids' bags.
|Guayo wasted no time in blowing up his punch balloon.|