After baking cupcakes in the morning, the kids were really excited about celebrating the birthdays of five of the children.
In order to give each child their 'moment in the sun' we called them up one at a time to the front of the room and let them hold their own cupcake with a candle. After we sang Happy Birthday and they blew out their candle, they got a special present.
First up, Chola! He was one of our very first children that came to live here, and in October he turned six!
Beauty turned four years old in October.
She just couldn't wait to taste the delicious cupcake.
Sandra also turned four in November. I love her lopsided grin.
Nathan turned 3 in November. This is probably one of my favorite photos of him.
Your eyes do not deceive you.....I didn't get a photo of Moriah yet from our photographer. I'll post her birthday photo when I can.
Everyone knows icing tastes so much better when licked off your hands.
After eating, the kids had playtime with balloons. You haven't really seen crazy until you've seen sixteen children all running around batting balloons at once.
One really wonderful thing was when inevitably a balloon would pop, the child would cry and immediately 3-4 children would run to their rescue, offering either their own balloon or getting a grown up to blow up a new one. It was so sweet.
Once the balloon game had wound down a bit, Esther and Christina set up face painting. The kids went outside to run off the sugar and two by two they came in to get their faces painted.
The girls did a great job doing everything from giraffes, lions & dogs, to super heroes, to flowers and butterflies. It was a wonderful afternoon!
Once again, many thanks to Gray for taking such beautiful photos.
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