|The First Birthday Party in the New House|
Birthday Party means kids, presents, food and fun -- and most of all, a piņata.
Karina is 5 and this is her big day -- and the first birthday party at her new home.
Uncle Enrique is manning the rope to bounce the piņata -- gently for the little kids and a bit wildly for the big guys. The other end of the rope is tied to a metal hook that we built into the top of the property wall opposite the second floor balcony.
At the end, the boys move in for the kill -- tearing the piņata to pieces.
Christmas party piņatas are filled with candy, but birthday ones are not.
And, of course, no party is complete without a cake and balloons.
Dinner was pollo mole with rice and tortillas served to about 35 adults and 20 kids, almost all aunts, uncles and cousins.
We started at 6:30 and the last of us went home about 2 AM. It was as much a party for the new house as for Karina.
patio at night is a beautiful party place.