Saturday, September 24, 2011

Feliz Cumpleaños a Harper

Harper had a great birthday yesterday at Rio Muchacho.  She was showered with birthday wishes all day long.  It started out with presents from us in the cabana.  Cal, Danny and I made a mobile with sea shells Harper had collected at the beach the weekend earlier. We also gave her a headband we got in Canoa and Danny did a great job wrapping it in a banana leaf.

Danny's banana leaf wrapping job- not bad!

Early morning presents
Later in the morning at school the whole group sat in a circle around her and sang Feliz Cumpleaños.  Then each kid (all 40 of them!) walked up to her and gave her a kiss on the cheek.  It was really sweet.  Danny was actually subbing for an absent teacher that day so he was there to celebrate with us, too.

After lunch we had cake with all the staff and volunteers at Rio Muchacho.  Dario, the man who runs the farm, ran out and picked it up the day earlier.  Harper sat at a table with her pals and they got nice and messy eating cake with their fingers.

La torta
First piece for the birthday girl
Caden, Kristen, Cal, Prisilla, Harper and Andrea
The volunteers don't want any more dishes than necessary, so we ate cake with our fingers!
Later in the day she got to hold one of the baby pigs and then the day ended with a bonfire.  One of the interns picked up colored marshmallows the weekend before and Harper was thrilled.  It was a great way to turn five!

1 comment:

  1. ¡increíble! ¡feliz cumpleaños Harper! Besos de Juliana, Tito, Dan y yo...