Sunday, March 21, 2010

Joint Birthday Party

Most Colombian birthday parties we have been to have been quite elaborate (see previous post) so we were a bit nervous about hosting our first party. Andy and Lydia agreed to have a joint party, and we chose to do it in our new house, closer to where many of their friends live. So, Aaron and I brainstormed some simple party games, we invited some school friends, somehow managed to bake a cake without an oven (thanks to our dear friends the Pinzons) and had help with icing the cake from Elizabeth and filling water balloons from Neil. I think there might have been some parents there who thought our choice of a party location (just a free space at the park) was a little strange, and I am sure some of them are talking about the nature of our games, or possibly even blogging about this strangeness on their blogs...

We had enthusiastic parents that joined in, and a soccer game that ran for about 2 1/2 hours, which included some parents. Both Lydia and Andy had a lovely time. I know they are missing their normal birthday crowd at home, but this was a nice start to some new friendships, and overall a very happy celebration.


  1. I wish I could have been there.

  2. it looks like a fun party.
    happy birthday Andy and Lydia :)

  3. oh, my heart swells a bit...for all of it.