Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Saturday, August 29, 2009

double birthday celebration

Better late than never, right?

Here are pictures at last from the fun "double birthday" we had a couple weeks ago in the Baby Home for S. (now 5) and C. (now 1)!

Getting a look at their cakes (this was S.'s new special cheesy "I'm so happy" birthday smile!)

Now is that the THE CAKE or what?!

It was modeled after a little doll we have but I think it looks a lot like Twin Girl E! (Hard to believe they're walking everywhere now!)

Tia Maria was one of the staff who designed and pulled off the gorgeous cakes

No Bolivian birthday is complete without "gelatina" (jello) and everyone here loves it (I'm not very Bolivian!)

S. was so happy she was about to burst! Afterwards she was literally running circles around the house.

Blowing out the candles!

Now came the difficult part of dissecting the cute little girl cutting the cake...

S. was concerned about how Tia Consuelo was going to do it. She had started at the neck and a few of us were like "Ah, nooo!" so she finally decided to cut in at the middle. =)

Our full dining room (it was actually very quiet at this point as everyone enjoyed the jello!)

C. "opening" her present!

S. was so thrilled with the gifts volunteers Denise and Molly chose!

The birthday girls posing outside

A. wearing remnants of the cake

S. was a very good girl and happily shared all her stickers from her new book. At one point she said "TIA Jenny, there are SO MANY kids!" Poor thing - by the time she was done passing out 1 or 2 to all the staff and kids, they were gone!

Later that night, pondering the leftover head of C.'s cake =)
Okay, so I just realized that their names are clearly on the cakes, duh! I've not posted several birthday celebration pictures for exactly that reason...but these cakes were too amazing not to share. Since I'm too lazy to start over, editing the pictures and re-posting them...just don't tell anyone, alright? ;-)


gloria said...

Too, too cute!! The cakes are lovely and the children beyond precious! God bless you! We are praying for the children in your home & for your ministry. Still hoping to get some info on "how to sponsor" a child in your home.

God bless,

Laurel said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL cakes. Wow!

What I am most impressed with, though, is how you really make the time to give each child a special birthday. With so many children to care for, it would seem easy to just say, "Sorry. We can't celebrate everyone's." What a blessing for each child, to KNOW that they are special!


Laurel :)
mama of 13

Gallo Pinto2 said...

Super cute cakes!

And for the record. We had to buy S a hairbrush because she STOLE Molly's a couple months ago!!! And when I talked to her about it I promised I would get her one of her very own :)

Octamom said...

Awwwww! What a great celebration!


avagdro said...

Thanks for sharing Jennifer .Pretty cute pictures,besides belated birthday wishes to two little Angels.

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Elizabeth said...

Ha! Love the thought of how to slice up the little girl cake without traumatizing the kids! I had a similar issue a few years back with a Tellytubby cake and a concerned two-year-old... Oh dear!