October 22, 2016 chartreusian

Alma is 5!

Well – our youngest is now 5.

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In keeping with the apparent tradition in our new community here in Kibuye -no child’s birthday party is complete without a theme. For this one it was “dress up like your favorite stuffed animal.” Alma of course was dressed up like Boing-Boing – her beloved  stuffed bunny that she’s had since (before) she was born.

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Plenty of others – kids and adults – played along and were dressed (quite convincingly) as their favorite cotton-filled friend.

Also, every party seems to have some version of the game: “pin the ____ on the _____” – in keeping with the theme of the party. For Alma’s 5th, it was “pin the ears on Boing-Boing” (we’ve previously had “Pin the banana on the monkey” for Matea’s African Animal themed party)

 

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As always the cake was great (especially considering the limited resources one has to work with here) – and Susan created a pretty amazing rainbow cake.

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A bit different from last year when we had recently returned to Bujumbura – but I don’t think we knew one other family who was back, so her birthday was just the 6 of us – and we had a fair bit of violence that week – so it was hard to think about going somewhere.