Stedelgn's Birthday Celebration!
The birthday theme was Tinkerbell from the cake to Stedelgn's outfit to the t-shirts of her cousins that had Tinkerbell on the front and, let's not forget, the Tinkerbell Pineta.
|The party was held in a large building adjacent to the church where many events are held in Berlin and it was packed!|
|There were people we knew like Damaris and Amanda and many more that didn't even look familiar! The tables were decorated with balloons to make the large room festive and there were two men playing guitars who entertained most of the evening.|
There were so many children that after a few tried unsuccessfully to break the Pinata, the insides were released to be enjoyed by all!
In the end we all sang a Spanish Happy Birthday to Stedelgn with the help of the two guitar players and headed home!
One party ended and another was to begin! In Costa Rica Mother's Day is on the 15th of August and we were invited to the home of Elida and Jose who are the parents of our neighbors, Eileen, Edwin and their six children and one little puppy! We had a ball and made some connections, saw familiar faces and met new people who were mostly, if not all, part of this wonderful family.
Our wonderful hostess fro Mother's day, Elida with her grandson and Hazel's son, Jose Arturo.
Not only is Hazel a comedian but she sings Karaoke!! There were a number of wonderful singers and the mic was busy most of the evening!!
Here we are with Eileen! Her talents lean toward cooking and raising wonderful children! Thank you, Eileen, for inviting us to share Mother's Day with your family. We love having all of you as our neighbors!
Festival San Ramon--140 Years
It is impossible to imagine the time put in to preparing for this Festival. For weeks we watched the work of construction going on to create the required structures--it is the rainy season here--and that was only a small part of the necessary planning and preparation. It appeared that the materials were used and the structures were rustic but very functional. In front of the church there was a stage built and covering for spectators, as well as a number of places to eat. All events in Costa Rica include food don't they everywhere??
|You can see here some of the tables and benches that were created for people use for eating or just taking a break.|
|Another group of young people performing. This group also included three young women singing and doing a nice job.|
|Face painting for children and adults alike. It was fun to see people walking around with so many different designs on their faces. This is also the area around the park where the various venders were located.|