Most children’s parties in the US lack the entertainment that both grab the attention of the children AND the parents. Well, (WELL!) … Emma, Zi, and Isabel (their cousin from the Ababa side) had no such party. They had Jollibee. Jollibee has a DJ. Yes, the children danced to really tribal inducing tunes, tunes that lingered days after the party, even unwillingly. Jollibee was no joke. When he came into the room to greet the girls who had their eyes tightly shut, they screamed and smiled in delight. Normal bees don’t get this type of attention. But Jollibee, oh no…he’s quite different. He’s got moves that would make a Lola blush AND her teenage granddaughter. Not only did he dance with Emma, Zi, and Isabel, he danced with Tito Benex, Isa’s yaya, and Lolo & Lola. Zienne was so amazed he came to her party, live, in person. So much, that she kissed him several times, hugged him, danced, laughed, talked, and confirmed their friendship by saying, “see you tomorrow!” Did I mention she was sick with a cold during her party? It was unapparent when Jollibee was in the room. She was in such elation, she even ate so […]
I finally put up the pictures of One Plus Five Equals Six Party up on the gallery, having collected tons of pictures from other people’s cameras. woot. Looking back, we were very fortunate to have had GREAT weather, esp. since the forecast was supposedly rain. Thank the Lord the clouds pushed down and didn’t touch our area. Instead, it was a sunny day in its high 80s, sunny enough for mingling and running outside. We rented a big canopy which was enough to cover the six tables and some walking room. We also rented a moonbounce, like we did at Emma’s first bday. Everyone enjoyed it, mostly the kids, and even the grown up kids, including my sisters and I, my friends from college, and some courageous few. There should always be room in one’s life to jump. I think the scariest part was the slide. Why is it that as you get older, the slide gets scarier? I was telling some friends that although a lot of my close friends couldn’t come, I was REALLY excited to know that people who I wasn’t extremely close with were coming because it DID allow me a chance to get to know […]
We had my dad’s 65th birthday party last Saturday. To honor my dad, known for his numerous hats and signature moustache, the theme was “Big Hats and Moustaches.” People were requested to bring either or both. We want to thank those who were game enough to take the physical challenge, so here’s a blog homage to those brave souls. To view all the pictures, go to our twelvesixteen.net photo gallery. Thanks for everyone who came. We’re blessed to have friends that support our dad, and blessed to have a dad who is an integral source of love for his family.