What a super fun weekend I had! Friday was Pedro's 13th birthday so he's a teenager now, I can't believe it! I've known him half his life now. That's him in the black shirt with the white stripes. It's always so fun to arrive at his house to get him, greet his family and see his happy, smiling, handsome face!
I took five of his friends with me to pick him up from home and then we had a fun lunch at a restaurant called Mundo's. It has a play area for kids and TVs so that was fun for them. We were in a little room with AC so that was fun for me!
The boys each had a "half chicken and chips," chips being fries. Their absolute favorite meal! (I had a Thai chicken wrap which was chock full of unusual-for-here veggies like broccoli and cauliflower and was very yummy!) We all left full and happy.
When we got home, we set right to making a cake. One by one, lots of Pedro's friends trickled in (all boys who used to live in my dorm) until at one point we had 19 boys in here! Everyone got cake and juice and even popcorn.
It was so fun watching boys be boys, moving from one toy to another, the biggest draw as always was the trampoline. I must have taken 50 photos of them doing flips! Here's the birthday boy doing one of his flips.
At one point, after making pots of popcorn and the cake was eaten and the photos were taken and the juice dranken, I sat on my chair in my room, looking thru the door to the chaos a mere five feet away. Then I proceeded to check my Facebook and totally drown them out! I was surprised how thoroughly I could focus and ignore them, yet still hear something that was amiss and address it. After six years here, I guess I've honed some mom skills!
What a joy to celebrate Pedro's birthday with him. He is such a lovely young man! I'm really enjoying seeing him mature and grow in God's love and kindness. I pray it continues! My heart is so full of love for him and I am so thankful God has made him the son of my heart!