Eliu, one of the kids in our church, celebrated his 10th birthday this summer. His family threw a big birthday bash and invited half the church and all of Eliu's friends. Sis Marisol made pizza and pasta. Everything was delicious and we had a fun time eating and visiting.
|Mexican style pizza - tomato sauce, refried beans, cilantro, and chorizo!|
|The yummy pasta|
|The kiddos outside|
|The handsome birthday boy!|
|These ladies...evading the camera!|
When it came time for the birthday cake, this candle was brought out.
It looked strangely like a firework...
Look at these innocent kids. Just minding their own business, looking forward to eating some yummy chocolate cake.
The candle was lit...and it started smoking...
All of a sudden an explosion of sparks started flying everywhere...
Then a full-blown indoor fireworks show began shooting into the air. Everyone was hollering and shrieking - partly delighted/panicked and partly wondering how much damage this firework candle would do before it finally quit.
|What a show!|
It finally died down, sparks stopped shooting out, and once again it began to smoke - filling the air and sending us into fits of coughing and laughter.
What a birthday to remember! According to Eliu, it was the best day of his life!