Naimah was invited to her first birthday party in Costa Rica last weekend at the Wendy’s in the outskirts of San José.
With her light skin and hair, Naimah was quite the fascination for the other little girls in her class from the first day of school last July. She has made some great friends in the past year and will truly miss them when she leaves.
(An aside: most of Naimah’s friends don’t speak any English so it is cute when they call me “Daddy” because they think that it is my name from hearing Naimah say it.)
Naimah with her closest friend, Melany.
Piñatas are such an integral part of birthday celebrations in Costa Rica that Wendy’s has large, retractable metal beams built solely for hanging piñatas.
Every child has a chance to whack the piñata.
The kids played musical sombrero instead of musical chairs.