Sunday, October 16, 2011

Familia (extensa)

On Saturday we went to the birthday party of two nephews of an old friend from Mexico.  She has a niece that she is very close to with the same name and the niece and her husband are living in the LA area while he works on a project.   They held a birthday party for the two kids (which coincidentally was also the couple's anniversary).   Also present was the dad of the niece and the mother of my friend (not pictured).

The kids are three and five and fans of Mario Brothers - and so the party was themed about those characters - everyone in the family dressed the part.

I am always struck by the graciousness of these events.  Everyone was made to feel welcome.  And the real focus was on the kids (who are 3 and 5).  Of course, there was lots of food and the kids seemed to have a great time. So did we.

My friend and I met when she worked at a university in Mexico City.  But she has always been a good friend.  Her mom is also a kick and it was good to see her again.

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