On Sunday, the birthday celebration for a friend named Steve took place. Steve works at the church across the highway from the Children's Home, and the whole party is put together by the youth, who I figured were these kids but apparently their youth start at age 17 and up, so I ended up meeting a lot of different people I'd never met since usually I was just with the kids from the Children's Home. So the celebrations weren't actually just for Steve alone, I think they do the party every month and they celebrate everyone's birthday that is that month. So it was Steve, a girl Celetto that I had met previously, then two more guys (can't remember the names). The party took place in the bush (aka the middle of nowhere). There was a waterfall and a very brown "swimming hole". They use the water to pour all over the lucky people who's birthday it is. There was cake, soda, cookies, oh and two goats that they slaughtered on the spot and roasted. It was a really fun time, they set up speakers, played music, and had some performers (unfortunately someone had my camera during the performances and none of the pictures turned out) actually the majority of the photos were taken by friends. I think that's all I have to write about, so here are the photos!
|Watering the Birthday Guys & Girls|
|The cakes, that later ended up on the ground due to the table made of sticks|
|Enjoying the goat (really, it was good)|
|Declining the offer of the foot|
|Gnawing on the head|
|They wanted me to take part in the cake cutting/feeding|
|Happy Birthday Steve!|
|Cooling the Sodas|
|The parts I will never eat|
|This will be made into soup (yu-uuuu-um)|
|The site, speakers, and friends|
|A good crowd|
I will also add that today I worked with John for a little while, we did his monthly delivering of food to the widows in Old Kijabe Town and Maai Mahui. I re-visited with Veronica. For those of you who know her personally, she seems healthier than a few weeks ago, her new medications have been helping.
|Ready to deliver|
|Veronica, me, and her donkeys|