Wednesday, August 22, 2007

a little something from leah...

On Monday night we went to our first Mexican fiesta! Well, it was a very small one because the real one will be this Saturday. Paula, who is the daughter of friends of the family we live with (do you follow that?) turned three. She is this adorable little girl who was dressed up as a princess. Really it was just our family, plus a couple of others that were in attendance. In true Mexican fashion, it didn`t even start til about 8:30 or 9 in the evening, which meant we ate dinner and cake close to ten! It was very fun, however. Arely, our Mexican little sister who is seven was teaching some of the younger children how to dance. It was so cute to see her explaining how a gentleman extends his hand out to the lady he wants to dance with. We all hummed the Sleeping Beauty song as they danced. It was very cute. In the US we only have one birthday song, here they have three. After the birthday song and the blowing out of candles little Paula leaned forward to take the first bite of her cake while everyone chanted, ¨mordida!¨ Mordida means, take a bite! The tradition is that when the person leans forward to take a bite you shove their face into the cake, but this never happens with such young children. We returned home late, and we were quite tired the next morning, but it was worth it. It was fun to be a part of something intimate like that simply because we are living with a Mexican family.

More will follow, I am still working on the pictures. Have a happy day! - Leah

3 comments:

Steph said...

Leah and Kevin -- so good to hear from you. Sounds like you are already having quite an adventure. I look forward to hearing more about your time there. It was great to see you two a couple times this summer -- wish we lived closer, but that just means that we'll have to make it to Mexico sometime soon! Keep in touch!

Lawrence said...

its fun to hear from you.....

BLS said...

Pictures! Pictures! We want pictures! You keep teasing us with promises to post them.... I can't wait to see your new home and your personal stairway to heaven. :)

Glad all is going so well & hope we can somehow work out a visit.

Barb & Stu.