KJ turn the big 06 this past week and got to have not one but two birthday parties!
The week before her birthday I asked her school teachers what most kids’ parents did for celebrating a birthday at school. They told me to bring a cake (for the class of 40!) and two bottles of champagne (aka sparkling juice).
When we arrived, the teacher had KJ sitting up front and he had all the students pray for KJ. It was really touching until he told them to “pray that God will give her everything she wants.” Not exactly the wisest petition for a six-year-old.
They then sang the Birthday song in its extended form, as is popular here in Ghana. It’s so long.
Before sharing cake, some kids stood up with signs bearing messages for her. That was pretty cute.
The highlight for the kids may have been the popping of the “champagne” bottles. There was quite the scramble for the corks. We distributed our cake and Kool-aid to them all. Thankfully there was enough and plenty of leftovers for the teachers.
KJ’s second party was at home and we invited some of her girlfriends and their families. This allowed her to party with friends that weren’t in her class at school.
They played some games, jumped on the trampoline and ate yet another cake!