Our family is in Peru for two years to serve with Extreme Nazarene. We are living in the jungle city of Puerto Maldonado supporting our team of 8 missionaries as 12 churches are planted here in 18 months! Please keep checking in to keep up on our our ministry and adventures in Peru!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Kai turns 2 in Peru!

Today is Kai's 2nd birthday! Tyson and I took the day off school to spend it with our birthday boy:) We went to el marcado to buy him a couple gifts (with doubled as neccessary items like shoes and a backpack:) For lunch we went to the local pizza place Presto Pizza. Kai was really excited about pizza as you can see below and he loved playing in the ball pit in the play area.

In the afternoon we went out for ice cream with our 40/40 crew so they could celebrate with Kai too!
Tyson and I with our birthday boy

When we got home from ice cream we had a wonderful dinner with our host family (yes, we let Kai have ice cream before dinner...it's his bday after all). We had fried chicken and french fries...very American and very yummy. After dinner they brought out this beautiful cake our host sister, Regine, had made. After every meal Kai loves playing with Regine and lately has been loving her Mickey Mouse stuffed animals....so it was very sweet that Mickey was on top of his cake. We feel so thankful that they made Kai's birthday so special for him!

Here is Regine and Renato encouraging Kai to take a bite out of his cake:)

And here is our family singing to Kai

After dinner...and many stories and songs...and after what was supposed to be bedtime...all the sugar came back to bite us! We found Kai in our room with the bottle of lotion...with lots of it on his head:) It was too funny to be very mad and we decided to take a picture. He's transitioned quickly to a two-year-old!It was a fun day celebrating Kai's birthday. We missed being with friends and family but we are blessed to have the friends and family we have here to celebrate special days with! We are excited to have a fiesta for Kai on Saturday with some of his friends here in Peru!


Stacey J said...

HI! Happy Birthday to Kai! Wow, 2 years. Goes by so fast doesn't it? I am glad to hear you guys are settling into a routine down there. We are praying for you guys! Take care!

Aunt Vicky said...

Happy Birthday Kai! It was great to talk to you this week! You are growing so fast! I love you!

Tracey said...

Oh how I love the lotion story!