This afternoon before we headed to Horita Feliz, we celebrated A.'s 12th birthday! She's the oldest child at Casa de Amor, and it's hard to believe she's already almost a teenager (in years... she's acted like one for awhile!). Her only request was a purple cake, so a purple cake is just what she got! She blew out the candle, but like every other birthday I've seen (I've been here for 3 of her birthdays now) with her, she's refused to bite the cake. Her dad comes to visit her about once a month, and he took her out for her birthday after our celebration.
She usually declines pictures, but she did allow them today!