Saturday, December 10, 2011

Nick's 1st birthday in Cuenca!

Yesterday was Nick's 14th birthday and for weeks we had been asking him if we want to do anything, invite friends, or go out? He really didn't say much until last weekend. He mentioned inviting some friends over and having pizza.
I started to get depressed that he wasn't going to have his brothers and sisters around but I don't think it bothered him as much as it bothered me.
Steve and I got Nick an ice cream cake from Supermaxi, and ordered pizza from Papa Johns. Yes, we have a Papa Johns here and it almost tastes the same as it did back home. I think the slices are smaller though.
Nick had 4 friends from school over 3 Ecuadorian and one Gringo. All of them spoke english, unless they wanted to speak fast about a video game they were playing then they switched over to Spanish. They are all so polite. Everyone of the Ecuadorian boys came up and gave me the traditional greeting of a kiss on the check and asking how I was. :)
Our friends Stefani and Bob were going to come but the boys were very unpredictable about what they were going to do next. So I brought them up some cake and after everyone left Nick went up to thank them and took them half a pizza so sweet.
Nick's 1st birthday in Cuenca went over well so we are happy and I think he is too.


  1. Hi Susan,
    It's nice to see that Nick is adapting well and enjoyed his birthday with his friends.
    Awww... a kiss on the cheek! Those kids are really sweet, aren't they?

  2. Hi Susan and Steve,
    Merry Christmas to you and yours. We so enjoyed meeting both of you and can't wait to come back to Cuenca. Richard spoke to the kids last weekend and we almost have everyone's approval. SO happy your son enjoyed his birthday. Still thinking of my hot chocolate at Moca..........
    Deb and Richard Boulay