Addy turned 4 this March and since a lot of the Bible translation teams were still in Vila from recent conferences and the SIL-VBT 30th anniversary, many of those kids were able to come to the party as well. Addy celebrated turning 4 with Alex, whose family works on an island way up in the north. The girls from another of the families spent hours making a pinata for the event. Nothing like whacking a helpless little lamb until it breaks apart and sprays candy out, ya?! :)
Alex having a go at the pinata.
All the older kids succeeded in knocking out candy and the honor of demolishing the remainder of the pinata went to Ross the boss. :)
Poor Gweny had a fever so didn't feel well enough to do games and pinata, but did hang out for present-opening. In the background are Alex's parents, Danielle and Michael. They've since gone back to their island, Mota Lava, to continue work on their Bible translation project.