One thing, albeit not really important in light of eternity, that I have worried about in Togo for the kids is their birthdays. I know, not a big deal.....but I wanted to prepare so that their birthdays there would still be special. Remember, there is no Wal-Mart or party store to get your party supplies! So after a trip to good ole WalMart I came home with this......
I got birthday supplies for each kids for 2 years! From Rupunzel, to Toy Story to Lightning McQueen. Nothing real fancy, but I think it will be special to them.
I even got candles for their ages!
And I picked up some treat bags and party favors.
Then I bagged them all up and labeled them with the child's name and age. Each bag has plates, cups, a tablecloth, napkins, silverware and their age candle.
To be honest, I really debated doing this. I wondered if it really matters....should I spend the money on it (although it was only about $7 a bag). But then I pictured the kids on their birthdays and I decided to do it. Is it over kill? Maybe. But when you are 4 & 5....it matters!