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In Nicaragua a girls 15th birthday party is a big celebration. It's the custom to have a big party (bigger than usual) with invitation lists, food, dancing, and everything else you can think of. My wifes cousin is mentally retarded so the party was a little different in that most of her friends are in the 8-10 year old range.

The highlight of the party was the pinata. I took a lot of photos but I did it while safely cowering behind a concrete wall. With these kids swinging away like Babe Ruth there was no way I was getting anywhere near them.


Whacking Time
Whacking Time
Got Her Skirt
Got Her Skirt
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
The Other Photographer
The Other Photographer
Knocked Her Legs Off
Knocked Her Legs Off
The Hombres
The Hombres
Need To Fix The Rope
Need To Fix The Rope
Technical Difficulties
Technical Difficulties
What Are U Lookin At
What Are U Lookin At
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata

When the pinata was finally cracked open it was sheer madness. Honestly, it looked more like a football game during a fumble with 20 people trying get the ball. Kids were burrowing into the pile like groundhogs trying to get to the candy.


I Wanna Turn
I Wanna Turn
Whacking Away At The Pinata
Whacking Away At The Pinata
We Have A Winner
We Have A Winner
And Bedlam Ensues
And Bedlam Ensues
Its A Mini-Football Game
Its A Mini-Football Game
Digging For Candy
Digging For Candy
Chelsea Emerges Unscathed
Chelsea Emerges Unscathed
Time To Calm Down
Time To Calm Down
Chelsea Offering Me Candy
Chelsea Offering Me Candy


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