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Photo Roundup of Eli’s 18th Birthday Festivities

By Landfall @landfallvoyages
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Eli’s always been a fiend for sushi, so we took him to Matsuri in Bucerias on his birthday.  The waiter got a kick out of our crazy little family.

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California Roll

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I don’t even know what all is on here except pure deliciousness.

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Mine had smoked oysters on it.

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Fried ice cream dessert thingy.

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Pretty pleased with the night. Also humoring mom.

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A few days later, we took over the Poolside Deli area and had a huge barbecue.

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When she wasn’t on grill duty, Katrina went around taking pictures for me because she’s awesome that way.

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We had 15 kilos of carne asada and the carniceria lady threw in a bunch of fantastic chorizo. Also homemade salsa mexicana with fire roasted chiles.

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This kid never has any fun.

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Emerald Lady got Eli an inflatable throne and John and I took turns blowing it up, which had the added bonus of grossing out the teenagers, so….mission freaking accomplished, once again!

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Andrei and Luli–love this pic of you guys.

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Mike’s on a mission and Nick I think is taking pictures.

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The mission being: how to cut a watermelon in half using only rubber bands and about 45 minutes of distracting kids with stretchy things.

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So many people showed up and it was really a wonderful party.

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Eli on his throne with some of the loot. John and I are passed out on the grass from lack of oxygen.

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S/V Azul had to go on a boat delivery the day before the party, so they dropped a bottle of rum off for Eli in the morning. Also some candy. Breakfast of champions, anyone?

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More cool loot. Thank you everyone. Also thanks for the pesos :-)

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Katya on S/V Sarita drew this. Incredible.

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We did a piñata this year. I wanted to fill it with condoms and those little bottles of liquor you get on airplanes, but seeing as how there were going to be kids at the party, I settled for candy.

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Blindfolded dwarf on the loose with a cudgel.

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Seriously, that’s how Eli described it.

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Eli picked his own damn candles out because he’s 18 now. April Fool’s on him, because he accidentally chose the kind that keep relighting.

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La Mordida…in Mexico, the first bite of cake is done with your face. Traditionally, a family member or close friend will do the honor of smashing your face into tasty goodness. Thanks Mike!

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We had such a great time. Thanks everyone for helping us celebrate this amazing milestone! We love you all!!!


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