This photo was taken on my Host Mother's 47th Birthday in Macedonia. Present in the picture are members of my nucleus host family. Birthdays are not hugely celebrated or not as big of a deal --for adults, as Name days (Imenden) are in Macedonia. Since my host Mother isn't named after a Saint, she doesn't get the benefit of celebrating a Name day, so I threw a little birthday party for her. I wanted to make the party fun, so I bought some party hats for the occasion, and unfortunately, the only ones available at the store were Dora the Explorer's birthday hats. Luckily, my host family were such good sport about wearing the hats that they enjoyed it, and I did too.