Birthdays only come around once a year – but this birthday comes around just once in a lifetime.
On Friday, Nov. 11 or 11-11-11, Christina Honore celebrated her 11th birthday at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.
She marked the unprecedented calendar event by blowing out the 11 candles on her birthday cake at 11:11 a.m. led by Inkie, Pacific Park’s fun and loveable mascot.
Christina’s guest list for the birthday party included nearly 30 family members, friends, and many 6th grade classmates. She attends Maria Regina Catholic School in Gardena. She is a member of the student council, honor roll, and volleyball team.
She recently joined the academic decathlon team, book club, and school newspaper.
Her father Derek said his daughter was such a sweet and humble child.
“We looked at a number of places before taking a family trip to Pacific Park. The decision was totally Christina’s,” Derek said. “She said, ‘Yes, this is right. This is where we should have my birthday!’”