Two of my sweet daughters had birthdays. They were born a couple of days and six years apart . . . Sophia turned 17 and Araminta turned 11.
Cake, presents and such at home the night before.
On her birthday she had a large assignment due and a test, but afterward a friend came over and I took the two to a local Salvadoran restaurant, El Pulgarcito. Found it on Yelp, and yummmm. All three of us are gluten free and Sophia’s friend is also vegetarian, so it was a bit of a challenge to find a spot to eat that would also get us to the evening’s event on time.
And mine . . . posting this is making me hungry! Forgot to get photos of the pupusas; Sophia had zucchini/cheese and I had spinach. Sophia’s friend had a stack of pupusas and a cabbage dish that I don’t remember the name of.
After dinner, we went to a play at Sophia’s college. The whole event had been threatened by snow, and as we left the play at 8, 8:30, we noticed it coming down really earnestly. Sophia’s friend lives waaayyyy out in the country, and the trip to take her home was fairly nerve-wracking! Driving back to our house was worse. They’d closed down the main highway, with semi trucks and a tanker-type truck having been in an accident. They were diverting traffic off onto an exit that went up a hill! Stalled cars and trucks littered this exit, but after about 10 minutes, it was our turn and we managed to get up that exit, took side streets, and finally reached home. Scary, that.
Next birthday girl:
Araminta had her birthday off of school, and everyone played her favorite games with her all day. There were, of course presents. And most remarkably, a cake. Clara has worked and worked to create something that resembles a cake for Araminta. Lucinda can’t have any, because it does contain an ingredient she still isn’t safe for. I’ll post the recipe in a separate post.
Mmmmm, chocolate cake!
So our sweet February girls have had another birthday! Looking forward to beautiful new years.