Liele, Juliet and the trick candles. (03/10/07)
What I mean by that is, their birthdays are the same as mine: March 4th. And on that date, they each had a birthday party with their friends. But this party, on March 10 at my godparents' house in Daly City, was a party for the relatives.
Liele, once again, is the daughter of my cousin Michele and her partner Lisa. And Juliet is the daughter of my cousin Olga from Palmdale, CA.
Anna and John Paul in the bounce house. (03/10/07)
It was a fun party, with lots of good food. Lisa cooked up some awesome hot dogs. And my godfather Ralph made some really tasty homemade salsa and these amazing barbacoa tacos. And my aunt Elvira even made some chicken in a pipian sauce, which is a spicy sauce made with pumpkin seeds. Topping off the day was a tres leches cake.
Shel, Lisa and Ralphie. (03/10/07)
One of the more interesting moments came when my dad attempted to reach for the jalapeños, which were in one of those old Tupperware pickle holders. Foolishly thinking the handle was meant to lift the entire container (not just the handle to lift the jalapeños out of the juice), he yanked it hard only to spill a pile of jalapeños and jalapeño juice all over my godmother's table. Dinner and a show!
Cousin Michael, Dad and Cousin Beau. (03/10/07)
The second most entertaining moment was watching all the kids blow out all the candles. They pulled the perennial trick candles gag always good for amusing the adults and confusing the kids. Afterwards it was the chaotic opening presents melee, which was compounded by the fact that there were two birthday girls. Once that calmed down, we headed our way back to San Ramon.