Friday, August 15, 2008

Guess How Old I Am?

Happy birthday to me! It's a bit silly to ask you to guess how old I am when you can see the candles Koji is holding on top of my pancake...

Many thanks to my mom, who sent a very nice birthday package that included this fancy apron custom-made by my sister!

First order of the day, after birthday breakfast, was peach picking at the usual place.

Here's Koji and Izumi in the front with Miwa, her daughters Kona and Utane, and our other friend Miwa, her son Rin and daughter Myu. We all agreed--at least, the two Miwas and I--that the white peaches were the best!

Next stop was a visit to the home of a friend who lives near the u-pick orchard. She was gracious enough to let me have the kids decorate their own cupcakes, in honor of my birthday.

I might be 36, but I'm still a bit of a baby about my birthday. I really like to celebrate on THE DAY and with some kind of party and cakes (though I've reluctantly had to give up on getting lots of presents!). Here's the "team" of friends that were with me for 18 holes of mini golf.

These are all the friends that gathered to golf with us. Thanks for coming out, everyone, I had a great time!

Last but not least, it was back to our place for the "official" cake of the day, which I made for myself. Another thing I'm fussy about: I want to have a home made cake, and since Aogu's not quite up to that challenge, I have to accomodate myself. It was delicious if I do say so! Remembering all the fun I had turning 36 makes me think that maybe turning 37 won't be so bad...


Ricardo said...

fogo de chao!

Maggie May said...

i bounced here and wanted to let you know i just love your children's names :) i am a name 'fanatic' and pregnant with our fourth and on the lookout for great names.