Friday, July 29, 2011
"Give it to Grandma, give it to Grandma...." I heard Esperanza's words to Frankie as they were coming up the driveway. When I walked out of the bedroom, there stood my grandson, proudly presenting me with a birthday cake he and mama had just purchased at the bakery. My first-ever "Happy Birthday, Grandma" cake. And well-timed, too, because even though my birthday is still a few days off, Frankie will be with his dad that day. This way, I was able to share cake and candles with him, too. It was a sweet surprise--in both senses of "sweet!"--made all the more so by having Frankie share in the candle-blowing! And, yes, of course, Grandma gave Frankie the cherry from the top of the cake!