when spending the night at my sister's house, i'm privy to the behind-the-scenes stuff that i might miss otherwise. like a young girl and her balloon alone at the table.
or the morning bloom of a flower.
or the flower eating pancakes.
or the merry dance of a couple of pirates.
my sister planned a pre-birthday celebration for me. we picked up my mom and two of my tias in the Party Van. there is always plenty to discuss when las mujeres get together.
i had to give up eating sushi the whole time i was doing chemo, so i was craving it. we broke my sushi fast with a meal at a japanese restaurant. yum!!
celia, milia, chelo
back at my parent's house, we gathered at the usual spot, the kitchen table. we enjoyed coffee with delicious birthday cheesecake. i never noticed before just how much hand gesturing was going on.
i also wanted to see my second cousin, louie. he and his brother, sal, and my uncle eddie, often have breakfast at the same place, so some of us crashed their hangout. louie, sally, luis, eddie.
my mom like to work both sides of the table. cousin tricia, sal and maggie.
the whole group, plus the owner.