August 3 was Claudio’s birthday. I spent the day decorating our apartment and making a carrot cake. When Claudio got off from work, we met him at a Mexican Restaurant called “Desperado” (which is one of Claudio’s favorites). They made it really nice for Claudio by putting on a “birthday song” for him and coming out with a banana split dessert with a sparkler in it (and yes.. the dessert was free!). Alex was a little unsure about all of the commotion, but very excited when he saw the sparkler! When we got back, Claudio’s parents came over to say “Happy Birthday” and we sang to Claudio and ate the cake I made. It was a fun day!