1. Sunday, Nov. 1 was Adrienne's birthday and Nov. 2 is David's birthday. With David's birthday falling on a Monday, it worked out to have his birthday party on Sunday. He loved his Spiderman cake and his gifts. The house was full of children and adult friends of the Diaz family and the day turned into quite a celebration. Adrienne and Alex slipped away from the boisterous scene at chez Diaz and went downtown and walked on the National Mall and ate dinner in D. C.
2. My chief errand for the day was to go to the Giant store on New Hampshire and E. Randolph and pick up the birthday cake. I went to the bakery counter and the two people working there were confounded when I said I was there to pick up a Spiderman cake. The only thing they could figure out was that the cake was at a different store. So, I called Molly. She had ordered the cake online. She double checked the order confirmation. Sure enough, the Spiderman cake was baked at the Giant store just 2.8 miles down New Hampshire at the White Oak Shopping Center. So I jumped in the Sube and streaked down to the other store, picked up the cake, and all was well.
3. I read recently a definition of yayas: "three or more women whose hearts and souls are joined together by laughter and tears shared through the glorious journey of life". For a few hours at this birthday party, it looked to me like Molly, Leah, and Allison were yayas for an afternoon, sitting on the kitchen floor, drinking cocktails, telling stories, laughing, giving advice, dishing, eating, seizing the day.