|Happy birthday candles being lit for Betty .|
Her party was celebrated shortly thereafter with a small family gathering -- the same gathering that happens every night in our backyard about 6:15 pm.
But this time dessert came in the form of a happy birthday cake -- a gluten free cake.
|All of this is for me.|
I am not a fan of watermelon, but this watermelon cake looked too good to be true.
There it was, rimmed with bananas along the bottom edges and the top, and heaped with blueberries in the middle.
Large pie-shaped pieces filled all of our plates.
I never take a piece of watermelon when it is passed out in the summer.
But I took two large pieces of this cake.
|... hard to keep the juice off of my chin ...|
Nobody seemed to miss the old form of birthday cake -- not the cake mix, nor the icing sugar and butter whipped together and then heaped on top.
The cold juice from the watermelon slid down Alice's form, along her hands and down her elbows but the day was hot and the taste refreshing.
Happy first birthday to our Betty.