Monday, September 14, 2009

Special Day in Mexico

Yesterday was Jake’s 4th birthday.  We had a leisurely morning of playing and attempting to make a cake.  I realized the night before that I didn’t have any eggs and mentioned it to one of the folks at the Cantina.  They told me to hold on and came out 10 minutes later with 2 eggs.  When we started making the cake this morning, I discovered that I needed 3 eggs…oops.  So I tried to do a little math and adjust all of the measurements.  I went to preheat the oven and of course it’s in Celsius.  Good thing I have a husband who carries around seemingly useless information.  I’ll ask him what to do.  What do you know…if you subtract 32 from the degrees, multiply it by 5 and then divide it by 9 you’ll get the exact temperature you need to cook on.   Seems like some of his information is not useless after all.   Now for the last challenge, the oven pretty much cooks from the back, so I had to go every 10 min or so and turn the pan.  While it wasn’t beautiful (Andy and Jake did the decorating), it was pretty tasty if I do say so myself.
We took Jake to a little party at a local resort thinking it would be a great “birthday” celebration.  It came up a little short of spectacular for him, but he managed to have fun none the less. 

We ended with a nice dinner and cake celebration on the boat with Alicia and Amanda and lots of presents. 
Today has been spent playing with lots of toys and trying to decide what to do.  I think Andy and I would both like to go to Ensenada but we have a trip planned to the farmers market tomorrow so we’re going to wait until Tuesday to go.  Puerto Salina has been nice but there’s not a whole lot to see.   Ensenada is a little town where we can walk around and see more even without a car.
We did manage to get in the dinghy and go out a little.  Andy went snorkling while Jake fished and I read my book.  He brought up a sand dollar for Jake and a sea urchin for him self...I still think they taste disgusting but now Andy's motivated to go and get some more.  Evidently there's a lobster condo down there too but it's not quite lobster season (3 more days)....
Other fun things over the last few days….Jake is learning to swim J

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