This time of the year, a looot of relatives celebrate their birthdays. Little cousin Brian started it last week and we headed over to Congo Grille for a dinner of (mostly) Filipino food that included nilagang baka, squid, crispy pata, sisig, laing, fish belly, saging con hielo, buko pandan and brownie a la mode. Yummers!!! I think I overate a little. In fact, I think I've been overeating pretty frequently lately. Tsk times three.

My little cousins made the dinner very enjoyable. Something about their incessant questions, running around and golden giggles made everything really entertaining. It would have been boring without them.

Now I can't wait for Orb, Uva and the rest to make our family gatherings really interesting with their little Bjork and Beyonce performances.