Today is Leila’s 16th birthday.

Last year she had asked for a cell phone. We told her when she turned 16. So now she has that.

Tradition in our family is for the birthday boy or girl to choose where to eat. Leila chose Tao burger place, but they closed down their spot in Aquarius after they opened up at Colinas Mall, and she didn’t want to do the mall tonight, so her second choice was Itali all-you-can-eat pizza.

She invited her friend Priscilla along. After pizza, we stopped at the sweet shop and all chose a pie to top off the evening.

After all, your 16th birthday doesn’t come around so often.

Happy birthday, daughter!

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