Along the way, we took a break and had a birthday lunch of sushi with mochi for dessert. (Mochi is pounded sticky rice around a small ball of ice cream.)
Later, we went and bought the ingredients for her birthday dinner. As is our family tradition, Grace got to pick the menu for her dinner. She chose crab rangoon dip, grilled shrimp and stir fry.
She says it was a great day. Last year her birthday was interrupted by an unexpected family commitment and nothing seemed to go right or on time that day. I am so glad that this year's birthday was much more enjoyable and relaxing for her than last year!