Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sweet 16
We have just been firing on all cylinders to do the fastest move ever in the history of Lucca. We even managed to get most of the work done in time for T's birthday party. People in Lucca don't find it at all strange to take three months to move and to do it all with professional movers who pack and unpack for you and use cranes to hoist your stuff through the windows. We just had dear friends with strong hamstrings and some cool construction savvy guys with a van.

Keeping in mind that virtually none of the cool stuff in the house belongs to us except my bison quilt named Barnaby and the red door picture, we scored big on this particular rental arrangement. It is awesome for T because she is right next to her school and can roll out of bed and down the million stairs to get there.

Here it is:

The birthday cupcakes were awesome courtesy to the Momofuku milk bar technique where you use washes like chocolate milk to keep the cake moist and we went crazy on the flavors too. We had Reese's peanutbutter cup inspired chocolate cakes with peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache icing, s'mores with marshmallow topping and graham cracker crust under chocolate cake, waffle topped cinnamon roll cupcakes, chocolate chip cookie dough filled oreo cupcakes, and also pretzel cupcakes with chocolate beer. Of course Giorgia and Natasha, my other daughters, came. Take a look for yourself:

We made T cover her eyes. . .

Also the house is good because it gave me two lessons on prepositions' worth of stuff to do with Alice and Elisabetta:

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