Instead we met up with some friends at the pool. There is no pool maintained by the employee association here, and the ambassador's pool isn't open yet (and when it is, is subject to very strict pool rules that don't work well for anyone who has small children). But recently a friend found a hotel pool that is nice and sells memberships by the month.
So for Sophia's birthday, we met at the hotel and went swimming in the newly-filled outdoor pool. I came with four children, one of my friends came with three, and the third came with two. There were a few people (I think associated with Eurovision) sitting at the restaurant surrounding the pool, but by the time we were through everyone had left. There's nobody like Mormons to spoil the atmosphere.
I made her cake that afternoon, and we all had Eggs Benedict for dinner - Sophia's choice. We followed with Strawberry Cream cake, and then everyone's arteries sealed closed.
Sophia, however, was more interested in her presents than the cake, but this year managed to actually eat some of the cake, which is a first this year.