The icing on the cake
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Blanca Alvarez and her husband risked crossing the border to immigrate into the U.S. and then struggled to make ends meet. They hoped to shelter their children from these harsh realities, but Blanca's daughter Connie reveals how much children can really see of their parents' lives-and the inspiration they draw from their struggles.


ICING ON THE CAKE= Something extra, not expected, that makes it even better than you thought it would be.
- The party was great, but when I saw Susan there, it was (the) icing on the cake!