"Then, like a caterpillar, she slowly inched next to him."this simile comparing the gril move ments to the of an capilar is she moving towards him slowly
"The babies, Lupe and Pepe, a girl and a boy, were dark eyed cherubs with thick mops of black hair."The babies have faces like angels. They have cute faces and angelic features.
"For the thousandth time, she wiped the tears sipping down her face."This quote tells us that Esepranza has been crying a lot. While she has not literally cried a thousand times, she has had a lot of upsetting things happen to her. She has been through a lot in a short amount of time..