Monday, November 30, 2009

Dan's Birthday

This is why I refer to the time from mid-October through mid-January as the "Grand Celebratory Season": In addition to the holidays everyone else enjoys (or endures), we have 6 kids' birthdays (and both mine and my dearly beloved's, which we studiously ignore). #1 was my little guy's birthday. Dan is #2 in the list of fun and games here in our little corner of the world.

You may remember that a year or 2 ago, we got Dan a spare wheel for his '94 Caddy. All cars for at least the last quarter century have come with those absurd miniature spare tires, which are rated for a good 50 miles travel. This was a good excuse for a present, and it doubled as a seat.


This year, he wanted brakes for his pickup truck. That's easy to wrap: a check in a box.

His cake commemorated the truck. It was a buttermilk chocolate cake. It was gone in under an hour.
And this is how Thor spent the birthday party. I have stomped on the kids' habit of letting him shred wrapping paper and leave me a mess, so he slept upside down, all teeth showing.

And now, life is quiet, for the next 3 weeks.

12 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Happy Birthday to all!

Mickle in NZ said...

Happy Birthday Dan, hope you got home safely.

Thor looks kind of scary - he needs to work on his cute factor!

gaylen said...

Abby lays like that all the time. Cute in a scary sorta way. g

Pam said...

It looks like you had a great Thanksgiving.

Happy b-day to Dan and kisses to Thor.

Mickle in NZ said...

p.s. pleased to see your lovely pearls.

Does Thor raise his front leggies in the air, relaxed paws and all, when he lays in his back? I can send some photos of Zebbycat looking "all cutie pie" if Thor needs help to relax this way. Thor is unlikely to then claw-whack you in the face, lol.

Remember Zeb is a cat .......

monica said...

happy birthday to all of you - also the dearly beloved and his totally awesome wife!!
Great Thor pose :o)

buffalodick said...

We try for practical gifts whenever possible, too. One son is doing very well financially, while my other son just had his hours cut.. Happy Birthday to your son! Is he the one that lost the pony tail?

Katherine Aucoin said...

I've enjoyed getting caught up on your blog, your family and your holiday(s).

This picture of Thor has me hysterical. It looks like he got into the the tequila...totally priceless!

The Blonde Duck said...

That is the funniest face ever.

Sue said...

Poor Thor, it's so much fun to shred paper, especially if you can get it wet with drool or have a big sloppy drink, then stick it to things.

Mango said...

Happy Birthday, Dan!

Thor! Fabulous photo!

Slobbers,
Mango

Channon said...

Happy birthday to Dan! Thor, that's a great photo...