Archive for September 23rd, 2012

happy birthday, daddy!

we all had a wonderful weekend here!  jasper was able to spend the 3 day weekend with her neena and we were able to go out each night and be non-parental!  girls night (sorry, jon) and date night all wrapped into one weekend – nice!

but what was even better than that?

jasper coming home…  and then she and i assembled the jon-requested cake together while licking the spoon way too many times…

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jon asked for a “triple layer, baked-from-scratch yellow cake with ganache frosting”...

seriously.  i guess he decided not to make it too easy on me 🙂

he got 4 layers instead but he wasn’t complaining!

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besides his cake, he had a very exuberant girl singing the happy birthday song to “the birthday daddy”!

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jon gets ready for the Big Blowout.

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and he does it!  although by the time i finished taking pictures, there was some serious candle wax puddling on top of the cake!

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mama, don’t make my piece too small!  i’m 6 years old now!” followed by “i bet there are 5500 calories in this cake!”

you ain’t kidding.

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yeah, those are calories we are looking at…
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arnetta, i wanted you to see what the cake was in – remember this?

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happy birthday, jon!

may there be slobbery kisses, tickle fights and some sweet lovin’ in your near future…

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the goat, the girl and the chihuahua…

jasper had friday off from school this week so she got to head to neena’s for a long weekend and we got to be kiddo-free!

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while jasper was at mom’s, she visited one of her favorite people (suzanne, who jasper calls, “zuzanne”) who owns a small farm and has a goat named nannie mae and a chihuahua named little bit.

jasper was in heaven!

thanks, mom for taking such good care of jaspy and letting us have a jon-birthday weekend all to ourselves!

when the mom isn’t home…

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the daddy lets the girl chop celery!

with a really sharp knife.

yep.

miss wormy…

when jasper lilith wants to pretend to be a worm, what does she do?

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she finds a pillowcase, climbs right into it…

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hops around for a brief stint of being a bunny and then…

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she crawls head first into the pillow case and wiggles around on the floor for a surprisingly long amount of time…

well, i guess it was only a matter of time before she pretended to be something other than a mammal.