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Monday, August 17, 2009

I Love You, Man

Lots and lots to cover this week:

Any visit to the way cool pediatric ER counts in my book as a grade 1 fiasco. Her Majesty rightly pointed out that this could have easily been a post all to itself. The (mercifully) short story was that a very high fever yielded Jack a few phone numbers from the ER nurses. As for the cause, yours truly (Mr. Mystery Illness) was implicated. I made smalltalk and tried not to look guilty. Didn't work.

Oh, Mr. Uncle Blake flew in this past week. I'm told he jumps in HMS Tahoe, and says "Hey, Jack!" and Jack starts screaming and crying uncontrollably. Evidently Blake's 3+ week old beard just freaked the kid right out. Blake spent the car ride to the house in the front seat, safely out of the skipper's view.

This week Jack renewed his HUUUUGE crush on Emily, Mr. Uncle Jay's wife. In the middle of a major fit, you can say, "Jack, where's Emily?" He'll stop, look around for her, and then put up the biggest, toothy, cheese-out smile ever. It's embarrassing. And completely shameless.

OK, let's talk some birthday party. The skipper couldn't figure out what the heck to do with the mammoth cupcake in front of him. No idea. And since he doesn't really get much of the sugary stuff from the ship's galley, what little cake/icing he did get was WAY too sweet for him. He looked over at me as if to ask, "Shouldn't this taste more like peas?"

He ended up patting the thing like a big frosted dog. That is, after he decapitated Part A from Part B. I might have gotten a shot of the cupcake before all this (see above). Anyway, BBQ was gobbled, lemonade was swilled, cupcakes were distributed. And silly numbers of presents of all sorts and sizes were opened, too. Hilarity ensued. Yeah, and then everyone decided to ruin a perfectly good tablecloth by writing birthday wishes on it with permanent ink. They didn't even get in trouble!

The plan right now is to post a big passel of pics and video separately. That's the plan.

Oh, I have a message from The Man:

ATTENTION ON DECK: CAPTAIN WISHES TO CONVEY THANKS UPON CREW FOR ALL BIRTHDAY PRESENTS, WISHES, ETC. ETC. AND FOR THE BOXES AND PAPER. ACTUALLY MOSTLY FOR THE BOXES AND PAPER. SEE EVERYONE SAME DAY NEXT YEAR. THAT IS ALL. -J.M.W, CAPT.

I think my favorite part was the two little Jacks bearhugging. And then falling over.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

love it!!! So sorry we missed the birthday festivities - I would have been able to help Jack out with that cupcake for sure!! Hope to see you guys soon!

Beth W.

Courtney said...

Love the post!! Jack's party was a blast - I have to second the greatness of the boy's bear hug and subsequent crash on the floor... it was precious!! Happy Birthday again to Jack!

Anonymous said...

By far,this 1st bd party was at the top of the fun list! Entertainment was top notch, food was terrific, the bear hug was pricesess! Host and hostess planned a great shindig!