Of Mayhem And Birthdays

I know it’s been said.  But, it’s worth saying again.  Danielle made that cake.  By hand.  From scratch.  To my knowledge, and it is vast, the first attempt at such a creative endeavor.  So, top flipping points for Danielle winning the birthday party.  As you can see, we jazzed up the place with some festive pirate decorations and balloons.  Of course, balloons.  Those were for me, but Claire liked them too.  My favorite was the table cloth with the righteous skull and cross bones with the garrish smile and the pink bow.  Wicked cool.  Alas, the doubloons were not chocolate.  But still, a birthday setting made largely of win, with the addition of plastic coins.
Claire, well, she was her usual calm cool self.  She took some stock of her birthday loot.  And promptly decided that the coolest item in the building was the air compressor for the inflatable baby pool.  Go figure.





There Will Be Presents.  Of course, because it’s a birthday, silly.  The Winning Toy was a Put The Balls In And Push A Lever To Make Them Spin With Optional Sliding Door For Extra Mayhem.  It was the first major package opened, and it pretty much won the rest of the event.  As you can see, Claire opened some packages.  Yelled at my sister for checking her brand new PTBIAPALTMTS-WOSDFEM (TM pending).  Then, there was her very own Princess Dress.  Perfect for the Pirate (Aargh) Princess of the Galaxy when attending formal apple sauce dinners.  A big hit indeed.  But, then back to the PTBIAPALTMTS-WOSDFEM (TM pending).  Oh, it also appears the most versatile use of the toy is as appendage enhancement.  Diversify your fun.

There Will Be Cake.  Of course there will be cake, silly.  It’s a birthday party.  Anyroad.  There’s a nice shot of Danielle being Super Mom.  Of course, she had to arrange Claire’s name and light the candles.  Artists.  And Claire had her own special cake.  Which presented a challenge.  How to start this thing?  Answer, smash the mess out of it with a spoon and shovel, seriously my baby is a tool user, at your face.  Then, yell at people for not applauding her cake eating skills.  Frosting.  She actual made the Home Simpson Drooling Over Food Noise.  Claire’s quote "I AM THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN MAJOR PIRATE PRINCESS!  APPLAUD ME!" and "Isn’t my tutu cute?  It’s pink.  Yaar."  I love my baby.

Things not really pictured: Brief foray into the inflatable pool.  Involved standing on her own.  My baby is a tool user and bipedal.  Making a plaster hand print for Danielle’s mom.  Go Diana for being the one to secure something reasonable approaching a baby’s hand print.  CLAIRE SMASH!  Pink Party Plasticware.  Retro Future Shiek.  Massive clean up of frosting.  Because, if cake tastes good, maybe one should rub it all over one’s head?  Sticky.  Very sticky.  And some general lounge time with the family-at-large.

All in, a good day.  And a good birthday for Claire.  I appreciate that she has no ability to recall this, but she had a blast.  And, I’d say that was worth the small hassle of getting everything ready.  For me.  I mean, Danielle did all the work.  I grilled some food.  So, for me, small hassle.  For Danielle, Herculean She-Ra Super Mom.  Did She-Ra have a catchphrase?

Thank you to everyone who sent presents, contributed help/money/supplies, and well wishes and happy birthdays.  Claire really enjoyed.  And Danielle and I totally dug the birthday celebration.

Tomorrow?  Earth, Meet Claire, Age 1.0.

And I’m done. [drops microphone; exit stage right]

5 thoughts on “Of Mayhem And Birthdays

  1. Well, I\’m not looking to put anyone else down. It\’s the love that goes into the cake that makes the meaning. Plus, it\’s cake. Still, that pirateship was radical (I\’m bring that word back to the side of good).

  2. Bahh ha ha. Too cute. And in your own words, that party was "wicked cool!" 😛 Claires a lucky pirate princess to have a scurvey free crew like ya\’ll to care for her.

  3. She is lucky, but I\’ll say it\’s mostly Claire. And as for the other thing, gaaar, I needs me some oranges. That\’s a scurvey thing, right?

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