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02 October 2008

Happy Birthday, Monkey!

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday, dear Monkey,

Happy Birthday to you!

Monkey's a lucky kid: he had 2 birthday parties. There was the first one with just Mom and Dad. He had a Superman Cake, and for several days after he wanted us to sing "happy to you" over and over to him. It was pretty entertaining.

The next weekend Nana, Grandpa, and all the local aunt and uncles came over and we went to the zoo. Monkey enjoyed this quite a bit as well.

Monkey was much photographed.

We wandered all around seeing strange critters.

He played on some statues. Those are always a good spot to take more pictures.

He got to feed the giraffes. I was amazed at how long and flexible their tongues are! Those things are crazy! Not to mention they're purple. That was a bit odd.

Some animals were tall and friendly

Some were shorter and a bit more stand-offish. This guy I used my whole zoom to get the picture of. He was not going to come and be sociable.

Monkey had a good time watching them all.

Then we came back and unwrapped the load of presents that came with the crowd of folks who love Monkey.

Monkey got several bear items. He and Grandpa share a love of bears, so it works out very well. He's sleeping with that polar bear he's got on his lap here these days.

In addition to the bear items, he got a completely hilarious cookie monster toy that laughs from the tickles until it (literally) rolls around on the floor. At least it did. It's well into the process of being loved to death. I'll have to post the video I took later, when I find it. I've got to go to the dentist again right now. They want to talk about doing another root canal. Oh boy am I ever excited.


JennyFife said...

Great cake, great birthday! Happy Birthday Monkey!

misskate said...

Hahaha! That's such a fabulous cake! Very very nice :)

Also, I love the last picture.. they both look like they are having a great time!

Emma said...

He's so big!!! And that picture of Monkey on the giraffe statue - Monkey looks like a little Jake!

Cindy said...

Looks like your Monkey had a great day! It's so fun when they're little (and when they get bigger too, just a little more complicated!)

Ritsumei said...

It was fun to do the cake. I frosted it blue, then drew the superman & outlined it, then colored it in. It was fun. And Monkey loved it!

He is indeed getting to be huge! I'm just amazed at how big he's getting. It's tons of fun though.


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