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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Birthday!


Our favorite part of birthdays around here is Spencer
helping us sing the birthday song.  He's nonverbal, but
does love that song and manages to get the 'you' out
at the end of each line.  He gives a deep, off-key 'Woo'
and smiles the whole time.  Hilarious!


I always think it's fun to get the appropriate number of candles
on the cake.  The older you get the more heat it gives off!
And the brighter the glow!



Happy 23rd, Lauren!

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    1. It's always fun
      to make the first run!

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  2. These are great photos, Betsy. the cake looks scrumpdillyishus. Deb

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    1. Lauren got to pick the meal and dessert and she made some great choices! New recipes for me and they were all yummy!

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  3. Hope she had a good birthday
    Geez, must be hard to get such a candle display
    When yours comes around
    As so many as found hahaha
    did I say that?
    Blame the cat

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    1. haha...we'll have to keep the fire extinguisher nearby
      in case a fire were to come nigh
      from all those flames
      if we did my candle game.

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    2. You have one of those?
      I'd just use the hose

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    3. yep, a little kitchen sized one.
      Might save me blowing out a lung
      if I had a little fire.
      Wouldn't want it to become dire.
      haha.

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    1. Not two but four.
      Have to hurry faster to that door! haha.

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  5. Who doesn't love birthdays? Especially with cake and ice cream.
    :0)

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    1. Exactly!

      I had the cake done and her present wrapped and sitting in the dining room when the boys got home.
      They hadn't been home 20 seconds and had that thing unwrapped! Geesh! Little stinkers.

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  6. your daughter-in-law looks so beautiful and Spencer is so adorable..loved the cake..better late than never -Happy Birthday Lauren..

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  7. Happy birthday Lauren.
    Glad Spencer could join in with the singing.
    The other thing about the growing number of candles as the years progress is that they become harder to blow out with one exhalation!! But enough said about that!! lol
    Glad you had a great time - oh to be 23 again!!

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    1. That is very true! You have to take a very big breath. I, on the other hand, can still take a little one! hahahahaha......

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    2. Ohhhh! Game, Set and Match to you!! . . . . . this time!!! lol

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    3. what was that? Did I hear you wheezing? lol....

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    4. Right!!
      You just name it, and bring it on!! And we'll soon see who wheezes!!! ROFL

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    5. Whatever do you mean? (cough,cough)

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    6. LOL
      Been having my weekly meal at the Care Home and spent the rest of the day with the owner - she and I watched the film DVD version of Les Miserables!! One of my favs. I see from above you are coughing well!! - LOL

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  8. happy birthday to Lauren and great job Spencer!!!!!!

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  9. Happy birthday to Lauren and Iove Spencer lol

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  10. Maybe you can record Spencer sometime with his birthday version! Cake looks magnificent. I was out for dinner to Ceili Cottage - an Irish pub where, in the winter, instead of sitting out on a patio, you eat in a yurt! But the yurt was empty tonight. We didn't have dessert so I am eyeing Lauren's cake. But I bet it has disappeared! She's fortunate to have in-laws like you. <3

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    1. a yurt? haha...sounds very fun! I sent a lot of cake home with T & L so I wouldn't be tempted to have it for breakfast all week! ha.

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    2. Here is a pic of the snow-covered yurt. I just looked at what I typed above and meant that in the summer it's an open-air patio and in the winter they erect the yurt. Looks like I meant people actually sit out on a patio in winter here - HA! Not. http://www.ceilicottage.com/

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    3. Very fun! I especially like the 'sessions of fiddle and flute' :)

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    4. Yes! I was hoping for one of those but it didn't happen last night. Maybe next time. Wednesday is burger night and I had the most amazing pork burger with Gruyère cheese. Yum! And freshly shucked oysters to start. Hmmmm... I feel like going back right now!

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  11. Happy Birthday to beautiful Lauren! Good job Spencer!

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  12. smiles. hope she had a great birthday...
    um glad you dont do my cake
    we might burn down the house...lol

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    1. aw, we aren't that ancient yet, are we? ha.

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  13. Is Lauren's birthday TODAY? My Son #2's is, too!

    We're going to celebrate with him on Sunday.

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    1. Well, how fun! What a nice thing too look forward to for the weekend!

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  14. Ha, love that Spencer enjoys singing the song so much. Hope you all had a great evening!

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    1. Yep, that's his favorite part...and we get such a kick out of him every birthday. But once they figure out the gifts aren't for them, they are gone! No more partying and certainly no cake/ice cream. haha.

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  15. Hi Betsy - what great photos .. and happy 23rd to Lauren ..and as you say Spencer looks so happy .. then the newly marrieds - lovely to see them .. cheers Hilary

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    1. It is always lovely to see them! It just makes my week! :)

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  16. Happy birthday to Lauren! Glad that you all had a good time together. xx

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    1. We did! Lauren picked the food and all the choices were delicious.

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  17. Happy birthday to Lauren! And best wishes to your happy family, too. I am so moved by the great joy on Spencer's face! It's such an achievement of you (and the Mister) that you can make the lifes of all your children to obviously be so bright and happy.
    And oh to be 23 again (but with all the knowledge of today!)!
    Best wishes Christel

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    1. I've always been so happy that the boys are content and enjoy life. That is the most important thing to me. Sweet little guys. Well, not really little but they will always be my babies!

      Yes, 23 again with all the wisdom of 52. I'd love that.

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    2. Oh yes, they all stay our babies in a way. Sometimes, when I worry about this or that, I have to remind me that both of my boys are well over thirty by now. And that at their age I would have thought it rather funny, if I had found out my parents to be worrying about my problems (which probably they DID, but in a very discreet way).
      Did spring meanwhile arrive in Ohio? Have a beautiful day!
      Christel

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  18. Spencer looks as happy as a kid in a candy store.

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  19. Happy Birthday Lauren......23 eh?....gosh......

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I know! So young. She said she felt old. haha.

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  20. Happy Birthday Lauren...Oh my, such a young sweet face. Yes she glows. Yeah Spencer for helping celebrate with the song. Cake looks good too.

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  21. Go, Spencer! I would love to have heard this! You are so loving to your daughter in law. I love my DIL, and try to make sure to SHOW it. After three sons and no daughters, I need to remind myself that girls enjoy and care about things that my boys didn't. It is great having another female around, though. But on to other business - the cake! Did you make it? What flavor is it? It looks divine.

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    1. It's very nice to have another girl in the family! I always have fun picking out gifts and having girlie cakes and gift wrap.

      I did make the cake...scratch funfetti cake! yum!

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  22. Especially like the shot of Spencer. :)

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    1. Me, too! He's actually smiling and looking at the camera! Amazing. haha.

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  23. How fun! Not only to get to help Lauren celebrate, but to hear Spencer trying to sing. It's gotta be a real charge for you! =)

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  24. Aww I love cyber sharing your sweet family moments.

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  25. She looks so happy. I am glad, Lauren seems a lovely addition to your family. Not so much losing a son as gaining a daughter. Lovely that Spencer can join in the fun too.

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  26. Too bad it isn't someone's birthday more often.
    What a nice photo of Spencer smiling away . . .

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