Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The one and only one

I love the different looks in this picture. It was Tommy's first birthday, so well let him go first. It's obvious to me that he is pointing out the letter T in the sign above him. This clearly means that he'll be an intellectual prodigy like Papa. That or a future contestant on the Wheel of Fortune.

Mama's hair only looks like she's trying out for Baywatch; she was actually just violently shaking her head 'no' for the fifth time to a question that explains David's look: 'I go open this for Tom, okay?'. Peter's look was probably the most straightforward: 'I wonder if there's money in that card?'

When it's your birthday at the Zoo, you get to be King for the day.

King Tommy's first birthday command was to bring forth the peasants. Not being ones to disobey lawful orders, we ushered Grams and Opa into the royal court.

Instead of the traditional bow and curtsey, these common folk began playing tug-of-Tommy with his royal hineyness. Luckily, they did not draw and quarter the emperor, but their threatening handling of the tiny autocrat did summon the attention of the royal guards.

Lady Karin and Maiden Katherina are both trusted guardians of the inner circle and would certainly defend the leader with their lives if forced to do so against their will. I love how they use cute babies as 'props' to fool the enemy into a false sense of thinking that they were just ordinary 'moms' who were better suited to change diapers than slay dragons with nothing more than a bobby pin and some lipstick. Nice one, ladies.

The king has an attention span that is relational to his height and Napoleanito was soon bellowing for some entertainment.
Luckily, the royal jester lives just down the road from our castle. Her performance was awesome and even the peasants loitering in the courtyard were amused.

Historically, kings either kill their mothers or they love them to a degree that is just sickening.

There were probably plenty of times where my mother wanted to kill me, but this odd looking bunny with a red nose and one blue ear was yet another reason why I love my mom so much. This funny bunny comes with a book that 'Oma' picked using an on-line translation of German children's stories and we all know how wunderbar these translations had sometimes done been. Eben so, she scored big time! Not only do the boys love it, but it is simple enough for even me to understand. Okay, it does have a lot of pictures. But, the boys love it as much as I love my Mom; like I said, sickening.
Ladder Talk:
1) What was the best part of your day?
Peter: When I played with Tom in his birthday.
David: When Chiara and Alessio play with me.

2) What was the worst part of your day?
Peter: When I couldn't play with my swords.
David: When I can't not my pirate ship down.

3) What would you like to do tomorrow?
Peter: Play with my Legos.
David: To play with Peter dinosaurs.


  1. Ahhh...Happy Birthday Tommy...can't wait to meet you and see the family...Love Oma

  2. How in the world did we miss that? Belated happy birthday dear Tommy..