Saturday, April 4, 2009

High five!

It's good to be the king. Especially when it is your birthday and there are 137 screaming kids in your Papa's house. Ok, maybe there were not 137 kids, but it sure as hell sounded like it.

The big birthday bash kicked off with a cake and a giggle:

The theme for today was pirates. I have no idea what these two mateys were snickering about, but over the years I have learned not to ask.

King Peter got the royal pick up by Captain Coolass Pops and some local scallywag who happened to be on deck. After five vertical hoorays, my arms and back reminded me that I need to either work out more or feed Peter less. Since chocolate cake was next on the agenda, I guess I will need to hit the gym.

At one point, David was looking for his glass and I heard one of the moms say 'it's the one with M & M's in it'. Of course it is. After blasting off into kiddy cloud nine, we went down to the garden for a treasure hunt.

Peter won, if you are very loose with your definition of 'won'. We had fifteen 'clues' which had done been thunk up by yours truly. I had spent all of two coffees coming up with the scavenger hunt this morning, so that should tell you how well-thunk they were. All of the clues were pure rhyming poetry, of course, and they all related to actual objects in our garden and the playground.

After each 'clue', there was an 'activity'. The activities included charades, hop-scotch, red-light green-light, rabbits vs. hounds, and my favorite - 'beer hunting'. As you can probably guess, I won the last one. At least it was well deserved.

After the treasured beer hunt, I fired up the grill to flame broil birthday burgers and sausages. Eisi stopped by for a surprise visit and decided to entertain the kids by waving a juicy Big Mac in front of Clooney's nose.

Eisi must not understand the concept of Karma, but I am quite sure that Clooney will have his revenge one day. The Sadguru has no tolerance for animal teasers and when Eisi comes searching for my shoulder to dry his tears on, I will simply dangle the Kleenex box over his head and tell him to sit. Ya, fine, Eisi. Good boy!

At some point during dinner, David lost his mind.

I wasn't too worried. This has happened before, but this time it was really gone. It must have wondered off sometime shortly after the burgers were done and before dessert was served. It started with a mischievous giggle that ended up with David being yanked by the ear and dragged to his room, kicking and screaming.

As funny as that was, it was time to say goodnight. Eisi decided to do this by nearly breaking Peter's wrist with a power high-five. Thanks, Slappy! Peter's wrist was not broken, but he did cry so if those were your only goals, one out of two aint bad. Maybe next time, you could bring a bat.
Ladder Talk:
1) What was the best part of your day?
Peter: When I found the treasure.
David: When I goed in Dalia's car in the blue seat.

2) What was the worst part of your day?
Peter: When David pushed me and I fell onto Meyssam.
David: When I want eat my Smarties and I cry 'cause I want to still but I made still more banging.

3) What would you like to do tomorrow?
Peter: To play with mommy.
David: I want to play with mommy, too.

1 comment:

  1. I've just finished a book about multiple personalities, in which the main character had 11 identities!!! In how many identities little David is split? I like the pic though. )))