Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Birthday, Derrick!!!

Last night we celebrated Derrick’s birthday. He turned a whoppin 33! We were really happy that his Mammaw, Mom, sister, brother-in-law and nephew could come over and help make his birthday special.

I figured that Corbin, who just turned a year old in October, would like to eat off of my favorite plate that I used as a child.

But who would really want to eat off of this plate when it makes such a good “silly hat”.

Here are some random pictures and if we understood baby gibberish I think this is what we would have heard….

Corbin: “Hey, Mom, is this my birthday party?”

Nena: “No, sweetie, it is Uncle Derrick’s birthday.”
Corbin: “What?!?! Are you sure?!?!”

Corbin: “This is a horrible idea. I don’t think I want to play this game!”

Then Nena found my riffle shaped grill lighter.

Entirely too much fun and it had to be used to light the cake candles. I think there may have even been some sound effects when she fired at each of the candles.

Derrick and Corbin waiting for the candles to be lit. Each of them is ready for this to be finished. One of them just wants to eat cake and the other is realizing that if it takes this long to light candles it isn’t a good thing. Hmmm…wonder who is who? Completely different thoughts, same disturbed expression.

And check out all of that smoke…

And no birthday is complete with out presents…

Corbin needed to do some walking around after dinner and although he is walking quite well, Mammaw’s cane gets used frequently. Unbeknownst to Mammaw, it actually offers more support if you use it upside down.

Nena offered to sweep the floor where Corbin was eating but I had my vacuum cleaner out and ready to go.

Never fails me. He will find every last morsel.

We had a great night and a very happy birthday!!!!


  1. Corbin looks so cute with his hat on -- hahahaha! Everytime I see that dish, I always think of chicken noodle soup, saltines, and Coke that tastes watered down from melted ice cubes in those Tupperware sippies. HAHA! And laying on the couch watching Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

    Nena looks a little too comfortable and skillful with that shotgun... ;o)

    Sweeper Charles ... love it!

    Cute post.... OH!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DERRICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. kelly! i love the post too...but i think my favorite part is the louisville gear derrick got for his birthday!! go cards!!! :)

  3. glad to see you back on here! I had lots to read since I thought you had quit!