Monday, November 02, 2009

The Birthday Party

I have some new friends. Their names are Sarah, Kyle, Chloe and Haley- The Haren Family.

My new friends demanded my attendance at kindly invited me to a birthday dinner last Wednesday. Knowing that Kyle was a master griller {there was rumor of steaks being on the menu} and having heard wonderful tales of 5th grader Chloe’s baking talents {and amidst promises of my favorite traditional birthday cake, red velvet with cream cheese icing}, I decided it was in my best interest to accept the invitation.

The Harens are a shy and retiring bunch.

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But Chloe and Haley soon discovered they were quite comfortable in front of the camera. In fact, with every click, Chloe may have hollered, “Is this going on the BLAWG?!?”

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As promised, there was red velvet cake with a cream cheese icing so rich and buttery it would make Paula Deen proud.

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I made my wish…

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And soon it was going…

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going…

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Well. I might have taken some home with me.

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The girls crowned me the birthday princess {with Chloe’s stern admonition that the tiara was strictly on loan for the evening.}

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 There was singing and costumes.

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And really, how often do you have Lucy and Billy Ray Cyrus serenade you on your birthday?

In short, it was perfect. Thanks, Haren Family!

5 comments:

  1. Welcome back!! I've missed you! ;-)

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  2. 30 posts in 30 days... I've said all year that November would be the best month. Really! No pressure, though!

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  3. Sarah8:12 AM

    How funny. I know Chloe will be so glad she made it to the BLAWG! Ha Ha we had a great time with you and were honored to share your birthday with you.

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  4. Anonymous8:29 PM

    I am so happy to be on "The Blawg!" I feel so honored. -Lucy.....(a.ka. Haley)

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  5. I would like to celebrate my next birthday at the Harens. You think they're available on December 20? ;)

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