A week later, it was Superman’s turn for his birthday!
Naturally he got everybody up nice and early.
Then he immediately started admiring his gifts.
This ‘tornado in a bottle’ was a surprise favorite. Very zen to watch I suppose.
We didn’t make him pause and take a picture with everything but I know for sure I helped him put this together the same day he got it. I fear Thunderer may have run off with the characters at the moment, but they’ll turn back up.
So for clarity sake, my birthday is May 23. These pictures were that Friday which allowed this to be the most feasible (and first time) Mom and Pops were able to celebrate my birthday all together.
I say first time, because we only just recently found each other. At the time this post goes up it will have been only a little over a year. Okay, a year and a couple months, but this was our first birthday where she knew right where I was.
Okay, so this post is actually going up about three months after my actual birthday… oops.
Something very different from usual was that I had the day before off due to those dental appointments.
So when I can into work on my actual birthday I found something waiting for me at my desk?!
What’s funny is they had delivered them the day before, against my mom’s delivery instructions, so halfway into the afternoon I received a call from the front desk and they gave me ANOTHER candy boquet!?
Hey, that works.
Meanwhile, at home Redflare insisted on getting a picture of me…
And because the kids get offended when we parents don’t follow the same traditions as they receive there was cake.
How old was I as of late May? Old enough to no longer be in the primary marketing demographic of 18-35.
For whatever reason, our birthdays are clumped in the family. What’s slightly funny is that once this catchup post goes lives we’ll be approaching the next clump.
I’ll catch up eventually. 😉
Little Miss is up next in the rotation though. I think she was pleased with the day.
Yes, that’s 14 candles.
Then we snuck in a couple of parental poses.
And then priorities: pictures with big red, whether Big Red wanted them or not. :p
Something that’s become traditional for Little Miss’ birthdays is that we fry food. It started with her requesting onion rings and has evolved to basically everything goes in the fryer, especially when it manages to land on a weekend like it did this year.
The food didn’t stay on a plate very long but we were able to get this quick shot before the onion rings were gone.