Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Birthday, Granny!

Today is our Granny's birthday!

No, I'm not going to tell you how old she is (because she's a lady and so am I and ladies don't talk about their age on the internet). I will tell you though - Granny is between 49 and 51 years old...

Birthdays are a big deal around here and nobody loves birthdays as much as children. That being said, let's find out a little about Granny's birthday from some of her favorite little people: Mia & Eman (7 years old), Jadyn (6 years old), Jonis, Lilly, and Marlee (all 4 years old)!

HOW OLD IS GRANNY?
MIA: 50?
MARLEE: Turning 15...50!
EMAN: 28
JADYN: 45
JONIS: 9
LILLY:20
A little history...

WHAT WAS IT LIKE THE DAY GRANNY WAS BORN?
MIA: I think it was sunny out and her parents went out for ice cream, and for dinner they ate Chinese food. They did all that after she was born.
MARLEE: Um... it was dark outside and everybody was syeeping.
EMAN: When jobs were first invented.
JADYN: Um. I think it um. It was like she lived in a village.. a little town.
JONIS: She was like... hmm... I think she was old.
LILLY: Before me.
Sounds accurate, so we'll continue...

WHO WAS THERE WHEN GRANNY WAS BORN?
MIA: Um... her parents, her cousins, her sister, and I think that's it.
MARLEE: All of...her... cousins, sisters, and her famyee?
EMAN: Her mom, her dad... what else... her brothers and sisters... Um... Hmm her aunt, her uncle... who else is in our family - Aunt Katie? No, what's Makia to Eli? Um.. you know.. a niece yeah! Her niece, grandma and grandpa and her cousins and her friends.
JADYN: Her mom and dad.
JONIS: Papa
LILLY: Everybody in this family.

Birthdays always begin with an extra special breakfast...

WHAT WILL PAPA MAKE GRANNY FOR BREAKFAST ON HER BIRTHDAY?
MIA: Pancakes with a bunch of syrup on top with a lot of whipped cream! And some soda!
MARLEE: Ice cweem! Strawbewwy and banana and banilla for a banana split!
EMAN: Eggs, and Bacon with a heart on it made out of bacon.
JADYN: Pancakes
JONIS: Uh... Hmm..... Eggos. Snowflake Eggos.
LILLY: Oh I think, uh sugar, um. peanut butter. Sugar peanut butter bread with some smooshed candy or she could have like Laffy Taffy or something... or she can't.

Followed by cake - bonus points if the cake IS breakfast...

WHAT KIND OF CAKE WOULD YOU MAKE GRANNY FOR HER BIRTHDAY?
MIA: Um... a really big chocolate cake with a... candy laptop on top of it because she really likes to go on her... laptop.
MARLEE: A strawbewwy cake! Wiff uh a candy Christmas tree!
EMAN: A cake with the family on it.
JADYN: Uh, I don't know what she likes... so I don't know. (Back) I think it's chocolate.
JONIS: Uh. A Princess...
LILLY: I will make her um... a Hello Kitty one with um lost of sprinkles, and uh, you could make some leopard prints on the bow and some shoes like you could um put leopard print on her shoes. You could put it on the bottom if you want. But I want it to be a special cake just for her.. Are you spelling special cake?! S-P-E-C-I-A-L  C-A-K-E.

With a message of love written in frosting...

WHAT SHOULD GRANNY'S CAKE SAY?
MIA: 'Happy Birthday from Mia!'
MARLEE: 'Candy Shop! I love you!'
EMAN: 'Happy Birthday to Granny from our family!'
JADYN: 'Happy Birthday to you! Now you are 46!'
JONIS: 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!'
LILLY: 'Happy Birthday to Granny!'

After that, you get dressed up in something fabulous...

WHAT DOES GRANNY'S BIRTHDAY SUIT LOOK LIKE?
MIA: It looks like a swimming suit... that you wear on your birthday... and it's purple with diamonds on the middle.
MARLEE: It's black! And pink! With doggies - dachsunds on it! TAKING A BAFF!
EMAN: Everybody on it. Me, Jadyn, Jonis, Lilly, Daddy, you, Mia, Marlee, Miles, Aunt Bubby and Uncle Chris. And Lilah and Noah too.. and her mom and dad!
JADYN: A dress. A white dress.
JONIS: A princess
LILLY: Some Apples, and uh Hello Kitty..just the uh, uh the lines.

Next, you open presents! Presents are the best part of a birthday...

WHAT'S PAPA GETTING GRANNY FOR HER BIRTHDAY?
MIA: He's gonna get her a new necklace that has her name on it.
MARLEE: A sack of diamonds!
EMAN: Flowers.
JADYN: A candle?
JONIS: A dress.
LILLY: Maybe she will , papa will gave her, um. A baby! Because papa already has a baby to sleep with. Like a fake baby or a pony. We could put a name on it or we could just draw whatever it is I want to draw.

But seriously, PaPa never gets Granny what she really wants...

WHAT DOES GRANNY WANT FOR HER BIRTHDAY?
MIA: A new cat! (Mar: a black and white! What's name is Minnie!) Yeah, a black and white!
MARLEE: I tink we shood get hur... A NEW CHRISTMAS TREE! Um...that's aw I got. And some new perfume!
EMAN: A picture of the family.
JADYN: Um, I guess just a family.
JONIS: Uh... hm... a snowflake
LILLY: She wants.. um.. for her birthday she wants... uh... um... a new... um... a new um... a new big horsey! A new big horsey because it's going to have a new pink braids bunny ears, and a pink braid right here (pointing to her butt) and it's going to have a purple brush. She wants it because it's going to have a purple iron, and a purple hair brush. and pink hair for the pony!

It's not a celebration until you're mom dancing...

WHAT'S GRANNY'S FAVORITE SONG TO DANCE TO ON HER BIRTHDAY?
MIA: Uh I don't know. She dances to a lot of songs. That CD that she brought over for us to exercise to that has a lot of songs... (she's referring to Richard Simmons's Sweatin' to the Oldies)
MARLEE: Gangnam Style!
EMAN: Hmm....... The Happy Birthday Song. That's all.
JADYN: Any song?
JONIS: Uh... A chicken one.
LILLY: Happy Valentines to Granny. She likes that. and she like two of ... um that.. songs. She likes Happy Birthday to Granny!

Can she top last year? That's a tough call...

WHAT DID GRANNY DO FOR HER BIRTHDAY LAST YEAR?
MIA: I think she... she ate some cake and...she... threw a party at night, dancing all around her bed!
MARLEE: Maybe hanged out and had some fun with PaPa. He's all.
EMAN: I don't really know. I wasn't there.. wait yeah I was.. how old was I? 6? Yeah I was 6 I think... uh.. come on.. She... uh... opened her presents.. ate her cake and she .. um. what else. She turned 27.
JADYN: She had a surprise party.. that's what I think.. Can we go back to the cake?
JONIS: HOORAY!
LILLY: She did um, she did, first she wrapped up the presents then she ate the cake, and then she sliced a pieces for everybody. Then she ate it, and then we ate it, and THEN she wrapped what's the paper and she gets the presents out and then we said "bye Granny" and she said "bye everybody!" (Are you getting what I said?)

Granny's birthday party will be Saturday night and it's something we all look forward to every year. A night of good food and familly - grown ups only! I'm sure there'll be a ridiculous story or two that you'll all be reading on Sunday after we celebrate!

Until then, feel free to send some wishes to our Granny on her very special day!

Happy Birthday, Granny! We love you so much!