Eleven

Kaleb’s 11th Birthday Post

must begin with the END

because this 11 year old knew EXACTLY what this day was about for him.

More than the decorations

and fanfare

and cake

and candles

was

The Finale

the much anticipated,

long awaited,

Birthday Gift.

The rest of the day was strategically planned to most quickly and enjoyably arrive at that end,

↓Which was This↓

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Super job in picking something worthy of the moment Daddy!  Climax reached with no deflation!   And BIG THANKS to Gramma & Grampa and Meema & Poppi for pitching in!!!

 

TAH DAH!

Kaleb made it to his moment, and APPROVED.

HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY KALEB!!

 

THE END.

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Ahhh… how sad to stop there!

We’d better take the path that got us to the top;

it’s just as good!

Starting with Breakfast…

of fruit salad, yoghurt and granola…

chosen by Kaleb himself,

of course.

Next came a request from Kaleb, that melted his Mama’s heart.

A COFFEE DATE WITH MAMA!!!!

(Oh my beating heart!)
Mama and Birthday Boy at Coffee Culture in Rangiora, just after a trip to ToyWorld where his Birthday “crown” was chosen… an army helmet to match his Army-themed Birthday.

Kaleb thought it would be FINE to bring Ted along…

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But IMPORTANT to leave Lloyd behind

to do the decorating.

(Smart Lad!)

After coffee (a caramel frappe for Kaleb)… a browse through Toy World… and a quick stop at the supermarket… we made it home for the PERFECT lunch…

according to, and chosen by Kaleb.

Kaleb's PERFECT LUNCH at age eleven consisted of lemon-pepper tuna on white bread with NO lettuce (which is usually mandatory via Mom and Dad) and a pile of potato chips.

Kaleb’s PERFECT LUNCH at age eleven consisted of lemon-pepper tuna on white bread with NO lettuce (which is usually mandatory via Mom and Dad) and a pile of potato chips.

Lunch was followed by a trip to the neighbor’s where they have a fresh batch of baby Jersey calves.  Kaleb didn’t want to venture too far from home so thought this would be the BEST way to kill a little more time before the main event

(Big Thanks to Kelvin and Denise for obliging us!)

OH

MY

THIS

IS

TAKING

SO

LONG!

“When is Daddy coming home AGAIN???”

Lloyd to the rescue!

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Lloyd rigged up a fun little gift box that was filled with foam airplane cutouts.

All the Peas got one… assembled their planes… and spent that last hours of sunlight (GORGEOUS SPRING DAY by the way!) in the front yard having airplane wars.

Until the last plane broke–and the tape ran out.

Linger

Linger

Wait

Wait

Until FINALLY

Daddy made it home!!!

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(BEST Daddy in the World!!!)

There was no dinner or cake to be had with all the built-up anticipation for

THE MAIN EVENT

which was momentarily preceded by these gifts (Uh… socks and gloves) that Kaleb tolerated…

…in order to get to ↓THIS↓…

IMG_9612And this is where we should END.

But it would be sad to not include a snapshot of the sophisticated choices Kaleb made for Dinner and Dessert…

Pesto Pasta with Bruschetta…

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and

Gramma’s Famous Blueberry Cheesecake!

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You know what Kaleb…

We know it was YOUR Birthday,

but you made OUR day!

We Love you Buddy!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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2 thoughts on “Eleven

  1. hey there Tica and all the kiddos …a special birthday wish to you Caleb from all of us at corines condo in winter park! auntie carmen is writting this…happy late birthday to wyatt nalia lloyd betsy teddy faith…and early wish to aspen..i don,t get to see the blogs all thr time till your mom or kristy share them with mwe tica you do such a good job.. what a good mommy you are..we miss you all so much…i was wondering if you could send your new blogs to me on my email.. would that be t
    difficult…my email is carmenmulloy@hotmail.com…love to duaty too you are the best dad ever..we are off to breakfast now..grandma pa brost karla kristy corine and carmen..been pryaing for yous and asking GOD WHAT PART WE ARE TO PLAY…LOVE AND HUGS AND KISSES TO ALL!!!!! AUNTIE CARMEN

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