13 February 2008

Zachary's Birthday

This past weekend, The Tim and I headed to Baltimore, so that we could attend my great-nephew Zach's 2nd birthday party. One of the best things about it was the chance to see my sister and brother-in-law (Zach's grandparents), Liz and Greg (Zach's parents), Amanda and Patrick (Zach's aunt and uncle), and Michael and Virginia (no official relation, but always present at family events). But most of all, it was fun to see Zach, who now looks like a little kid instead of a baby:


The guest list was a combination of friends, family, and neighbors, including Zach's next-door friend, Kaylee, who as it turned out was in nearly every picture we took! For instance, this one:

We don't see Zach all that often, but for Christmas, The Tim had made him a copy of the "Shaun the Sheep" series from the BBC. This was a BIG hit, and from what we have heard, somewhat of an obsession ...

Well, for his birthday, among other things, we gave him a copy of season 2 (I may have mentioned before that we are not above buying the love of nieces, nephews, and their children). But the funniest thing was on Friday evening, when we stopped at their house. At first, he wasn't too sure who we were. Then my sister said, "They gave you Shaun the Sheep," and we started to sing the theme song. His eyes got really wide, he smiled, and started dancing to our [poor] rendition of the song. It was really funny, as if he was thinking, "Oh they are wise people, those who know of Shaun the Sheep."

Before we left though, Zach gave us a present, which is now proudly displayed on our refrigerator:

It's Shaun the Sheep, it's Shaun the Sheep, he even mucks about with those who do not bleat ...

In other news, I may begin to experiment with the look of things here, so don't be surprised if you check in one day and things look different the next day. I have a long weekend coming up, and what better time to fool with things on the computer? Hopefully, I will not get carried away, and suddenly end up losing things without any idea what I did or didn't do. But don't be surprised if that happens too!

I didn't see the Westminster Dog Show on television (we don't have cable), but I had a good time reading about things, and got a charge out of reading about the beagle who won Best in Show. Mr Puffy must be so pleased! I like it when it seems that the dog is as happy as the person when they win.

Tomorrow is a big day at chez Ravell'd Sleave - it's Valentine's Day, and the birthday of our two boys, Garden Kitty (he'll be 9), and Jetsam (he'll be 2). I'm certain a good time will be had by all ...

7 comments:

mary said...

Oh I love Shaun The Sheep but I have only watched him on YouTube. I didn't realize it was a BBC series. Love that Shaun.

Happy belated Birthday to Zach and Happy Birthday to kitties Garden Kitty and Jetsam.

BTW, Zach does look like a kid and not a baby :)

Carol said...

Zach is getting so big! And what's wrong with buying love? Don't forget to copy all your blog's code ad save it on a work doc, so if you blow it up, you'll have everything and can put it back ;-) Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Birthday Garden Kitty and Jetsam!

hand eye crafts said...

Can't beat sheep with purple accents. . .

I was glad about the beagle, too. He seems like a feisty little guy --- not all show doggish and snooty.

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

What a cutie Zach is - wonderful pictures! What a great chance for the family to get together. Happy Valentine Day - and Happy Birthday to the kitties:) Mr Puffy was absolutely thrilled - and it must have showed because on our morning walk we were stopped by some ladies who told me how nice it was to see a beagle prancing along!

Carrie K said...

Cute artwork!

I barely have heard of Shaun the Sheep.

Happy Birthday to your boys!

Brigitte said...

Aw, happy birthday boy-kitties! And to Zach too!

Hmmm...I have a pattern from a British knitting magazine for knitting up some Shaun the Sheep, should you be interested in brownie points with Zach.

Lorraine said...

Kids are so cute. I really like Shaun the Sheep as well.

My son liked Postman Pat- with Jess, his black and white cat.