Friday, May 13, 2011

Ready, Aim, FIRE!

Since there was a large group to help celebrate the birthday,
 there were two cakes.  The decorating was delegated to
 a sister, the wife and some nieces.  They wanted to 
make the blowing out of candles a challenge for Birthday Boy.

The decorating committee scavenged through the supplies
 and found enough candles…
 …to represent every year of Birthday Boy’s life for the top of one cake.
  To make sure there was plenty of FIRE, they gathered all the number candles…

 …and put together a combination that added up to the total years on the other cake.
 The fire committee at first attempted to light all those candles
 with a blow torch, but that was a bit of overkill.

 So matches and a barbecue lighter were used.
  Soon there was plenty of flameage.

 Birthday Boy was up to the challenge. 
 He’s done very well competing in triathlons,
 either coming in first or at the front of those in his age group.

 So he filled those athletic lungs to capacity and went to work.

 Being careful not to spit…

 In one breath Birthday Boy managed to extinguish both cakes 
before there was a meltdown…

 …and left nothing but smoke.  


Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Rain makes ducks smile.

The handsome drake nearby may have something to do
with her blissful mood.

Rain just makes most of us crabby.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Saturday, May 7, 2011

The End