Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mr. Big Stuff

(H) had a wonderful birthday full of people singing to him and giving him birthday wishes. ^J^ announced his birthday at our community lunch in front of about 80 people, so everyone knew and would come tell him Happy Birthday. He didn't know what to do so he'd just stand there, but by the end of the day when someone would say it, he say "Ha-be Birday" back to them, you know like we do with every other holiday greeting: "Merry Christmas!", "Merry Christmas!"; "Happy New Year!", "Happy New Year!".
He requested pie for his birthday so he got a chocolate pudding pie. Yum.

Their "big" party isn't for a couple of weeks. It was the first day the museum had available so they are patiently waiting for the "real" party, as *A* puts it. She calls the party she had with us our "tiny little party".

Ok, so just so I'm not ignoring the ever so important day that fell between my children's' ever so important birthdays...whoo hoo for inauguration day! As a former Americorps member, I was super-excited by all the times President Obama asked us as Americans to serve. Is it possible we'll have a president who values community service?! I was working during the actual swearing in but we taped it and caught up on all the days goings on on our main news source: The Daily Show.
Here was one of my favorite parts:

The best parts begin around minute 4, but my absolute favorite part is the end with "the most adorable civil rights leader" so it's all worth watching. Be on the lookout for Hilary Clinton's impression of Violet Beauregard from Willie Wonka. "You're turning violet, Violet!"

And if you just can't get enough, go to my friend's blog to see David Letterman's last installment of Great Moments in Presidential Speeches to see the entertainment we're going to miss with former president Bush. Oh, I like the sound of that.

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