|A Santa who doesn't need a fake beard|
Yesterday outside the coffee shop, our friend Bob took this picture of Gene and me, with the first snowfall we've seen in a couple of years here in Bellingham. Not much, but it's still sticking around a bit, even though the temperature reached a whopping 35 deg F yesterday. Some nearby places got a little more, but we had only two or three inches on the ground before it was all over. Gene hauls his Santa suit out and carries it around in his car at this time of year: you never know when a Santa might be needed.
|Leo's birthday cake|
Last Wednesday was my friend Leo's fifth birthday. I've known him since he was six months old, and this year I was invited to attend his party. He asked his mom for a rainbow sherbet cake with cherries on top. It was simply fantastic, along with the smoked salmon his dad had prepared, not to mention his homebrew. It's been a week of parties, food, and lots of celebration. Another week of the same lies ahead, but most of the parties I don't miss are behind me now.
I will leave you with a wonderful two-minute-long Simon's cat video from YouTube. It's three years old, but I never fail to enjoy seeing it several times a season. Enjoy!
i adore simon's cat. :)ReplyDelete
love gene, er, santa, too!!! happy birthday to not-so-little leo!
I love Simon's cat too. I envy you your senior trailblazer group--it looks like a great time. Maybe I should try to organize something the same here! Happy holidays!ReplyDelete
I wondered where the real Santa lived - and now I know!ReplyDelete
What a cute kid! And a great looking cake!ReplyDelete
Gene also makes a wonderful Santa. Merry Christmas to all of you!
Ha. Cute video. I am slowly getting ready for our family Christmas party. It will be potluck as usual. Grab bag prize will be $100. Good luck to all.ReplyDelete
I knew that was Gene in the Santa suit! He makes a perfect Santa! Leo is five..my goodness he is growing up fast...it has been a joy to watch him grow and change. He adores you DJan...and I think you adore him too.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas! :)
sounds like a fun party...and i love gene more and more...so cool to keep the suit handy cause "you never know when a santa might be needed"...ha...cool...ReplyDelete
that cat cartoon is awesome..
Are you sure that's Gene? It sure looks a lot like the real Santa to me. :)ReplyDelete
Leo is so cute and he is growing up fast. His cake sounds delicious.
We got snow too but it warmed up the same afternoon and started raining. Our white stuff is gone but now we have freezing rain coming.
I love Simon's Cat!
I might suggest that the smaller portion invest in a Santa Suit. After the hospital's depreciations his beard has grown back bigger and bushier than ever.ReplyDelete
Leo's birthday cake sounds great! And of course I love Simon's Cat. While wincing in rueful recognition.
A very happy Christmas to you and Smart Guy. Hugs.
Rainbow sherbert with cherries. Sounds like something I would have requested as a child - and my mother would have said "Are you out of your mind? How about chocolate?"ReplyDelete
So happy your little friend got his rainbow sherbert with cherries.
Great picture of you and Santa! No holiday parties for us, but i did make cookies today. i'll probably have to make more tomorrow since they're going so fast!ReplyDelete
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
Ho Ho Ho....and SNOW too! Couldn't be a better Christmas.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday [a bit belated] to your special 5 year old friend, Leo.
Merry Christmas DJan.
I think its Santa posing as Gene - real deal to me. WOW, you are special indeed with Santa at your side, big birthday party with Leo as you prepare for more wonderful holiday surprises. Have a wonderful holiday DJan :)ReplyDelete
Looking very Minnesota Christmassy with all the snow there. Happy Holidays DJan...:)ReplyDelete
Gene has the authentic look. I had not seen this Simon video – super cute and so accurate!ReplyDelete
Loved the video and that is exactly why I enjoy other people's decorations each Christmas. Minnie doesn't denude a tree however, she brings it down.ReplyDelete
Gene is the perfect Santa. Wonder how often that glorious beard gets pulled?
Characters like Gene are always fun and interesting. Leo is a great friend . It must be an honor to get invited to his birthday party. I get to go with some kids and tour the neighborhood with candles. I'm not sure how it will go if there's any wind!ReplyDelete
Obviously you have a friend in high places, so please tell him I've been good this year. Hava Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
I love the photo of you and Santa. And little Leo, not so little any more. How lovely that you have him in your life, and he has you!ReplyDelete
Great picture of you with Santa! Now, next picture, you on the sleigh!ReplyDelete
Gene makes one charming looking Santa. And sweet Leo looks so thrilled with his cake. Happy Birthday, little guy!ReplyDelete
Simon is a hoot. I have seen this one before but enjoyed it again. Thanks. :)
Glad you met up with Santa. Delightful-looking chap.ReplyDelete
And a birthday, too! My goodness, you are having a delightful season.
And about the video: yet another proof that having a cat is not a wise thing.
Christmas blessings and Bear hugs!
Ya gotta love a guy who drives around with his Santa suit. Leo's photo is cute- he looks so happy and how wonderful that he asked you to his b'day party! Merry holidays to you, DJan.ReplyDelete
Ummm... DJan? This is not making me want a cat. :-) I love the photo of you and Santa though.ReplyDelete