|Ready, set... blow! |
Sunday was my friend Leo's eighth birthday. The weekend before, he had a party for others in his age group, but this past Sunday, his actual birthday, was reserved for the grownups who love Leo and have been coming to his parties since he was, well, an infant.
Do you remember your eighth birthday? I don't, and even though I asked all of us who were there on Sunday if they remembered theirs, nobody did. It was an awfully long time ago, but still. You only have one. The earliest that I remember was when I turned ten. But that's another story.
|Sitting on Santa's knee|
My friend Gene was one of the other adults, and he arrived in his Santa hat. He has an actual Santa suit, but with his totally cool beard, I asked for a picture and this is what I got. He said I had to sit on his knee, so I did. He didn't ask me what I want for Christmas, but that's because I've got absolutely everything I ever wanted already: wonderful friends of all ages, health, and loving family members both near and far. Who could ask for anything more?
Santa Gene's beard is a tamer version of the smaller portions.ReplyDelete
Love that you have all your Christmas wishes - and a very happy birthday to Leo.
How great that Leo has you in his life, and you have him in yours.ReplyDelete
Such a great celebration for your young friend. Santa is looking good! Hope he's rested for this weekend.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday sweet Leo !ReplyDelete
I like your Santa :)
Happy Birthday Leo, he is growing up fast! Gene is looking good too! He makes a perfect Santa:)ReplyDelete
I LOVE that photo of you, DJan! That shows why you're in such good health. You enjoy and focus on all the good things in your life. Happy Birthday, Leo!ReplyDelete
And no, I don't remember any childhood birthdays because all we did was have something called Dream cake. Birthdays weren't celebrated beyond the cake.
How wonderful that you were included in Leo's celebration. I'm sure it was fun for everyone. My birthday is in the summer so there was very little celebration beyond a cake. I certainly don't remember any adults beside family being included.ReplyDelete
That's right, who could ask for anything more?ReplyDelete
You're a great sport and I bet everybody enjoyed your show. It keeps a person young.ReplyDelete
Gene makes a perfect Santa! Happy birthday to Leo.ReplyDelete
I remember the birthday dinners that my mother made in the heat of the summer for me, my brother and a sister, each two days apart. Each of us had our own favorite cake.ReplyDelete
I love it that you became a part of Leo's life, and he yours.
You're an optimistic treasure, DJan!ReplyDelete
Very cool photos! I don't remember my 8th birthday, but I do remember the night my baby brother came home, and I was 8.ReplyDelete
OMG! Leo is eight already?! Closer to becoming a young man all the time. I don't remember my birthdays much because they were not a big deal in our family and I never had a party wiith friends. I remember some of Dagan's better than my own--LOL!ReplyDelete
Gene really does look like Santa with that beard! Love the picture.
Happy birthday, Leo!ReplyDelete
Aloha from Hawaii.
Yes, lots of us are very lucky! And we need to remember this, 150% of the time! :-)ReplyDelete
Blessings of Yule to you!
Leo always looks so happy and comfortable with his adult friends. He is growing so fast.ReplyDelete
Loved the pic of you on "Santa's" lap. Have a wonderful Christmas Djan and keep enjoying all your blessings.