Thursday, September 3, 2009

Festive Friday: Birthday parties galore edition

Yes, I know it’s not Friday yet. But hopefully, everyone will be able to handle this – admittedly – highly irregular deviation from proper blogging norms and standards.

Recently, a certain member of the Our Shiputzim Editorial Board celebrated  what I’m told was a milestone birthday.

To mark the occasion, the younger inhabitants of TRLEOOB* (with help and encouragement from TRLEOOB’s senior-most resident) surprised the aforementioned board member with a beautiful assortment of homemade cards and 3-D birthday greetings:

IMG_6170 - CopyAs always, click for a closer view.

And since a birthday party requires a cake, the young party planners went all out and baked a double-layer chocolate cake complete with chocolate frosting:

IMG_6198All together now: kol hakavod, tza’ir bakers! (Hat tip: MAG)

I have it on good authority that the board member in question was deeply moved by the gala celebration. Moreover, I’ve been asked to convey the guest of honor’s extreme gratitude and appreciation to everyone involved.

Update: The same board member, whose friends arranged a truly wonderful evening out in honor of the birthday, has requested that I also take this opportunity to thank the dear Our Shiputzim reader and commenter who planned, initiated, and organized the event. So, thank you!!!

!שבת שלום ומבורך


*TRLEOOB=the real life equivalent of our blog


  1. A certain Our Shiputzim reader and commenterSeptember 3, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Oh gee, gosh, golly shucks. Tell the board member her friends were more than glad to celebrate with her.

  2. A Certain Etc. - "Her"?! {raises eyebrows in surprise} Who said anything about the board member being a "her"?

  3. Happy Birthday! There some icing on the side of that cake that needs some fingers to lick it off. Tasty looking.

  4. Leora - Thanks and LOL about licking the icing!

    The kids not only baked and iced the cake while I was out, but they even washed, dried and put away all the dishes so I wouldn't suspect anything!

  5. Happy birthday! The cake looks yummy!

  6. Baila - Thanks. It tasted good, too!

  7. Happy birthday! Definitely kol hakavod to the tza'ir bakers, and to the whole surprise staff.

  8. Toby - Thanks, and kol hakavod to YOU for properly using what is rapidly becoming one of my favorite expressions...


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