January 21, 2006
Big 10

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Zoe's big 10th Birthday.

Hard to believe, but my oldest daughter is 10 years old and rapidly approaching teenagerhood. We had a small family party on her birthday at Farrell's. A week later, we had her birthday party for school friends at the local lasertag facility. Good times.

I think Michele's idea on how to make a birthday for Zoe out of cupcakes is fantastic.

Zoe's big present was a bass guitar. She'd been asking for one for a while and who are we to stand in the way of Rock? She's definetly got the attitude going.

Posted by michael at January 21, 2006 07:58 AM


Wow, I haven't seen a Farrell's since they tore the one in my neighbourhood down back in the 70's. I always wanted a birthday celebration there because the guys would come out with their big drum and make all sorts of noise at the table and sing their birthday song thing. Much fun for a 10 year old, I must say.

Posted by: lomara [http://blog.lomara.org/] on January 21, 2006 11:28 AM

I remember the party we had at Farrell's for your 4th birthday when we lived on Anza Avenue in Torrance. You had been begging to have your party there. All the neighborhood children were invited. Everything was planned and the invitations were sent. Everyone agreed to come.

Unfortunately, the morning of the party, you woke up wheezing, and had a 101 fever. And even though you were sick, because you were so excited about going to Farrell’s for your party that afternoon, that we decided go ahead with the plans nonetheless.

I remember silently fretting that you wouldn’t enjoy it very much because you were not feeling well, and that it was not the best idea to take you out when you were sick, but….

You didn’t eat anything when we got there and were pretty listless during the meal. I remember being concerned that we had made the wrong decision.

However, when the wait staff put you up on the chair, you puffed out your little wheezing chest, put one hand on a hip, and smiled for the crowd as everyone sang “Happy Birthday.” It was obvious then, that that moment alone made the whole thing worth it.

We have a photo of the moment somewhere. It shows you wearing a striped long sleeved shirt and bell bottomed trousers. Your face was pale witt with the rosy cheeks used to get when you were sick. But there you stood, your right hand resting on your right hip, little chest all puffed up with importance…

I have thought of that day many times over the years and always wondered if we did the right thing by not postponing the event. Funny how I can remember the details of that day so vividly, but can’t seem to remember I what I ate for dinner yesterday. Weird.

Posted by: Mom [http://momonthealert.com] on January 22, 2006 1:01 AM

some music assistance

Posted by: michael [http://www.planomug.com] on January 22, 2006 10:51 PM

Please post that photo of Mike in his "bell bottomed trousers" for the rest of the Internet as soon as possible. Thanks!

Posted by: Matt [http://www.mattmedia.net] on January 23, 2006 9:15 AM

I'm with Matt on this one. We need to see how cute he was. Heh, heh. ;)

Posted by: LittleKenny [http://littlekenny.com] on January 23, 2006 12:14 PM

She has the metal sign down to a science. Now all she needs are some tab book for metallica and iron maiden. \mm/ too much metal for one hand.

Posted by: Sir Henry [http://www.blackcoffeeblues.com/] on January 25, 2006 11:44 AM

Per Matt's request:

It will take some time to find the photo,
but you will have to teach me how to post it.
Is it posible for me to post photos on my website?

Posted by: Mom [http://momonthealert.com] on January 25, 2006 11:20 PM
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