Yesterday we celebrated the start of the 5th year in the life of our adorable little girl.
In the traditional manner, we lit five candles on a (cup)cake and sang the traditional “Happy Birthday” song. But not too far into the song you can hear Isaac say “We’re gonna do two Happy Birthday songs!”
At first, I was anticipating the Fuqua version of the Happy Birthday song: a stirring rendition sung to the tune of “The Star Spangled Banner”! That has long been my favorite version, despite its length.
The Box family tradition however is the “Happy Birthday Dirge”, sung to the first part of the tune, “The Volga Boatmen“, and which (in our family) begins like so:
Misery and despair, people dying everywhere….Happy Birthday. Happy Birthday.
(There are actually many variations on this song, but that’s neither here nor there…)
After the conclusion of our song last night, Isaac broke out with his version of the Dirge:
In marriage and despair, people dying everywhere, Happy Birthday. Happy Birthday.
And there was silence….
(I captioned Isaac’s quotes, but you have to enable ‘CC’ to see it.)
I should also note that Charisse’s attempts at blowing out the candles were very entertaining as well, but it will be a long while before we get over Isaac’s version of the Happy Birthday Dirge.
I’ve been going back through old pictures and videos and came across this gem. Isaac got a hold of my iPad and took (literally) hundreds of pictures and not a few videos. This turned into what will be a classic for us:
Happy Valentine’s Day, Betsie Allen 😉
Fun stuff. 🙂
Oh yeah, and dancing. Who could forget the dancing?
Little Man earned the Game Ball last night due to sequences like this
one. He hit the ball where he was supposed to, ran as hard as he
could, and listened to the coaches while running the bases. And boy
was he proud of that ball. 🙂
Finally got around to uploading the videos from my phone of his first
free to skip 🙂 I think my favorite is the Home run and the “thumb’s up” at the end of
the triple… First Hit
Triple and Thumbs Up!
Singing Happy Birthday, Fuqua style! 🙂(Sadly, video started halfway through…)
Isaac REALLY wanted to go on this ride. I hate these rides. He was
just tall enough to go. He won.