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Happy Birthday Kyle

Happy Birthday Kyle

I haven’t embarrassed any of my kids in a blog post in quite a while so I think I’m due. Tomorrow is my son Kyle’s birthday.

It’s also Thanksgiving Day tomorrow. He used to ask me to write him notes to school to get out early so he could watch football. Keep in mind that although we lived in Canada, he seriously followed the NFL in the USA.

His team? The San Francisco 49ers. His hero? Joe Montana. I think he was 11 or 12 when he blew an entire declaration on a Joe Montana rookie card. Over the years he has added to his collection and his man cave is resplendent in 49er colors from the carpeting to the furniture, much of it authentic and licensed.

No idea where the years have gone. It seems like just yesterday he was a two year old proclaiming “Self Did It.” He was always very independent even back then. Then came the bowling years and the drummer years. And now Kyle is a CPA and a partner in his firm. Needless to say, I am extremely proud of my son.

The usual phone call from Mexico tomorrow will have to suffice. I miss the days when we both lived in the same home or city and I could give him a birthday greeting in person.

Happy Birthday Kyle! Love you lots!

Feliz Cumple! Happy Birthday!

Feliz Cumple! Happy Birthday!

Last week one of my neighbors stopped by to invite me to her grandson’s birthday party. The little guy was turning two.


The big day arrived and the family began preparing for the fiesta. Brightly colored flags were strung from balconies. Tables were adorned with festively colored cloths.  


A hamburger stand and another cooking are were set up. There was also an area for drinks. And cupcakes for the children were displayed in an area resplendent in Minions.



There was also a section with easels and chairs for young artists. 



A bouncer was a popular attraction as well.


But the highlight for the children was definitely the pinata. They delighted in swinging at it as it danced above them. From toddlers to teenagers, they all had an amazing time.



These birthday parties are very different from the ones we have back in Canada. This was quite the celebration for a two-year-old. Feliz Cumple Dorian Mateo!