Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy Birthday to Luigi and Grandpa Tom at The Lazy Vegan!

Luigi is proud to be TWO!!!

Luigi a few weeks old, below (at The Honkey Donkey Farm)...and TWO years old, above!
Despite the wet weather, it was a great day for birthdays at The Lazy Vegan! Luigi celebrated his second birthday while Grandpa Tom, down in Southern California, celebrated his (not his second, however...)! While looking over old photos I was shocked to see how tiny Weegie once was. The grocery store was out of vegan carrot cake cupcakes, so this year I had to form a little birthday cupcake out of sweet grain- and Luigi didn't seem to notice the difference! I'll make it up to him on Paco's birthday, which is just eleven days away! Happy Birthday to Grandpa Tom and to Luigi (and Happy Birthday in Heaven to Grandma Jeanne!).
Luigi and Grandpa Tom, May of 2007!

The birthday donkey in the barn.

Paco hangs out with the birthday boy.

They were both a bit intrigued with the birthday banner, which kept blowing in the wind.
Little wet Luigi!

Too bad it was raining!

Weegie's wondering when the band arrives.

All grown up. Actually, we figure he's a full-blown teenager now!

Checking out the birthday "cupcake" of sweet grain!

Paco tried to eat it first.

I actually had the candles lit, but it was so windy they kept blowing out.

Weegie was polite, but not that interested (although he did end up eating it when I put it in the sweet grain pan!).
"My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging"
- Hank Aaron, also born on Feb. 5th!