Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Roger's B-Day

Roger's birthday was a couple of weeks ago.  Our celebration was a day late, as Denise had to work on the actual birthday date.  Denise wanted to be on hand to assist in decorating her dad's cake.  She has a special talent for candle placement!

Denise decided her dad's cake needed a candle for every year - not a couple of "symbolic" candles.  And she even found enough candles to do the job (we have a large stock of leftover birthday candles in my kitchen cupboard).  No, I won't divulge Roger's age - except to say that he is over 40!

Once every candle was placed (how she found room for them I don't know) the challenge was to get them all lit.  That in itself was good entertainment.  Roger and Denise each had a lighter and were maneuvering quickly around each other.  We didn't want the candles to burn too long and get wax all over the cake!

I had time to snap a couple of quick photos before Roger blew out the candles.  We didn't want the heat from all those candles to set off our smoke detector!  Roger took a deep breath and let 'er rip.  I don't recall if he blew them all out in one shot.  If he didn't, it was close.

Before we could eat, Roger and Denise had to take out all the candles, and pick the wax drippings off the cake.  We then had a cake with lots of holes in it.  But it still tasted good!

Mmmm......mighty tasty!  Bear sure would like a bite!

Happy 39th (again?) Roger!

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