10 May 2011

birthday heroics.

this here is the mister. today is his birthday.





we don't have much photographic evidence of him, as he practices self-vanishment whenever a camera emerges. [i nabbed a series of shots, however, whilst making a photobook for our littlest guy, so here we go: proof that the mister exists.] [and that he's pretty cute, too.]



for his big day, the smallish folk and i collaborated on a mad lib in his honor. the kiddos supplied the series of adjectives, plural nouns, colors, verbs ending with -ing, etcetera, resulting in this gem of a tale:



By day, he is a mild-mannered and marvelous citizen, but by night our dad is none other than the legendary superhero Green Super-Snout. While the townspeople of Mars are fast asleep in their TVs, Green Super-Snout roams the rooftops, looking for any sign of the ever-suspicious hot dogs.

When he spots the nefarious hot dogs, Green Super-Snout stuns them with his fuzzy hula skirt, traps them with his mega-smelling powers, or--when he’s had a long day and just wants to get the crime-fighting over with already--apprehends them with his bare torso.

Only when the hot dogs are safely behind bars does the heroic Green Super-Snout pause for a nap and a quick bite of apple pie and a Big Mac to refuel. The citizens of Mars may never realize just how fortunate they are to sleep safely under the creamy eye of our brave, humongous father.



superhero



happy birthday, babe. you are all kinds of super in our book.

13 comments:

Karen Siddiqi said...

He looks like the type who's eyes LIGHT.UP. when he laughs with his kids :).

Rob said...

Love the Mad Lib...and really didn't notice how fast that hairline is receding...wow.

(sorry...he's currently beating me in fantasy baseball....had to take the shot.)

Praying for you both and your upcoming trip...

TheUnSoccerMom said...

Awww! Such a sweet, sweet gift. :o)

Hope the mister has a most wonderful and blessed birthday!! :o)

hannah singer said...

awesome!
enjoy celebrating such a great papa and husband! xo
(this mad lib is solid gold)

emily wierenga said...

oh nic this is precious. and i agree with karen... i can just picture his eyes lighting up. he's got such a kind face.

xo

Katarina said...

Happy BD to a mister:)
I am sure he's having a wonderful day :o)

Joybird said...

Happy birthday Green Super Snout! All the inhabitants of Mars thank you for keeping us safe from rogue hot dogs.

Kendal said...

well, this is awesome!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

Green Super Snout! AHH! I love it, what a brilliant idea.

Happy Birthday to the GROUND! (google it)

lulu and family said...

love. he sounds like a wonderful (and heroic) husband and father! his dodging of the camera reminds me of someone i know very, very well, too.=)

Jorth! said...

Nice to meet you, Mr 60 Piggies. Happy birthday!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

Green Super Snout! AHH! I love it, what a brilliant idea.

Happy Birthday to the GROUND! (google it)

emily wierenga said...

oh nic this is precious. and i agree with karen... i can just picture his eyes lighting up. he's got such a kind face.

xo