Monday, June 8, 2009

Big Al's Birth. Cheese Included.

It was Big Al's birthday over the weekend! He turned an ancient 29.

Seriously ancient.

I've found 3 grey hairs in his head. Right on top of that bump of knowledge.

We had two days of Albert celebration. Friday night we went to the Melting Pot, oh man how I love that place. If I could have the cheese fondue for every course of my meal, I would be in cheese heaven. That cheese is THE best.

I love cheese.

Normally when we go to the Melting Pot it takes between 2 to 3 hours to eat dinner, but not this time. They were zippin those pots in and out so fast it hardly took an hour for us to eat! I'm thinking maybe someone complained about waiting, or maybe it has something to do with the fact that a dead body was found in a trash can full of ice water in the kitchen last year.

Maybe they figure the faster they serve us, the less time we have to think about that dead body back there in the kitchen right next to the raw lobster we are about to eat. Okay, sorry, didn't mean to bring that up.

I love cheese.

So anyway, back to the Albert celebrations. On Saturday we went to eat at Red Rock with family and friends to further celebrate Al's birth. We love Red Rock too, they've got great food and no dead bodies at all.

After Red Rock we headed back to our house for some funeral cake and ice cream. Yes, I said funeral cake because that's what his cake looked like it was made for, a funeral.

Now I was going to make Al's birthday cake and was planning on making it something cool like a golf club or something but no, Al took it upon himself to order his own cake.

It's actually pretty funny, he didn't mean to order a cake with flowers on it but there was a miscommunication between him and the lady taking his order. Basically Al said "that's fine" to everything the lady asked and this is what he got!

She asked him what his name was so that they could put it on the order form so of course he says "Alex". Then she asks him what he wants the cake to say and this is where he answers "Happy Birthday Alex."

She pauses, looks up at him giving him a weird pitiful look and then continues to write it down. She was probably imagining him sitting alone in an apartment singing happy birthday to himself!

Poor lonely man.


We love having everyone over, my niece and nephews are so much fun!

Ava was mesmerized by Dozer who was stuck outside on the deck. She just kept squealing and laughing at him, it was so dang cute!

Here are our friends Brandon and Telicia just chillin on the couch.

And cute Annie just chillin on the massage chair while NOT getting a massage.

Annie's hub Kev. I couldn't get any pictures of him, they all look like this with his face covered. What a loser.

Just kiddin Kev I love you! And I will never mistake your love of Coke for Mountain Dew ever again!

Below is the back of Rachael's head, Brandon & Sharon.

I just realized I didn't get any pictures of Rachael and Clay, my other bro- and sis-in-law! But at least you get to see Rachaels beautiful hair in the above pic right?

I did however get a picture of the dad-in-law going back for seconds!

I love giving my husband a hard time on my blog. Hell I love giving everyone a hard time on my blog, but I really do have the best hubster! He is always thinking about me and our family first in everything he does. He is so easy to talk to and we love sitting out on the deck together every night talking about our future together.

I am so happy with my life right now with Alex. He keeps me laughing with the little jingles he sings to me every morning. But seriously, why does boob have to rhyme with Poob? He's gone from calling me Grand Pooba, to Pooba to just Poob and I think the whole reason was so that he could sing a song about boobs with my name in it.

Yes folks, my hubster rocks.

Today Al is taking the LSAT! He's been studying for what seems like forever and today is the day he has to sit and take a 4 hour long test so everyone wish him luck!

I know he will do great and if anyone deserves this, it's my Big Al.


Sara said...

Happy Birthday, Alex! And good luck on the LSAT! How exciting!

Karin Katherine said...

Aw, now I love Big Al too. Even if he didn't save me any cake. I still cannot stop laughing over the poor guy ordering his own cake. Man. Girl, you better watch out. It's a wonder that lady didn't hook him up with her daughter or something.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Are Al and I the same person? I will let the facts decide...

1) We both call you Poob.
2) We both like cake.

I think I made my case. Happy birthday to Al!


PS: Did you know that my husband is an attorney? Weird, Poob, weird.

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday Alex! I loooooove the Melting Pot. :)

Kristina P. said...

My husband turns 30 this year. He said that his birthday is cancelled. Which is awesome because he likes German Chocolate cake, which I hate, so I'm buying the cake I like in honor of his birthday, and I don't have to share, since it's cancelled.

Debbi said...

HA. That part with the picture of just him eating cake and your caption "poor lonely man" seriously made me choke on my spit.. funny stuff.

He seems great. You're so cute. And his cake TOTALLY looked like something for a funeral. Classic.

LadyStyx said...

Happy Birthday Alex! Good luck on your testing. Ya know, you could always open your own blog like some of the hubsters areound here have done and give your side of some of these stories Poob tells us... Just food for thought.

Suzi said...

Happy Birthday Alex and good luck with the LSAT!

Lee said...

Happy Birthday!
I ordered my own cake once.
That's pretty embarrassing.

Was there seriously a dead body there?
I could never eat there.

Rebecca Jo said...

All the talk of a dead body & a funeral cake... sounds like a depressing birthday!! Until I saw all the fun you guys had!

Seriously though? Was there a dead body there? I can never tell with you ;)

I so badly would love the Melting Pot - I'd put a straw in that cheese! Hubs hates cheese so he doesnt care to go! I'll have to drag a girlfriend so we can fight over the cheese!

Happy Birthday to your wonderful Husband!

Julia said...

Cute post Poob. LOL.

BeeHappy said...

Cute post - love the pix! You have a beautiful circle of friends and family! :)

Janelle said...

So much to comment on!!
First off- Happy Birthday to dear Alex...I guess funeral cake cause it's his last in the 20's!!!
Good luck on his LSAT!

and dead body at the cheese place??! maybe that's why it taste so good? Has somethin to do with the cheese fermenting, I'm sure!

Kasey Hunt said...

Happy Birthday and the cake is great!! Too funny. Good luck on your test. Keep us posted with the results.

WhisperingWriter said...

Happy Birthday to Alex.

I am also a big fan of cheese. My Mom and I will be going to The Melting Pot in a few weeks and I can't wait. The cheese excites well as the chocolate. Oh my gosh, I nearly pass out from excitement when it's time for the chocolate.

Grand Pooba said...

Yep, there really was a dead body at the melting pot. It's a really sad story so I didn't really want to put a link but I have now added one in the post.

Or you can check it out here:


The Wife O Riley said...

Everytime someone says LSATS I think of that line from Legally Blonde. "My cousin had that once, she got a really bad rash on her hooha."

Happy Birthday AL and Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Oh that's a hard test, good luck!

Happy Birthday Mr. Pooba!

"ancient" lol!

That fondue looks so good!

John and Rachael Alexander said...

HAHAHA... Kelly, I love you're posts, this one got my laughing especially hard out loud with that rockin' birthday cake Alex ordered for himself. IT reminded me of all the marsden Family birthday cakes at grandma's.


GOOD LUCK AL! Happy belated. Glad it was fun for an old fart...

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

Happy Birthday Big Al!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to your hubs. I call my little Alex big Al all the time too :-) And that cake is quite a beauty.

Jon and Steph said...

Happy Birthday to Al! I love me some Melting Pot, except for dead people in ice! But I love cheese toooooooo ;)

You crack me up every time I read your blog, that cake made me belly laugh! Nice job, Alex. ;) Too funny. I so wonder what that cake lady was really thinking!!!

Looks like you guys had a great time.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Happy birthday, Alex!! :) Great cake! LOL

I love fondue but can't have it because i married into a lactose-free family. *pout*

Mindy, Tyler, and Kids said...

I LOVE the Melting Pot!! Let's just say that my mouth waters for the smores dessert! mmmm...yum! I've only been to the one in Boise so no dead bodies there!

Kathy B! said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

And good luck on the LSAT!!

Hernandez Family said...

I thought the cake looked more like grandmas 80th birthday cake. Secretly I think he really did want the flowers on the cake! I thought you were just kidding about the dead body. Now, I really want to go eat there so I can be snoopy and see the scene of a crime.

Tremayne and Dellany Higby said...

I'm freaked out about this whole dead body thing! barf. Al is too funny, loved the cake, Happy berf!

angie said...

Happy Birthday to your "ANCIENT" man. :) I can't believe you got in and out of The Melting Pot in one hour. Looks like a really fun birthay.........and, I now know which Heather. :)

Annie Harper said...

Gross, I need to cut my hair...

And why must my husband hide from every camera??? Look how obedient Al is when told to take a picture!

And Happy Birth to Al and his super sweet self-ordered cake that has silly, frilly flowers on it!

What a stud.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Happy Birthday (belated) to Big Al! Hope he did excellent on his test. 4 hours makes me squirmy.

Rocksee said...

Happy birthday Al!!

I hope you rocked the test!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Damn girl! He looks like that AND has brains too????? You hit the hubster lottery!!! LOL!

Good luck Alex on your LSATS!!!!!!

And just for the record, you do have nice boobs. Just sayin.

Justine said...

Happy birthday, Al! Looks like you had a great party! Have I mentioned that he's hot? LOL! I LOVE the picture of the two of you at the railing. Definite keeper.

Too funny about him ordering his own cake... and with pretty flowers! LOL

Okay, what is the LSAT? What's that for? Whatever it is, hope it rocks it!

Justine :o )
P.S. Maybe you should rethink the whole Melting Pot thing. I don't know how I feel about you eating in a place that was storing a dead body on ice. Well, at least they were preserving it, eh?

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Happy Birthday Al! I want to celebrate for two days too if it means people take me to yummy restaurants!

Ok next year must be a better cake, I vote for one from Duff and the Charm City Crew :). Hey if I can't get one (or afford one) someone has to so I can live thru them!

Looks like so much fun! As always you guys have so much fun!

Stesha said...

Cheese and a deady body. I love it!

Happy Birthday Al!

Hugs and Mocha,

Stalker v1.5 said...

What a fun family!

Megan said...

TOTALLY cracking up about the him ordering his own cake and the lady probably thinking he was celebrating alone. Oh man! The image I have is priceless! Hahaha!!

Happy {belated} birthday to your hubby!!