Happy Birthday, Dear Ryan …

Sometimes, it’s the parents who say the silly things …

Felicia celebrates her third birthday on Wednesday this week, and the festivities began on Tuesday with a round of “Happy Birthday to You” at her preschool.

P1230025_cr One of Felicia’s classmates really wanted to join her for the traditional blowing-out of the birthday candle (pictured here with Teacher Sharon). Ryan moved in-and-out of the picture frame throughout the proceedings, and may have actually succeeded in extinguishing the flame before Felicia could. Our little Sweetums was completely untroubled by her friend, and didn’t even seem to notice his involvement.

It was a different story for Karen. … So focused was she on the young man’s presence, that when we came to the last verse of the song, she sang “Happy Birthday, Dear Ryan” instead of saying her own daughter’s name.

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