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Eli’s Birthday at Tita Dina’s House

Posted on May 17, 2009 by under Family.    


We had fun at Eli’s birthday party yesterday. It was held at Tita Dina’s house because there is a small lake out back for the kids to fish. Cannady Girl did a fantastic job of planning and decorating. She was very ambitious and made pancit, which was yummy.

Unfortunately for her, now that we know we know she can make pancit she might just very well be put in charge of making it for every family gathering. Sorry, CG.


I think I was most impressed with Eli’s cake, which CG decorated masterfully. It was delicious to boot! How often do you encounter beautifully decorated cake that is edible?

By the way, in case you noticed, the fact that my outfit matched my gifts was completely unintentional. I may be geeky, but not that geeky.

Speaking of gifts, kudos to Amazon and Baby Age for getting Eli’s gifts to me on time. Well, 2 out of 3 gifts because one is still on its way. Both items from Baby Age (the scribble center and the extra sticks of chalk) arrived last week. I think the extra eraser I ordered was through Amazon only (and not Baby Age). I told CG that I still have one more thing coming so I may just deliver that to their house whenever it arrives.

Anyway, here are some choice photos from yesterday…

The look on Logan’s face when Brian told him there was nothing left in the pinata. Priceless.

A picture of the mischievous birthday boy himself.

Jenni looking pretty, naturally.

Mom and Bella, looking cute together.

Jenni, Matthew and Jennifer (CG): adults somehow always manage to outnumber kids at children’s birthday parties.


It was fun watching Eli not want to unwrap the rest of his presents, which is typical. Usually, kids will just want to play after they unwrap the first toy. There were so many Kodak moments yesterday. The boys were so precious.

Speaking of precious, check out the picture on the right. It was CG as a little girl. How cute! I think seeing old photos of CG might have been one of the day’s highlights. Of course, I took photos of the photos. You’ll never know when they’ll come in handy for blackmail or other purposes. Just kidding. Check out the slideshow below or our Flickr to see more.

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  • Replies to "Eli’s Birthday at Tita Dina’s House"


    Jennifer Cannady  on May 18, 2009

    What did you DO? I KNEW I should have been watching you and my mom closer when pictures were being viewed you weiners! Ok so that picture you got of me, I had a case of poison ivy! I’m scared as to what other pictures of pictures you snapped. . . but the future will slowly reveal my horror I’m sure!

    You and Brian at the party was wonderful! Eli loves the chalk board and actually so does Logan 🙂 It’s a great way to practice writing! Was wonderful to see you guys! Lots of love and have a great rest of week!

    (Now I have to kiss your butt because you have incriminating photos.


    Jennifer Cannady  on May 18, 2009

    OH you ARE a weiner! I see more pix of me when I was a kid on your Flickr! You sneaky sneak. I’m afraid to go through them now!!!! But I have to know how big the damage you’ve done.

    HA HA HA!


    Jennifer Cannady  on June 10, 2009

    Oh and why was “I” not referred to as a natural beauty, huh??????? Don’t I still have some amount of radiance worth talking about!!!!!

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