A blog by Bill Hess

Running Dog Publications

Support Logbook
Index - by category
Blog Index
The journal that this archive was targeting has been deleted. Please update your configuration.
« Happy birthday, Carmen; I interrupt my Kivgiq work to go bring Margie home; Kalib comes back with us; back to Kivgiq | Main | As I worked on the post I did not post, a little boy burst through the door looking for a train »

Jobe requested spaghetti; train wreck followed








Jobe had made a request to Grandma and Mom that spaghetti be the entree for his third birthday party. He was obliged. Then he had to hurry up and eat it because Kalib was playing with the new train set all by himself.

This train - and three other magnificent Thomas the Train toys came to the boys from Carol White of New Jersey.

Carol had ordered a small print from my blog store at the usual price. She informed me she adores my grandsons and from her own experience with her own children knows that however intense it is right now, their obsession with toy trains won't last forever. So she sent these train toys to feed their obsession.

Instead of the small print she ordered, I made the largest I am currently capable of making and sent it to her. The boys thank you, Carol and so do I. These boys had dire need for a toy train.










As his older brothers ate spaghetti and played with trains, Lynxton bounced up and down with assistance from Grandma.

Melanie made the birthday cake. Jobe helped her frost it.

Lisa came with coffee and used the hot cup to warm Jim's head. As Charlie, our usual get-together coffee maker, had not come, nor had Bryce, Rex or Cortney, Lisa also brewed a pot of coffee to supplement the cake.

As I noted yesterday, Jobe's third birthday actually fell on February 12, when I was in Barrow for the opening day of Kivgiq and his mother was too ill battling pneumonia to stage a party for him. The three tall candles represent his actual birthday and the three short candles the party we held for him yesterday.

He blew five out, then had to take an extra puff to blow out the 6th.

A yellow car is stuck on the tracks. The train is coming, charging around the track. Will their be a collision?

Of course! And of course I photographed this collision along with half-a-dozen others that followed and some of those photos are pretty good.

But I will leave the picture story here and let you use your imagination.

I have much to do and do not plan to post again before Thursday.

Reader Comments (7)

Those boys are just too cute! And I can't believe how quickly they are growing. It's wonderful you can record it all.

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManxMamma

Happy birthday, little big boy!

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterViva

I haven't checked in in awhile, and it truly is amazing to see how big they are now.

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

Adorable babies!ummwahh Happy Birthday Jobe...
PS: Love the way Lynx is looking at Jobe blowing the candles! too cutee

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuji

I truly love the posts that include the boys the best! So much fun watching them grow up. Thank you, Bill.

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Spaghetti, trains and cake! Doesn't get much better than that! Thanks for sharing the boys with us. Happy birthday Jobe!

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMrs Gunka

Thank you Carol! My babies are very happy with all their gifts!!!

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMom of grandsons

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>