Monday, June 04, 2007

Toddler Takes Over The World

The Mayor turned three this past weekend.


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How old are you now, Mayor?



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I fear THE AGE OF THREE.


K used the word "teamwork" in a sentence while talking to The Mayor.


"Do you know what 'teamwork' is, Mayor?" K asked.


"It's when you work together."


"That's right, Mayor! It's when people work together towards a common objective. Can you think of a common objective for our family?"

Without hesitation, The Mayor yelled,

"POWER!!"

Who is this child and where did he come from?




POWER
(Power comes with MAN HANDS!)



Totally Unrelated Side Note:

I am coming to you this morning from New Orleans!

I'm here for three days for work.

I'm staying at a fancy, schmancy, super MOD hotel and I have to say, it is totally "Now is the time on Schprockets ven ve DANCE!"

I am supposed to be all pro-fesh-un-ull and yet I some how feel compelled to dance in a cage wearing only a bikini - what with the club/rave music they play all day in here.

(Work that body, work that body, make sure you don't hurt nobody!)

102 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

Happy Birthday Mayor, may your candles extinguish and your wish for power be fulfilled.

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Mayor!!

Power to the people!

Have fun in Nawlins.

WILLIAM said...

Happy B-Day Mayor. It is time to take over the world.



Caged Bikini Dancer that is totally professional.

CG said...

Happy Birthday Mayor!

I love the pic with the whole piece of cake on the fork.

slouching mom said...

I think The Mayor and Jack would get along, if only because they have the same ideas about how much cake to put on a fork (I posted some cake pictures this weekend, also.)

Happy Birthday, Mayor!

Yemi said...

Happy birthday Mayor:)

Patience said...

Happy, happy day Mayor!!

tulipmom said...

Happy Birthday to the Mayor!

I'm laughing at that cake pic. Looks familiar!

Aliki2006 said...

Happy birthday Mayor--you cutie, you!

Three *is* a little intimidating. we never had the Terrible Twos at our house (with either kid) but boy, did/does three present its own challenges!

Tabba said...

Happy Birthday, Mayor!!!

Hey, you're in Nawlins.....I think cage dancers can be professional...you can work it both ways.

Sayre said...

Man hands and baby faces. I bet he could pull it off, too!

Sean Carter said...

Happy Birthday Mayor!! The photographs are too cute!! May the power be with you!!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Those man hands!!! Happy Birthday to the Mayor! "Power" is a great objective.

You are too cool for school in your fancy hotel. Have fun but don't go into any cages.

Jen said...

Your son and I eat cake the same way. Happy birthday to your little guy!

Kelly said...

Happy b-day Mayor! And don't worry Mom...it really doesn't go to crap until 4...;)

Little Monkies said...

My biggest fear is that our son will pull an Alex P. Keaton and become the next Ralph Reed (sorry to the RR fans out there, but he's not my speed)... Keep using that team-based language with the Mayor and I think he'll be right with the Monkey...

Oh MY!

I got married in that chain of hotel...can you imagine my husband's 90 yo Italian grandparents there? :)

Jodi said...

I think the Mayor is totally on track for WORLD DOM-I-NA-TION by the Oh, the Joys family!

Kelly, you are SO right about things going to crap at 4. My first didn't have terrible twos, but he had a bad case of ferocious fours.

charlottalove said...

Happy Birthday! That is a big *bite* in that third picture. lol

Bon said...

thought one: i want some of the Mayor's green icing. happy birthday to him. :)

thought two: your family in power seems quite pleasant compared to the current incarnation. at least you'd all be doing Riverdance for our entertainment.

thought three: of course you want to cage dance in New Orleans. it's normal. express yourself. and post photos.

KC said...

Yay for Mayor. He's going places, that Mayor.

seriously, can I come down there and study under your photoshopping greatness? I could take a sabbatical.

Queen Heather said...

The Big Easy?! It is fun!

Happy B-day Mayor!

We gots da POWER!

Lisa Milton said...

Happy birthday Mayor! Love the man hands. I think he is just starting small - first mayor, then the world.

Enjoy your trip.

Life As I Know It said...

Happy Birthday big 3 year old!

Have fun in New Orleans...have a drink for me

cheers!

Jenifer said...

Happy Birthday Mayor!
We almost booked one of those ultra-cool hotels in NY, but I just felt like such a fraud! Give me my Hilton Garden Inn any day!

Oh and I agree, two was a piece of cake (pun intended) compared to three...

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Aw sistah...rock it baby...

Happy Birthday Man Hands Mayor!

You got the Power!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday to the Mayor! I'm so jealous that you're in New Orleans. Eat some beignets for me.

Veronica Mitchell said...

Happy birthday to the Mayor.

My three-year-old loves Pinky and the Brain and daily quotes, "TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!"

Two Shews said...

Oh, the Threes! Looks like our boys are about the same age-- Jake turns three in two weeks and becoming uncharacteristically defiant. Defiance + power = yikes.

Carla said...

Just stopping by. Happy Birthday to Mayor! Ah...3 years old. Hope mine makes it to 4.

momomax said...

happy birthday mayor!
the power suit looks good on you. just remember the little people after you get to the top.

CamiKaos said...

you can be a professional and wear a bikini while dancing in a cage. You can be a professional GOGO dancer. The gig may come with some awesome boots!

The Queen Mama said...

Happy birthday, Mayor!

LOVING the play on those hokey inspirational posters. I hate those things.

You are right to fear the three. But you've got the juice to get through it.

Marmite Breath said...

The Mayer W Bush photo is hysterical. I love him.

Marmite Breath said...

Oh God. I meant Mayor. I haven't had coffee yet.

QT said...

Happy Birthday to the Mayor! Of course, with a nickname like The Mayor, power is foremost in mind.

Next photoshop assignment - you as cage dancer?

Kevin Charnas said...

Touch my monkey!



AND HAPPY BIRFDAY TO THE MAYOR AND DANA!!!

They're both 3.

mcewen said...

Sounds like far too much fun all round, and Happy Birthday.
Cheers

Yamagoo said...

3 is about right to begin to formulate your plans for World Domination. Yes...3 is a good age...now as Dr. Evil will tell you the real turning point comes later..."At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritually shaved my testicles... There's nothing like a shorn scrotum, it's breathtaking - I highly suggest you try it."

Yeah..well...anyway...take some pictures of this
Sprockets hotel...I wanna feel alone and yet smothered....
Have you touched the Monkey yet? Touch it! TOUCH THE MONKEY!...

Believer in Balance said...

That is too funny. Maybe wanting power has something to do with testosterone! Of course we know who really has all the power. :)

Hol&J said...

Happy big three Mayor! The whole piece of cake on the fork is priceless!

Em said...

A three year old with a hunger for power! Scary. Very scary.

Above Average Joe said...

C'mon, you're in New Orleans. Get down to Bourbon St. and get some beads!!!

With Photoshopped pics for tomorrow, of course.

Mad Hatter said...

The Mayor has only just turned 3. Oy! I didn't realize that all this time you had two kids under the age of three. Oy.

Happy birthday, Mayor.

Jen Magnuson said...

I am with Slouching Mom. I saw that picture and instantly liked your son. It is very important to appreciate cake.

Happy birthday to your son, and three isn't so bad. In retrospect. After the wine has dulled your senses and you've forgotten.

flutter said...

oh happy birthday little one!

You are in my hometown this week! Go get yourself a beignet at Cafe Du Monde, please

NotSoSage said...

The Mayor's taking it to the Big Time. Nice. Is it wrong that I think somehow the world would be better off?

And to you: Get up offa that thing!

shaz said...

happy birthday!!!

Magpie said...

I love picture #3, with the speared cake. Go Mayor!

Paige said...

My favorite Mayor line: "I'm a pirate.

And then later when I asked him whether he was a pirate he said "No!!! I'm three."

My bad, Mayor.

Anyway, have you had oysters at The Pearl yet? Have you eaten bananas foster at Commanders? We need a menu report once you get out of your dancer girl cage, you hussy.

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday. You can try for power, but I plan for my daughter to take over the world way before you can. MWAHHHHH!!!

You must be staying in the Quarter.

Vive La Nouvelle Orleans! The only place in the world where it is perfectly okay to drink before, during and after a hurricane. You know, cause the water is no good. Yeah! Yeah!

Smalltown RN said...

Happy Birthday to Mayor.....

Wow as for your working vacation....sounds like fun.....

Happy Monday! Now work that body....

Lawyer Mama said...

Happy Birthday, Mayor! Love that pic eating cake. It's priceless.

New Orleans has that affect on people, doesn't it? (And I really do mean affect, not effect!)

Cooks on the Coast said...

Love it! Happy b-day to the Mayor. And, btw, you are so right to be afraid of 3. Be very afraid.

karrie said...

Happy belated birthday to your kid, who totally resembles my friend Matt Black. Totally. (Do you have something to confess? :D )

Enjoy your hotel!

wayabetty said...

Happy happy b-day to the Mayor!! He's so cute! And that cake looks delish! What are you doing to this preggo woman!

And New Orleans? I'm so jealous! Go have some crawfish and beignets for me!! Yes, all I can think of is food!

PunditMom said...

Well, I'd rather have the Mayor and others from your house in charge than some of our current governing officials.

And to paraphrase Dieter, you stories NEVER become tiresome!

Karly said...

Hahahaha! Power! What a funny little guy.

Happy 3rd Birthday, Mayor!

Cathy said...

Love the pics!

Warning: At 3, he already HAS the power. He just hasn't learned (yet) to wield it effectively. In public. While your MIL is in town ...

Lotta said...

Happy Bday hot stuff! Yo mama rocks! Gracie's birthday party was this past weekend too. But I haven't downloaded the camera yet. Too busy unpacking bag upon bag of pink glittery stuff.

BARON.VON.TRUBE said...

THE BARON says all work and no play makes J a dull girl. Take a break. Bust out that bikini. Hop in the cage. And dance the night away.

Happy birthday to the Mayor.

THE BARON

allrileyedup said...

You're in New Orleans??? I'm so jealous. Go to the nearest Rue de la Course and have a double chocolate iced coffee for me, will ya?

Melina said...

Happy Birthday Mayor!!!

And as to the dancing in a bikini in a cage save that for Blogher when we all go out. LOL

Mamma said...

Oh no! You gave birth to Dick Cheney!

Are you staying at the W? If so, don't miss Mother's right next store. The best Jambalaya. If not, get someone to point you in the right direction. It's not fancy, but it's delicious!!!

Have fun!

moodswingingmommy said...

Happy Birthday Mayor and welcome to the Dark Side! I hope your Mama has stocked up on tranquilizers and wine like mine has.

-RJ

Kristi said...

Happy birthday to the Mayor. And Power is a great objective...so is Glory.

My daughter was four before she stopped saying she was 'free years old.' Aaaah...those were the days.

BOSSY said...

Bossy was looking for your son among the other Democratic hopefuls participating in last night's debate, but alas - he probably ate too much of that DELISH cake. Happy Bday to kid and proud parents.

Cherann said...

happy birthday mayor! Sounds like you have a leader on your hands. He'll make a great CEO

Little Nut Tree said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYOR!!!

I love it when I have to be all pro-fesh-un-ull for work... NOT!! My brain works much better in a slooooow gear!

:)

Domestic Chicky said...

Happy Day Big Boy!

The Pink Princess said...

Happy Birthday Mayor! Three is fun. No wait, two is fun. Our family kinda does things backwards. Anyway, three SHOULD be fun. Especially if you get the power you're wishing for.

All the best

FENICLE said...

Happy (late) Birthday! Bring home some beads!

carmachu said...

Happy birthday Mayor.

Now how old is Dana now...?

Virtualsprite said...

Happy birthday, Mayor! I didn't realize he was so close in age to the Ubergoober! They're only a few weeks apart. Wow! It must be the thing for them to be power hungry monsters. Goober is already plotting world domination. Looks like he'll have a partner... or a nemesis.

liv said...

love it. love it all!

corgimom said...

Feliz Cumpleanos, Senor Mayor!
or, Buon Natale, if you prefer!

Kyla said...

Hahahahaha! Happy Birthday, Mayor!

imhelendt said...

I'm a lurker coming out of lurkdom to say: Lemme guess, you're staying at the W?

I'm been enjoying your blog for a couple of months now. Keep it coming..... ;)

thordora said...

ACK! THREE! Which leads to the horrors of FOUR!

I'm also out for work, in TN. Ah, the lovely sound of listening to music and reading blogs at midnight....

I love my job.

jakelliesmom said...

Happy birthday to his honor.

Enjoy the fancy schmancy hotel. I can only imagine my own reaction - I'd either be the gal inadvertently walking around with the paper seat cover tucked into the back of my skirt or saying embarrassing and awkward things to people who seem to belong, pointing out (in my own special way) how unfit for such hip and fancy places I've become.

Please give New Orleans a hug from me.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Happy 3 year, Mayor! Those big hands are so funny!

Glad you are living it up in the fancy hotel. You'll have to have someone take some photos of you dancing in the bikini! They have extras on hand like toothbrushes in the cheap hotels, right?

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear oh the joys. Boys. and power. Oh dear oh dear. I'm sure he felt invincible after eating all that yummy cakey sugary frosting!

ewe are here said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Mayor!



Hope you enjoy your fancy hotel!

Mother of Olivia & Jerome said...

Happy birthday, Mayor!

Life begins at 3.

:-)

Mrs. Chicky said...

That Mayor is one cute kid. World domination will be his. Oh yes, it will be his.

Enjoy your time in N'Awlins. Eat some gumbo and wash it down with a Hurrican for me, 'kay?

Super B's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Mayor!!!

Catizhere said...

Happy Belated Birthday Mayor!!

Do not fear the Three, embrace the Three. Three is kind of fun. Sure, there will be melt-downs and regressions. There will also be incredible cuteness.

You have got some serious mad photo shop skillz!!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Happy birthday Mayor! He is one cute kid.

Twisted Cinderella said...

He is adorable!!!! Happy third birthday Mayor!

Momma Bean said...

Happy Birthday Mayor! I like a man who knows how to bite off a big piece of cake! Mmm...cake!

Mama en Fuego said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Mayor, I hope you get man hands and power.

I LOVE New Orleans. Best Food ever, bring me back some jumbalaya. MMMMMMMMM

Chaos Control said...

The big three! Happy Birthday, Mayor! Here's where the real fun begins ...

Biddy said...

Hahahahahaha!!! Sooo funny! I can totally see you in that cage...totally haha

Happy Birthday Pres...er..Mayor!

moosh in indy. said...

And I thought if I ate carrots I'd have super powers, turns out I had them at the age of three. (According to the Mayor of course.)
You'll know if the hotel got ya if you start using some horrible fake accent (happened to me in Chicago, tragic sight really)

cmhl said...

work that body!!! and happy birthday to the Mayor-- may he use his powers for the good!

EE said...

I'll come dance with you. Forget the bikini, though, I'm wearing my miracle suit:)
Darling picts!

Cece said...

HAPPY BITHDAY, MAYOR!

urban-urchin said...

Happy (belated) birthday little man!

metalia said...

Aw, happy birthday! Toopweets turned 1 on Friday; I hope when he's 3, he's as polished and professional as the Mayor. ;)

Starrlight said...

Well Happy B Day to The Mayor!

Damselfly said...

OMG, I said it before and I'll say it again: I'd vote for the Mayor!

And that photo of him taking a ginormous bite of cake should win a prize somewhere.

QueenB said...

Happy Birthday to the Mayor! 3 is a lovely age. Really. It is. And then at four they go back to being shits.

And we love teamwork around here.

carrie said...

Happy Birthday Mayor!!!

Carrie