Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Marlon's Birthday Adventure

Marlon turned 9 on March 29th! We decided to surprise her with a Birthday Adventure/Present Hunt. She had riddles and clues she needed to solve in order to point her to her next present. There were 9 cards and when she found the card it would give her a present and a clue to her next adventure. It took her up a flight of stairs and a ladder, down to the scary "dungeon" basement in our building, out on to the roofdeck and some hidden placed in the apartment. I have a video of it that I want to edit and post on here, so be watching for that. Until then, I will leave you with these pictures. A HUGE BIG LARGE shout out to our friend and New York Family Angela who came over and made Birthday signs, blew up balloons, did our dishes and brought the ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins!!! WAHOOO for Angela! WAHOOO for Marlon turning 9!!!!

Here is Marlon finding her second present on the ladder leading up to our building's roof.

Marlon picked what she wanted for dinner. It was grilled skirt steak and mashed potatoes. She made the dry rub of cumin, ginger, chili, all-spice and clove powder to put on the meat and helped us grill it outside on the roof deck. Angela prepared the cake for Marlon. I tried to help, but I just ended up putting the 9 on the cake backwards. :)

Marlon listening to us sing Happy Birthday to you, you live in a zoo, you smell like a monkey, and you look like one too. :) She made a wish then blew out the #9. I wonder if she wished we would sing to her anymore?

So the video will come soon. I just need to figure out why the sound isn't working a final cut express in order to edit the video and post it. So wish me luck on that :)

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