Pair of Pit Bulls, Cat, Baluga Whale, and a Deere. Full Birthday.

We pretty much saw it all today.  As you know (if you follow Facebook at all) It’s my birthday today.  So in celebration, we had “Family Day” today.  Jammed pack full of things to do.


Started out with the ritualistic showing of a DVR’d episode of Backyardigans.


Maddox taking in some sun rays after breakfast. Jerome

Corey, just being CoreyJerome

Cole giving me the cutest look possible in hopes that I’ll drop him an ice cube or something. JeromeJerome

Jen surprised me with a stack of her signature pancakes.  (FREAKING AWESOME)


Cole hoping there is a pancake in it for him too.  JeromeJerome


Applying a little makeup to get the day started out, then add in some cool shades and we are ready to go!


Wait!  Time for a quick mid morning nap, on our way to Mystic Aquarium.  JeromeJerome

Leighton LOVING the whale exhibitJerome

Sea Lion’s showing off. JeromeJeromeJerome

She would crack up every time the whale would swim by…


Just doing the, I’m too cute for words pose. Jerome

I told you she would get excited.


Her new penguin friend. JeromeJeromeJerome

This fish stopped and followed our fingers around the glass for about a minute. JeromeJerome

Yeah, that’s a shark.  JeromeJeromeJerome

And the big surprise of the day, was my new riding mower.  Here’s Jen showing us how it’s done.  JeromeJeromeJerome

Thanks everyone for all the birthday wishes and comments.  I’m going to attempt to thank each Facebook comment one by one.   We’ll see how that goes.  Good night!

Anna Sawin - April 12, 2010 - 10:14 pm

Hey, we were there today, too! And I took three bad iPhone pictures instead of these stunners. Looks like you all had a great day, hope it was a very happy birthday!

Laurie - April 12, 2010 - 10:15 pm

Looks like a very fun day. What more could a person ask for? Leighton is looking awfully big in those pictures and as adorable as always. Glad you had such a great day which looks like it ended with a gift many would envy – Great tractor Jerry. Happy Birthday. Enjoy your last few hours.

Feuza - April 12, 2010 - 10:31 pm

wow looks like it was a great day, loveeeee the make up shots and so many awesome shots at the aquarium, she is so cute

Amanda Herzberger - April 12, 2010 - 10:40 pm

Looks like you had a very happy and full family day – the little lady is SO sweet!!!

Steve DePino - April 13, 2010 - 8:56 am

Looks like you had an amazing day! … After seeing those pancakes I just NEED some now 🙂

Robin Dini - April 13, 2010 - 12:53 pm

the aquarium looks so fun! Those shots of Leighton with the whales are adorable!

Lindsey - April 13, 2010 - 5:09 pm

Those are just amazing photos!! It looks like you had an absolutely perfect birthday with your perfect family 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

Anthony V - April 16, 2010 - 6:43 pm

Happy birthdaY!! Seems like you had an awesome day!

If you don’t mind me asking, what lens(es) did you use that day? The photos are amazing! I have taken photos at an aquarium, and I know just how hard it was to get some photos with the weird lighting they have there! You have captured it perfectly!

Cheryl Cronin - April 22, 2010 - 8:40 am

And this is just ONE day of birthday week too. I can’t imagine how packed the whole week was! You have one incredible family and SO photogenic! Happy Birthday (again) Jerome 🙂

robert Norman - April 28, 2010 - 11:00 pm

(A) your daughter is so big now! Amazing!!
(B) were there like 6 people at the poor seal show?
(C) getting excited about a tractor is as lame as my excitement over a refrigerator!