Saturday, March 1, 2014

Happy Birthday to You, Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss. We celebrated early but did not eat green eggs and ham. We celebrated with a cake but a rake. We celebrated with friends because that it the way we celebrate.

I planned ahead and reserved books from the library. I don't think we have a single Dr. Seuss book here in the house. We had books about Zooks and Yooks. We had red Swedish fish but no blue fish. We had one fish and then two fish.

We baked a cake which was a group effort. Miss K was very excited to help. She loves birthdays, cake,  and celebrations. She helped to make the cake. It was so rewarding to hear her read the box and tell me what we needed to add to make the cake.

The hat shape was handcrafted by Bob. He looked at a photo from the cake a few years ago and went to work with the knife. He even mixed up the icing and started to ice the cake but then asked me to help around the edges as it was crumby. That is just were you put the icing on a bit thick to cover all the crumbs.

This afternoon we had the party. We had a time of reading books. We read quietly and then some of the kids read a book aloud. I have to say that some of those books are long.

There are quite a number of Dr. Seuss quizzes that you can find online. We had teams and asked some of these questions. Miss K even got a few of the questions right. Do you know how many books he wrote? Do you know crows name in Fox in Socks? Do you know who eats their bread butter side down?

Then I asked the kids to pick a book and copy a picture from the book. Miss K was hard at work copying from Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should be a Vet!

Bob and the older girls were busy drawing.

Bob's preferred medium is pencil. I do think this thing is quite impressive. I don't remember what book he was copying from.

Since no party is complete without cake, we enjoyed our cake and ice cream.

It was a fun day and we did not eat green eggs and ham. We did not eat them for breakfast. We did not eat them for lunch or even brunch.

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? I think mine is the first book he wrote, To Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street partly because I remember my mom reading that to me as a child.

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  1. My Paul is here reading with me and really got a kick out of your party! You are a wonderful mom! And I wish I could hear Miss K read, as I love that reading stage too. Sounds like a good week to me.

    Praying for the difficulty with the transition.

  2. Oh my goodness, that cake rocks! Well done, kiddos! I always have to cover my cake with something because of crumbles ;-) We didn't have a Suess party, but we do have some books in the house. We had to retire our Cat In The Hat book because it was so 'loved'! That pencil sketch is simply amazing!!! Wow, very well done.

  3. Lovely cake and really, really good drawing from your son! He is quite the artist!

  4. A few years ago our school has a musical Suessical the Musical Jr. It was a lot of fun. My favourite Dr. Suess book is Mr. Horton Hears a Who because of the message: A Person's A Person No Matter How Small. :) A fantastic pro-life message.



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