Monday, July 23, 2007

Revenge of Bill VBerg

Bill and I have had our differences this week. I feel like he's been carrying this grudge against me for several days now. While I was cleaning up after lunch he disappeared. The house was very quiet. I became concerned. "Where's Bill?" I thought. I assumed he must be in his room reading something from his extensive library. I checked but No, he wasn't there. Then I checked in my room. There was Bill with this ridiculously smug look on his face. He sabatoged my entire closet. "Bill!" I exclaimed, "Why would you do this to me?" I had utter disbelief and shock on my face. Bill looked sheepish at first, then regretful. Then he ran into his room, closed the door, and burst into tears. I looked over at Jester for some support. He looked up from his book, shrugged his shoulders, and kept reading.

"Jester, What's up with Bill?" I asked him, "He's been acting so strange lately." Jester just kept reading. I sighed and went back to the kitchen to finish cleaning up. I'd clean up the closet later.

Suddenly Jester emerged from the bedroom with purpose in his step and sporting his 'Peace Officer' shirt. "Oh boy, here we go," I thought. Don't ask me why, but Jester does this every time the peace around him is disturbed. He takes conflict pretty seriously as you can see. "I think I know what's wrong with Bill," He said confidently, "He's feeling threatened by all the homecomings this week. You've suddenly gained your 2 best friends back. Bill is feeling left out."

I thought about it for a bit. "But Bill knows that he's my#1. I mean, this has never been an issue before, has it?" I asked Jester. "No, it hasn't, but this kind of homecoming has never happened before either. 2 at once. He's been acting up because he craves your attention." Jester replied. "Well, I suppose you're right." I sighed. "I'd better go talk to him and make more of an effort for some Q.T. with Bill." "Hey, that's what I'm here for," said Jester, "just trying to keep the peace."
I quietly knocked on Bill's door. "yeah, come in," said Bill. I went in. His eyes looked a little puffy and his cheeks were rosey from crying. I just looked at him, then ran over to him and gave him a giant hug. He hugged me equally as hard. We were both crying by now. No words needed to be said. We both knew that we understood each other. " I love you, Bill" I said. "I love you too," he replied.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Jester's 1st Annual - Declared a Success!

Bill is relieved July 8th has come and gone. Jester was really getting under his skin with all his perfect party agenda. As for me? I kinda have the 'day after Christmas' feeling. The week leading up to the big 1st annual was full of preparation and anticipation. Jester settled down a little after I had a heart to heart with him. "Let's focus on what's important, okay Jes?" I told him. He didn't say anything, but I knew he understood me. He knew I was right and he had been taking things a little too far. I decided to put my foot down a little with him and make some decisions for him. "I've decided to make a teddy bear cake because you remind me of a teddy bear." I said to Jester with confidence. "Aw, come on! I don't exactly consider that a compliment." said Jester. I gave him a look that made him zip it.

The day of the party arrived. Jester didn't sleep very well that night. He was too excited. The guests started to arrive. All of his closest buddies were there. I could see him starting to relax and enjoy himself. I was so glad, because after all, this was a celebration of his life. The fun began.......

Papa gave some wicked airplane rides. I've never seen someone be an airplane and a lazyboy at the same time. That takes talent, folks. I think I even saw him give Nana an airplane ride.

Here's Jester getting cozy with one of his party guests. "Why is Jester sitting on Ari's lap?" Bill whispered to me. I shrugged my shoulders, "Not sure, Bill. Just let him be. It's his birthday and if he wants to sit on Ari I suppose he can."

Here's Jester stuffin' his face with some good eats. I made his favorites.......who can resist perfectly steamed green beans slathered in butter? I sure can't.

And here is the teddy bear cake inspired by Jester himself. Bill and Papa thought Jester would appreciate a teddy bear with a brightly burning candle right where it counts. My teddy bear went from cute to questionable. They were giggling like a bunch of school girls. "Okay you guys.....seriously...STOP IT! We're not embarrassing Jester on his 1st annual." I said above the giggles.

Here's the birthday boy enjoying his cute teddy bear cake. I think he secretly enjoys resembling a teddy bear. I mean, you can't ever get upset at a teddy bear....and every one's instinct is to hug teddy bears. It's a sweet life.

The party was a success. Someone even commented to me that they could tell Jester is special to us. "He is," I said with a grin. And what's important is that he knows he's special....our little teddy bear is now 1.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Have You Seen This Man?

Missing: Drew Vanden Berg
Height: a perfect 6' 0"
Weight: a very trim 185lbs
Hair: distinguished red & white
Eyes: sexy blue

Responds to the name Drew.

Please contact Lisa ASAP if you've seen this man. She's suffering from a broken heart.