Happy Friday: A Very Happy Birthday for my Good Ol' Pops

Happy Summer Friday!! I couldn't be more thrilled that it's the end of the week. Even though I had a short week due to my trip last weekend, it's felt like a long one! Next week, I'll continue Part 2 from our Halifax trip! I tried getting as much done as I could the other night and decided to save today's Happy Friday post for something else special.

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Today, my Happy Friday post will be a tribute to my dad, who just turned 60 years young yesterday. What a milestone! Tonight, we are going out for some celebrations but last night, we kept things simple and low-key.

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Since my dad is trying to keep his recent diabetes under control, we held off on the cake and had a nice homemade dinner before present time.

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Like for my birthday, my hilarious and talented sister wrote a song for our dad's big day that she later posted to his Facebook wall. We all got such a kick out of it, that I had to share it with my own friends, too. Maybe there could be a future in this for her, what do you think?

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She's a regular Phoebe Buffay.

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Finally, it was present time for our dad!

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My sister is "gifted" in the music department, whereas I contribute with the art. He really enjoyed the card that was put together.

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His first gift was a Bob Marley beach towel he was eyeing at the cottage earlier this year.

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He confessed to my mom though that he briefly saw it in a bag in our van before hand. Oops.

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Next, he got a CD - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (the musical based on the Jersey Boys).

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He got a nice, updated Blue Jays tee.

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And some eagle shirt he apparently liked.

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But his favourite gift of all...

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... was none other than a Star Trek Spock cookie jar.

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"Live long and prosper!"

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Inside the jar were some Blue Jays tickets and concert tickets to see Robert Plant. The real tickets still haven't arrived in the mail yet so I drew up some play ones in the meantime.

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Just when we were about to clean up, Cartney wondered over...

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... and engaged in one his favourite pass times.

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Any time there's bags or tissue paper around...

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... he can't help himself.

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Like us, he seems to love a good party.

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We definitely butt heads from time to time, but I couldn't be more blessed to have him there in my life. Happy Birthday again to our loveable and goofy father! <3

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And Happy Weekend to everyone! :D