One to Grow On

November 9, 2009

Notes from Rory On His 8th Birthday

Filed under: Uncategorized — midway2go @ 7:44 pm

115091In his own words…

I woke up in the morning very happy.  My mom said, “Look, the birthday fairy must have been here. ”  I looked and it was all set up with birthday food to eat breakfast.  It was all some of my favorites, two big presents on the table, and a candle that looked like a piece of chocolate.  My mom brought out a kiwi that she sliced up very fancy.  She cut off the top in little triangle shapes.  We put the candle on it, but we weren’t allowed to light it in the room (and we couldn’t anyway).  So, I took the chocolate candle off and started to eat my kiwi.   Then Mom pulled out another kiwi and sliced it for Nora and her.  Then I started to open all of my presents.  First I opened one that was from Mom and Dad, and no one knew about it except my mom.  I opened it up and it was Pokemom cards!  I got a Heatrans that I already had in English but not in Japanese!  All these cards were in Japanese.  I got a Japanese Rigagigus, a Japanese level X Mue2.  THen I opened up my other present and it was more Pokeman, this time figures.  My sister told me she had picked them all out but Mom had bought them.  I got a Mue, a Tyflowzone,  Emploleon, Infernape, Requeza, Flygon, Torterra, and Salamance.  Then I opened them all up, and Nora started putting them back in their oxes like they were houses.  And I said, Thank you, everyone, for all my surprises.  Then my mom went and made us some special soup.  It was Progresso lentil with rice, one of my favorites.  We thought there was a microwave to heat it up, but there wasn’t.  We ate the soup cold but I love it cold as well.  Then we started getting packed up to get on a train to the Ninja House.  We started out and after 3 minutes my back was aching from the backpack.  I started complaining, but we got there and it was okay.  We went to get our tickets, but found out we couldn’t get to the town before the Ninja House closed.  So, we’ll just stay in the town and wait until tomorrow.  Then we went to a Starbucks in the train station and got ourselves some chocolate milk and a coffee for Mom and that’s where we’re writing this right now.



  1. Hello, Sounds like you are having a great time. I am enjoying reading about your adventures. Love you, Kay

    Comment by Kay Goode — November 10, 2009 @ 8:42 am

  2. Happy Birthday Rory! Hi Nora! Hi C!
    You mentioned restraint in talking about food earlier- don’t hold back! I love it so tell me all
    about it. I’m loving
    reading about your travels- but the website is et up so that I can’t read current posts. The
    banner on the right side of the page covers up the words. Anyway, I’ll see if that’s something
    I can fix.
    Take care, and I’m sending my best keep safe vibes to Brandon in Iraq.

    Comment by Shelly — November 10, 2009 @ 10:19 am

  3. Rory, I loved living through your birthday morning with you. Your gifts sound great and I love the kiwi and candle. That is a birthday that you will long remember!!! The pictures are a treat!!

    Comment by nana — November 10, 2009 @ 11:13 am

  4. Rory, It sounds like you are in the Pokemon world.I am glad you got to “ninja” on your birthday (or close to it). And in a real ninja house as well. I can hardly wait to hear about the secret passages, hiding places and special martial arts skills you learned. Nora had better watch out. Then again, maybe Nora picked up some skills as well. Great seeing and hearing from you. Love ya, Papa

    Comment by Papa — November 10, 2009 @ 11:52 am

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