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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Turning Two: Kenji-Style

Yup, as you've probably guessed by now, my brother Kenji turned two! *grins* Actually his birthday was on 9th June, but you know how humans can be...they forgot. *snickers* Still, Mom wanted to help make his day not-so-bad, and we had a little (VERY) Belated Birthday Party on Sunday...

Us on Sunday morning...we knew the humans were up to something, but just can't tell yet!

Hah! First 'surprise' of the day...a little 'SPA' treatment for us. heh! (Recipe of the spa courtesy of Amber-Mae's Spa Eau Naturel) Mom loves the lemony, citrus-y smell of it all...*grins* I just love being pampered...hehe!

Then, after a LONG LONG wait...
The result from a few hours of baking and decorating! *grins* Aunty Vivian helped out with the decorations...don't they look cool? The 'cupcakes' are actually meatloaf with mashed potatoes as the 'frosting' (it's about the same recipe as my cake in my Birthday Post) and decorations include some ham, doggie biscuits, cheddar cheese slices, and some nori seaweed. Since Kenji is so small, Mom decided smaller cakes should be the order...she just didn't expect to work twice as long! heh! But it's still worth it, since the results were quite satisfactory! Can you read what the words say? It's supposed to be 'Happy B'Day' with Kenji going through the middle...*grins*

Not only that, Mom also made Little 'Eataly Meatballs' (as stated in the recipe title..heh!), which turned out quite nicely for her...

..And this was my favourite: Peanut Butter Cups! (made with dog chocolate of course! *wink*) Mom also made a human version of this, but I still think our doggie version beat it hands down!

For the humans, Gramma and Aunty Jane also made some Korean Kimbap (something like Japanese sushi, but with a Korean twist on it)

And there were also some other stuff that Gramma made Bento-style...hehe!

Kenji obviously ogling with delight at the yummy cupcakes!

The Birthday Boy with a HUGE smile on his face...

Aunty Vivian bought some pretty candles just like my Birthday ones, but the cupcakes didn't have enough room, so she put them on the meatballs...don't they look cute?

And after lighting them, Kenji got a little (but very fast, because of the melting candles) rendition of the 'Happy Birthday' song.

Needless to say, after all that, it's time to EAT! *grins* But first, we had to pose...

Kenji giving a big grin coz he got his initial...

and saying Thank you by offering his paw...

Then, it's FINALLY chow time! Kenji licked off all the decorations first before diving into the cupcake (literally! LOL!)

Me, I waited a little, coz the cupcake still had its liner there...

After a while, I got Mom to hold it for me while I licked off any excess to the cake...heh!

Lady got a cupcake too! She was SOOO excited coz it smelled different...Mom's slowpoke camera can only catch blurry photos of her. *sigh* You should have seen how she was bouncing about like a puppy instead of the dignified Lady that she is...

She ate the cupcake with so much gusto, it was gone in an instant! Look! You can't even see her face here...just the empty cupcake liner! Good job, Lady!

Mom decided it would be funny to make me balance the other treats first before I could eat them...*sighhhhh*

While the Birthday Boy got off real easy...pffft!

After all that, Kenji decided he wanted another...he begged with his pleading eyes, and he got one! Omigosh! I wonder if it works with MY eyes...

Ooh...yup, I did! The rest of the cupcakes were given to our friends and neighbours, since we can't possibly eat all of them, and not enough storage space in our house...but still, I think it was quite a nice party! Happy Belated Birthday,Kenji! He got a spiffy new red collar as his birthday present, and he's all showing off that his birthday cake was better than mine. GRRRR! That sounds like a challenge, doesn't it?


25 paws to this post!:

Diana said... lucky fellas, you sure get alot of nice food...I'm so envious. Scottie, nice balancing act there...but then you got to do that before you could eat, hmmph...

- Santa

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Happy barkday to kenji!!! OMG, so many food in the house. Scottie, you should change your blog to Scottie's food blog. you need any extra member in your house????? I would love to!!!

Deetz said...

Awww. those were most excellent photo's, glorious food, gifts.....
Happy Birthday!!!!
Those cupcakes looked so good, I almost ate the computer screen.
Thank you for sharing

Faya said...

Kenji ! Happy birthday my friend ! Waouw I won't show this to Dyos, he will be so jealous. Véronique cannot do anything in a kitchen....
Kisses, Faya

♥玮倩 said...

Happy belated barkday Kenji!(: The food looks really pretty, especially the cupcakes!

best regards

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You got a party? Happy Birthday, Kenji!

Petra said...

You sure know how to celebrate!


Asta said...

youw belated pawty beats any I can imagine. Youw Mom and auntie awe mawvelous! Those cupckes awe as bootiful as they must taste.(I wish My Mommi was talented like that)
Kenji looks sooo happy, and you and Lady do too..I can't believe you'we willing to balance stuff on youw nosey..I woudl shake it off..You awe such a clevew, well schooled , handsome guy
smoochie kisses

Lacy said...

w00fs, happy late barkday Kenji...yummmie foodables...making me hungry..

b safe,

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy belated birthday to Kenji! Those cupcakes look beautiful! We would have never guessed that the frosting was mashed potatoes! yummmmmm

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday to Kenji!
Glad you had a pawesome celebration!
All that food looks delicious!
Kisses and hugs

JB's Big World said...

Wow, that is a lot of food for a 2 year old! Happy birthday to Kenji! Mom says she would be right over if she could for some of that sushi!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Kimbap!! Our Mom is drooling more than we are.

Happy Birthday.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Thoughts said...

Happy BDay to Kenji! What a fabulous day of food and fun it looks like you all had!

Wags and woofs,
Benson and Gibson

JD and Max said...

Oh wow - happy birthday Kenji! That looked like a great party and what great food your mom prepared for you. We love your balancing trick - we know you just want to eat the food but we really do love seeing photos of you balancing the food, we can't get enough of it, so thanks for always being so patient!! We wish we lived closer - we'd be visiting you all the time, he he he! Tail wags - JD and Max.

Kess And Her Mama said...

Drool...drool...Happy Belated Birthday Kenji. Well worth the wait. There's enough food to feed an army. When's the next party?

April said...

What a great party! Happy Birthday to Kenji!


Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Hi dear Scottie....
nice to meet you!!!
Thanks to stopping at our blog...we're very very honored!!!!
Woowowooooooo!!!!!we love have new friends....and you and Kenji look soooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous and funny!!!! many delicious treats to eat!!!
can we have some please?????
Dear new time can we come and celebrate with you?????
your blog is great!!!!!!!!!
sure we'll visit you often!!!
can we add your blog at our???
We feel to love you yet|!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks!!!
Paco & Milo

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday kenji,
The food looks deliciouuuss!

And finally you have the Spa too ?
how was it, i know the hooman likes it so much with the fragrant..

what a fantastic days you had!!


umekotyan said...

Good evening scottie
Wonderful birthday of kenji association.
Love runs about the world about many.
Please enjoy the weekend very much. :D

from loved ume tyan

Sarah K. said...

That is basically the best birthday meal for a dog ever! WOW! Happy late birthday Kenji!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy KENJI Day!

I'm sooo behind in visiting...

Tank woo fur sharing all those yummy treats!


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy Belated Barkday Kenji, my mom favorite pup (grrrr!)!
She loves to look at your sparkling eyes, your cheerful look and your cute face.
Please tell your mom to open a restaurant, we're starving and drooling here, the food is beyond great!
Love ya lot

Moco said...

That was quite the treat filled party even if it was late.

erin said...

That food looks delicious! You are some very very lucky dogs! Geez, and people think I'm pampered.