A wordless entry for Joe's birthday (well, mostly wordless), because really, what else is there to say? Well, except that the kids chose the cake flavor (radioactive strawberry) and the frosting colors (myriad). COULD YOU TELL?
Happy birthday, Joe! You're one of the good ones, and we love you.
Edited to add: not achieved through some sort of crazy photo trickery, but indeed those birthday candles are burning with different colored flames. (The effect probably would have looked more dramatic with the lights out, but oh well, maybe next time we'll have our party at night or, at the very least, not in front of a window.) I figure there must be some sort of inorganic additive in the filament--Chemistry wonks can probably help me with this--but the kids thought it was pretty awesome.