Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration

Murphy the Airedale Terrier is an important part of the McGrath family.  Here’s his birthday party 3 1/2 years ago in the kitchen.

In this photo, Erika is expecting Maura Clare-   who just turned 3 after Laura and James’ wedding  in November. No more jumpy seats in the house these days.

I was trying to decide if Laura had already met James when this celebration shot was taken.

Murphy didn’t get to eat one of his cupcakes but we all did.  Well, that was AFTER we sang Happy Birthday.  Seriously.  The kids loved it!

It was a happy celebration and the excitement level was high, even though it was just before bedtime. Creating family rituals and traditions makes for happy memories later.

You might not believe me but Murphy not only poses, he smiles for the camera!  That night grandson Michael hid from the lens, though.

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Check out those doggie cupcakes with the pink chewing gum tongues.


35 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration

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  3. I can’t believe how the kids have grown. You are right creating memories is so so important.

  4. You are so right about creating memories. A cousin’s family celebrated their dog’s birthdays when their girls were young. Today, grown and with families of their own, they often remark about the birthday parties — and celebrate their dogs’ birthdays with their little ones.

  5. Even with strong competition, Murphy seems to know he is the star here! It is his celebration, for sure! Great photo! I cannot decide which style I like better!!!

  6. You are an active Birthday Family! so it makes sense that Murphy gets to have his cake, but not eat it too!!! 🙂


  8. So happy this was today’s post. Today is my Emma’s 8th birthday. (Tibetan) Her picture (taken by Ruthie) is my computer background and it’s fabulous. We did make cupcakes but unfortunately they looked like cupcakes not like dogs – I’ll have to work on that. Celebrations are wonderful

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  10. Well! Murphy deserves a Happy Birthday celebration!! Those doggie cupcakes are darling. Great picture and I think Murphy loves his hat ; ) Great reason for a family celebration and smiles.

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  14. I’ve never seen such an awesome looking Murphy 🙂 Thank you for sharing your picture with us 🙂
    Greetings from Switzerland,
    – Pierre

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