Happy Birthday, Papa

Despite this week’s heartbreaking news, today is a very special day for a very special man that I love to pieces and want to honor. My brilliant father turns 60 years old. To celebrate, Wito has prepared a very special performance.

Happy Birthday, Papa from whoorl on Vimeo.

(He never lets go of those crayons. Never.)

Happy Birthday, Dad! We love you so very much.

  1. Camels & Chocolate

    April 14, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Seriously, STOP with all the cuteness! Could he be MORE adorable??


    April 14, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Thank you so much for sharing that! He is adorable! I’m impressed that the crayons didn’t get on the curtains, but with a face like that, who would even care if they did.

    Oh, they did. In fact, he never releases his unflinching grip on those crayons EVER. We’ve just come to accept it. ;)

  3. Miguelina

    April 14, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Wito is adorable, but — um — where did you get that lamp? I’m looking for two with a silver base and yours might work in the room I’m working on.

    (Oh, and happy birthday Whoorl Papa! I do have SOME manners left.)

    D isn’t here to confirm, but I’m pretty confident he bought that lamp at a consignment shop or estate sale for $10. I’m telling you, you’ll be hard-pressed to find many mass-produced items in this home. I guess it’s just his way. ;)

  4. hi kooky

    April 14, 2009 at 11:07 am

    A crayon artist AND a singer/musician too? Your sweet boy was at the front of the line when God handed out talent and cuteness.

    Happy Birthday to your dad!

  5. bishOp stu tu

    April 14, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Dearest whOOrl gOOrl and whOOrlitO,

    The greatest delight…hearing that wonderful voice (which hit every note on pitch!) sending his love to his ol’ partner papa…AND…such a wonderful, touching expression from a daughter that means the whOOrled to me…in every way.

    Granted 60 years on the planet…surrounded by all that is good in life…HEY! who do I make the checque out to??? OR…God, do you take VISA???

    I just know I owe too much to many. Including you…especially you.

    THOUGHTS continue to park in my mind of THALON…and Dearest Shana and Rich…just lost, wondering…as if lost without a reason provided.

    Calling upon the alarmingly small wisdom I’ve gained from sixty years of driving life’s curves whilst blind-folded…I can say two things to this wonderful young family at this most tragic moment:

    Do not look inward for a reason….the reason exists in another place. You will find it years from now.

    Shana, you gave Thalon his life, as brief as it may seem to all of us here, it’s still REMAINS the greatest gift of all. You gave him life…and this will never change…and you must keep knowing this…for THALON will be in every good thing you do.

    Love is all we must hold…so hold it tightly…and…hey! screw the rest.

    yo, da bishOp

  6. Amanda

    April 14, 2009 at 11:46 am

    sniff! crying!

    your dad and your son are both very special and sweet (and so are you!). what a kick-ass family! happy birthday to whoorl’s kind and cool dad, and thanks for sharing this video with all of us, wito is beyond adorable.

    (and i love that lamp, also!)

  7. Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

    April 14, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Happy birthday to your father!!! I hope he enjoys it =)

  8. Beth

    April 14, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Wow, Whoorl’s Dad, what a lovely message. Happy birthday to you, sir!

    And Whoorl, I can’t stop listening to Wito sing that birthday song! Cuteness personified.

  9. Angella

    April 14, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Man, I miss that kid! The kids and I have watched him singing it over and over….and over.

    Happy Birthday to Papa. From the comments I have read from him over the years, he seems to be all sorts of wonderful.

  10. a madhouse wife

    April 14, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    You’re a wise man, Papa Whoorl. Happy birthday to you! I can’t watch the video yet because I’m supposed to be “working…”

  11. Mysh

    April 14, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Aghhh, different kind of tears today than yesterday, but my cheeks are getting damp!

    Thanks for sharing Wito’s endearing love for his Papa with us. I think I’m going to watch this a few times today.

    Smeared mascara be damned!

  12. Kristabella

    April 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Oh, the cuteness! It HURTS!

    That was freaking adorable! He’s so cute and sings so well!

    Happy birthday Papa!

  13. lisa

    April 14, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    That was the sweetest bday song ever! I read the comment that your dad gave and am sitting here in tears…what an amazing way to express thoughts and feelings towards Shauna & her family and about Thalon….I hope to be that wise at 60….your son is a beautiful child, he has an amazing mama and papa and I’m sure the rest of the clan is equally amazing in his life;)

  14. Amy

    April 14, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    omg…that child might be the damn cutest being on earth. what more could a “papa” ask for. simply precious.

  15. kat

    April 14, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    oh little man! adorable. i loved the “happy birhtday…all day long!” i love that! i’m going to say that from now on.