This Was the Bestest Birthday Ever!

Thanks for taking us to Chuck-E-Kelp, Mom! I beat my high score on Whack-a-Moray, and guess what? Me and Stacy had a bubble ring contest, and I blew the biggest one! That was the most awesome party ever!

That’s nice, honey. Mommy just needs to sit here a minute until the bells and flashing lights wear off…

Mary L. says: “Here are some Belugas from SeaWorld in San Antonio. They were playing ‘hide and seek’ with their EEDs (Educational Enrichment Devices).”



  1. Baby beluga, baby Beluga, is the water warm?
    Is your mama home with you, so happy.

    Way down yonder where the dolphins play,
    Where they dive and splash all day,
    The waves roll in and the waves roll out,
    See the water squirting out of your spout.

  2. I want a video of their hide & seek game! Amazing.

  3. Guinea Peeg Lover says:


  4. Whack-a-Moray.

  5. 260Oakley says:

    Yeah, it’s all fun until some kid starts whaling and his mom blows her top.

  6. ElishaB. says:


  7. ElishaB. says:

    Thanks NTMTOM for the best laugh of the day…..great story line…..brings back so many memories…yet I still have the bells and flashing lights though! 🙂

  8. Hahaha! NOMTOM, that was just perfect!

    Love the little one’s expression.

  9. ashagato says:

    today REALLY IS my berf-day! sweet nomtom, how did you know? ;D

  10. “When you swim in the sea,
    and an eel bites your knee,
    That’s a moray… ”

    (Spider Robinson)

  11. And then Stacy and he were making fart noises with their blow holes in the back of the minivan, all the way home.

  12. “An eel pokes out his snout
    And you give it a clout,

  13. Kids… 🙄

  14. “Please dear, your Auntie Mame’s hung…”

  15. Aww, Baby Beluga…I haven’t heard that song in years, what a great song from my childhood. Thanks Zorbs, I’m going to play some Raffi right now! 🙂

  16. So cute…. 🙂

  17. Mary (the first) says:

    Get mama an aspirin and maybe a Mojito while you’re up.

  18. Awww. Mama needs a nice vicodin martini — and a dark room (pool?) to lie in. Poor lamb.

  19. Martha in Washington says:

    OOOHH!!! I wanna kiss that ginormous forehead!!

    “Come to on over to my house, sweetie. Let’s let your mommy take a nap.”

  20. skippymom says:

    Happy Birthday!

  21. Colonel Jenna says:

    This post has me thinking that Belugas are cuter than dolphins!

  22. Yes!! another Callahan patron!!

  23. The year after I graduated from high school, which was longer ago than I would care to admit, the high school band went to San Antonio Sea World for a band trip. We went on two overnight band trips while I was in school, but nowhere that cool. Poot, I say.

    I still haven’t been to Sea World. I need to rectify this deficiency.

  24. General Approval says:

    well, not to be a nuffer or anything but its probably not really hide and seek, since they can.. you know, ‘see’ right through that thing..

  25. Mom Whale FTW!

  26. I lurv the whole story that played in my head when I read the thingy-thing(the story line).Thank you NTMTOM!!!:)

  27. C’est moi!

    I ❤ Callahan's!!!

  28. victoreia says:

    I give. You win, Oakley!

  29. victoreia says:

    Auntie Mame ref for the win!

  30. victoreia says:

    Also: “My god, that moon’s bright!”

  31. “Child, how can you see with all that light?” B-)

  32. That’s a pool I would want to swim in.

  33. ashagato says:

    tanks, skippymom!

  34. beluga blorpage. priceless.

  35. Hilarious! Love those bulbous foreheads. Hee.

  36. They are.

  37. (To singing bird) Shut up you fool!

  38. OMG now you made me want to dig out all my Callahan books from the basement and re-read everyone again.

  39. dogsleder says:

    “When it lurches right out
    and it bites off your snout
    that’s a moray!”