Late Tuesday night Shirley arrived back at the office from her most recent travels, so the IPPL staff celebrated yesterday with a little late (only three days’ worth of belated…) birthday party!
I think we can safely say it was a surprise!
The Cake (post-blowing-out-of-candles, pre-slicing-and-sharing).
Our office holiday tree has gone through several incarnations since December (the Valentine’s Tree, the St. Patrick’s Tree…), but for May it has become the Birthday Tree.
Senior Animal Caregiver Meg puts her extensive food prep skills to good use!
Shirley was nice enough to share her yummy chocolate cake with the rest of us staffers.
Shirley just came back from the West Coast, where some long-time IPPL supporters took her to dinner (notice the personalized menu!) and presented her with a unique gift: a framed sheet of classic IPPL gibbon wrapping paper (many moons ago we used it to mail presents to some of our special friends), inscribed on the back with birthday greetings.
And now… it’s back to work—but at least Shirley can read her e-mail at an appropriately festive desk!
Did you forget to wish Shirley a happy birthday? Wish her a belated bodacious b-day on her Facebook page!