Friday, July 25, 2008

The Eleventh Prime Meets the Fifth Mersenne: Cheers, Andrea!

THIRTY-ONE. 31. XXXI. 00011111. 1F.

It's the 11th prime, the fifth Mersenne, and the third Mersenne prime! It's the number of flavors of ice-creamy goodness traditionally associated with Baskin Robbins. It's the number of days in the months January, March, May, July, August, October and December, as well as the code for international direct-dial phone calls to the Netherlands.

And today, it is the number of years the Earth has been graced with the presence of the beautiful Andrea Sue Clavin Fowles:
She was born on July 25, 1977. Here's another shot of birthday past:
But that was then, and this is now. Today, we helped her celebrate her birthday by ordering take out, making her a cake, giving her presents, and having an interesting pool party. Among other things, she got an ipod nano complete with an armband and some in-ear headphones to use for working out with her ipod. Here she is trying it out already!
All of the kids helped me make her pineapple upside down cake, and Peter even helped me flip the cake without destroying as I usually do! Matthew helped put the cherries in the pineapples and to blow out the candles.
Earlier in the day, Andrea enjoyed lunch with some girlfriends at Pappasitos. ¡Feliz cumpleaƱos! Happy Birthday, Andrea, on the 31st anniversary of your birth! The world is a better place with you in it! We love you!

10 comments:

Jensen Five said...

Happy Birthday, Andrea! I was excited to see your comment on my blog. It's been a long time! You have a beautiful family and it'll be fun staying caught up with you. Congrats on the ipod--I use mine everyday!!! Jaime(Armstrong)Jensen

Shyla said...

Happy Birthday Andrea! Looks like you had a great day with your family. You are such a great person and I feel so lucky to call you my cousin. Love ya!

Adam F said...

Hope you enjoyed our birthday wishes a week early!!!!....

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday little sister. I'm glad it was a fun day for you. I love you Andrea, you're truly the best sister I could have.
http://heidimamaof4.blogspot.com/
I wrote a post on my awesome sister if you'd like to read about her.

Robin said...

Happy Birthday sweet Niece! Thirty-one years? Can that be possible? You are looking good for being so old...haha! Three decades plus one! whew... Glad you had a great day. Love you tons!

Dan&Patrice said...

Happy Birthday Andrea!!! Looks like you had a great day with family and loved ones!
Patrice

Rachelle said...

Andrea, you look beautiful, glad your day was great!!! Miss you tons!!

Bridgette Burbank said...

Happy Birthday Andrea! It sounds like you had a great day.

emily a. said...

Happy birthday beauty queen! You are drop dead gorgeous, Andrea! I can't wait till we chat again soon. I miss you!

Laura said...

Happy Belated Birthday Andrea! Sounds like you had a great birthday with your family. You don't look 31!! Wish we were all closer so we could all share in the celebration of you!
Love ya!!