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He's 16 today!

Many, many years ago, thinking it would be rather cool to create a one-of-a-kind birthday card using Photoshop, I had no idea I was actually setting a precedent.

Now, many, many years later, if I was to give a child of mine a bought card on their birthday, then they would feel slightly less than special.

Among other things, to date, Rogan has appeared with Teletubbies and Bob the Builder, in Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as being portrayed as Wolverine, Dr Who and James Bond.

This year was more of a struggle than usual. I did have an idea for putting him into the movie, Kick Ass, as the lead character had bouncing curly hair, not dissimilar to Rogan's. But then he went and got his hair cut.

After a failed attempt at trying to slot him in with the cast of Friends, last night I had a moment of inspiration and managed to include him in another of his favourite TV series, Family Guy.

Fortunately it was greeted with a smile this morning.



Happy Birthday Rogan!

16 comments

Ponita in Real Life said...

Wishing Rogan a very Happy 16th Birthday! They grow up so fast, don't they?

Pat said...

Happy Birthday Rogan. I shall miss your curls:)

savannah said...

the wonders and ease of facebook! i left greetings there, too!

happy birthday to rogan and well done to you and maggie, sugar! xoxoxox

TalesNTypos said...

Happy 16th Rogan.
Nice card Kim.

hope said...

Happy Birthday Rogan! (May no adult ever walk up to you and declare, "Sweet 16 and never been kissed!")

Cool as usual, Sir Kim. But I still have a soft spot for the James Bond one. ;)

angryparsnip said...

What a great card and tradition...
Happy Birthday to Rogan and you too as the Mum and Dad !

cheers, parsnip

mapstew said...

Happy birthday youg man! :¬)

debra said...

Hey, Rogan! Another trip around the sun completed! Enjoy! So today you can have your cake and eat it, too.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Haha, I'm still grinning at the 'precedent' you've set, Kim. What a super-cool thing for a father to do! It's a pity you didn't do Rogan the Barbarian before he cut his hair :-) I miss the long hair. Oooh, idea, put him in a Barbados setting next birthday and make a card called Rogan the Barbadian.

Hey Rogan, hope you're STILL celebrating. Birthdays should last a week or more!

allencapoferri said...

That's funny. Happy Birthday Rogan. You did get a haircut.

Carole said...

I love it when your kids have birthdays just so I can see the cards.

Happy Birthday Rogan!

Jacqui said...

Goodness, that's been a quick year.

Happy 16th, Rogan.

Theanne and Baron said...

What a clever Dad you are...wishing Rogan a very Happy Birthday!

erika said...

Happy belated birthday to your handsome son! You are such a cool Dad for making your kids personalized birthday cards :)

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Happy Birthday Rogan!!

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes - they have been passed on - and for the card compliments :)

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