Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Birthday, Sammy!

I am getting ready for next week's trip to New York, so this will be a short post, but I did want to point out one very important thing:

Thursday (4/6) will be Sammy Keyes's birthday!

How old this year?

Well, I'd say she's turning "thirteen all over again," but if you're a Sammy fan you already know that she has managed to (finally) put that number behind her. We think.

I hope you'll take a moment during your day on Thursday to wish Sammy a happy birthday in whatever form suits you. Take a shortcut. Ride a skateboard. Wear high-tops. Boycott fuzzy pink sweaters. Maybe even mix up some mac'n'cheese'n'salsa. (It is, in fact, god-like.)

If you want to post or send me pictures, I would love that.

And please know that I'm grateful for this community, where I'm not alone in thinking Sammy's birthday should be celebrated.

See you soon!

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Wow, I just realized I missed this weekend's post and read it with an hour to spare... which isn't really enough time to do Sammy's birthday justice (jack). I did have some mac and cheese and salsa last Friday, and I unpacked my extra pair of Sammy keys shoelaces last night....

And today I made a mini-mystery for a girl I was babysitting for (a treasure map leading to a spot where I was able to hide the snack-treasure while she wasn't looking)...

So Happy Birthday, Sammy! And thank you, Wendelin, for giving life to such a wonderful character. I hope you had fun celebrating Sammy's birthday in the most fitting way: accepting an award for your skill bringing believable, lovable, human characters to life. Congrats again! And now I know how I'll celebrate the rest of Sammy's birthday: watching the livestream of your acceptance speech!

Michelle Tuyub said...

Happy birthday sammy! You really are someone to be celebrated !

Shaina said...

Best of luck in NY! And happy birthday to Sammy! If I was any good at baking, I would have made a cake in her honor. Instead I ate a Snickers ice cream bar, which is in the spirit of a Double Dynamo I guess, so that counts as a celebration!

Wendelin Van Draanen said...

I had an unexpected surprise in NYC on Sammy's b-day...the new books arrived on Nancy's desk! I will share in a post soon!!

Kylie said...

Wow I know this is late but for Sammy's birthday I tried to embrace the spirit of her. I tried to live a day like she would. I recently moved to a new town and have been exploring it little by little, but I made an effort on Thursday to walk around town and explore places I hadn't with Sammy Keyes' confidence. I also made homemade mac-n-cheese and while I did not have salsa I did throw a bunch of hot sauce on it. I really enjoyed my Sammy Keyes day and I think I am going to try to do this on her birthday each year to celebrate the literary character that has had the biggest influence on me!