Happy Birthday

Today is the Dr. Seuss Day Blog Hop. Join Molly, Jakey and Chimera to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day @ LLB in our Backyard, Alasandra, The Cats & Dogs (ATCAD) and Molly the AireGirl.

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Interesting facts about Dr. Seuss:

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Seuss was not a doctor. He added Dr. to his name in college to lend credibility to his writing.

Geisel’s first book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was rejected 27 times before it was finally published.

Seuss won a $50.00 bet with his publisher by writing Green Eggs and Ham using only 50 words.

Seuss based the Grinch character on himself to try to rediscover something about Christmas that obviously he’d lost.

Though he had no children of his own, he invented an imaginary one named Chrysanthemum-Pearl that he used to brag about.

If I Ran The Zoo holds the distinction of being the first published record of the word Nerd.

Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books in his lifetime.

He purchased an old observation tower in La Jolla, California where he’d write at least 8 hours a day.

Happy Birthday our beloved Dr. Seuss and please enjoy a cupcake.

  87 comments for “Happy Birthday

  1. March 2, 2019 12:32 am at 12:32 am

    Seymour was all excited about the cupcake…

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:08 am at 11:08 am

      Seymour can have all the cupcakes he wants. πŸ™‚

  2. March 2, 2019 3:49 am at 3:49 am

    Hats on cupcakes? Eggs that are green? These are the silliest things I’ve ever seen!

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:07 am at 11:07 am

      Silly indeed. And such fun. πŸ™‚

  3. March 2, 2019 4:12 am at 4:12 am

    OMG, those cupcakes are adorable. Had I seen this sooner I could have done something like this for work.
    Lucky for lots of children that he never gave up on trying to publish that first book or on writing. I loved his books growing up.

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:06 am at 11:06 am

      I did too and so did my son and then his babies and now the greats will enjoy his books. πŸ™‚

  4. March 2, 2019 4:38 am at 4:38 am

    Happy Dr.Seuss day! Now I have a craving for those cupcakes!

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:05 am at 11:05 am

      Help yourself. There aren’t any chocolate because I know our babies can’t have chocolate. πŸ™‚

  5. March 2, 2019 4:44 am at 4:44 am

    Love those cupcakes! My mom would want to eat them all!

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:04 am at 11:04 am

      She can eat all she wants. They magically replenish. That’s the good part. πŸ™‚

  6. March 2, 2019 4:48 am at 4:48 am

    Yes, I will have a Seuss cupcake, please! We learned lots of new stuffs today. Thank you! Happy Dr Seuss Day!

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:03 am at 11:03 am

      Thank you, Molly. I’m glad I did this up right for you. πŸ™‚

  7. March 2, 2019 5:12 am at 5:12 am

    Oh those cup cakes look so darn yummy. And they are so cute. Someone did such a good jov on them. Sandee, you and Zane have a super Saturday.

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:03 am at 11:03 am

      Yes, there are folks go all out for Dr. Seuss Day. πŸ™‚

  8. Pam
    March 2, 2019 5:25 am at 5:25 am

    Oh my, my, my…..not sure how he ever got anything written living in a tower in La Jolla! Such a beautiful place, the ocean would have been calling me to go sit on the beach and write.

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:02 am at 11:02 am

      I hear you. The view would be hard not to enjoy all the time. πŸ™‚

  9. March 2, 2019 5:40 am at 5:40 am

    Interesting info about Dr. Seuss! Happy weekend! 😻

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:02 am at 11:02 am

      Thank you, Linda. Happy weekend. πŸ™‚

  10. March 2, 2019 6:30 am at 6:30 am

    Love those Hatcakes!

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:01 am at 11:01 am

      I hope you took one or two. πŸ™‚

  11. March 2, 2019 6:46 am at 6:46 am

    44 children’s books that have been read by millions of all sizes of peeps. Thank you for the cupcake.
    Sweet William The Scot

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:01 am at 11:01 am

      Million and millions and many generations too. They will live forever. πŸ™‚

  12. March 2, 2019 6:51 am at 6:51 am

    Those cupcake look dewicious!! Such fun facts about Dr Seuss πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Matt & Matilda

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:00 am at 11:00 am

      I hope you took a couple of the cupcakes. There is enough for everyone. πŸ™‚

  13. March 2, 2019 7:16 am at 7:16 am

    Those cupcakes sure look good. Yum, yum. On the Carnival ships they have a breakfast for children and their parents of green eggs and ham. It’s always filled and the children love it having breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and also other characters in the book. It was amazing for the little children. See ya Sandee.

    Cruisin Paul

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 10:59 am at 10:59 am

      It a good thing for the kids. I don’t know one kid that didn’t like Dr. Seuss. πŸ™‚

  14. March 2, 2019 7:23 am at 7:23 am

    YUM on the birthday cupcakes.. there were only two things i knew out of the whole list.

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 10:59 am at 10:59 am

      Help yourself to a cupcake. There are many interesting things about Dr. Seuss. πŸ™‚

  15. March 2, 2019 7:51 am at 7:51 am

    Love those cupcakes! Happy Saturday!

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 10:58 am at 10:58 am

      Have one, Eugenia. Happy Saturday to you too. πŸ™‚

  16. barbara
    March 2, 2019 8:04 am at 8:04 am

    Fantastic! I love all the Dr. Seuss books. Interesting facts you found, too. Thanks for the cupcake!
    Happy Saturday, Sandee! <3

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 10:57 am at 10:57 am

      Me too. Many a generation has been raised on these fabulous books. πŸ™‚

  17. March 2, 2019 8:20 am at 8:20 am

    oh what a cute blog post! Our library here is celebrating Dr Seuss also!
    and my very own “Dr Seuss” is celebrating his birthday in just 3 days!
    Have fun today and everyday! xoxo

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 10:57 am at 10:57 am

      How fun. You sure love your libraries. Good for you. Have a fabulous Dr. Seuss Day. πŸ™‚

  18. March 2, 2019 8:27 am at 8:27 am

    Such a lovely tribute to the amazing Dr Seuss! I saw the other day about his unreleased tale soon to be brought to the world – https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-dr-seuss-book-be-released-fall-teaches-children-about-n978081 PS. Those Seuss-inspired cakes look yum! πŸ™‚
    Caz xx

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 10:56 am at 10:56 am

      Oh goody. A new book is a good thing. Happy day. πŸ™‚

  19. March 2, 2019 8:28 am at 8:28 am

    50 words? I don’t know 50 words.

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 10:55 am at 10:55 am

      I’ll bet you do, Kismet. You’re one smart bird. πŸ™‚

  20. March 2, 2019 8:39 am at 8:39 am

    Happy Dr. Seuss Day! I want one of those cupcakes. πŸ™‚

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:53 am at 5:53 am

      You can have as many as you want. They will replenish and there aren’t any calories. πŸ™‚

  21. March 2, 2019 8:41 am at 8:41 am

    To Dr. Seuss:

    ONE happy birthday
    & TWO sweet wishes your way.
    THREE cupcakes for me,
    & FOUR cupcakes for thee.

    -A longtime fan

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 10:54 am at 10:54 am

      Cute. I like this. πŸ™‚

  22. March 2, 2019 8:41 am at 8:41 am

    Both Dr. Seuss and those adorable treats are tops in our books!

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 10:54 am at 10:54 am

      I agree. Have a cupcake. πŸ™‚

  23. March 2, 2019 8:58 am at 8:58 am

    Interesting facts. Thanks for sharing. I want an observation tower in which to write! Be well, my dear.

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 10:53 am at 10:53 am

      I would like to have my own observation tower. You be will too. πŸ™‚

  24. March 2, 2019 10:30 am at 10:30 am

    What wonderful Dr. Seuss facts…and mmmmmm, those cupcakes sure look nommy!!
    xoxo,
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 10:52 am at 10:52 am

      He had such a wonderful life with so many fun things I just help myself. πŸ™‚

  25. March 2, 2019 11:09 am at 11:09 am

    I love Dr Seuss! I love cupcakes too!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:12 am at 11:12 am

      It’s been such a fun blog hop. Lots of participation. πŸ™‚

  26. March 2, 2019 11:22 am at 11:22 am

    Very cool cupcakes!!! Mom was born in Springfield, MA and lived there for the first 37 years of her life. She has been on Mulberry Street many times. They made a museum to honor Theodore Geisel after she had moved to Kansas.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 11:39 am at 11:39 am

      He was a great man and will live on forever. As it should be. πŸ™‚

  27. March 2, 2019 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm

    I would bet that Dr. Seuss had a pussycat or two or three or maybe more. Maybe they were the ones that paw penned the stories! Tee hee hee. Those cupcakes are making Mom salivate. She has a major sweet tooth!

    • Sandee
      March 2, 2019 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm

      Actually he was a dog person, not a cat person. I do think he loved all animals though. Tell mom to have a cupcake. It’s a good thing of Dr. Seuss Day. πŸ™‚

  28. March 2, 2019 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I want a cupcake in the worst kinda way.
    Happy B day to a wonderful man who was ahead of his time….
    Hugs Cecilia

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:33 am at 5:33 am

      He was ahead of his time. He will live on forever too. Big hugs, Cecilia. πŸ™‚

  29. March 2, 2019 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm

    Oh love Dr. Seuss! Forever young ^_^ ~ Hope weather is better where you are! Snow here!

    Lots of hugs to you from me and Ms Z and have a great weekend ~ ^_^

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:35 am at 5:35 am

      Most everyone loves Dr. Seuss. The weather here is cold and wet. Lots and lots of rain. Hug to you and Ms. Zoe. πŸ™‚

  30. March 2, 2019 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm

    My all time favorite book in the world is Green Eggs and Ham.

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:36 am at 5:36 am

      That’s a good one to love. Have a great day. πŸ™‚

  31. March 2, 2019 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm

    Happy Dr Seuss Day! Those cupcakes look yummy πŸ™‚

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:39 am at 5:39 am

      The cupcakes are for all my visitors and they don’t have any calories. πŸ™‚

  32. March 2, 2019 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm

    Great facts about Dr. Seuss. We enjoyed them. Here have a Cat In The Hat skewer of marshmallows, strawberries and nanners.

    Shoko

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:40 am at 5:40 am

      I saw those yesterday. They looked very good. Thanks for swinging by, Shoko. πŸ™‚

  33. March 2, 2019 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm

    He was amazing. As for children, he used to say, β€œYou have them, I’ll entertain them.”

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:41 am at 5:41 am

      And entertain them he did. Many generations and many generations in the future. πŸ™‚

  34. March 2, 2019 6:38 pm at 6:38 pm

    I want one of those cupcakes NOW please!!! They are adorable and look oh so delicious!!! Happy Dr.Seuss Day! xoxo

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:42 am at 5:42 am

      You can have all the cupcakes you want. They don’t have a calorie one. πŸ™‚

  35. March 2, 2019 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm

    What fun! I want one of the cupcakes! My cats want one of those hats!

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:43 am at 5:43 am

      Take a cupcake and I know someone that could make a catnip Dr. Seuss hat for the kitties. πŸ™‚

  36. March 2, 2019 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm

    I love cupcakes but someone can take all the cream. Have a happy new week!

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:44 am at 5:44 am

      I’m not much for a lot of frosting either. I’ve not had a cupcake in a very long time. πŸ™‚

  37. March 3, 2019 1:45 am at 1:45 am

    Interesting facts. And he is sure to enjoy the cupcakes!

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:51 am at 5:51 am

      He surely will, but we can all enjoy the cupcakes. Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

  38. March 3, 2019 2:04 am at 2:04 am

    Pawkisses for a Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss. We love his quotes. So funny and wise😺The cupcakes look delicious, I serve myself one πŸ˜‰ Pawkisses for a wonderful dayπŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:52 am at 5:52 am

      There isn’t any chocolate in the cupcakes so you can enjoy them without worry, Little Binky. πŸ™‚

  39. March 3, 2019 5:52 am at 5:52 am

    We didn’t know he lived in La Jolla, California, Mommy has been there and she says it’s beautiful. Thanks for joining the blog hop.

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 5:59 am at 5:59 am

      Thank you for co-hosting this fun blog hop. My first time and I enjoyed all the posts. Such fun. Yes everything around and in San Diego is most special. πŸ™‚

  40. Rosey
    March 3, 2019 7:35 am at 7:35 am

    Happy Birthday to Dr. Suess. We love so many of the books he published!

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 7:55 am at 7:55 am

      We sure do. He’s been an inspiration for many generations. πŸ™‚

  41. March 3, 2019 9:30 am at 9:30 am

    Hope you are enjoying your Sunday and weather is good ~ More snow in MA yesterday and last night ~ sun was out and it was melting ~ more snow tomorrow ~
    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    • Sandee
      March 3, 2019 10:19 am at 10:19 am

      It’s cold and wet here, but we’re happy. We need the wet. Happy day to you and Ms. Zoe. πŸ™‚

  42. March 4, 2019 3:22 am at 3:22 am

    Sandee,

    Delightful fun post in honor of an interesting fella. I had no idea that Dr. Seuss didn’t have any kids. He certainly was a talent with word play.

    • Sandee
      March 4, 2019 6:14 am at 6:14 am

      He did have a talent with wordplay. He has entertained many generations of kids. πŸ™‚

    • Sandee
      March 4, 2019 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm

      No he didn’t but he sure was ready to entertain all those that did have kids. πŸ™‚

  43. March 4, 2019 8:25 am at 8:25 am

    thanx for stoppin bye N sayin HI on seuss caturday; we N joyed reedin yur post
    ’bout him N we think we wood N joy thoz cup cakez two !! πŸ™‚ β™₯β™₯

    • Sandee
      March 4, 2019 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm

      It was a fun party all over the internet. We love Dr. Seuss. πŸ™‚

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