(Strip Number 596, Original Publication Date, 19 April 1984)
Panel 1: As Michael's guests sing "Happy Birthday", Elly puts the birthday cake on the table.
Panel 2: Since Lizzie is like, what, four and wants to be a part of things, it's not a real surprise when she helps Michael blow out his candles. Well, not to us, anyways. Mike looks quite surprised.
Panel 3: When Elly asks him if he'd made a wish, he says that he did.
Panel 4: He wished Elizabeth had swallowed her Jell-O before helping him blow out the candles; since Elly is kind of over-anxious, she regards the non-event of a birthday cake with Jell-O on top of it as a major crisis.
Summary: As I said, this is harmless and bland; it's the sort of look inside anyone's home that was the hallmark of the years wherein I liked what I saw.