A Special Happy Birthday!

Sending out love to my eldest son Christian.  He turns 18 today! (L)

Happy Birthday Son!

I Love You Man… and the check really IS in the mail!

Enjoy!

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17 & Growing Up

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A special shout out to my son Christian in the ATL.  At 17 he’s not quite grown, but I’m sure he thinks he’s sexy.

Lil C, I wish I could take you out to kick it tonight.  Nevertheless you are on my mind as usual.

I will love you always~

Dad~

A Treat for Grandad! ~ Or A Country for Old Men

This was a really cool weekend cause I received the blessing of having to keep my grand-kids.  Its been quite a while since I’ve had them other than visiting their home.  The extra blessing was that it was my grandaughter’s 3rd  birthday too!  So grandpa (or Paw Paw as she affectionately calls me) go to spoil his baby and watch her enjoy herself eating pizza, a birthday brownie (she refused to blow it out, just stared at it) and ice cream while laughing at Tom and Jerry videos as if it were the funniest thing on earth.

Yes the old pro was at it again, changing diapers and trying to calm her little brother who was teething like nobodies business.  It was definitely an adventure!

I look forward to having them more and more as they grow up.  Its always been a dream of mine to be the elder for the younger generation.   I love the thought of being able to nurture them as well as show them the ropes – not from the perspective of a parent, (we all know how we do our parents sometime) but from that cool pimp granddaddy style.  You know where you know that old person knows what he is talking about, but he’s so smooth with it he doesn’t make you feel like he’s parenting you.

Grandchildren: truly God’s gift to the “chronologically gifted!”

Pics from L to R

1. Playing with the balloons. 2 & 3 – playing with Aunt Gab 4. Hangin with “Paw Paw” 5. Big Daddy the Brown Cannonball was teething so bad…poor guy couldn’t stop fussing! 6. Badk to the balloons. 7-10 In full photo shoot mode, 11&12 – Big Daddy was back and having a better day, and baby girl just likes taking pictures!

BBG C-Notes Week Ending May 23-26

A special happy birthday to the first love of my life.  My momma!  Mom you are 63 and you still look fly to me! 
Love Ya Always, son

 

Don’t Just Pass The “Q”

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As we take the time to enjoy this first national holiday of the year, please remember the purpose of the day.  Enjoy your barbque by all means, but remember the heroes who sacrificed their lives for this nation.  Appreciate those who serve now.  God bless you all!

**Speaking of heroes!

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What about Chinese police woman Jiang Xiaojuan who breast fed several starving infants in the midst of the devastating effects of the earthquake that struck China on May 12.  In the midst of tragedy there are always stories of people coming together and doing incredibly unselfish things.  Its the best of human nature.  This officer who is also the mother of her own 6 month old stated, “I am breast-feeding, so I can feed babies. I didn’t think of it much. It is a mother’s reaction and a basic duty as a police officer to help.”  Saving any children where its estimated at least 70,000 have perished in a nation, where by law a family can only have one child is especially important to the survivors.  My Chinese brothers and sisters, you are in my prayers.

 ** We can’t forget about the people of Myanmar people who suffered tens of thousands deaths as well from the cyclone.  Thank God the junta has finally agreed to allow all of the aid workers to enter the nation and assist the people there.  So far the leadership has been horrible to their people.  Hopefully the pressure from the world will break through.

** Prayers for Senator Ted Kennedy and family.

** I’m trying to leave this alone – but whats up with McCain and John Hagee?  I mean more info comes out about Hagee’s idiotic statements – most recently about how God used Hitler and the Holacaust to return the Jews to Isreal.  Wow!  Well after seeking this guys endorsement McCain is now backing away from Hagee.  And get this: McCain claims this situation does not compare to the Obama controversy surrounding Rev. Wright because Hagee was not his pastor or spiritual advisor.  Huh?  This may be fact.  However,  the truth is that Hagee made these statements years ago and apparently as a friend of mine noted, McCain at worst is such an “endorsement whore” that either he didn’t bother doing his homework before seeking Hagee’s endorsement, or it just didn’t matter till these sermons came to light.  McCain is a mess! He reminds me of ’04 when all the Dems could come up with against Bush was Kerry.  He may be worse.  He sounds more like a bumbling idiot every time he opens his mouth.  Its not a good time to be a Republican, especially when the current president is doing so bad, that the party has to pick the lesser of it’s hopefuls to represent the party and not “waste” a “good” canidate.

** Safe journeys to “The One And Only” and partner in crime and activism “Don Pablo” traveling to Iowa.  God bless your family.

** Go Lakers! 

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** So my daughter had her an ingrown toe nail removed this morning.  And in great anticipation she moaned and complained about having to have a numbing shot in the toe.  “Oh my god, is this gonna hurt?  Ohh ohh ohh,” as she grabbed my arm and acted as if she was giving birth.  Her teacher calls her “The Queen of Exaggeration” and in keeping with that title, a few minutes after receiving the shots she says, “I don’t think the numbing is working.  I can’t feel my toe!”  Upon laughing and telling her I am going to put her in my blog for that statment, her expression changes immediately and she tosses her head to the sky and follows up with this classic, “Good, after people read about me I will be on broadway!.”

Have a safe weekend!  🙂

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