Dude. Ain’t nothin’ better than boys in ball caps!

We’re feeling we owe a big debt of gratitude to Matt Amodio for his superb Jeopardy play the past week that ALMOST made up for the abysmal performance of guest host LeVar Burton. Frankly, we think Burton would be better suited for selling time shares or making loans at Speedy Cash. Despite some negative reviews of his “boring performance,” Dub, Ben and I are in awe of Matt’s breadth of knowledge. GO MATT! (GO AWAY, LEVAR)!
We’ll be having a big group dinner over at Ty and Damien’s tonight. Among other foods, we’ll have tamales (wrapped in corn husks from Dub and Jim’s garden)… corn grilled in husks… and cantaloupe and watermelon – from Dub and Jim’s garden. This year is their best garden ever and Dub and Jim are really proud of it. With good reason!

Dude. Its time for some “buns ‘n ball caps”!

We mentioned how much we like post requests… and the first one we received was from our excellent friend “ray” who said:
“Without being tired of the “background” posts, what about one featuring guys with buns (for whom I have a secret weakness)?”
Then, “Bill S” said “I’m not sure why this just came to me but, I’d like to see a “Dude–You can keep your cap on!” post.
So, we thought a post of “buns and ball caps” might fill the bill for both.
Thanks for the requests, guys. Hope combining your requests will do it for you. It sure does it for us 🙂

Dude. You can leave your cap on!

Callum texted me a couple of days ago saying Denny had commented that he thought it was time for him or Alex to tag onto a post “with an update on the doings of Mizz Izzie!” I asked him what “doings” he’d be including and he said he wanted to mention Izzie’s new “caps wall” among other things. I told him I had a “caps” post mostly ready-to go and I’d post it today. We all keep really busy, so David and I are anxious to hear Cal’s report on the “doings” over at their place.

Hey, it’s Callum. I’ve been thinking about this since Denny asked for an update on Izzie. Ummm. What to say about Izzie? Well, she’s a joy… and if I could use just one word to describe her, it’d be “excited.” She’s excited about her new life, her room, her friends, her “brothers” (Dub and Travon), her clothes, going to day care, learning to read, learning Spanish and skyping with her grandparents. She’s a bundle of energy and keeps Alex and me hopping, trying to keep up with her. She loves wearing ball caps and has been bugging us for a “caps wall” in her room (like Dub’s). Last week, we gave in and Alex, Ben and Dub turned one wall of her room into a “caps wall.” Her grandparents have been sending her a couple of caps every week and her collection is growing rapidly. Alex does her hair in a pigtail so it works with her caps.
While my parents were here, my Mum kept insisting that we should have Izzie evaluated by a child psychologist. Her point was “if she’s going to have issues about her mother and her death, she needs to talk through them now – not when she’s a teenager or adult.” So, Alex and I (somewhat reluctantly) agreed to arrange it. Long story short, she had three sessions with a psychologist and the conclusion was that Izzie is a “normal, well-adjusted, happy little girl.” She said they talked about her mother and Izzie told her “She’s in Heaven, and it’s o.k. because she’s with Dub’s daddy and he has the biggest smile of anyone there.” Since we’ve never told her that, we can only assume she and Dub may have talked about it? Anyway, that’s done… we’re pleased, Izzie is “normal” and my Mum is happy. Ta da. Everyone’s a winner.
Izzie has brought Alex and me a happiness we could never have imagined. We love having her her with us… and we love it when she spends the night over at Kylie’s house so her dads can run around naked, scream, yell and suck ‘n fuck all over the house 🙂