Saturday, January 07, 2006

you say it's yer birfday ...

Tomorrow (Sunday, Guam time) is the birthday (the Chamororo slang pronunciation is birfday) of my twin godsons, A and J. They will be 9 years old and we're — the parents and me, Nino (godfather), though I'm just chipping in a bit — throwing them a big party at the house of one of their aunts. There will be tons of food, I have to show up early for balloon duty ... and we're renting a giant inflatable water slide! LOL

Me with, from left, A, J, and their cousin, who's an A but a different A. LOL

I love these boys. Don't spend as much time with them as I used to, but should. I'm the only grown-up that really lets them get all rough-housy, and who can pick them up and swing them around — the usual stuff that boys love doing, that moms hate them to do. So they get yelled at ... and I do too. But we don't care because it's fun LOL.

For Christmas, I got A a set of junior golf clubs with the bag and everything, because he loves going to the driving range with me and his dad and whacking golf balls. So I was kind of puzzled why he didn't pay much attention to them after opening the wrapper. I found out the next day that he thought he'd accidently opened one of his dad's presents — he figured there was no way the clubs were his! LOL

Since he's so super excited about them, we're planning to not only take him to the range again and a little more often ... but out to a real live golf course.

So ... I got him a near perfect birthday present — some tees, golf balls and ... JUNIOR GOLF SHOES!! I can't WAIT for him to open it! LOL

J is not so much into sports. He IS getting way into reading though and has been asking his parents for fairy tales. So Nino got him a Beatrix Potter collection (Peter Rabbit) and ... *drumroll* ... a collection of Grimm's fairy tales! Plus, a gift certificate so he can pick out a book or two on his own.

Presents are all wrapped and raring to be opened ... now I just have to wait until tomorrow afternoon. LOL

Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• Guam has played host to two waves of refugees over the years. At the end of the Vietnam War, the island's population swelled when we took in thousands and thousands of Vietnamese refugees (Operation New Life). Guam was the main staging area before most where shipped to the U.S. mainland, though some stayed behind. The second time was in the 90s, when we hosted a large number of Kurdish refugees from Iraq for several months, before they too were taken to the U.S. mainland.


gigi said...

Nothing, NO THING in this world tastes as good as birthday cake!

DZER said...

I can think of a few things ;)

Suze said...

Dzer, I hope the balloon blowing hasn't tired you out and that the boys enjoyed the party.

DZER said...

suze: it's still about 12 hours away ... LOL

and I won't be blowing them up myself ... will be in charge of the helium tank ... and tying the ribbon/string to the balloons so the kiddos don't lose them RIGHT away! LOL

grainne said...

I LOVE the pic of you and the boys!
I am not able to decide who looks like they enjoy that monster squashing you or the kids...but then again, you are nothing more than an overgrown puppyless kid ~nudge nudge~

I knew about the vietnamese being staged in Guam however I had no idea about the kurds also being staged in Guam...did many stay?? I can't even being to imagine the culture shock those two groups went thru....such differences and so many new things.

~hug~ thanks for a new Guam factiod

grainne said...

OH OH OH...I have to ask, is there something about you and balloons?? ~chuckles and winks~ you inhale the helium and do Donald Duck imitations for them??

I hope his golf skills develop and someday when he has taken you for 50.00 on the course, you remember it was you who gave him his first clubs and shoes. Cool gifts for the boys....I am sure they will love em!

Yes I know...two posts on this's because you are asleep and not in ICQ..~L~

DZER said...

grainne: that's one of my all-time favorite photos :)

and none of the kurds stayed; they ALL went stateside

as for balloons ... it's something suitable to my skills ... and a no on the helium LOL

Chrissie said...

lol helium... D1 gets into that shit at least once a week... they will be putting ballooons on all the cars and heres D1 calling the office sounding like mickey mouse to fuck with Stinky. So mature, I'm amazed sometimes we arent still married.

Have fun at the party, smooch the boys for me lol

DZER said...

I've got balloon skills ;)

and am planning on lotsa fun LOL

Chrissie said...

*sigh* Here i am with all these keys and no one to play with!
2 terror, 2 hate and a destruction! lol Hurry up n come home... ant those kids tired yet? lol

sassinak said...

damn dude that's the hardest part. once i get a great gift for someone i just cannot WAIT for them to open it so i can see their reactions! :)

Shay said...

Oh you are such a great wrapper! I should get you to teach me! ^_^

Cute kids! Hope you had a great time. ^_^

DZER said...

chrissie: It takes a lot to get those kids tired out LOL

sass: it was tough waiting! LOL

shay: oh, I'm an expert ... and it would be interesting to teach you something ;)