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.