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Guess Who Turned Three Today!!
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I have no idea, but Allee officially hit the three year mark yesterday. (Or Sunday, depending on when I post this or when you're reading it. Wait a minute... everybody reads my blog immediately after I post a new entry... right?) What up peeps? How's it hangin'? Me? Oh, pretty good. My little girl's getting so big. It's kinda surreal. I mean, who'd have thought that I could have kept another human being alive for three whole years. Um... okay, you caught me. Shelley's actually the one who's kept her alive. Allee had a very small, informal get together this Saturday where she got a ton of presents and was a very good girl when she allowed her cousin Alison to play with her new toys. She was very excited and eager to help me make her birthday cupcakes which she also helped me ice and put sprinkles on them. Now, I'm not very big on sweets (especially moist, delicious, cupcakes with creamy chocolate or butter cream icing on them. Ugh. I know. I'm getting sick just thinking about them. Gross.), but even I enjoyed these cupcakes. Allee did go a bit crazy with the sprinkles on a couple of them, but what can you expect. I mean... she is only three.

A good time was had by all, and will continue to be had next weekend when we visit my family in the L.C., where Allee is sure to get some more shwag. I'm particularly excited that my brother Chuck will be there, as I am sure that we will both do our best to play as much Madden as our wives will let us get away with. I am disappointed though, that my bro Doug and sweet Courtney (aka Uncle Cinnamon and Aunt Cocoa) won't be there. Doug's a musical whore (A band whore would be more accurate. I mean, he doesn't whore himself out to musicals...but oh man... if he did (looking up dreamily)) and he's got musical whorish commitments this weekend. I do hope that we get to hang out soon though, and I'm confident we can make it happen. Of course it will be great to see my Mom and Dad, and my baby sister Shelly (who at 30, would probably rather me not refer to her as my "baby sister"... but oh well. You can't always get what you want.) and her husband Lane and my neices and nephews and all my cousins and aunts and uncles and... wait a minute. What am I going on about? I mean... you'll hear about all of it. Or... at least... you'll hear about some skewed, made up version of the actual events. So, that's enough about that for now.

Now, before I go, there's something I wanted to share with you... but I fear that it won't translate well in the written word. It's something that Allee did the other day that was super cute and funny (but isn't it always?), and I'll try to convey it the best I can. First, I feel I need to establish the sound effect I will use in this recounting. You know how when you put your tongue up to the roof of your mouth and bring it down? (What's that called? "Clucking your tongue?") You know that sound it makes? I'm gonna call that sound "(clook)". Also, do you know what Silk is? It's this soy milk drink. Personally, I think it's kinda gross, but Allee loves it. Okay, you ready? Oh, wait, I actually need to establish one other thing right quick. That is that when Allee tells a secret, she leans in real close and cups her own ear when she's telling it to you. I know, super cute right? Okay hold that image as I paint this picture. Allee and I are sitting on the couch together. She looks over at me and says "Dad, I have a secret to tell you." I say "Okay, what is it?" She crawls across the couch right up to me and leans in to my ear. Then she cups her own ear and whispers "I want some Silk." Great secret huh? So, I turn to look at her and she's like a half inch from my face and her eyes are wide and she's smiling and before I can say anything she goes "(clook)". Man, I laughed. I don't know... maybe you had to be there, but it sure was funny at the time (and actually it still is now as I think about it). Like I said though, I don't know if it translates as well to the written word. Hmmmmm, well, what can you do. Oh, right! I also wanted to let y'all know that we are officially about a week along without Gator droppin' a deuce in her panties. (Though I realize that by writing that, I've just jinxed us pretty good. Well, we'll see.) So, that's it for now peeps.

Until next time: You can't always get what you want. You can't always get what you want. You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you just might find you get what you need.