Sunday, May 25, 2008


Man I feel old. How the heck did I become the father of a SEVEN year old???

Seven years ago today in Monterey, California...

LW and ES at CHOMP

Happy Birthday ES! You have been such a blessing to us, and I have enjoyed watching you grow and learn. Here are some of my favorite pictures and memories of your life so far...

LW and ES visiting our friends C & V in Hawaii

Victoria, BC
March 2003

I had a port call in Esquimalt, BC, so LW and ES flew up to Oregon then drove up with GMJ and took the ferry across to Victoria to meet me.

Watching Toy Story at home in San Diego
June 2003

Horizons in Orlando
October 2004

Geocaching in Northern Virginia
Winter 2005

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
August 2005

Ready to Roll in Daddy's MGB
Ashburn, VA circa 2005 or 2006

Dalai ES
Waimea Falls
Oahu, 2008

Due to conflicting plans on Sunday, we had ES's birthday party on Saturday at the Jungle River Miniature Golf course next to the Toys R Us and Pearl Ridge Mall. It's nothing fancy, but I think it's a pretty good bargain. A normal round of golf there costs $6. If you have a birthday party, then for $13 per kid, you get :
- A round of golf ($6 value)
- The kids' choice of pizza, hot dog, or burger and a soda. (I forget how much they were, but that's probably around $5).
- Ice cream (those little ice cream cups with the wooden spoons like we used to get in elementary school). (These were like $2 on the menu)
- A coupon for another round of golf that you can either use right away or save and use another day. (Another $6 value)
I thought that was a pretty good bargain. The kids really had a good time, too. John B. (neighbor and fellow cub scout) really impressed me with his mini-golf skills. Based on his stance and his swing, I could tell he's played before and had some practice. At one point, one of the other kids whacked the ball HARD and it FLEW off into the distance. John B. said, "Hey! That's not putting! That's REAL golf!"

Here's a photographic recap of the party...

ES Tee's Off

Yep, that's ME! I'M the Birthday Boy!


Another Delicious Cake from the Commissary
(ES opted not to have the cupcake version.)

ES licks the frosting off his tank.

I love you and I'm so proud of how you've grown.
Happy Birthday, ES!


Corey said...

Happy Birthday ES! I can't even believe he's 7. One correction - the pic of LW and ES at my house was actually at the Ghetto housing in Groton.

Sagey said...

Corey, I was going to tell him that too! He was out to sea then so... :-) But why would we be wearing long pants in Hawaii?!

We are getting old, or at least our kids are! ;-)