True story ...
On my way home from work on Friday night, I stopped to pick up two pies (pizza in NJ speak) and a six-pack of Stone IPA, also known as the beer of the awesome beer drinking gods. Seriously, it is the greatest beer on earth. Go try some and get back to me with your thoughts.
I pulled in our driveway, already salivating from the smell of the pizza and the beverage that would soon follow when I saw my daughter run from the side of the house. She was all sorts of excited and ready to share something with me.
Now this isn't necessarily news, as there is no child on the planet who has more energy and a more positive outlook on life than my daughter:
For the most part, me, my wife and my son are very laid back and on the quiet, mellow side, but Jamie gets in the mix, stirs things up and isn't afraid to make her presence known. And I love her for that.
But back to Friday night. I get out of the car and I'm holding two pies, my beer and my laptop bag from work. They are all about to fall to the ground any minute but I took my chances because a trip back to the car ain't happening. I got food to crush and I ain't waiting.
As I waddle into the house, my daughter screams "There's an orange butterfly and I think she's Granny cause she keeps following us around". "Granny" is my wife's grandmother who passed away over a year ago and has sent signs that she is watching over us ever since she died. I am not kidding. Take a look at this video:
I find it comforting and you cannot deny that this was more than a coincidence.
Again, off topic, but I couldn't resist.
As I walked up the front steps and around the side of the house, I saw my son with my camera around his neck taking photos of the butterfly.
Holy crap, I didn't see that coming.
He even knew that he was photographing a butterfly bush and catmint. There is hope!
But even more impressive were the actual photos he snapped. Take a look:
Dude is damn good.
On yet another side note, my son also started a "sports and autograph" blog this week with his friend. Like father, like son eh? It needs some work and I'll have to teach him about keywords and SEO, but it's a start. Once they have it to a point where it is truly presentable (under my watchful eye), I'll be sure to share it with you all.
One final bit of randomness for you.
For those of you who are NFL football fans, my son told me on Friday that the Arizona Cardinals would beat the New England Patriots today. I laughed at him as it was an impossibility. New England was favored by 13 points and at home. Guess what? He was dead on and he even discussed it on his blog for the world to see ahead of time.
I need to keep an eye on this kid and maybe take him to Vegas soon.
The kids rocked it this weekend.