Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Husband and to My Country

This past week, Potts, Mimi and Jack went on our very own little field trip.  But first, let me explain just how "Potts" came to be named as such by our little Grandson.  

It seemed as though, Grandpa was the last word to be spoken by Jack.  Rather, that word did not want to roll off the little guys lips.  So we began trying versions of such a title.  

Our beloved close friend of the family, named Pops, was a man known by many by this name.  For years and years, we lovingly called him such.
It was simple, really, let's have Jack call Hubby, Pops.  Such was the plan, however, the little guy had an entirely different plan of his own.  

As soon as we enticed him to say Pops, out of his mouth came "Potts" (with the tiniest little lisp at the end).  So, Potts was born and will live on for eternity!  (and you thought we didn't think of you everyday) sorry, private message.


Our field trip included a round trip ride on MARTA's train system to the airport.  The Little Guy is obsessed with trains and for days, knew exactly where and when we were going to ride the "choo choo twain".  He adored the ride, never taking his eyes off of the sights to be seen.  He quickly learned about  tunnels and stations, watched and listened to the young man sing along to his IPod music.  (it was not a G rated song)  At the end of the line, we were ready to see the airplanes.  
All in all, the "choo choo twain"was the winner of the day.

Yes, I've used this photo before, but doesn't it just speak volumes of "Americana"?  Truly such a patriotic vignette, don't you think?


Happy Birthday to the ole USA!  
I pray for Your prosperity to return.
I hope that one day soon all our troops will return home
and live once again, in PEACE.


Happy Birthday to my Hubby!
You are my true American Hero!

11 comments:

Maria said...

Happy Birthday Potts & happy 4th to you and your family Deb.

Jo said...

What a cute picture...!

Happy Birthday to Potts, and Happy Birthday to the good ole' USA. Here in Canada, we love Americans, and we feel so bad for some of the unfortunate things that have happened to that wonderful country recently.

Peace and prosperity to you and your family, Deb!

Cheers,

Jo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday Potts! My Grandmother's Birthday was the 4th of July! Always made it extra special.

Tammy said...

Great Jack story! Happy birthday to Potts and to America!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday to your hubby and the country! sandie

joanne said...

Happy Birthday Potts!! I love that.

Daryl said...

Happy Birthday (belated but heartfelt) to Potts and America!

Mental P Mama said...

Awww. Happy Birthday Week, Potts!

Rose said...

just got to read your post. happy belated birthday. it's always good to hear how grandparents name develop. sounds like a fun day with 2 special men have a great day.

Rose said...

just got to read your post. happy belated birthday. it's always good to hear how grandparents name develop. sounds like a fun day with 2 special men have a great day.

DesertHen said...

Happy Birthday to Potts! I hope you had a wonderful 4th! I'm a 4th of July baby too....=)