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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The little Dirt Dog.



Happy 1st Birthday Trot Matthew Dalton. Named after the toughest Dirt Dog and your tree hugging Uncle Matt, it's hard to believe you are a year old. Seems like yesterday I brought you home from the hospital.

Sleeping through the night at 3 months and walking at 9, time has just flown by. One day I'll tell you about the dirt dobber I named you after, and then I'll tell you about your Uncle Matt. Trot Nixon is one of my favorite players, a balls out RF who would run through a wall to catch a fly ball, and who wears the filthiest hat in MLB. It's a shame he could not finish his career wearing the scarlett B. Your middle name is your Uncle's name, and he's my closest friend and my role model. The older brother is not supposed to look at the younger one as a role model. Though you may be in the same role Matt is: after all, Rakes is YOUR older brother.

We got plenty of time for that: just know that your Dad loves you very much. Know that you WILL be a Red Sox fan for life. And be thankful Wily Mo Pena was not playing for the Sox when we picked your name.

I love you buddy: here's to 99 more.

108 comments:

Kaylee said...

AHHHH great post and Happy birthday to him:)

Tex said...

Happy Birthday to the Lil Trot 'DirtDog' boy!!!!

thanks for offering your kneebreaking skills ted..but im taking it slow with this relationship this time. we both learned lessons and both are taking it one day at a time. thanks for sticking up for me

Matt said...

Happy Birthday to my little nephew! I can't believe he's a year old already!

I also can't believe my eyes...did I see Teddy waxing sentimental in regards to me?!!! Why, I'm the Tree Newt, the Oat Bran, the Biodiesel drivin Tree Squirrel!!! I think the furniture market is getting to Teddy, 'cause he's getting soft.

My eyes are moist...

Ted D said...

Oh, will you just sack up nancy boy? I was tired last night and had no idea what I was saying.

Now i've gotta think of some marble busting post I have to do on you tonight to counter the nice one.

::putting my evil thinking hat on::

Matt said...

Hey, at least you didn't name him Trot Oat Bran Dalton

scott h said...

Excuse me but isn't the dust busters birthday the 31. Garrison reminded me last night since his is the 30th.He holds his aunt responsible for not having trot on his Bday. You don't have that many kids yet to confuse their Bdays! Still we raise our glassses to the Kid. Show him my pic and remind him how swell I am.

Matt said...

Listen granddad, his birthday is March 29: TODAY.

And isn't your Grand Opening today?

Aren't there rich women to fleece money for sub-par floral products?

Scotty, the great pumpkin just called: quit selling his relatives.

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday, little Trot! Aunt Stacy loves you buddy!

Ted, you were waxing a little sentimental with Matt. It happens as you get older. :) Veggie lasagne is a great role model.

Good luck on the start of plant season, Bub. And fix that clock so you can sell it! :)

Kaylee said...

Tree Squirrel,There is alot Scott dont remember so dont be too harsh on him!

Kaylee said...

How swell you are scott? I have to disagree on that one.

Kaylee said...

I am so not looking forward to tommorrow I gotta work for the first time at least I get paid.

Matt said...

Kaylee, Teddy was the one blasting Scotty. He was logged on as me. See how I get blamed for things?

Bub, go sell some clocks.

LABAMBA!!!

Ted D said...

Kaylee, a little hard work never hurt anyone.

Not that I would know, but that's what I've heard.

Kaylee said...

sure tree squirrel i believe that.

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Matt said...

The tree squirrel can't lie!!

Kaylee said...

I know I just like messing with you guys I dont have brothers to do it with(9 month old dont count) so I have to pick on someone:)

Kaylee said...

Wait are you working today or playing?!

Kaylee said...

that question was meant for Tree squirrel and his partner!

Kaylee said...

Now you men better treat the boy well today:)

Kaylee said...

//Kaylee, a little hard work never hurt anyone.//

I know ted but I do got school too.

Matt said...

Kaylee, we're trying to work. Our job at the market is to hurry up and wait for our customers to come see us. As you can tell by our posts today, we weren't very busy.

Kaylee said...

yeah I can definately tell that.

scott h said...

thanks for checking on us, freakin toronado blew thru. Rained all day. But I know you were busy with all of your Flamingo flappin designer's.

Ted D said...

A tornado? Today? I know there was some nasty weather last night. You guys all OK?

Gotta go: be back later. Getting ready to grill 36 hot dogs: How many freaking people can come to a one year old's birthday?

Kaylee said...

I wish some of that rain would come here scott:)

Kaylee said...

I gotta go to a stupid Hockey game tonight.aLL I AM GUNNA SAY IS I HOPE jeremy roenick and Joe sakic play.Cause they are the only reason I am going!And seeing a couple of fights would be good:)

Kaylee said...

I am just thankful they are not playing the PENGUINS and Sidney Crosby wouldnt watch him play live for a million dollars

scott h said...

Kaylee Hockey game! AV's Sakic he's my man I bet you will be down front getting me a autograph! I will trade rain.

Kaylee said...

Scott:haha We are sitting three rows from the ice.I didnt know You liked him so much!Do you even watch the A'v's play?!

scott h said...

Do I watch the AV's , He is half my card collection! I thought you had to work tomorrow. TEd make my dogs well done!

Kaylee said...

Scott:I do but that Aint keeping me from going to see JR and sakic play tonight!

Kaylee said...

I will just make me get less sleep tonight but I will gladly sacrifice that for them!

Kaylee said...

In fact id scarifice anything for those guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tex said...

well the eagle (Tex) has landed safely in Austin. with all the weather around lubbock, okie and colorado...its a wonder im home. the weather stuck around in dallas making our planes delayed...thereby leaving lubbock and taking a plane route flying around San Antonio then north to Dallas??? I asked if they could just hand me a parachute to drop off in austin but they said NO.
anyway...finally home...cooking dinner..I AM!
so Trot's birthday is March 29th?? not 28th? cos my dearly loved departed grandmother's bd was today.

Kaylee said...

Hey TEx we are kinda talking hockey here not about DUMB TEXAS!

scott h said...

Oooh Donna Oooh Donna,We just about got blown a little bit also

Kaylee said...

Someone bring that weather here I hate the 99 degree weather we have!

Kaylee said...

okay I am off to the game now!

Tex said...

kaylee...when ya gonna figure this out? Its ALL ABOUT TEXAS!!!! with me :)

Scottie...you're singing my song!!!

Kaylee said...

Someday I will Tex someday soon!

Tex said...

hold ON there lil girl...did you say DUMB TEXAS???? good thing I aint your mom

Kaylee said...

why yes I did!

Tex said...

kaylee you are grounded from blogging. You dare to blaspheme my state?? :)
save that for the other blog

scott h said...

Tex she's going to a hockey game and its 99 degrees where she is what can we say! Hey Ringtail flycatcher, If you spent more time telling me what a great b-law I am like your brother you would have your pic. I have found one with enough brown noseing I might get it done.

Matt said...

Kaylee, you called Texas dumb, and you called a Hockey game stupid...you are not getting on anyone's good side with comments like those! And as much as I like JR and Sakic, having seen Sid the Kid play, if you get a chance, GO!!! He's unreal.

Glad to see that Tex and Scotty made it through the twisters today. Bub, I'll bet those can wreak havoc on the ol' plant business, eh? And how much brown nosing is required for a picture, because I'm just about brown nosed out here at the furniture market. "Yes, you have great taste. Yes, you sell much furniture. Yes, you think you're way more important than you really are." If you're looking for that, you need to come out here and shop for clocks and silk plants, my friend, because there ain't gonna be any heading your way otherwise!

The Dirt Dog's birthday bash was a great success: Ted's hotdogs were a hit, Trot and Rakes both covered themselves in cake icing, and Amanda and I have decided that one child is plenty.

Ted D said...

Well, the birthday party is over:

I'm spent. Hi Tex, and I'm glad you made it home safe. Was thinking about you when Scotty said they had a tornado, so good to hear you made it OK. Bub, am I the ring tail fly catcher, or Oat Bran? 'Cause you've already gave me three.

Ted D said...

Matty, you forgot "This is EXQUISITE", "My client will LOVE this piece", and my all time favorite "What is your minimum order?" I swear, I'm at the point that I want to reach up and grab the wheel of the shuttle van and hurtle us into a crowd of suit wearing facists.

I want more kids Matt: I'm already on the way to the nut house, but it's gonna be a slow ride. 2 more kids and I'll be Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" by the time I'm 40.

Matt said...

Bro, you're already Jack in the Shining. I'm just waiting for the axe to come through the door to the bullpen at the market.

"HERE'S TEDDY!!!!!"

Ted D said...

Matt,

Before you go to bed, check to see where Dad's axe is.

Tex said...

ok ya are scaring me now. ok Ted I am making a promise to blog more often now. Things have just kinda went swirvy on me...and i think ive got a handle on it. Besides...baseball will be on...ill be home. :)

Matt said...

If you get the axe, am I qualified to run the chainsaw?

Tex said...

Matt you grow trees not hack them down!!!

Matt said...

Tex, we ain't talkin' 'bout trees tonight!

Matt said...

It's near the end of the furniture market, and Teddy and I are getting a bit testy. I'm afraid that some schmuck is going to ask one to many times "Can I get that mirror in a different frame," and it will be on.

Tex said...

ok who ya planning on sawing up? NOT ME??

Matt said...

Anyone ever seen a tree squirrel on the attack? They can be vicious.

scott h said...

Ted, You know that the herbal feret is the ring tail flycatcher. I really see you as jack in one flew over. I kinda have matt as the little dude who stutters. How many hotdogs did the boys throwdown?

Matt said...

Defintely not you, Tex! You da bomb!

Matt said...

Actually, you da LaBamba!

Tex said...

Matt...Ted....you look them dead in the eye and say

"this aint Burger King Johnny..."

Matt said...

Bub's here!!!!!

Matt said...

But Tex, it'd be so much more fun to say it with an axe!

Tex said...

"I really see you as jack in one flew over."

for a sec there I thought Scott called someone a jack###

Im DONNA NOT LaBAMBA

scott h said...

matt how about a little brown nosing!

Matt said...

Herbal Ferret? Where do you get this stuff?!!! That's what you do all day, isn't it? Try to think of names for the Tree Newt?

Matt said...

Read my previous post, Bub, in regards to the brown nose.

Tex said...

so I see Ted holding the Ax behind you...while you ask the customer
"would you like fries with that?"

scott h said...

No those nice guys ask Matt do fries come with that shake!!!

Matt said...

Tex, you crack me up!

Tex said...

i thought the guys asked GIRLS that Scottie?
you boys should have your own comedy club

Ted D said...

Tex: I'm impressed. You can hold your own with these 2!

I am completely spent: word to the wise: do not attempt something fun like a birthday party during the most stressful week of your year. Or half year. Whatever.

Matt said...

There are a few who'd ask that, Bub. Me and Ted have decided that we're flying you in to work the October market with us, since you won't be doing anything productive then. Hey, you can come inside and sell fake trees to people who don't need them.

Tex said...

well if ya are serving hotdogs...shouldnt you be serving fries???

i mean those lil dogs are getting lonely just having that bun wrapped around them

scott h said...

Matt's my favorite thats why I get away with this stuff

Matt said...

C'mon Jr, it wasn't that bad, was it? Just total pandemonium at Mach 10!! My personal favorite event was when Rakes decided to take on the ice cream container by himself, and got about five scoops down before anyone stopped him!

He still bouncing off the walls from the sugar buzz?

Ted D said...

Matt, you find that axe yet? 'Cause if Rachael from SC comes in again tomorrow, I'm taking her out. One way or another.

Bub, she talks just like the fun girl on Andy who goes "Hello DOOOLLL".

::looking for a rusty nail to jab into my ears if she comes back::

Tex said...

WAIT...Matt wants to sell FAKE trees????? Have you COMPLETELY SOLD your soul????

Matt said...

Brother, you'd have to get in line behind me on that one.

scott h said...

Matt I will be selling pumpkins to pansies then

Tex said...

so who is this Rachael from SC??? a customer??? could be one of my relatives ya know. I have a TON of relatives all over NC and SC

Matt said...

Tex, I sold out a LONG time ago in regards to what I do to make a living. I was a long-haired drummer in a band, and in one short summer, I sold my soul and my gorgeous blond locks to the furniture gods in order to make money. So sad.

Ted D said...

Matty, the ice cream was OK, but did you see him shake his hands at 100 mph while cake, ice cream, and God knows what else flew in all directions at least 10 feet?

I can't talk about it anymore. I'm thinking about getting the mop out now.

Tex said...

ok Ive decided you boys need to select you a pic to go with your name like Ted and I have. its the latest rage ya know

Matt said...

Tex, there ain't NO WAY you're related to this chick. She is PSYCHO.

Tex said...

no Matty...i mean selling fake trees???? what happened to that Nature Boy?

ted...i blogged..i love my pic for this one

Matt said...

As to a pic, I have no cool tatoo of a squirrel in a tree. I've thought about using one of my old high school pics as one, but can't find the scanner to hook up to the computer and copy it.

Ted D said...

"my gorgeous blond locks" is a bit of a stretch. Tex, he looked like the bass player for Grand Funk Railroad, circa 1971.

I gotta have a picture I can get someone who knows what "scan" means to get for me.

Hmm..., I smell a blog coming on.

Tex said...

so ya dont think Im psycho?
::while doing stabbing motions from behind shower curtain::

Matt said...

Well, TEx, if I sell fake trees, then the real ones never get hurt, right? So I'm helping, right? I mean, plastic trees are good for the environment, right?

Tex said...

i have a pic of a family portrait of my own when I was 5. I plan on using it soon. its a kicker

Ted D said...

GRANDPA! WAKE UP! Is Scotty getting his highlights touched up, or playing Guitar Hero again?

Tex, Rachael is a customer. She is also known as Bride of Beelzebub.

Matt and I are debating whether she is a human, or one of the 7 signs of the apocolypse.

Right now it's a toss up.

Tex said...

plastic leaves put off dangerous emissions to the squirrels and they eat them...thereby killing them...so NO plastic is NOT good. Scotty could just stand there and tell jokes for ya ;)

scott h said...

a picture hmmmm you have opened up a whole new thought . MAtt I'm not feeling a lot of love coming from your direction, come on lets bury the hatchet befor ted finds it

Tex said...

just so ya know...i have some relatives who could qualify for that description...my dads family was HUGE! he had 8 brothers and sisters and his uncles family had an enormous family too...i dont even know ALL of them.

Tex said...

AX Scotty not hatchet

scott h said...

Oh my gosh Tex I have pic's of those two that would set off laughter in austin that would be felt in catmandew

Matt said...

Ok, sorry to break up the party, but the squirrel is about to fall out of the tree. Bub, you know I got lots of love for ya! Tex, the plastic trees pay 15% commission. And Ted, my vote is for the Bride of Satan. Just look at the hair.

Matt said...

I've figured Scotty's spelling issues out: he's spelling like "Hooked on Phonics" teaches kids to sound our words.

Catmandew? C'mon Bub!

scott h said...

its 10:30 you should be good for another couple hrs.

Tex said...

well Matt...money always wins out!
Sell OUT!!! :)

boys I got to get unpacked from this trip...ya have been A TRIP tonight!! thanks for the memories!!

Scotty....if anyone can put up one of those family pics..you can. can't WAIT!

Ted D said...

//Oh my gosh Tex I have pic's of those two that would set off laughter in austin that would be felt in catmandew//

Spellcheck, EASY now: Do the words "white tux with tails, afro, and porn stache" ring any bells? 'Cause if they don't, I'll gladly remind you. ;)

scott h said...

Spell it any way you want, you knew what I was saying.Is your wife with you or still at home. I think thats why you are a little stuffie.

Ted D said...

She's still here Bub: it seems living at her Mom and Dad's while Matty ready's the money pit is not what she imagined in her mind!

Mr. Anti-capitalism is a LOOOOONG way from being out of the woods, so to speak.

Matt said...

I'm just holding out until I have enough cash to move us to Catmandew.

Tree Newt is OUT.

scott h said...

Ok boys I know you two need 8 hrs so you will be in tip top condition for another day of AS the Market swirls. Talk to you guys later

Ted D said...

Night Boys: and Tex.

Black sheep is heading to the barn.