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Happy Birthday, dear Bailey Michael!

Bailey is now seven years old... 7  Such a special number in the bible, and he is such a special young man with a heart of gold.

Part 1 of the birthday weekend began at Sky Zone in SW Omaha where he and some friends jumped on trampolines for 60-90 minutes, ending with a cool birthday cake in a cool party room.  Part 2 was tonight for our family at Ragazzi's Pizza, which we enjoy quite a bit.  Over the last couple of days, I think I looked over at least 50 times to see Amber smiling proudly at her son.  Thank God and God alone for my chance to do so.

Earlier I took him out for a special birthday breakfast and commented on how the temperature dropped 55 degrees in the last 12 hours.  Bailey asked "how cold is it right now?"  I said it was 17, to which he replied "Wow, it was 72 yesterday?"  I said "Bailey, did you just add 17 and 55 in your head, to get 72?  Wow to yourself, pal, you're almost ready for college!"

"OH GRANDPA!!!  I'm just trying to get through 1st grade for now!"

And on a serious note (as if he wasn't), I don't want him to grow up too fast.