Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Warning to Winter...


We woke up Friday to this...

Beautiful isn't it?

If it was Christmas Eve maybe - but not April 28th!

This place is crazy!

And after being teased with early spring great weather - I think we are all over it...


So... with lighters in hand - the goofballs took things in to their own hands...


and decided to send a little message to Old Man Winter himself...


The message was simple:

"Pack up your white fluffy stuff and get outta here - or the tiny snowman gets it!"

I am with you 100% guys... here's to hoping he listens!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Illmatic


Mebski Love had that far off stare...


And Google Maps had that Queensbridge building shot...

You know what that meant.

Classic Cover time!


Here's the original Illmatic cover by the lyrical genius NAS...


And here's Mebbie - holding her own...

I switched my motto; instead of saying "#@!* tomorrow"
That buck that bought a bottle could've struck the lotto...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

3 Feet High and Rising


It almost seemed like I couldn't even look at them anymore without seeing another classic album cover!

And they were LOVING it!

Learning new tunes, dressing up, being silly and hanging out with daddy...

Shoot... I WAS LOVING IT!


If you know hip hop... you know this album for sure!


The goofballs brought their A game and nailed it!

"Right is wrong when hype is written on the Soul, De La that is,
Style is surely our own thing, not the false disguise of showbiz..."

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ready To Die


There he was - rocking nothing but his pull up, green flip flops and some skin in need of lotion - when it hit me...

"Dude looks like the cover of Notorious B.I.G.'s album!"

I'm sure all parents have moments like that - where their kids look like classic album covers - and right there in the kitchen - the idea was born...

Let's recreate some iconic, classic and awesome hip hop album covers with the goofballs!

We'll call 'em "CLASSIC HIP-HOP COVER COVERS" and it'll be awesome!

I shared these out on a lot of social media - but I'mma archive 'em here over the next bit cuz - well, let's be honest - they're just fun to look at!


So downstairs we raced - no time to waste - and had Z-Dogg study the cover for a bit and then bust his pose...


Dude was NAILING it!


If you don't know hip hop.... well - shame on you... but if you really don't - here's the original cover.


And here's Z-Dogg's Cover Cover!

"It was all a dream - I used to read Word Up! magazine..."

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sleeves in the Making


When I got home tonight he was SO STOKED to show me his tattoos...


Seems like somebody is trying to compete in the sleeve departed... I guess I better get busy!


It'd be hard for me to ever really say "no" Z-Dogg...

Give it a few years buddy! But you'd rock a sleeve well I think!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Little Girl - Gigantic Heart


This little girl right here has a heart the size of Africa for her birthplace...

She absolutely LOVES being part of Brighton Their World videos and advocating and sharing...

And she's AWESOME at it too!

Meron... God built you special, girl! I am blessed to be called your "daddy!"

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Here Comes Trouble!


Trouble...

It's this little booger's middle name!

But I tell ya what - when you're as cute as he is - ya pull off trouble pretty easily!


Z-Dogg... we love every last bit of the crazy ya bring us and we know one day we'll wish it was still here...

STAY CRAZY!!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Little Miss Athletic


This girl here is Little Miss Athletic... she just doesn't realize it yet!


Coaches LOVE having her on the team - with those long legs, quick understanding of games, endurance - and all done with a smile!

She is a "go to" player in every sport she has done.


And most times she has been pretty heavily "out gendered" and it hasn't stopped her from jumping in and shining!


One of these days soon - her aggressiveness is gonna catch up with her lean, quick body God gave her and then... WATCH OUT!


Mebbie - keep playing girl - stay humble - stay strong and always have fun!

Daddy is SUPER proud of you sweetie!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Volleyball and Friends


I am so proud of this girl right here!


She's been test driving every sport she can... and this time around it's volleyball.

And she is LOVING it!


Tonight - she had the best of both worlds... sports and social!

She had a game after school - she had her whole family there - AND she had one of her good friends from school come home with her and come to the game.

She was beaming.


Meron - you mix and manage your friends and sports with the best of them, girl!

Daddy is impressed and proud of ya sweetie!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fearless Leader


Look at the way they look at her.

She leads them and doesn't even know it. It's just something that comes natural to her.

And they look to her. They trust her. They follow her.

They believe she'd never lead them astray... and I believe it too.


Meron... God gave ya a gift in this area girl. We've seen it - way before ya even had two little siblings looking to ya.

Keep leading girl...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Car Snoozer


Legs crossed, surrounded by his favorite books and rocking a SERIOUS case of "flat haired car seat head..."


My man can catch up on his sleep just about anywhere!

I know Z-Dogg, I know... you're not even sleepy, right?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Self(ie) Awareness


The girl knows a good picture when she sees one!

Keep smiling Meron!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sums 'Em Up!


This series of pictures sums these two up PERFECTLY!

Mebbie - all smiles, all seriousness, always sweet, gentle and loving...


And then there's Meron... put her in the background and she is bound to be crazy... nutty... insane!


It's just who the two of them are... no doubt!

And I wouldn't change it for ANYTHING!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Funday


That's EVERY Sunday 'round these parts, people!

Keep having fun girls - I believe He loves it!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Down For Whatever!


I swear - I ask the goofballs multiple times a week if they think their daddy is crazy.

The answer is always the same: "Yes. You are. But the good kind of crazy!"

And I think they like it too... cuz these little goofballs are down for whatever!


Like this morning... I didn't even have the whole sentence outta my mouth. I said:

"Hey guys - who is brave enough to..."
Mebbie's hand shot up and she was yelling "Me! Me!"


So out we trooped... wearing bathing suits and swim gear in the middle of a weirdo spring time snow storm to shoot a funny picture about swimming!


It was COLD! And super windy. But they did it!

Ya know what guys?

I think we ALL are a little bit of that good kind of crazy!

Friday, April 15, 2016

His Heart


This little dude right here.

While he torments his older sister like it's his job - the fact is...

He has a GIGANTIC heart in that teeny little chest of his.

Let it shine Z-Dogg... LET IT SHINE!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Duh na na na na na na na


Duh na - na na - na na na na... Duh na - na na - na na na na

BATMAN!

Keep rolling Z-Dogg!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Mebbie Dance


The Mebbie Dance...

It's as elusive as a Sasquatch riding a unicorn through the Bermuda Triangle.

She doesn't get her groove on often...


So when I see it - I usually gotta capture it!


Until she spots me spotting her...


Which usually means a quick ending of it.

Dance often Mebbie... DANCE OFTEN!