Monday, February 22, 2010

My new grandson

I am today officially a GREAT grandad. Although my buddies have assured me that I'm not that great. My wife's grand-daughter Erica gave birth to a dandy 6#9oz boy on Saturday. Not a record but for sure a KEEPER!! Everybody is fine except for Papa Jorge who is a bit nervous about handling his boy. (He'll get over that in a hurry, right??)
This young fella, Julien's the name by the way, makes the fifth generation of the Ryan clan in Los Barriles: Marcia, (she's 88 but don't tell her I said so) Marcia's daughter Donna(my wife), Donna's son Pat, Pat's daughter Erica and Erica's son Julien. Five. Pretty cool.
Here's some photos:

Friday, February 19, 2010

Parade in Los Barriles!!!

A fellow I know in San Jose calls our little town "Los Bore-iles." (I won't mention his name but his initials are Jeff King.) DUDE! We have exciting things going on here! Boring my hiney! Check out the video of our 1st annual Mardi Gras parade. We went some of the way on this one with several expenses spared!
I "borrowed" this video from Dr. Mary's You Tube site. (I've always believed it is much easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission.Hope she doesn't read my blog) Click on her name above to go to her You Tube channel.