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Dr. Dunkenstein

I mentioned yesterday that Eli was staying with my in-laws.  Well, we were finally reunited tonight.  We met Eric's parents in Owensboro which was a win-win for everyone.  I got my boy, and Eric, Eli and Colby got to meet Dr. Dunkenstein.

In case you're like me and have no clue who that is, he was a Louisville basketball player in the 1980s who also made it in the NBA as part of the Utah Jazz.  Ya'll the man has a 48 inch vertical jump!  Anyway, the boys were excited to attend the meet and greet.

Eric is a photshop wiz and made a custom poster for him to sign.  Dr. Dunkenstein was so impressed with my husband's skills that  he requested a copy for himself!  I am so excited for Eric; his favorite basketball player took notice of this talent.

It's funny because Dr. Dunkentsein, whose real name -by the way- is Darrell Griffith, used to be part of the "Just Say No" campaign.  My mother-in-law happened to save a bunch of his cards from school, so the boys all had those too.

Colby was excited to have him sign the basketball, and Ronnine got a jersey autographed.  In case you're wondering, Dixie and I were content to document the whole thing.  

After our little fanfest, we ate dinner at Chedders where Eli proceeded to get a tummy ache thanks to too much salsa....nice!

Although we were happy to see Eli, we got a strong dose of reality on the way home when he threw about ten million fits and screamed my least favorite word at the top of his lungs repeatedly...NO!!!

Oh yeah, at one point he said "Eli no love mommy daddy anymore." I cried, but Eric assured me that it's somewhat normal.  Must be because after a little attitude adjustment, he snuggled up next to me and fell asleep.


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