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Click on the picture of Colby and he'll demonstrate the proper way to eat your first-birthday cupcake!

Click on the picture of Colby and he’ll demonstrate the proper way to eat your first-birthday cupcake!

By LARRY VAUGHT

Okay, this site is devoted to UK athletics. But today you have to indulge me — or maybe not since I am sure my 1-year-old grandson, Colby, will be a Kentucky fan if his parents have their way.

Sportswriters have terrific careers, but the odd, long hours also require us to miss a lot of family functions since game schedules are not set around birthdays, anniversaries, school programs, etc. That’s why I’ve tried to spend all the time I can with my grandchildren. It’s like a second chance to connect.

And I had one of those Verizon moments — yes, my Verizon Samsung Galaxy was in my pocket when I needed it most to capture this video (and others I have shared from UK football, UK basketball, McDonald’s All-American Game — that I thought why not share with you. We only turn 1 once, and my grandson made the most of his first birthday cupcake. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

13 Responses to Happy Birthday No. 1 to my grandson Colby Vaught

  • LindaS says:

    That is so cute, he looks so sweet! Aren’t grandsons the best?
    What do you mean he won’t be a Kentucky fan, what is wrong with his parents? Please tell me he will not be a fan of that ‘other’ school, please Larry, please.
    Happy Birthday to Colby!

  • Hoffmeyer says:

    I’m happy that there is a grandson to carry on what grandpa and great grandpa started.

  • Karen Sprinkle says:

    What was up with the chocolate cupcake with red icing, Larry? Geez. Just kidding. Sure is a cute little feller, and he WAS trying to answer your questions, it seems.

  • Lori Metcalf says:

    Happy birthday to Colby! My mother thinks being a grandparent is the highest pinnacle of parenthood. I think you might agree. :-)

  • Larry Pup says:

    He attacked that cupcake like a linebacker. You should be very proud Larry V. He is a champ. Great looking boy. Thanks for sharing the moment. We don’t get very many of those before they are grown and gone.

  • Jan in Indiana says:

    Thank you for sharing your grandson with us, he is a handsome little guy. Grandchildren are wonderful, gives new meaning to that old saying ” if I had known grandchildren were so much fun i would have had them first.”

  • UKFAN197TONE says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY little fella. I’m glad you got to be there Larry. I missed my sons first Christmas, Birthday and steps. However, I did get to do other “firsts” with him. Bike ride, football and baseball game and his HS graduation. I hope you get to see and be part of many more events.

  • trublususu says:

    Happy 1st birthday, Colby!! Too cute!! Looks like the cupcake was Coach Cal’s favorite – red velvet.

    • larryvaught says:

      Trublue and LoveSEC, it was a great time. Little guy just dove in. His brother ate the blue cupcake

  • Love SEC F-Ball says:

    Larry – This is a great video. That is one way to deal with the color red.
    I know that you and Penny are enjoying these special grandchildren!

  • Judi Cole says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your special memories of your adorable grandson with us. He really enjoyed that sweet tasting cupcake! What a treat for your family to be able to share the special moments with each other.

  • UKFMLY says:

    Not many words for that Larry. As a first time grandpa my self I keep my Galaxy S III charged and ready. Showed the office everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing a momnent like that. Those moments are priceless and saving them is important. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to the same type moment on 07/01. :)

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