I want to express my love to all father's out there. I know first hand that being a parent can be a hard job. But the love of a father can mean everything. I have A LOT of great fathers and I wanted to tell them I love them.
My older brother Josh has always been a great example to me. He is very kind, giving and humble. He has been a very good friend and when I didn't have my dad around he was there to comfort and give me blessings when needed. I love you Joshie Pooh! Even though we all like to tease you and remind you about burning that girl's hair. It's all out of love!
Saturday night we had my dad over and I made Cafe Rio Salad and we had a good time with him. I am so thankful that we are getting closer and spending more time with my dad lately.
Brooklynn loves Grandpa Dennis and it is so cute that whenever she had a puppy that he gave her when she was a baby, she says. "Mom, I love Grandpa Dennis." It is so cute. Thanks Dad for coming to the dinner. I am so glad you are in our life. I am very proud of you and all that you are doing with your life.
My Grandpa Budd is a 2nd dad to me. He has always been there for me and also has given me many blessings. I am so thankful that Brooklynn and Cameron get to know him. He is so good to them. He always lets Brooklynn come up and jump on his bed and he just watches her and laughs. And EVERY time he sees Cameron he says, "I love my little football player Smiley." I have such a sweet Grandpa. Sidenote: I am told by my mom and aunt and uncle. That this picture of him holding Brooklynn, is the only time they have ever seen him hold a newborn baby. I feel very blessed that he wanted to hold her. I don't even think he would hold Cameron.
Another great man, father and grandpa is Ryan's dad Ron. We love him so much and he has always been very kind and loving. He let us live with them while we had fertility, medical expenses and saving for a house. I really appreciate it to both Ron and Susan. Ron also has been there and given me blessings and been a great example as a dad to me. He has taught Ryan many good things and I am greatful for that. We chose the name Cameron because it had Ron in it. I am so glad that Cameron can grow up and know his grandpa and learn from him as much as us. I know I don't say it enough but I love you and am very thankful for you.
Last and not least is my Ryan. I love him so much. Ryan always says that one of the reasons he was attracted to me was my love for kids. I feel the same, I was so impressed to see him with his neices and nephews and knew he would make a great dad. Sometimes he is even one of the kids and he gets time out too. Just teasing. IT was very hard when we went so long and could not get pregnant, it killed me to see it hurt Ryan. I am so glad that we were blessed with two kids. Both Brooklynn and Cameron love him so much. Brooklynn loves waiting for Ryan to get home from work and love to hide from him. They have such a cute relationship. Cameron LOVES his daddy and follows him all over. I can't wait to see him as a little toddler trying to do everything his daddy does. Ryan I love you and I am so thankful that you are part of the kids lives and you really do such a good job.
For Father's Day Brooklynn got him a Daddy Daughter date. She got him movie tickets and gift card to eat lunch. Brooklynn was so excited and they went yesterday. They saw the movie Up and went and ate lunch at Rumbi. Brooklynn has been wanting Ryan to take her to eat fish. I just can't since I won't eat it and so I told Ryan if you guys want you can go get it, but I just can't eat it with them. So they did and Brooklynn LOVES it. They had a great time.
Cameron gave Ryan some money to go golfing and them a golf set so that Ryan can teach him how to play and something they can do together. (Only a few more weeks probably until he is walking. He stands so good now.) Cameron loves him a lot and it will be so cute to see them out there playing together.
I love you all and am lucky to have great examples for me and my kids. LOVE YOU!
Theodore at 18 months
3 weeks ago