Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Daddy's Day!

Jared, Eloise, and I are really excited to celebrate Daddies this fathers' day.  We are particularly excited about one particular daddy who we get to see in action every day.  There are probably a million reasons why he is a fantastic dad.  Here are a few:
Here he is in Lake Washington with Jared.  That water is seriously cold, but I'm not sure who had more fun out of the two of these guys.
 On the Palmyra, New York temple grounds with Eloise.  Daddy will do ANYTHING to get this girl to laugh.  
 Dancing at Faith and Jorge's wedding.  Eloise is really attached to her daddy.  I got really excited once because I thought she was saying "Mommy." It turned out she was just blowing noisy spit bubbles.  She does talk about "Dadden" at least a hundred times a day.
 In Lake Washington again, trying to convert Eloise to his water loving ways.  She doesn't dislike water.  She dislikes any part of her person being submersed in frigid, snow-melt water.  We picked Daddy up at work on Monday for a pre-family home evening activity at the beach park.
 Does he look like he's tired after a long day at work? Not this Daddy.  He is ready to play.
On Friday, Daddy met us at the park for a farmers' market picnic of wood fired pizza and pasta salad.  I'm not sure he got to eat at all with two very wound up children vying for his attention.  Eloise contrived all sorts of excuses to sit in his lap.  
 This morning, Jared, Eloise, and I took Daddy waffles in bed.  When he asked to bring them to the table to eat with the rest of the family, Jared, shocked at the suggestion, informed Daddy that waffles in bed must be eaten in bed.  Poor Daddy was forced to eat alone.  Jared wants to know when Jared's day is, since today is Daddy's day.  He also wants to know if he can have waffles in bed and steak for dinner on Jared's day.  Not likely.
We all agree that this has to be the best Daddy ever made.  I think you can see why.  I don't know if we can ever do enough to thank this Daddy for all of the hard work, the sleepless nights, the example he sets, the service he does, and the dedication he has to his family. Today, to all of the dads and grandpas who have and are tirelessly sacrificing themselves for their families,  happy Daddy's Day!

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