Sunday, October 23, 2011

Super Dad

My dear boys,

You have one stellar man for father.  Below are just a few examples of what I mean.

Every afternoon when Dada gets home from work you ask him "Play!?!"  and he drops everything at the door.  One afternoon you coaxed him outside as you often do.  When I peeked out the back door to see what you guys were up to I saw this hilarious sight in the driveway... 
He has a hard time saying no to you.  After looking at this picture again, though, it strikes me that this might have been HIS idea. ;)
Your Dad is nothing if not dedicated.  To us and to his job.  Here he is typing a work email one handed while holding you just because you wanted "up!".

If he takes off in the morning before you wake up, he leaves little surprise drawings and/or notes for you to find on the chalkboard wall.  I read them to you and you point at the pictures.  It's a happy way to start your day.

Sullivan, your Dad makes special time for you in the evening.  He gives you your one bottle of the day followed by a spirited discussion and/or staring contest.  

Everything he does is with you both in the forefront of his mind.  Even his decision to run the half marathon every year is because of you two boys.  He says he hopes to to teach you that setting goals and pushing yourself to do things that challenge your mind and body are important.  Its obviously a little early for that message to be received, but I know its something you will learn from him over the years. 

You will learn that you have so many reasons to be proud of your Dad. 

Here are a few pictures of you two cheering him on at the most recent race...

Dada stopped mid-race to give you guys a hug and a high-five.

And then he was gone.  You were a little confused about why he was running :)

Max, one of my favorite features that you inherited from Dada is that irresistible gap between your two front teeth!
This is when we were on our way down to the plaza to watch the race.  Pretty excited!  Maybe its because I promised you pancakes from Classic Cup for breakfast :)

Sullivan, you were just snuggled up trying to keep warm and being cute :)

I hear your father tell you both that he loves you every single day and it melts my heart.  Don't ever doubt the strength of his love for you.  You truly have a Super Dad.

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