Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Dads in my life

It's Father's Day. 
A shout out to the best daddy in the world. 
The kids are so lucky to have you as their Dad. 
You are such a good teacher, confidant, boo-boo fixer, 
teddy bear, and role model.
You came into this daddy role so effortlessly. 
You picked the kids up in your arms and never let them go. 
You are such the coolest dad and they love you to pieces.
To my Father-In-Law, thank you for being such a wonderful example to your sons. 
You are one of the most selfless people I know and is always there to lend a helping hand. 
You have taught your son what it is to help others and work hard.
June is a hard month.  
Yes it is the start of summer and we fill the days with camps, summer fun, and sleepovers... but 
it is also a month filled with reminders of my Dad. 
June 1st was the day 4 years ago that we lost him.
June 10th was his birthday. 
And today is Father's Day.
It's left a hole in my heart. 
As much as I want to make Father's Day a special extraordinary day for my Hubby, it is reminder 
that my Dad isn't here to call, or visit, or give a hug to. 
So to all of you with a Dad close by give him an extra squeeze today.  
Spend 5 extra minutes with him on the phone asking him how his day is. 
You never know when you won't have him there beside you. 

"A good father is one of the most unsung, upraised,
unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."
Billy Graham

Monday, June 1, 2015

Cute in a Tutu

 This past Saturday, Lil Miss was in her first ever dance recital. 
She has been up and down about dance all year.  
Some days she is super excited about it, and other days you couldn't drag her 
off my lap to participate in class. 
But give her a cute sparkly sequined tutu and lipstick... and we have a dancing DIVA.
  As soon as she got her outfit on for dress rehearsal, she asked if she could wear this forever. 
She turned into a prima donna. 
I successfully got all that thick hair in a ballerina bun and she couldn't wait to dance.


She danced her little heart out on stage.  
She blew kisses to mommy and daddy, and followed the teacher in all the steps. 
I couldn't be prouder. 
Her biggest fan was there watching and she couldn't wait for him to see her. 
He surprised her with flowers and then she poked them into everyone's face 
to smell them.  Brother, sisters, and random strangers.  
We tried this year in dance to get our feet wet and see if she would like it. 
With her older sisters,  one didn't like it at all and the other had massive stage fright. 
I think we are going to have to sign this one up for another year. 
Happy Feet!