I hope that everyone is having a lovely father's day today. While we mainly celebrated Working Dad yesterday (a wonderful afternoon at Golden Road Brewery) I definitely wanted to take some time today to talk about all the wonderful fathers' that have gone into making our family.
Let's start with my Dad- Grandpa B:
|My sister and me at my pre-wedding bonfire|
My Dad is a wonderful person. He's the kind of Dad who leaves messages on your phone telling you how wonderful, stupendous, amazing, intelligent, etc. you are. With us two girls, he definitely did something right, since both of us are happily married with kiddos of our own. He's always there to lend a hand, he's the first person we call if EG is sick and we need to go to work, and is always willing to come and watch her. When I was working at USC he once drove all the way out to Pasadena to pick me up, drove me home to the OC, fed me, gave me soup, took me to the Doctor, and then drove me all the way home. I was lucky enough to drive across country with him four different times while in college, and those experiences aren't something I would give up for the world. (Yes, when I say across country for us that meant an RV, at least 10 days and constant contact. Yes, I loved it!). He's taught me so many things, I can't thank him enough!
|EG's first carousel ride! The same carousel I used to ride with my Grandpa!|
Then there is Grandpa L- My Father-in-Law:
|Hours after EG was born...|
|Two littles- EG and her cousin B|
And of course, the Daddy on this blog: Working Dad
|My little sleeping angels- totally twinsy's here...|
And what an amazing man he is too! As a husband he's absolutely wonderful, but as a father I've seen him grow, change and really come into his own. As you know, we had a traumatic birth experience, which coincided with Working Dad's birthday. He became a father through trial by fire- responsibilty thrust on his shoulders with such weight... Not only did he handle that situation, but every one since then. He enjoys his private time with EG- taking her to the beach and the pier. He loves giving her baths, and has even embraced the girlishness that requires hair bows. He gets her ready for school each morning, from the frilly shirts to the sparkly shoes. He also realizes how important his relationship is with her- why he's a key part of her life and how choices that he makes can really effect her self-esteem and self-worth as a woman.
|Photo by Laura Layera (luluphoto)|
As we make our way from 3 to 4, I want to say how much I appreciate him. How important he is as a pillar of our family, and how proud I am of him. He's a wonderful man, a fantastic father, and I know that as we step into becoming parents of two kids, he'll only get better!
Happy Father's Day!
PS- EG wants to say:
|Courtesy of HGTV|