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Monday, July 23, 2012

Father's Day

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We had a wonderful Father's Day.  Cale was fasting for a loved one on Father's Day so we didn't make him breakfast in bed.  But each child got him two little gifts that they were sure he would love! 

Averie:  Tape Measure and Beef Jerky
Kempton:  Jalapenos and Jalapeno Chips
Brenna:  Diet Coke and Gummy Worms 

They each filled out a worksheet about Daddy:
(Their answers are in bold print.)

My Daddy's name is Daddy.
He is 44 years old, 6 feet tall and weighs 30 inches.
His favorite food is the Dinner we ate last night.
My Daddy is really good at the Wii
He loves to give me hugs because I am a princess!
My favorite thing to do with my dad is to walk with him.
I'm just like my Daddy because I like him.
What I love most about my Daddy is he tickles me.
It makes Daddy happy when I do what he says.

Dear Daddy, I like you so much!  Surprise, Daddy!  You let me take a bath after dinner and you throw me up in the air.  You call me Rosie.  You let us go to Legoland.  I love you! 
Love, Brenna

My Daddy's name is Caleb.
My Dad is 34 years old, 5 feet tall and weighs 34 pounds.
His hair is blond and his eyes are blue.
My Dad's favorite food is Jalapenos.
Daddy's favorite color is Green.
My Dad likes to wear Hats.
My Dad's job is Work.
He loves to eat Doritos.
He's smart because he knows How to Build.
My Dad works hard at Work.
My Daddy always tells me Good Job.
I'm happy when Daddy Lets me build.
It makes Daddy happy When I do what he asks me to do.
I love my Daddy because He is nice to me.

Dear Daddy, I like you because you let me help you do the basement.
Love, Kempton

My Daddy's name is Caleb.
My Dad is 34 years old, "5" tall and weighs 110 pounds.
His hair is blond and his eyes are blue.
My Dad's favorite food is Mom's Tortellini.
My favorite thing to do with my Dad is Go to the gas station together.
Daddy's favorite color is Orange for the Broncos.
My Dad likes to wear Dress Clothes.
My Dad's job is A Mechanic (he wishes).
He loves to drink Diet Coke.
He's smart because he knows How to fix a car.
My Dad works hard at His homework.
Daddy always tells me I love you.
I'm happy when my Daddy bugs me.
It makes Dad happy when I give him a hug.
I love my Daddy because he's nice.

Dear Daddy, I love you!  Even when you yell.  I hope you like my present! 
Love, Averie

I am so grateful for the father of my children.  I've said this before, but I am so impressed with how connected he is to our children's emotional needs.  When we have a child who is struggling, I don't have to point it out to him.  He takes it upon himself to fulfill their needs.  He will come up with ways to spend more time with them individually.  He has a lot on his plate, but we are his priority and he would rather spend time with us than do anything else.  We are his hobby, his friends, and his life.  He strives to find a healthy balance between work, home improvement and car projects, church, children, wife, and now school.  After all of this, there is no time for his own hobbies or interests.  I love how much he loves our newborns, he wants to do all the grunt work and gets a thrill when they smile at him and recognize him as their Daddy.  I'll hear him laughing in the other room when they coo and smile at him.  He loves holding them and nurturing them.  He knows he is not perfect, but recognizes areas of improvement and tries each day to be better than the previous day. 
This Father's Day was very special as I thought a lot about my own Dad and how important he is to me.  My emotions right now are a little tender as I think about how fragile this life is and how we should never take it for granted.  My Dad is such a beautiful example of faith and obedience.  He is valiant and always shows integrity.  These are the most important qualities to have.  I love how he keeps up with his kids on all the latest gadgets and I love his MANY quotable sayings that are unique to only him! We've counted over 30 of them.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's in my life!   

1 comment:

Summer said...

the worksheet answers are so cute!