Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dear Baby Daddy.

First, Happy Father's Day to both our dads! We hope you both have are able to relax today and feel the love from all your family. We wouldn't be who we are today without you.

Papa and Eli

Pop-pop holding Eli

Papa and Eli

I think you're thinking, "Hi buddy. You look absolutely nothing like me."
Happy Father's Day to the best daddy an Eli could ask for. :) You are such a good father, and you've only had one little year of practice. I know you will get better and better as the years go on, if that's even possible.

Lifetime sportsman's license
You two are going to be such good friends. You will get to teach Eli everything you know about hunting, fishing, exploring, and respecting and enjoying this big wide earth.
first father's day.
You love being with Eli, and will argue with me who gets to go get him first from the church nursery or after a nap. You sing him songs, and dance with him in the living room. You are the ultimate bath taker while I get a little alone time each night.
first swim.
You love being with us, and doing new fun things, just to see how Eli will enjoy it, whether it be his first food, first swim, first aquarium, or first tooth-brushing.

last summer in knoxville.
You are the most affectionate one out of the two of us, and Eli and I are both covered in kisses daily. We are a lucky mama and baby.
 You bring the F-U-N to our family. You rough house, play chase, tickle, and toss. You play games, sing songs, and dance. You eat food from his teeny tiny fingers, and drink from his sippy cup to make him happy.
You give piggy back rides, and belly rides on our hardwood floors. You are so FUN!

winter in front of first house. knoxville.
You hold Eli while you mow the lawn one handed, take him for wheelbarrow rides, and almost nightly wagon rides around the neighborhood. You are excited to take us camping, hiking, boating, and even to broadway plays. As long as we're together, you are a happy man, and I'm a happy girl, which makes Eli a happy baby.
feeding a sick baby a bottle.
You HELP me around the house. You clean, cook dinner, feed Eli, change diapers and clothes, getting dirty handprints on your nice clothes, and you brush little blonde hairs, brush eight little teeth, and diaper-cream little cute bottoms. You work hard all day and then work hard at home. I couldn't think of anything BETTER. You make small selfless acts with a happy heart. Talk about sexy. :)
Keeping feverish heads cool with a sick baby.
You wear a teddy bear on your head to entertain a sick munchkin so he will keep his cold rag on his head. You pray with us and for us, and do the dishes. You go to church with us and love the Lord more than us, or even yourself.
Christmas 2010.
You are dark-skinned, dark-eyed, handsome and hairy and I love it. Our baby is fair, blue-eyed, beautiful and smooth skinned and I love it too. You look like you adopted him until he smiles, and then he's all yours with your huge mouths and almond shaped Indian eyes.
first slide.

kisses after church.

birthday ride in the new ride.

first ocean.
THANK YOU for all you do for us. It is a BIG job to try and raise our little boy into a young man and into a grown man and even more so into a grown Christian man. Your grandfather did a great job with your dad, and your dad did a great job with you, and you will do a great job with our little boy. You are already teaching him how to love others, how to have patience, have fun, and love Jesus. How to be a servant, be kind, and respect his mama. You are teaching him about marriage and how to treat his future wife. How to be a good loving son to his own parents and a protective, giving brother to his future siblings. You are doing a great job, honey. I love you! Eli loves you! Happy Father's Day!

1 comment:

  1. Jane, what a sweet sweet post. I have always loved your husband (in the cousin way). You have a right to be proud of him, and I love the pic of Matt pooching his lips out at Eli. Eli definitely got his lips from his daddy.

    Happy Father's Day Matt!