One of the reasons I love my dear Husband as much as I do is because of the Incredible father he is to our children. I feel so blessed, for myself and for my kids, to have a father that loves and cherishes his kids as much as he does. I know that there are few things as important in this world to him than being a good father is. He loves those 4 little ones with all his heart. He works incredible hard to provide so much for all of us. He makes so many sacrifices for the well being of us all and so often puts us first. I know that being a Daddy has brought joy and fulfillment to his life in ways he could never have imagined. There is no one I would rather be on this journey through parenthood with than this guy!
I'm just sorry our kids couldn't take a better group picture. Some day all these silly kids will be grown and you will have perfectly posed pictures, and then we are going to miss the days of someone sticking their finger up there nose.
Each of the kids took their turn giving dad their special gifts they made him at school. They are always all so cute with how excited and proud they are to give us our gifts on Mother and Fathers day...I think because they know it is a complete surprise since they made it without us around. It's always very sweet to see those little handprints and funny reasons why Dad is the Best Dad Ever!
Conner modeling the new hat we got for Dad....which turned out to be a fail because it was too small. A+ for effort though!
Kellen's gift for Dad...which he wrapped all on his own! He is quite the little elf.
The big kids actually decided to hide their gifts for Dad and make him go on a little treasure hunt to find them. It was really cute and they were so impressed by themselves and their great idea. And Daddy was a good sport and really got into it!
Daddy and his girls. I am thinking Makenna is getting pretty big and perhaps next year might be the first "Breakfast in bed" year for Dad. We will see....
Shortly after the kids got out of school we had some Very special visitors come to town. Grandma and Grandpa surprised us with Another visit to see us her! It was so nice getting to see them again so soon after having them here for Christmas. The kids were beside themselves with excitement. They were totally cute and all of them made posters to hold up for them when they arrived at the airport.
The boys spotted them first and went running for hugs. Makenna is old enough now to get a little shy about these kinds of things and so she was a little more reserved with her initial hello (though I really think she was probably one of the most anxious of all the kids!!) The boys were great little gentlemen and carried Grandma and Grandpa's luggage for them.
It felt so good to have Grandma and Grandpa back here with us! And to have them here during the summer while all the kids were out of school the whole time was perfect as well!
Kellen and Conner made Grandma and Grandpa lots of cards. We also wanted to celebrate Grandpa's birthday while they were out here since it was so close to their trip!