Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Daddy's Day!

A little late but better than never right? I wanted to post a few pictures from Father's Day! We had a wonderful day down at the Gateway with Jason's family. We had lunch at CPK ( one of my favorites) and then walked around enjoying the chalk art created the day before. It was a beautiful day! I wanted to take a minute and spotlight the Daddys in my life. As many of you know Jason and I decided to name our baby after his Grandpas. They are two very different but very strong men. I hope he carries on their names with honor. So here is a little bit about Alex Roger's Grandpas.

First off my Daddy, Roger. It's strange to think that my Father has been gone more years than I actually had with him. I miss him so much! I know that Jason and him would have been best of friends. I have many found memories of my Father however two in particular come to mind. The first being the many nights I snuggled with him in bed while he watch " Rassles" that is wrestling for those of you that can't translate. As boring as I found it I loved being with my Dad and would bet on who was going to win the match. As I watched Alex last night snuggled on the couch with his Dad watching Ultimate Fighting it was like going back in the past.
The other memory that comes to mind is camping with my Dad. I remember him helping me find a roasting stick and carving it until it was just perfect. He would then set up the fire and get me roasting marshmallows while the rest of my family set up camp. My Mom would always get so mad at him for ruining my dinner.
Isn't it funny that it's not the huge things but the small moments that mean so much to me. I am glad that Alex shares many small moments with his Dad. I know that he will cherish them as much as I have.
My Daddy
The name Alex came from Jason's father Alan or Al as he goes by. I feel very blessed to have him as my FIL. He raised a wonderful son and taught him so many things that make him who he is today. At times I tease Jason but I hope that he knows that his quirks he gets from his Dad are wonderful. Al is always looking out for our family and is willing to do whatever it takes to make us happy. He was beyond thrilled that his first grand baby was born on his birthday. I don't think we will ever be able to top that gift. He adores Alex and loves to spend time with him and watch him grow. I am very grateful that Alex has his Grandpa Al in his life.
Al at our Chinese wedding banquet 5 years ago. Do I really not have a more recent picture.. I have to somewhere don't I?
I saved the TOP POP for last. Jason is an amazing dad!! I knew he was great with kids but honestly I had no clue just what a great Daddy he would be. Alex runs to the gate at the top of the stairs when he hears the garage door open and me singing...
" We're so glad when Daddy comes home, glad as we can be. Clap our hands and shout for joy and climb upon his knee. Put our arms around his neck, hug him tight like this. Grab his cheeks and give him what? A great big kiss... Mmma!"
Just a few reasons why Alex this his dad is the TOP POP.
1- He changes diapers.. yup even poopy ones.
2- He gets up with Alex in the middle of the night just as much as me if not more. I tend to loose it with Alex at 3 am and Jason is calm and patient.
3- He shares his food with Alex. He even takes bites of soggy food Alex feeds him.
4- He washes clothes including Alex's poopy outfits.
5-He makes special meals for Alex. Just this morning I came home to find the two of them sharing scrambled eggs ( Alex's first). Now I know it would have been easier to feed Alex something simple like baby food but Jason was willing to go all out for his buddy.
6-He plays for hours with Alex, teaching him, tickling him and making him smile.
7-He gives me a break and allows me to take nights off to hang out with the girls while he stays home with Alex.
8-He doesn't freak out if I need him to pick up dinner or if the house isn't in tip top shape when he gets home.
9-He watches out for our family's safety. Whether is checking the doors and windows at night, wiping down toys, shopping carts etc. for germs. Jason always has our safety in mind.
10-He adores Alex and reminds me often of how lucky we are to have him in our life.
I could go on for hours. I love you Jason and appreciate the type of Father you are. I know that you are one of few " TOP POPs" and I feel very blessed to have found you. Happy Daddy's Day to all the Dads out there.

Alex and his Daddy on Father's Day 2008


Elicia said...

These pics of Alex and Jason are so cute! It has been too long since I've seen you - are you and Alex up for a play date with us?

johnsen with an E said...

Ok, so first of all, I never got to tell you goodbye when I had Parlee and moved away. Every time I came into SU, you happened to be gone. You are so great, and I miss talking to you. Your baby is so dang cute! Don't you love being a Mom? PS, how do you know Becca? She is one of my way good friends from high school, small world. Keep in touch, Alyson

Jillinda said...

I loved reading that post about all the dads in your life. It always warms my heart to see David with the kids. It is a special bond that kids have with their dads, that is for sure. :)

Pippy said...

Hi Shar, it's me Leah. I saw a link to your blog on Becca's blog. I am so glad to see pics of your darling baby and see a little of what's going on in your life. I am so happy for you. I have so many good memories of our time together before I moved to Boston. :)Leah