Happy Baby Daddy Day!

^^ This guy keeps the Daddy bar set pretty darn high! ^^

On Friday, Husband had his first invite to have Father’s Day breakfast at Bennett’s school.  Oh!  I don’t think I have mentioned on here that Bennett had started school… here are a few pictures of him on his first day, and then I will get back to the post dedicated to Husband ;)

That’s Bennett’s teacher on the far right, Ms. Tracey.  He really seems to like her and seems to be really enjoying school as a whole!  No tears, always happy when I get there to pick him up and it’s not because he sees me, he is just having a good time!  Anyway, back to Father’s Day… So, Husband had the Father’s Day breakfast.  They got there and everyone ate muffins and waffles (and I think there was some other stuff but I forgot).  No mom’s were there at all :( I thought for sure he would send me a text saying all the moms were there and for me to come join them… whaaaaahhh!!  After breakfast they handed out the presents- Husband got a new grilling glove custom with Bennett’s handprints, name, and year, he also got a paper tie with coloring artwork that Bennett did himself, inside the tie was a Snickers bar!  He also got a card with the sweetest Father’s Day poem in it!  Too say I was a tad bit jealous would be an understatement, but boy, does this daddy deserve all the love!

Husband, you are the best father for so many reasons, but the top three that come to mind are:

1. You are a great example for these boys!  You are a hard worker, you love their mama, you spend every free moment with them… if they grow up to be just like you, I will be so proud!

2. You provide for these boys far and beyond what is expected of any father.  These boys will never have a need that will not be met because you make sure that they are taken care of.

3. You light up the room when you walk in!  You never let the stress of the day come home with you, when you walk in they are your only priority and they love it! Their eyes get big and they get a grin from ear to ear!  They just adore you!

Husband, the boys & I are so lucky to have you!  We love you!

Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day Thoughts…

I have so many mixed feelings about Father’s Day.  I love celebrating my husband who is such a wonderful daddy to our two boys, and I love celebrating the amazing father that I had growing up, who was becoming just as wonderful of a grandpa to my boys before his sudden passing.  But at the same time, I will never be able to spend this holiday with my father again, and that realization is hard to accept.  The other day I was cleaning up some clutter in a decorative box that I keep on a table in our hallway, and I came across a card that my dad wrote to my husband.  This was given to my Husband for his first Father’s Day, and, unfortunately, it was my Dad’s last.  The sentiment in his words are so honest.  He really wrote it from the heart, and I want to share it with you guys…

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“Dear Doctor Andy,

Happy Father’s Day from Kim & James! Thank you for giving us such a beautiful grandson.  Being a father is the greatest gift God gives us.  They say the greatest treasure a man has is his SON.  Time is the greatest thing you can give him.  Spending as much time with him gives you priceless quality enjoyment, that memories will be made forever.

You are a great Father and this child will be happy and loved his entire life.  Thank you for being a wonderful man.  You treat our daughter so well and we are truly blessed to be in you all’s life.

We respect and love you,

James & Kim Olson”

I miss all the time he generously gave to me and my brother, that I naively thought would last forever… Love you Papa Olson.

Father’s Day Outtakes

This father-son duo… they have my heart!!  Especially when they twin up their wardrobe ;)  We spent Father’s Day with Husband’s family where we watched the US Open with Grandpa Dietrich, and had a wonderful steak dinner prepared by Grandma Dietrich.  It was a wonderful day!

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^^ How cool is this little cupcake display of a yorkie?!? ^^

My parents got this for Husband from Dolce (our yorkie) for Father’s Day.  So cute!

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And then, Daddy took Bennett in the pool (thinking the water was a little warmer than it really was), but Bennett wasn’t a big fan.  He didn’t like the cold water touching his belly, the video below shows how he reacted ha ha ha…

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Happy Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day to my incredible husband who has really stepped into the role of “daddy” perfectly.  To share this journey in parenthood with you has been the best experience of my life so far.  It’s amazing to watch you come home after a really long, difficult day at work and still have the energy to take over and help me with the baby.  You have no idea how appreciated you are.  When Bennett hears your voice and shows in his eyes that he recognizes you, it’s the most precious moment.  He loves you so much… almost as much as I do :).  He & I feel so blessed to have you as our own.  The way you take care of us and make us feel safe, that’s all we can really ask for, yet you deliver so much more.

Husband, learning this baby stuff together has been so much fun so far!  I love watching us learn and grow from every feeding, blowout, cry, smile (that may just be gas)… we make a great team and you’re the best teammate ever!  Gosh, I love you.  Happy 1st Father’s Day!

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And to the Grandfather’s… Bennett could not be more lucky to have such wonderful, loving human beings as his grandpa’s!  What fine examples these men are of what it really means to be a dad.  Making sure their families are taken care of no matter what, giving their all and dedicating their time to raising decent human beings, taking on the stressful situations that us children cause over the years, being encouraging, uplifting, dedicated to our happiness and success in life…  That’s what it’s all about!  I love these two men, one for being my father when he didn’t have to be… for stepping up where there was a void in my life and being there for me through everything and giving me (literally) everything he had to make my life amazing.  The other, for raising the most wonderful man that I would someday marry.  I’m so appreciative.  Thank you both!  Happy Father’s Day to these amazing men!

In honor of my father…

It’s funny how as I get older and as life takes on more challenges, I start to reflect back on the simplicity of my childhood and think about how truly blessed I am.  Not only did I have a dad who provided for anything and everything I could ever need, he was also the support system for all of my emotional woes.  Luckily, I still have my father today and he continues to be my rock in life.  He is always there for me with his immense love, gives me the BEST advice, and has always supplied me with an unbelievable amount of self confidence.

That being said, I could go on and on about how influential my father has been on my life and how he has molded me into the woman I am now, but today is about letting him know how much he means to me.  He is the most positive & uplifting human being on the planet, he always puts his children first, he is strong and caring, but most of all he motivates me to want to be a better person.  I appreciate everything you have done for me, James Olson.  You are by far the most wonderful dad a daughter could wish for and I’m so lucky you’re mine.

Oh!  And did I mention that my dad is the best dancer in the whole wide world?!?  John Travolta would be scared to take on my dad in a dance off… just sayin’.