Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day

It's not Fathers Day without breakfast in bed. I remember being little and making scrambled eggs and bacon and taking breakfast to my dad in bed.  It was so much fun.  I have an amazing dad.  Really, I love him more than anything.  My hope when I was young was that someday I would be able to find someone like my dad to marry.  I wanted to give my children the gift that my dad was to me.   Well, it took a few years but when Jon and I met, not only did I fall in love, but I knew I had found someone like my dad.   So the tradition continued this morning with breakfast in bed. Elle and Gwen both helped me make the scrambled eggs and bacon.  Elle took her favorite spot up on the counter and cracked the eggs and helped stir.  Gwen just loved observing everything as I held her (all 30 kissable pounds) on my hip as I cooked.  Elle said, "mom we get to take it to daddy on the cutting board"!  The cutting board with a towel on top is extra special around here.  We sang as we walked up the stairs to deliver his special breakfast.  The girls both love their daddy so much.  Their little eyes light up whenever he comes into the room.  The sweetest thing to see is how his eyes light up just as much when he sees them.  Gwen is completely in love with her dad.  I think her favorite sound in the world is the garage door.  This sound means daddy is home.  Whenever she hears it she lights up and starts running towards the garage door while saying, "da da da da da da"!  Her little legs can't get to him fast enough.   A true daddy's girl.  Elle has a serious crush on her dad too.  I sat her down yesterday afternoon and asked her a few questions about her daddy.  Here is how our conversation Elle's words.
How old is Daddy?  He is 16 years old
How much does Daddy weigh?  He weighs 14 pounds
What is Daddy's favorite food?  Chicken nugget dinos in a pan
What does Daddy smell like?  A prince (I would have to agree on this one.  He always smells so good)
Where do you like to go with Daddy? The ice cream store, Golden Spoon and 30 Flavors
What is your favorite thing to do with Dad? Play golf with him at the golf course
How does Daddy make you happy? He gives me kisses and sings me a lullaby
How much do you love Daddy?  So much the world
Name a few of your favorite things about Dad:  
He takes me to the movie theatre by myself.
He makes me feel happy.
Daddy gives the best hugs.
He makes me happy when its morning time and cooks me cereal.
He helps me do flip-flips on my bed
He makes me fly to the sky like a bird on the trampoline.

For a preschool writing exercise a few months back, Elle had to finish the sentence...
LOVE IS _________.  I think what she wrote sums up Jon completely.  
Love is Daddy.  

Happy Fathers Day to the two most amazing fathers I know... my own father and to my Jon.  
I love you much the world.