Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day, husband. Another holiday spent away from us. I do hope your album will help you feel a little closer to us. The kids had fun picking out what pictures they wanted to put in there. I love the silly one taken on Crazy Hat day.

You are much more than a father, you are a dad....Can you hear Will singing the "D-A-D" dad song from Sesame Street? Though he usually says D-A-E, we are still having some problems getting the last D. Every night when he goes to bed he kisses three pictures...1.) the family picture we had taken in KS 2.) one from the aquarium in Monterey Bay with both kids in the double stroller in front of that Bubba Gump's restaurant and 3.) the one of you and Trigger in Iraq.

I think this picture is my all time favorite picture we have taken since you left. Will was having Crazy Hat day at school. These are the matching madras shorts and hat that I so love. He finally grew out of the blue and white ones he has worn the last two years. The teachers at his school were joking that this is the last year I can make him wear matching hat and shorts!!

I tried to have this one made into an iron on to put on a pillow case, but they said the resolution wasn't high enough. This was taken with the old camera. But every time I look at it I laugh. I hope it makes you laugh too!

Will reminds me so much of you. He can be so silly, caring, loving, goofy and kind. If he grows up to be like you, I think we could say "Job well done!"

Livi is truly a Daddy's little girl. The entire time you were home, she didn't want much to do with me. I knew she needed to get in all her 'daddy-loving- time'. I hope you can enjoy your day even though we are so far apart. I also hope we get to talk to you today. I am sure the phones will be busy with everyone wanting to talk to their families.

Hurry home, we love you and miss you!


Sunday Six - Father's Day

1. How do men become Dads?

W: They build.

O: I don't know.

2. Is your Dad Special?

W: Yes.

O: Yes, ma'am.

3. What does your Daddy do?

W: Go to Iraq...(this made me tear up!)

O: In the 'puter. (He sends us videos and we watch them over and over!)

4. What did you do for Father's Day?

W: Make a card.

O: Paint a picture

5. What makes a good Dad?

W: Daddy is a good dad.

O: Muddy mud pits...(from some cartoon I am sure!)

6. Who's your Daddy?

W: Daddy, I just told you.

O: Your husband. (that one cracked me up)


Anonymous said...

I've turned throught it at least a dozen times and everyone is jealous. Will call when you wake up.


Sheri & SuZan said...

Beautiful post

Lisagh said...

cue my tears... this is beautiful tommmie!

KatBliss said...

OK, this brought tears to my eyes... then I read your other comments and the tears flowed. Lovely post!

patti_cake said...

Awww this is so sweet. I can't imagine how hard it is on your family.

susan said...

What a beautiful treasure...

Jennifer Playgroupie said...

Beautiful post!

sisters with style said...

What a lovely post. Thanks for sharing.

tulipmom said...

This was beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. I can't imagine how much you all must have missed him yesterday.

Gina said...

Amazing book and priceless interview. You are a strong woman. : ) Happy (late) Father's Day to your guy.

Monica said...

Beautiful book...sorry you had to miss out on dad's day. :(

tica said...

Wonderful!! Your book is fantastic!

My prayers are with you, for his safe return to your arms.

Kerry said...

Your childres are beautiful! I love the Q&A!

Abbie said...

Beautiful album!