i think the media often portrays fathers as blithering idiots, incapable of doing anything and scared of their own children. you prove all of these stereotypes wrong. you are capable, kind, and patient with sylvie. you don't dread time alone with her, you relish in it. the way you balance time with us, work, and studying amazes me. i love how responsible, practical, motivated and nurturing you are all at once. i love how hard you work to give us all of what we need and most of what we want. thank you.
nobody makes sylvie laugh the way you do. you know just how to get her giggling no matter what her mood. she lights up whenever you walk into the room and immediately reaches for you to pick her up. it brings me infinite joy to watch the two of you together. she and i are truly blessed to call you our own. thank you.
i am sorry that this first father's day can't be filled with heaps of presents for you to show our gratitude, as moving ate up all of our money. i know you don't care about that stuff, but i wish i could do more for you this year. you do so much for us everyday. i will do my best to make this day special for you, and to bring you as many moments of joy as i can. you bring us so much joy everyday. thank you.
thank you for being the most amazing father and husband two girls could ever hope for. thank you for your seemingly unending patience, even on those days when sylvie and i are both tough to be around. thank you for all that you do and all that you are. we love you so much. happy first father's day!
i am so tired, and i haven't felt like blogging as a result. moving is always stressful, but that's not why i'm so exhausted. my tired is the good kind. the kind that comes from spending everyday putting together our home, hanging out with family and eating meals on the front porch. our days have been full and haven't left much time for blogging. i will try to snap out of it and get back to posting regularly. i've missed writing down accounts of our days and editing pictures. for now, here is a little bit of what we've been up to.
auggie found his new sleeping spot:
our backyard at dusk:
we've been eating breakfast on our front porch every morning:
here is sylvie wearing a (clean) swim diaper as a hat and giggling:
a peek at sylvie's nursery:
the kiddo corral where sylvie played while we unloaded boxes and unpacked:
swimming with my water baby and my nephew:
our front porch set up:
a vintage wooden pull toy my mama sent me:
my sleepy boys:
there's a lot more coming! i hope to post a full house tour when everything is all done, but who knows when that will be. sylvie's nursery is the one room that is pretty much finished. i would like to post a tour of that later this week. it is my favorite room in our house by far. i love spending time with her in there. for now i am going to spend some time with travis. he starts work tomorrow and time together will be tougher to come by. i'll be back soon! i promise. for more frequent updates and pictures, you are welcome to follow me on twitter.
i am, however, in the thick of moving, painting, getting sick, and learning to speak fluent Ikea. posting will continue to be light as we get settled, but look out for sylvie's 10 month letter soon! thank you for continuing to read, leave sweet comments, and visit despite this extended hiatus.