June 17, 2011

post 400 (wha?!?): Dada

My father is a good, good man. He's kind, generous (when he's not being a cheapass- where do you think I got it from?!), and loves very deeply. And for as long as I've known him now, he's always been a magnet to kids.

My childhood memories (the good ones I do have) all include my dad- he took us to the park, he took us to soccer games, he bought us ice cream from the ice cream truck, and more than that, he played with us when we went to the park, he played soccer with us in the alley, he ate ice cream right alongside us when we ate ice cream. When he was around kids, it was like he became a kid.

And, once I got older and wiser and let go of the bad stuff from my youth and started wanting kids when I was in my 20s, I just couldn't wait for him to be a grandfather to my kid/s.

He was one of the few family members who constantly checked in on me during my pregnancy. And he was in the hospital with us every single day (he's retired... I had a c-section) once Lovie was born. Sure he's hounded me since Lovie's birth to see her more (like every single weekend) which grates on my nerves at times because *I* would like to spend some non-working-day time with my child, too, but it's just because he's so enamored with this little girl.

When I see them together, my heart fills up so much (and it's already on the verge of explosion because of Lovie's existence!). The love he has for this little girl... it's just so magical to see. They have so much fun together- more than I ever imagined!

Grandpa and his bella bellisima. He's SO proud of her.

Last Father's Day, I gave Grandpa a photo of his bellisima in an 8x10 frame and we went out for dinner. This year, we'll be doing pretty much the same with this photo (and dinner out on Saturday):
 going in a copper 5x7 frame, no mat (black acts as mat)

As for Lovie's Daddy...

Don't they (not sure who they are exactly) say that you end up marrying your father? As different as my H and dad are- and they are very different, they really are so much alike. Especially when it comes to loving deeply.

My H... as much as he drives me batty with some stuff, he makes up for it with his complete adoration for both me and his baby girl. He would do absolutely anything for us- and often does!

And Lovie? Oh my wow, does she love her Dada. She's a Daddy's Girl through and through... and I couldn't be happier.

Yes, she normally chooses me to snuggle up against (boobs- big ass boobs). Yes, she normally chooses me to read to her, to play with her, to get her Wawa (my work hours allow me to be with her more). But, the first thing out of her mouth in the morning? the first thing out of her mouth when I pick her up from school? the last thing out of her mouth before going Nigh' Nigh'? Dada.

going in an 11x14 black frame with a white mat- 8x10 opening

He's like a freakin' superhero and I couldn't be happier about this.

Happy Father's Day to you and yours!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on #400!!! :) Happy Fathers Day to your hubby!

    Have a great weekend!

    *Love the pics....SO cute! :)


speak your mind.