Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I've read those posts about "25 Things Mother's should tell their Daughters" or "28 Things Father's Should tell there Sons". My mother died when I was 9 years old.  My father raised me and he is my best friend.  So naturally I believe in the relationship between my husband and daughter and what it will be, something he can't comprehend yet, but eventually will come to know.

I decided to write my own set of rules for them.

20 Rules for Fathers of Daughters
1. Love her Mother. She will learn to love by watching you and her mother.  She will watch how you hug her, kiss her and laugh with her.  Those moments will shape what kind of man she finds worthy to be in a marriage with. Love with your whole heart and express that love each and every day.
2. Take her out for ice cream. She will always remember those fun spontaneous moments of being with dad.
3. Teach her how to save money. It will be invaluable as she grows older.
4. Take her to the football game. There is something about sharing a day of hot dogs, sunshine and football with your father.
5. Paint her fingernails on Saturday night. Because she’ll always remember the tenderness of you doing it, long after the polish chips away.
6. Tell her to protect her heart. Especially when it comes to relationships.
7. Show her how to walk into a room alone. Teach her confidence in who she is and what she has to offer, to look people in the eye and always have something interesting to say.
8. Let her dance in the rain. Dance alongside her, without the umbrella. Teach her that there are moments to close your eyes and lose yourself.
9. Share music. Take her to the boy band concert, buy a shirt and scream along with her, she’ll remember it for the rest of her life.
10. Let her win, sometimesShe needs to know that big things are possible after perseverance.
11. Teach her about family. Let her know family is always worth fighting for. Family is always worth standing up for. At the end of the day, she has you to fall back on, and pray to God that you will have her.
12. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Encourage her to follow her dreams and take reasonable risks in furthering her education and experiences to make them come true.
13. Listen to her nowIf you don’t listen to the little things now, she won’t share the big things later.
14. Teach her how to shoot a gun. Show her how to protect herself so that she doesn’t grow up in this world frightened and scared.
15. Give her bear hugsThe kind that squeezes her insides and makes her giggle. The kind of hug only a daddy can give.
16. Give her baths. Because Mom can’t do everything damn it.
17. Play tea party with her. She’ll compare every “date” to the first one she ever had - you.
18.Tell her you’re proud of her. She will work hard to hear you say it.  Say it often.
19. Teach her about God. She will learn about the Father’s love by the example you show her. She will learn about God’s forgiveness because of your own.
20. Be her hero. You are anyway. Don’t disappoint her. Prove to her that Daddy’s are the biggest heroes of all. It doesn’t matter if she’s 2 or 32, you’ll hold that title for the rest of your life. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tis the Season!

Okay so I couldn't wait to start putting up the Christmas decorations.  When you can find time with an infant, use it!!  I put up the tree, made some little displays like this one.

We made a wall of lights that looks pretty spectacular.  We just have a few finishing touches to do outside and it will be ready to light after Thanksgiving.

And of course a little snuggle in bed during a cold winter's night...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Products You Need?

Talk about crazy products!  I just happened to run across this one.  Really?

I could think of a few people this might be good for....

Friday, November 15, 2013

Poor Baby

We have our first ear infection... It absolutely breaks my heart but we've got our ear drops and we should be doing much better in a few days!  

Nothing better than playing with Daddy after a warm bath when you're sick.

I'm so excited for Christmas decorating.  I have a million ideas and can't wait to get started. 

I made this chalkboard design to put by the nativity scene, figured out how to do a wall of lights (it's going to be crazy amazing) and talked about where we want to put the Christmas tree... the hardest part is finding the perfect family stockings.  Not sure that will be accomplished this year but we're on the hunt!  

Oh and I need to download our Christmas playlist!  HO HO HO!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Duck Duck Goose!

We took Jessy to see some ducks and swans in the park.  
She was very interested.... and so were they!

Monday, November 4, 2013

What a busy weekend!  On Halloween, Jessy and I made cupcakes and took them to daddy's work and then visited two great grandma's and grandpa... we had lots of cuddling to do that day.

Saturday we spent Fall cleaning to get ready for the Nanny!  We finally found one and this week is Jessy's last week in Daycare.  We can't wait to have her home and healthy!  

After cleaning we watched some movies and relaxed... of course dad got a little bored.

Sunday is Football day at our house and of course we are always cheering for our Seattle Seahawks.  They were losing by 2 touchdowns at halftime so Jessy decided to make up the "Rally Pose"... yeah.... we can't get her to STOP doing it.  Of course we came back to win the game in overtime.  **She'll be available for bookings every weekend, just contact her daddymanager.