Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Father's Day!!!

Father's Day 2011

Even though Ryan was only 16 when we started dating I knew early on that he was going to be a great father.  Fast forward 11 years and I have seen every day since James arrived that my early assessment was correct.  James loves his Daddy SO much.  One of my favorite moments of the day is when I hear the garage open and James and I go to meet Ryan.  As soon as he sees his dad’s face James starts grinning, kicking, and going crazy.  No matter how long his day has been or how many times he got paged the night before Ryan always makes time to play and spend special time with his son.  I also must say that by Ryan being such a great dad he makes me a better mom as well.  He encourages me, calms my many fears, makes me laugh every day, and leads our family in a godly manner.  He brings many wonderful qualities to our family, and I am so thankful to have him help me figure out this “parenting” thing.   Thank you Ryan for loving James and I so much.  Happy Father’s Day!

First time holding James

 I wanted to do a special present from JT to his dad.  I have no idea what I was thinking when I decided to put paint on my 10 month old child’s foot.  In my mind I was going to print off a sweet poem, put JT’s footprints painted on it, and frame it.  Well after about 10 attempts I scratched that idea and made a smaller copy to put in a magnet frame.  It’s the thought that counts, right?

Getting ready

A little bit of paint went a long way all over the kitchen!

Father's Day lunch at Yeero Yeero!

This is to keep JT in one place :)

Watching the US Open together

Watching Daddy mow the grass out the window

Holding onto Daddy's hand

This is the book I gave Ryan last year for Father's Day when I was pregnant with JT

I have been triple blessed to have not only Ryan as a wonderful father to my child but to also have an amazing dad of my own and an awesome father-in-law.  My dad  and Ryan’s dad have both set the bar high for what a father should be and have been wonderful examples for their children throughout the years.  Wish we could have been in NC to celebrate Father’s Day with both of you!!!  


  1. So cute!! Happy Father's Day, Ryan!

  2. Did you use the new uploader?

  3. I LOVE the new uploader Lindsey! Thanks for sharing the info!!!