Parenting Story

Parenting Story

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Father's Day

We spent Sunday doing just what Randy loves to do: boating! The kids love it as well and were all smiles while floating in the river!

Because it was really buggy out, we did not sit on the beach like we usually do. Instead we got out the tube and Randy attempted to take each of the kids for a ride.

Reese went first and did pretty well. She started to lose her grip and fell from Randy's back to a spot next to him on the tube. At that point she decided that she wanted off and back in the boat.
After seeing big sister try the tube, Aidan was all excited for his turn. We got him up on Randy's back, but as soon as the boat started to move, his face showed complete terror! We stopped and pulled him back in almost before he got started!

Randy then spent a few minutes tubing by himself and the kids thoroughly enjoyed watching him. We spent some time driving around the channel and finally stopped at a little island. We were the only ones there and the bugs were almost non-existent. Several hours later we packed up the boat. We ordered a pizza for dinner and spent the evening just relaxing together as a family.
Randy recently heard this song by Rodney Atkins on the radio and told me that it reminded him so much of his relationship with the kids that he started to get a little bit teary eyed.
Recently, it has really become apparent how much the kids adore their father and want to be just like him! They worry about him and ask about him constantly from the time that he leaves in the morning until he returns home! This past weekend, Aidan was all too happy to sit on the potty for daddy and show off that he is officially a big boy and no longer a baby!
The kids and I are so lucky to have such a fun loving, hard-working, loving, giving husband and father! Thanks for all that you do! We love you!

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