Friday, December 08, 2006

Friday Morning with the Boys

Friday mornings are “Dad’s morning with the boys” mornings – Daddy stays home with Calvin and Patrick while Mommy works at the dentist. At least, that was the original plan. It hasn’t worked out so well – in fact, today was the first time that I stayed home until Alaina arrived home.

We had a few little adventures – one of the boys pulled some beads off the Christmas tree, and a candle in a glass holder bit the dust – but overall we had a good time. We played with newspapers (actually, the boys played with them, Daddy tried to read an article or two, and Daddy did most of the clean-up), petted Pippi, and ate breakfast (oatmeal and bananas for the boys, Fruity- Pebbles for Daddy). The boys also got dressed. I know none of you would conclude that Mommy picked out Calvin’s outfit (right), so Daddy will admit that he did. He thinks it’s actually kind of cute. It is color coordinated. And Daddy didn’t want Calvin to grow out of that snazzy summer outfit before Calvin had a chance to wear it!

This picture of the boys (above), eagerly waiting for Daddy to come back downstairs, is so cute. It also makes me think of a couple evenings this week when the boys were so excited to see Daddy when he arrived home from work. One evening in particular, both Pippi and Calvin were waiting right inside the door for me. As soon as I opened the door, Calvin started bouncing up and down, waving his arms, and laughing-shouting in delight. It was enough to melt anyone’s heart, and made me absolutely delighted to be home – and to be a dad!

This last picture is one of my favorites – I love the expression on Calvin’s and Pippi’s faces, the way they’re both enjoying the sunshine, and the shadows all around them!


Uncle Pete said...

I love the pictures! The last picture makes me want to curl up with Calvin and Pippi and take a nap! Maybe at Christmas time there will snow and we will be able to make a snow fort!

Jen said...

That last picture is AMAZING!
Glad you are loving being a Dad and that your boys are loving their Daddy.

liz said...

hey guys. i love these pictures. andrew, i thought that outfit was really cute on calvin. hilarious, but cute.:) glad i could see all of you this weekend! yay!:) yes, i am a little excited these days.:)

Great Grandma Judd said...

I loved the story of your time with the boys. It is so nice that you love being a Dad, and those two little boys surely do love you and their Mommy. They are so precious. The pictures are fantastic. Waiting for you at the steps shows how much they want you to be with them, and what can I say about Pippi and Calvin--they are good buddies it appears. The picture is beautiful. What fun at your house! I sure look forward to seeing all of you again soon.

Great Grandma Judd

liz said...

i demand a blog update.:) i check this thing like 3 times a day.:) miss you guys!