Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012

My 365...

Would you like to know a great way to greet the day?  Cooper hugs.  I was up rather early this morning, and when grandson Cooper came into my room, he came right over to grandma's chair, climbed up in my lap, and rested his head on my shoulder.  So sweet.  Then he was off to adventure the morning!

Yesterday was a good day in the mama "V" house.  Not only was the weather perfect and full of fun snow, but Jack was off from work and put in some much needed and much missed "daddy" duty.

After almost 26 years of being a daddy, he sometimes forgets to place life on hold for those magical father and son times.  More often than not we feel like we are living under the same roof as Oscar the Grouch.  There are days where the most we get out of Jack is a *grumble* here and a *grumble* there.

It was not always that way....

Jack used to be a very much "hands on" father.  Always doing something with the kids, always involved in their day to day existence.  When I started my business years ago, I spent much of the first several years traveling and he was the "stay at home" dad and was wonderful at it.  Down to baking cookies for the class.

The new him usually brings out the worst in me out of shear and utter frustration.  However, the other day I pulled him aside and reminded him that he is needed by his boys.  They miss the fun he used to be.  I think it worked because yesterday he was all about Casey and Blake, and he had a great time with them.  He used some wood and the recycle bin to make a sledding run, and worked in his always "meticulous" way to make it perfect and fun.  Later he and Blake walked to the store rather than drive because it would be more of an adventure in the snow.

I would say Jack had a successful daddy day yesterday.  So much so that Blake told me before he went to sleep last night....

"I have the coolest dad in the world."

I have not heard that in a long time.  It was music to my ears.  :)  Here is hoping and praying that Jack never forgets the honor of being a dad, and how blessed we are to have the privilege of parenting such amazing boys.

My photos of the day...

The snow was wonderful yesterday.  The rain today...not so much.

RIP little snowman.

 Daddy time...(Click on image for full size)

 ***Doggy Daily***

"I for one do not miss that snow!  It made it very difficult for a diva to answer her nature call."
Music I am listening to today...Counting Crows

Random Link of the Day...Under Water Photography

Until next time..."Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about dancing in the rain."


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,


Deb aka AbcsOfra said...

Hoping you told Jack what Blake said. Music to any Dad's ears :-)

Veronica said...

Believe me I sure did Deb! :)

Welcome to Mommy plus Five

I am a work from home mom of five amazing children, and five beautiful grandchildren. Enjoying my 50's and all that life has to offer.

Time to start a new 365.

Thank you for stopping by! :)

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