June 20, 2010

What I love about being a dad

For me, Father's Day has been a time for reflection. I've had an opportunity today to think about why I love being a dad. Here's the short list:
  • I think the best part about being a dad to my 3 boys is their mother. She's absolutely amazing, the love of my life, super hot, and she makes me better every day.
  • I love playing "tickle monster" with my boys.
  • I love it when they beat me at something (usually its a game on the Wii) and I get to see their confidence rise.
  • I love playing catch.
  • I love when they tell me they love me (unprompted).
  • I love camping with my boys.
  • I love seeing Jill's wonderful qualities come out in the boys.
  • I cringe when my qualities come out and I know what they're going to do next (usually it's not a good idea, but I can't blame them, they get it from me).
  • I love watching them learn.
  • I enjoy one-on-one time with each of my boys.
  • I love when Ashton gives me a hug - he squeezes tight.
  • I love watching Kaden be creative - with legos, drawing, just about anything.
  • I love Spencer's passion for sports. He gets into sports WAY more than I ever have.
  • I love watching their faith and their testimonies grow.
  • I love watching them explore.
  • I love hearing them pray. Lately Ashton prays for everything and everyone. It's so cute.
  • I love when they make the right choices - especially when its hard.
  • I love when they cuddle up next to me when we're watching a movie.
  • I love watching them fight over postcards when I get back from a trip.
  • I love them no matter what.
I am so grateful on this Father's Day for my family. I couldn't ask for a more amazing wife and better children. I am a blessed man. Happy on Father's Day.

At Preschool Ashton answered questions about his daddy and here is what he said.  This was part of his Father's day gift...