Thursday, June 25, 2009 baby girl.

It seems that lately Avery has entered a phase most call the "Daddy Phase". I am going to call it the "Mini-Me Phase." This part of the childhood stage is an interesting one that in my life is filled with mostly love, but there are times when I would really like some alone time (I had a frustrated moment a couple days ago and all she wanted was to be close...I had to step back for a moment and remember that this is totally and completely out of love). It is an interesting time for me from two different perspectives. The first is the personal feeling of unconditional love from my little one. She pretty much only wants me to do everything for her, baths, bedtime, kisses & hugs, etc... She seeks me out in the house to just give me a kiss on the arm or give my leg a hug. When I sit down, she only wants to sit next to me, or on me. If I'm working in the office, she wants to sit on the desk just left of me on the desk and just be near me. Yesterday morning, I woke up with her head in the crook of my neck as if she couldn't get close enough to me when she came into our room in the morning. It's the most amazing feeling in the world to experience how much love can come out of this little one. It makes my heart swell every time she tells me she loves me.

The part that isn't so great is that I sorta feel bad for Michele. I feel like when Avery says she wants me to do something that it digs in a little with her. I know that deep down Michele knows this is a phase most little girls go through, but I still feel bad sometimes. I read her blog this evening about this subject and I know she gets it and sees to positive in it but still... I think the thing Michele needs to know is that when I stand back and watch Avery interact with her, love pours out of her for Michele as much as for me...She loves her so much, Aves is just going through a phase.

I will live this up for now because, I know that someday just for the simple fact that they are both girls, I will be a boy and that will make a difference. Right now I'm just Daddy.

I'll take it.

I know it's been a while...

Hi everyone! I know I have taken a serious hiatus from blogging but it seems that life has been a bit crazy over the last few months and will be for the next several months. Let's just do a quick summary what has been up and then we will pick right back up where we left off. First things first. Bookie baby #2 is going to be born in 4 1/2 weeks! Since last I wrote I have also lost 25 pounds, had the death of a colleague/mentor teacher from the intermediate school, finished out my school year, built a swing set/play area for Avery (check out Michele's blog about it), did a backpacking trip w/ about 25 fifth/sixth graders, took a vacation to great wolf lodge (check out Michele's Great Wolf blog about that also), and finally completely emptied out the basement and I'm currently finishing the basement (studs/done, ceiling frame/1 more day and electrical, then insulation, drywall, final plumbing, doors, carpet...and done)...gotta get it done before the baby arrives, and finally helping as much as I can for Michele. These are the major things on top of all the smaller things that happen in life.

I just wanted to let you all know that I'm still here...I've just been really busy. I will probably blog about some of the items above but I wanted you all to know that I'm still here...just trying to live life.

Take care all...I'll blog ya soon...hopefully.