Sunday, December 7, 2008

Dad's new found appreciation...........................

Being a father now for roughly 16 months has been amazing. I think I am a pretty good at it too. I love Addy and Lilly like nothing else in the world and can honestly say that I have true appreciation for the words "Daddy's little girl (girls in my case)". They are both so smart, cute, have great sense of humors, have great rhythm and can dance (Lilly), extremely energetic (Addy), loving, and great eaters....they get that from their father of course.

Aimee went to Denver this past Wednesday and arrives home this evening. I opted to stay home with my beautiful babies and enjoy some solid bonding time. I have been working a lot of hours of late and have felt like an "absentee father". Since Aimee left on Wednesday, I have had a ton of help with Grandma Linda and Grandpa Ian coming in town from Tuesday to Friday and Grandma Jody and Grandpa Dave over Friday night, part of Saturday and Sunday.

I could go into all the fun things we did this weekend, but Aimee does a great job of doing that during her weekly posts. What I do want to comment on is my new found appreciation for my wife and what she does with these girls on a daily basis.

Staying home with twins is hard. I don't care how much help you have, IT IS HARD; mentally, physically, and emotionally. I have taken this for granted because I work 8 to 10 hours most days and don't typically see the day to day activities. Aimee is the best mother a child could ever ask for and an amazing wife too. I really don't know how she does it. I am truly appreciative and grateful for her, the amazing children we have, the patience and energy she has with Lilly, Addy, and Daddy. I love you so much......and don't leave again for more than a couple days.
Here are a couple of pictures I took this weekend and as you can tell I slipped a little on general hygiene. Notice their hair!
Addy: "Dad, can I have another bag of snickers?"
Lilly: "Dad you were right about eating too much, I think I've slipped into a carbohydrate coma!"


Christina said...

This is such a nice post!

Aimee, I'm with Jeremy, I am amazed by you on a daily basis because I think one is pretty hard; I can't imagine two.

Way to go, Jeremy! I can't imagine Andrew staying home with Chase for an entire week and there's only one baby in our house.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say Jeremy is a wonderful Father and did a great job in Aimee's absence we are very proud of our favorite son-in-law.
Thanks for sharing your daughters and your home with us.
Grandma Linda and Grandpa Ian

The Landrums said...

Aimee & Jeremy, Would you send us your address? We want to add you to our Christmas Card list. :) Thanks! Kate & Btown

jillian said...

Thank you Mr. Obvious, you're the best!

...that was Teague's contribution to this post.

Now mine, I think that was a sweet post and I think you're a great dad. But Aimee definitely deserves the compliments and appreciation. Please pass these tips, good thoughts, and advice to Teague when the time comes, he's going to need it!