While this year's Father's Day was not my first, it was still a first for me. It was my first Father's Day with a daughter. It was my first Father's Day with 3 kids.
It was a great day, low key, spent at home with my family. My parents came over for lunch so we could celebrate with my Dad. Then for dinner we ordered in Chinese, my choice. My beautiful wife and wonderful kids then appeased me with a photo shoot, the fruits of which you see here in this post. I've been wanting to do one for a long time after following so many other awesome blogs whose authors do so. The idea for today's has been brewing since Stella was born and today I finally got my chance. All went very well, and I am quite pleased with the outcomes. I think for our first one it was a success and I see many more in our future!
As I do every year, and as I'm sure every father or mother does, I thought back to the day when I first became a father. 6 years ago Braeden came into our lives and we became parents. A new title that would change our lives forever. It seems as though it was just yesterday and I can't believe how much time has passed.
Then came Jack. I thought things had changed with one child. Jack showed us that, although two kids was a lot more work than just one, it was also a lot more fun. He also taught us that siblings can be as different as night and day!
Today was also Stella's two-week birthday. With her arrival Amy and I are officially outnumbered. Despite the fact that we've been through this newborn adventure twice before, a girl has thrown us for a loop. So many differences come with a little girl but we are having a blast learning it all.
Fatherhood. It has been an amazing blessing to me and I am so thankful for all 3 of my children. It's not always easy and I am by no means always on top of my game but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Today may have been a day to honor me, and Amy and the kids did a fantastic job at that, but it was also a great reminder to me of everything that I have to be thankful for.
Happy Father's Day!
All is well, picture perfect, in Drosche Land.