We didn’t have the quiet, relaxing weekend that we would have liked to have had this weekend for Father’s Day, but that’s just our life lately.  Matt didn’t get back into town until late Thursday night, and then Friday morning Cole woke with a 102 temp.  That just started the day off wrong.   Then, I met Mom and Dad halfway, picked up Chloe from being gone all week, and headed back to Nashville.  Then, it was lunch, naps, and a concert Friday night.  Saturday, we had friends in town, so it was lunch out with friends, drop the kids off at the grandparents again, then get ready and go to a wedding (and stay out waaaaaaaaaay to late).  Sunday (Father’s Day), the kids were dropped back off, so we had lunch out, naps, then Chloe and I took off with Ninnie and soon-to-be Aunt Sarah to see “Beauty and the Beast” at TPAC.  We got home Sunday night at 10:30, so Matt wasn’t able to see the kids much.  This was the one pic I managed to take of both the kids and Daddy (he’s going to kill me, but I will get some better shots soon).  This shows you how worn out we all were by Sunday afternoon.  I just wish I was curled up in the bed with all of them!  I told Matt (Daddy) that next weekend we would make it up to him and do nothing but hang out, grill, swim, relax, etc…

On a side note, Chloe enjoyed “Beauty and the Beast,” but for about the first 20 minutes of the scenes with the beast, she whimpered that she wanted to go home. She became less afraid of him and finally warmed up to the idea of watching the entire play.  Then, toward the end of the play when Gaston and the beast were fighting and when the beast turned into a prince, Chloe cried and cried.  She cried until the end of the play, and she continued to cry until we were out of the theater.  That child was one emotional wreck!  It really amazes me that a three-year-old can be that sensitive.  Thank you Ninnie for treating us all!

Now, back to Father’s Day….  I know this is going to be taken the wrong way, but I mean it in the highest of compliments.  I never knew how great of a Daddy Matt was going to be.  Chloe and Cole’s daddy amazes me at the father he is.  He was raised right, and because he has one of the best Dad’s in the world, he has become the best Dad in the world.  I could never do my job if it wasn’t for Matt helping me along the way, and we appreciate everything he does for us.  He has been traveling a lot lately, and I know it’s hard on him being apart from Chloe and Cole (and hopefully me), but he makes up for it when he is home, I assure you!  So, thank you Matt for being the great father you are to our two babies.  I do think you are the best Dad in the world, but I must say, you are tied.  You are tied for first place with my Dad.  I know how a father should be, and I know how a father should raise a family because I witnessed my dad do it the correct way.  I am incredibly, incredibly lucky to have the Dad I have, and I’m incredibly, incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such great Dads.  I have both of my grandfathers, my husband, my father-in-law, my dad, and now my brother is about to become a Dad.  Great Dads are all around me, and Happy Father’s Day to you all!


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