Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dear Daddy,

Dear Daddy,
We are really glad that you love your new job, but things just aren't quite the same around here without you.

Since you've been working all the time we don't get nearly as much exercise...

but we DO get a little bit more sleep...
and there is a little bit more of THIS around here.

We've discovered that Mommy just isn't as much fun as you...

and we miss the fun things you teach us (mommy just doesn't "get" the games we like to play sometimes).
and she doesn't know nearly as much cool stuff as you do.

Mommy doesn't even know how to cook. Seriously!! We thought she could at least figure that out, but we think the stuff she makes is NASTY (not at all like the hot yummy stuff you make)...

even if she bribes us with candy...

We all agree that we like you BEST!!

(and even though Zack sometimes says that he likes "everyone the same as everyone", we all know the truth...)

But don't worry, we're learning how to stay in touch...

and we're doing our best to fill your shoes.

And even though sometimes the days are (really) long without you here...

we really look forward to the weekends with you.
And we especially like having a little bit more of this...
so keep up the good work. We'll be here waiting for you when you get home!!
Love, Us

7 comments:

Liz said...

That was such a sweet post Emily. It reminds me of the days when my children were all little and George was gone all the time. Once I was going somewhere and they asked, "Who is going to babysit?" and I said, "Daddy" and they said, "oh good, we like him." They saw him about as much as their babysitters. Remember, quality not quantity for these years.

Amateur Steph said...

I love that last shot. It's so sweet. I always like looking at your pictures. Glad to hear Johnny likes his job. How long before you get to see more of him?

Bryan and Amanda Russ said...

Great Post, I'm debating on telling Bryan to check it out. He'll want his own version to keep up with Johnny. I'll just ell him what we've known for a while "Johnny's wife is just cooler than yours" ;-)!!!

I love the pics and the story. Somehow we seem to find a new normal and cherish the weekends!!!

Love you guys.

Shay said...

Aaaawwww....that is so sweet! I wish I was there with you while Johnny is gone. I'm so happy for you though. He is a good dad and has always been a kid at heart! Abby by far grew up the most in that post. OH MY GOSH! I cant believe how big she is getting...wait how big they all are getting!
LOVE YOU EMILY!

Jamie Martin said...

Daddy is the favorite at our house too, but I come in close at 2nd!!!

katieo said...

so cute, Em. so so cute.

I kind of drooled at the picture of the money.

T.R.Aurelius said...

You are truly blessed with kids such as yours. They're so sweet and very adorable.... especially that shot when your daughter wears her daddy's shoes...


God Bless You and your family! :)