A word of warning. There be lots of pictures in this post. A trip down memory lane if you will.
The last three years it has been such an honor to watch Chris grow into fatherhood. He is the BEST dad to Lakin and Bennett and I fall more in love with him every tender moment I witness. Just tonight we went to a Honker's baseball game. After eating as many complimentary hot dogs and hamburgers as our family of four could consume, the game was only an hour in, but it was clear that our children needed to be taken home. Immediately. We were at the "throw them in bed and close the door" point of the evening where at any moment someone might keel over and die from the exaggerated emotions of the moment. Lakin had some potty troubles waiting for the bathroom to open so she was in a delightful mood on her way out of the stadium and Bennett just needed a bottle stat or things were going to get violent. We exited the stadium as friends were just showing up. Chris looks at me and says, "There's no one I'd rather leave a game with early besides you guys." Kids are crazy. Especially of the Jaeger variety. But I am thankful everyday that I get the honor and privilege to do parenthood with this guy. I am confident that part of what makes Chris so outstanding as a father is that he has some amazing role models in his own father and my dad. We come from good people, friends. Thanks Dennis and Dad, for your leadership, your love, and all the ways you modeled such sacrifice in our own childhoods.
Let the memories roll... I'll commentate. You're welcome.
Dad takes Lakin's Halloween candy. Don't worry she's too young to care.
Guarding the stroller.
Oh Chris, thank you for being such a wonderful, hands on Father. I love witnessing you delight in your children and am thankful to have you as my partner in this journey. Happy Father's Day!