Happy Birthday, Daddy!
We won’t mention your age today, (because we know you already consider yourself old and it drives Mommy crazy since you’re not) but we just want to tell you how much you mean to us. We couldn’t figure out exactly how to tell you, so we made a list of all the things we appreciate:
Thank you for building towers with us and not getting mad when we knock them down.
Thank you for singing silly songs with us every night before bed.
(From Jake)Thank you for taking the day off from work to take us to the zoo even though I was cranky and screamed the entire time.
(From Lilly) Thank you for making room for me (and all my stuffed animals) to sit next to you on the couch.
Thank you for always making time for us when you get home from work.
Thank you for letting us help unload the dishwasher even though it takes twice as long.
Thank you for singing all the words and doing all the motions to our favorite song, “Elephants Have Wrinkles,” even though it gets stuck in your head for at least three days afterwards.
Thank you for taking us to the park and helping us down the slide.
(From Jake) Thank you for having patience with me when I refuse to eat my grilled cheese unless you cut it into tiny pieces and hand me a fork.
(From Lilly) Thank you for reading me book after book after book.
Thank you for letting us get you all wet when we splash in the tub at bath time.
Thank you for carrying around the two of us at the same time, even when Mom says we’re getting too big for that.
Thank you for pushing us in our swings while you are grilling dinner.
Thank you for telling us every night how much we are loved… by you, by Mommy, and most of all, by Jesus.
Thank you for being the best Dad in the whole wide world.
Love, Jake & Lilly
Can we celebrate your birthday every month? We are having way too much fun with all these balloons! We’ll let you kick a few around when you get home from work, we promise!