Friday, November 7, 2008

It's GOOD to the be the Dad

Thursday morning - Joy and I had had a rough night's sleep and were kind of groggy and grouchy. We decided one of the best uses of our morning would be to sit on the couch and hold each other and be friends.

Then up crawls little Hyrum. Dear, sweet, little Hyrum stands up and begins pawing at my leg. He wants to be held too! This is unusual for him, but he knows that if we're paying attention to each other, we can't be paying much to him. We pick him up.

And, oh, the friendly little happy family cuddle we had! Baby kisses all around! Have another round, Mommy! Laughing, giggling, Hyrum planted sloppy wet kiss after sloppy wet kiss on my wife's face until I dived in for a turn.

Hyrum has the funnest way of giving a kiss. He opens his mouth wide and dive bombs in on a sudden. It can be a little frightening, since he sometimes bites your nose or cheek when he does this. Usually, though, it's a slobbery tongue that greets your cheek (or lips if you aren't fast enough).

We spent a very rejuvenating 15-20 minutes together as a little, sick family, just loving each other and being happy. I like our baby. I like my wife. It's good to be the Dad.


Shari said...

It's hard to stay grumpy when you have kids--we know!

themeese2 said...

It has been such a joy to follow Hyrum's growth from teeny tiny baby to the happy active little feller he is today. He is just adorable, and I want to kiss his chubby cheeks with every photo you post! Happy family, happy happy family to you!

Grandma Jule said...

This is the way it is supposed to be.

Desi said...

Family time like that is the best! I think those special moments are some of the most beautiful ways that our loving Heavenly Father shows us His tender mercies. We always enjoy those special times. Glad that you got to spend some super quality time together too! Hyrum is as cute as can be!

I had some pretty major reconstructive surgery done on my right foot. Same thing happened four years ago on the left foot. Basically, they moved bones around, put in bone grafts to change lengths, fused three joints together and then put screws through everything to hold it in place. I've been on bed rest, followed by no weight bearing activity and am just now working up to the walking thing. I can't wait to be free to move around and even better, to be free of the pain!

Thanks for checking in on me!