You may have been second out of the gate, but you’ve been just a step or two ahead in everything else in the last year. First teeth, first crawler, and you’re just days from walking as I’m writing this. You’re a funny little girl #rubyjane. With your “surprised” faces, your laugh, and your little go-getter attitude. It’s been a very fun year with you little lady. I love you. #happybirthday

You may have been second out of the gate, but you’ve been just a step or two ahead in everything else in the last year. First teeth, first crawler, and you’re just days from walking as I’m writing this. You’re a funny little girl #rubyjane. With your “surprised” faces, your laugh, and your little go-getter attitude. It’s been a very fun year with you little lady. I love you. #happybirthday

You got here first. You were my “zone” in the early weeks. You slept beside me in your cradle and I spent time just watching you, amazed that I had a daughter. You connected with me first in the hospital. There was eye contact and a glimmer that told me you knew I was your daddy. You’ve filled me with joy by showing me your quiet little personality as you sit gripping your doll and sucking on your fingers. You are special to me #willowkait, and I love you. #happybirthday

You got here first. You were my “zone” in the early weeks. You slept beside me in your cradle and I spent time just watching you, amazed that I had a daughter. You connected with me first in the hospital. There was eye contact and a glimmer that told me you knew I was your daddy. You’ve filled me with joy by showing me your quiet little personality as you sit gripping your doll and sucking on your fingers. You are special to me #willowkait, and I love you. #happybirthday

Green belt test tonight. Been there, rocked that. #coley #flyingsidekick #proudpapa #taekwondo

His birth was scheduled, but everything about the last seven years with this guy has been a surprise. Happy Birthday #zach #minime Excited to spend the day together.  (at Verna’s Flight Line Restaurant)

His birth was scheduled, but everything about the last seven years with this guy has been a surprise. Happy Birthday #zach #minime Excited to spend the day together. (at Verna’s Flight Line Restaurant)

#happyfathersday #searchyourfeelings #youknowittobetrue

#happyfathersday #searchyourfeelings #youknowittobetrue

Grateful for these people and the adventure that is fatherhood…

Grateful for these people and the adventure that is fatherhood…

Sunday afternoon…

Sunday afternoon…

Exploring… (at East Point Light)

Exploring… (at East Point Light)

Pool party complete. #happybirthday #coley #zach

Pool party complete. #happybirthday #coley #zach

Oh, that face… #rubyjane

Oh, that face… #rubyjane