17 June 2012

Happy Father's Day to Troy.

 Troy had to be out of town this Father's Day.  I don't know if he thinks that's great or not.  Just kidding.  I know he wants to be here with his kids today.  As a mother, I have been incredibly fortunate to have a Husband who is so involved in the parenting process.  From the start he was always involved in everything.  Even when I was breastfeeding at night, he would always get up with me and help me out.  Troy wants to be part of everything that involves our family that we have created together.   
How lucky we are to have 5 beautiful and silly kids.
I am going to go through some pictures and mention some of Troys talents and attributes.
 He is an amazing cook.  As you can see in the below picture that Troy and Logan are both in Scout uniforms and aprons, helping me out with dinner.  He involves the kids in whatever he is cooking in the kitchen.
 Camping is one of Troy's favorite things to do.
 Halloween is just not for the kids.
 Troy has always thought that kids need to learn all that they can.  Be prepared in all things.  Instead of putting the kids in Young Marines, he volunteered himself to help out.
 One of my favorite things about Troy is that he can laugh at himself.  Here in this picture, Troy and Logan are being Nacho Libre. 
"Stretchy Pants."

Every Christmas, Troy puts together a puzzle.  Drives me soooo crazy.  I have no patience for it.  The past few years the kids have started to help him out and are learning patience.
He loves his country and shows great respect for it.  He will take the kids out and raise the flag for special days.  He has taught our children how to respect other peoples views.  Even if they don't agree or think the same as other's they need to be tolerant and caring to all people. 

Um, who wants to be like Daddy?  This was taken outside one our favorite places in Corrallas, New Mexico.  OK, I got teary when I saw this picture.  I'm just a tad bit homesick for New Mexico.

Troy was always volunteering for the Scouting program as a first-aid instructor.  As always he got the kids involved.  He would use them as patience as victims in his scenarios.  The kids love this!  It means they get to be all bloodied up!
Again, he is able to laugh at himself.

This was one of the times his Dad, Chuck got to visit us.  We had to take him to Village Pizza.

He doesn't even care if he is surrounded by a house full of screaming children.  Well, most the time!

A few years ago we had a rare snow day in New Mexico.  He did a work call all the while hauling Olivia up and down a hill.

Troy completed his Wood Badge but didn't want to make a big deal about it. He didn't want to make a big show receiving his award.  So one night this lady shows up at our house and has a small ceremony for just our family.

He was showing the kids that you are never to old to have a good ol' pillow fight with your siblings.

His heart is always open to take in other kids.  Our Emersen here became part of our family.
{Miss you Em.}

We moved last December and it hasn't been the easiest move for us.  We have missed New Mexico terribly.  Troy has been able to get the children excited about our new home even though it's always so dang cold here!

He tries to teach our children daily on being fair.  Soren's birthday he got out and played kick ball with the kids.
This picture below is a lesson for Logan.
Pull your pants up boys.  This is what you look like.  Not very cool, eh?
As I took this picture Troy was laughing really hard at himself.  He thought he was so funny.  I just thought it was gross.

He's patient, loving, kind, thoughtful.  He has given me these children.  How much better can it get than that?
Maybe some warm weather?

1 comment:

dunowbunch said...

Love it. Thanks honey. I didn't realize I was so great. But I am, aren't I?