We were walking through the parking lot at Costco the other day and I was watching Ben pull the cart while Dragon pushed it and I just re-realized how completely lucky I am.
Not to embarrass Ben but I really couldn't have asked for a better father to my children and a better husband to me.
It helps that he's still a big kid at heart. No wonder he's Dragon's favorite. And Colt's second favorite--which will only be the case until Colt learns how to eat on his own and then Ben will be Colt's favorite as well.
I love that he humors my overly complex party planning,
that he always makes time to play with Dragon even after a long day at work,
and that he can let our kid sit in mud and not care about his dirty clothes because our kid is having fun. I try really hard not to care but I just can't do it!
When the wind is blowing and there's not a kite to be found, he makes one from our fast food to-go box and hamburger wrappers.
And I especially love that he can actually get it to fly!
He's also the world's best spotter while Dragon climbs the world's tallest mountains.
It would take a lot longer than this post to tell you all the reasons I love Ben as a dad so we'll just sum it up with this:
He would have been the world's best dad just by loving my kids but everything else he does (which is so so so so much) is just the icing on the cake.
We were going to go strawberry picking for playgroup this week but the farm canceled to let the berries ripen.
Luckily, I read that this weekend was "Strawberry Fest" so I made our family go.
Dragon had the biggest smile on his face as the tractor pulled the trolley out to the strawberry fields.
It was so fun watching him forage for his favorite food.
Even Colt got in on the action ... sort of.
Mostly he just played in the dirt which was fine with us.
I can't really blame the Asian women for their obssession with him. We think he's pretty cute. (He's now been photographed by random women at outings on four different occasions and in two countries. He's going to be a celebrity somewhere and we won't even know it!)
We made off with a decent haul. Time to get to work on our Jam!
(If only everyone else didn't have the same idea so there would actually be Pectin at one of the stores near us. Not to worry. Amazon to the rescue!)