Friday, October 10, 2014

Happy 82nd Birthday Dad/Papa!

My dad turned 82 years old today.  He sure doesn't act or look his age!!  When I went to post a few photos of him, I only have pictures of he and my mom together.  And that is exactly how I see him--as THEM!  As my mom suffers with dementia he has become caregiver, grocery shopper, cook, chauffeur, launderer and anything else that has a title.  
Better add "my hero" to the list...

I honestly don't know of any other dad or grandfather who supports their children or grandchildren more than my dad.  He flew to Colorado with me to watch Hillary play in her last Nationals on the BYU lacrosse team.

He attended the temple with Garrett weekly before he left on his mission and has written to him weekly since he's been gone...

He writes to Hailey each week as well and sends her gift cards to get extra things she needs and brightens her day...

He has attended more soccer, basketball games and band concerts for Grayson than anyone else his age I know!  Grayson feels like he's an NBA player because he "gets paid" to play.  Papa tucks a $5 or $10 bill in his hand after EVERY GAME!  (He's already got a few months of his mission money saved up from all the dough!)

 My dad is a good sport and has a great sense of humor!  He's always willing to ride the rollercoasters, shoot some hoop or hop in the pool.  And boy, does he love his grandkids!!

He also loves treats (that's where I get it!!!) and is always up for a scoop of ice cream!

 Happy Birthday dad!!!  If they handed out awards for the best, you'd be the winner!  LOVE YOU!!

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