Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gunner as a Dad

My kids are very fortunate in that they have a dad who would do anything for them.  During our time in Tampa, we hit the beach one day and he was recruited to be the Little Mermaid.  (I'll spare you the full body, but they completed it with shell decorations and all.)

Since Em had hurt her knee, there was no way that she could get around the beach on crutches.


He carried Em to the water, to the towels, to the water, to the sand castles, to the water, to the towels, to the water, to the towels, to the water......
Of course Junior benefits from riding on his shoulders, playing with him, and all the roughhousing that I don't do.
Sometimes I feel like I have four children because he is just as goofy as the kiddos.


Abs is a hard kid.  Very hard.  Sometimes I think that no one can love her like I do, but I know he does.


Our time is limited, but he has done his best over the last year to leave his children with memories to hopefully hold them over until he returns again.

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10 comments:

Amber said...

That is so sweet! I love daddy time!!!! I loved the top pic...that was my favorite!

ThatArmyWife said...

No matter how much we try, there are some things only a dad can do for his kids. Major kudos to him for making that effort and putting in the time while he can...and for you for picking a good one ;)

hmb said...

sweet pics!!

Jessica @ {Mis}Adventures of an Army Wife said...

Love the mermaid pic! Your kids are lucky to have such a great dad!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw, cute photos!

Ashley said...

What a fun trip!! The kids will have lots of great memories to hold on to while their dad is gone!

Amber said...

nothing melts my heart more than a dad with his kids.

dutchgirl (Ellen) said...

Aw man, you're making me sad. I'm glad I got to meet him at least once before he heads out. You guys definitely have made some great memories over the past year!

cj said...

Hey, Gunner, you should smile more often!

Thanks for sharing these, Korin. They are wonderful.

cjh

Anonymous said...

Wow, I LOVE your blog. I makes me laugh and cry! All in the same post.