Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ode to Brooklyn

You know the old question you get growing up, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"  Well there were two answers that came to mind right away.  #1, I wanted to be a Dodger.  I love baseball, and when you are growing up you think you have what it takes to make it to the pros.  But at some point, reality sets in and you try to figure out what's next.

The other thing I knew I wanted to be when I grew up was a dad.  I've been blessed with 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl.  This post is about my daughter.

Brooklyn is currently 2 years old, and we have so much fun together.  She is such a sweet girl and sister.  She loves Will and treats him like one of her dolls.  When Will is crying she says, "Don't cry."

One of Brooke's favorite thing to do is to dance and sing, in particular to the Backyardigan's theme song.  One of my favorite things to do is to dance with her, usually in the bathroom, where no one can see me acting like a fool for my daughter.

You see there is nothing that I wouldn't do for her (or for any of my kids).  She is a daddy girl, and I love it.

Over the past few days Jackson has been at my parents house, Will is still in the phase of eat-sleep-poop, so Brooke has been getting a lot of alone time with Daddy.

She's at the phase where she is developing exponentially.  She loves to help and to "do it myself."  She also loves the Dodgers (I have successfully brainwashed her).  Anytime there is sports on TV, she'll say, "Let's go Dodgers!"

Even when she is having a bad day...

I will always be there to hold her and tell her it's okay.

So keep smiling Brooklyn...

And know that whatever I got to be, I'll be for you.  If you ever need my help, just turn around and I'll be there.

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