|YES - this was you|
|Best travel baby ever|
|Your dad who loves being just- your dad|
The last time I was this excited by a day, it was when I was a kid waiting for my birthday. My first Father's Day. Not because I wanted any gifts - but just to experience that day, for the first time in 54 years, as a dad.
The day started out with you - 4:30 am, almost as if you were excited for the day as I was. We spent a couple of hours playing til you became tired and I was off for my golf game. Arriving at the golf course, my good friend, Steve, said, "Happy Father's Day." Steve, not a dad, has developed an affection for you, and enjoys watching you grow.
During the day I missed a phone call from your Uncle Bob-- one of the first people to know that your mom and I were expecting. He left a message with his children wishing me that.
On social media sites different people wished me a Happy Father's Day- and they were all special people- those who know your mom and I, and those who know how much being a dad has meant to me.
When my dad called me, the first thing he said was, "Happy Father's Day." First time I joined my dad in that special club.
I've done a few things- held a few titles, had a few accomplishments- but the most important one is being a dad.
Thank you, son, for making that possible
|You at 19 weeks|
|Your mom and I and special friends on a special day|
|That's your mom- if she bent over far enough she saw her feet|
|Our first family photo|
|Gigi stayed with us for seven weeks|
|The cap you wore was worn by your uncle Ron over 60 years before|
|Meeting my parents for the first time|
|Jimmy - for whom you are named. And whose smile you have|
|Uncle Rick and Auntie Sandi - who have been great friends of your mom and I from the start|
|Your first hospital visitor Aunti Lori|
|Your beautiful mom|
|Your Gandpa - who got up with me for the early morning shift|
|You always looked like you had it figured out|
|Uncle Barry - in whose house your mom and I met|
|Your Grandma Gigi - stayed with us for seven weeks, she hated to leave you|
|we are family|
|My dad - and I - in 1958|
|And now you with my dad in 2011|
|Your Uncle Ron- that hat doesn't fit him as well|