Singing in the rain

Here in Florida, we’re usually experiencing blazing hot sunshine or torrential thunderstorms: nothing in between. So when we get a gentle, steady rain, it’s cause for celebration.

Mama took the opportunity to take Ellie and play in the rain and she loved it. She splashed in the puddles, let the raindrops fall on her face and played with the umbrella. If anyone could look cuter in a raincoat, I want to see proof. Continue reading “Singing in the rain”

Good morning!

Being at home after the birth of Jack has enabled me to spend more time with Ellie as well.

I’ve often been going to get her in the morning, starting with an anonymous knock at her door, which causes her to run to the edge of her crib/cot and listen. I then give out a curious “Hello?” to which she responds “Hello!” This is then the face and the smile that greets me. Continue reading “Good morning!”

Ellie’s wagon

An American icon, the Radio Flyer wagon is a red cart that you can either pull your children around in or when they’re older, allow them to pull stuff around. They’re quite expensive these days, so when we saw a pimped-out “all-terrain” model at a thrift shop, we snapped it up.

This morning, I took Ellie for a walk in it before it got too hot and she just loved looking around at the people, trees and animals as we wandered around our new placid neighborhood. Continue reading “Ellie’s wagon”

Dancing with Ellie [VIDEO]

I encourage every father to spend time dancing with his daughter. I can’t dance to save my life, as is evident in this video, but I’m building memories and a strong bond with my daughter which is far more important than looking like a burk.

Dads, man up, and dance with your daughters. Continue reading “Dancing with Ellie [VIDEO]”