Our memorable dad moments

We love our dads! We know there are all kinds of dads who put their kiddos first. You push us to be better (even when we don't want to be). You work hard to create the lives we have and continue to live. A good father really is someone you never stop looking up to no matter how tall you get (although in my case that wasn't a problem, hahaha only 4'11). Today, I want to showcase the many father moments we have been so fortunate to capture.

It's a pretty great job we have to be able to watch these dads grow even themselves with their own children. And there are so many of you that didn't just become a dad but you chose to be one. You saw that child sometimes years after they were born and you just knew. That was your baby. You may not have created them but you helped to raise them. It's a gift you each have. The responsibility is still so great and sometimes very heavy on your shoulders but we would never know it.

"The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family"

Reed Markham

Did you know that although Father's Day was not a recognized date until 1966 and not a national holiday until 1972, the first Father's Day was celebrated in 1910??? Father's Day has long been a time to celebrate and reflect on changing roles of fatherhood. How you father has changed quite a bit over the years, especially since 1910... but the goal has always been the same. Above all else, you strive to keep your kids safe and want them to be happy. A great dad is both reliable and ridiculous, because sometimes ridiculousness is what’s needed. It seems that dads are more involved than ever in parenting — and finding new ways to express your authentic, curious selves while still going all-in on raising great kids. Fatherhood is changing and you all are killing it out there! Some things may be changing but overall it is that end result we're still after. That those kids of ours are loved.

Like we said above, some things may be changing but below you'll find some good tips about being a dad from some of our older generations.

Just a little friendly Father's Day advice:

  1. "Have a smile every day, and get plenty of sleep." - Ken, 96 years old
  2. "Don't have any fears - it's not as daunting as you think it will be. Above all provide a secure and safe home for your children" - Deny, 99 years old
  3. "Make sure your children have a good education" - Michael, 79 years old
  4. "Children make a family. Help your partner look after the children and work together." - Albert, 87 years old

A big, big HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to every one of you!!!