Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad!!

My Dad is 52 today. Yes, I know. He's young. Very young to have two children who are going to be 32 this October. And to Ashley and Audrey, he is known as Grandpa Fuzzy. The week Ashley turned two, we joined my Dad and my Stepmom and her family in the Outer Banks. Ashley got a first hand look at why I have to wax my eyebrows and lip and hence the name Grandpa Fuzzy. You know the men you see on the beach with the hairy backs? Totally my Dad.

From that week at the beach (sorry, I couldn't find a picture documenting the hairy back)...he's the one next to me holding the dog...

I don't remember much from my childhood specifically. But I do remember how hard my Dad worked. When he and my Mom were married, he worked a full time job with the Federal Government, worked part time at various places (Pizza Hut and a Best Western just to name a few) and went to school part time. After my parents were divorced when I was ten, my Dad had my brother and I every other weekend. It's those weekends I remember. We took trips to DC, went hiking, and visited our Grandmother every weekend he had us. Those memories will stay with me forever.

My Dad has many, many years ahead of him. My Grandmother, his Mom, is still going strong. And my Dad and my Stepmom are building their dream house right now. And they definitely deserve it.

Happy Birthday, Dad!

24 comments:

Happy Working Mom said...

Very sweet! And wow, he is young!

Kellie said...

Very nice post...great picture of all of you!!

Beccy said...

Happy Birthday Amy's dad.

PortraitofPeter said...

Congratulations to your wonderful Father and your tribute - comes so lovingly from the heart.

A delightful photo and a joy to see.

Heather said...

How sweet! Happy Birthday to Grandpa Fuzzy (love that nickname!)

Brown Eyed Girl said...

I'm 34 and my dad is 54....so I understand the "young Dad" thing.

That is a great way to spend a b-day. Nice picture!

Lost A Sock said...

Happy birthday dad!

That picture of all of you on the beach is great!

EC said...

What a great picture of all of you!!! Hope he has a wonderful birthday!

ChrisB said...

Happy Birthday Amy's dad. Lovely photo of you all.

frannie said...

Happy Birthday, Amy's Dad!!!

Michele_3 said...

Awh!!
Happy birthday to Amy's Dad!!
He is young!! Very sweet tribute,does he read your blog?
Great picture, Beautiful family you have too...
:)

CPA Mom said...

Wowsa, 52? My mom is only 59 herself. They started young in those days. Happy Birthday to your Dad! Will I meet him in July?

My husband and his brothers - same hair problem. Seriously, one of his brothers - like an ape.

Working Mom said...

I was so hoping to see the hairy back picture :)

Happy Birthday to your dad!! This was a very nice post to him!!

Eratosthenes said...

Couldn't've said it better, sis! :D

my4kids said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!
He is young!
I love hearing about your memories.

BS said...

Oh my goodness, your Dad is only 2 years older than me ...but then, I have children your age (almost). Hope he has a Happy One!

Manic Mom said...

Happy birthday to your dad. Do you think he likes that you outted his hairy back on your blog? hee hee! He is young!!! But apparently, very hairy! Ha again!

Be back soon!

Julie said...

Wow - he is so young. My mother is turning 65 next month - we're throwing her a surprise bday party. Happy birthday to your day!

SJ said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Amy's Dad! He looks just like I remember him looking!!

What a great photo of you all AND what a nice tribute to the birthday man.

That Chick Over There said...

Aww! That's so nice.

My dad is only 57 and my sister is 37, so it's the same I guess. :)

Sunshine said...

My dad is 53 and I'm 35....do that math!
Young parents were NOT good when I was in high school, they knew too much!
Grandpa Fuzzy....quite possibly the nicest thing I've ever heard in reference to a particularly hairy fella!

la bellina mammina said...

Happy birthday to your dad! hat a good looking young granddad - and such a beautiful photo of the family!

Kelly M said...

What a nice post and tribute to your father!! Happy Birthday..hope it was a good one!!

Great picture :)

Rachel said...

What wonderful memories! Happy Birthday Amy's Daddy!