Thankfulness pt. 2: My Family

This is the second entry in a series about thankfulness.

What would I do without my family?  We’re like a basketball team…but with only one tall player.  And I love them all.  Today’s post is a big thank-you to the rest of my family:

Hudson

CoolDude

Oh this kid.  My oldest and most hilarious.  I can’t believe how big he’s getting!  He’s figuring out this whole big brother thing, but he’s showing glimpses of absolutely adoring his brothers, even though he gets annoyed when they steal his stuff.  Such will be our life for MANY years to come.  I really enjoy watching him grow and all the things he’s learning.  And I just believe how hilarious he is, whether it’s his insanely imaginative imagination or him replacing “It’s Time to Dance” from Yo Gabba Gabba with “It’s Time to Fart.”  Hudson is also a wealth of safety advice like “Don’t stand next to a volcano.”  He’s so loving and smart and he taught me how to be a dad, and I just love him so much.

Grant

GrantPantsHead

Nolan’s twin brother and technically the youngest of the 3 boys (by 2 minutes!).  He is a funny little ball of craziness, who loves to dance and wear other people’s shoes around the house.  Since he’s been in preschool this year we’ve discovered that he really likes art…loves to paint and color…so maybe we have a little artist in the house?  I love to hear his “Hi Dada” when I get home from work and I laugh when he wants to roughhouse in the living room.  His laugh is just the best.  The one thing I absolutely love about Grant is that while a lot of the time he wants to steal Nolan’s toys or be a brute, he will always want to share with his twin brother.  If we give grant a cookie, for example, he will immediately go take it to Nolan then come back for one for himself.  If only the world were so giving.

My Wife

Married

This is the real MVP of our family and the love of my life.  She works hard wrangling three kids during the day, doing school pick up and drop-off, taking Nolan to appointments and therapies, and then works nights 4 nights a week.  She is the one who gets Nolan through all his therapies and encourages to do better, she’s the one who fights for Nolan to eat by mouth, she’s the one who keeps our household running smoothly.  Without her drive, Nolan would not have accomplished have the things he’s done so far in his life.  Plus she puts up with a household of crazy males!  I can’t imagine living this life without my amazing teammate, and I love every moment with her.  Thanks for being awesome, babe!

Man, I love my family…my little traveling circus…my band of crazies…I just love them all.  I love that they make me laugh and smile and keep me sane.  I’m so thankful for every one of them and for the joy they bring me every day!

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About Chris Perez

My name is Chris aka HLHS Dad: I’m married with 3 sons. I love photography and the New York Yankees. I’m an admitted pizza snob and amateur balloon animal maker. Every now and then you can catch me being serious…but most of the time I’m quoting random commercials or lines from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

Posted on November 21, 2014, in family, thankfulness and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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