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Monday, February 3, 2014

The Man. The Myth. The Legend. Papoo.

Although Papoo is technically my Husband’s Father, I claim him for mine as well! On today’s special day, he turns 60! However, as exciting as that is, we can’t help but to be a little sad that we can’t celebrate with him. To try to boost morale around here, we put together this little post to hopefully show him how much he means to us!!! We love you Papoo!

July 25, 2005. The day I married my Husband and officially stole his charming Father.  ;)

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Nic & I are expecting our first daughter (8 years ago). This was my baby shower & I was 6 months pregnant. The sassy lady on the left is my darling Ma-in-law & Papoo’s on the right. (2005)

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I had to post these next 2 pictures side by side…

MHG on the left, 3 days old with Papoo in blue shirt.   Cindy on the right, 15 hours old with Papoo in different blue shirt. Haha! They’re 5 1/2 years apart in age. 5 1/2 Years on Papoo hasn’t changed him a bit!

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It looks like the same baby in both pics, just wearing a different onesie. My babies look so scrawny, but they don’t stay that way for long!

Thanksgiving 2006. MHG was 10 Months old…and a lot chubbier, lol! She loves her Papoo!

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Papoo with MHG the Summer of 2007, MHG was about 18 months old here.

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MHG & her Papoo are nearly inseparable!

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Halloween 2008, MHG was 2 3/4, lol! Papoo’s a goofer.

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I love throwing Halloween parties! MHG was 3 years old at this one. (2009) Papoo came dressed to impress as a pumpkin! MHG still remembers that costume and occasionally requests he wear it.

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2010: MHG turns 4! How can this man NOT make you crack up! :)

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The time Dad came up to the Mountains where we camp to hang out for the day. (2010)

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He’s not exactly an outdoorsman, but he’ll certainly tell you he is!  ;)

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My “Diapers For Margaritas” party, while I was expecting our 2nd daughter. MHG was 5 1/2 here. (2011)

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Cindy, only 15 hours old.

Best part of a homebirth…staying at home, lol! Papoo stopped by after work to say hello to his newest Grand-daughter, and in the comfort of our home, we weren’t too exhausted to receive him!

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8 Weeks old Cindy with MHG age 5 1/2 and Papoo.

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That is disgusting. I always yelled @ Dad for letting the babies chew on his watches. He thought it was funny & it has since become a family joke.

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The girls love their “Teak” rides!

(That was the name of the 1st pony MHG ever rode…so Papoo doesn’t give Horsie rides, he gives Teak rides.)

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Cindy’s First Birthday!

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Cindy 16 months old, MHG age 6. (2012)

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Later that year, we were able to pass back through the Springs on our travels to stay with Nonnie & Papoo for a week…

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In their secret hiding place under the stairs with Papoo…

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Every time I’m in a bad mood, I look at this picture and it instantly brightens my day!

Thanks Dad!

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I love you Dad. Thank you for being such a wonderful father, friend, and advisor to me these nearly 10 years! You are a wonderful Grandfather and I’m sorry I gave you so much crap those first few years after MHG was born… I was learning to be a Mom and put a lot of blame on you, but you did nothing wrong. As I’ve grown and have become more confident in myself, I realize that you’re just being a Grandpa and a Grandparent’s job is to enjoy their Grandkids…even if it gives their parents a little grief, lol! You love your Granddaughters with all your heart, are their best friend, favorite playmate and would do anything to protect them. Thank you. There’s not much more a Mom could ask for.

We love you dearly and really wish we could be there to spend the day with you though. I hope it’s a good one and I wonder…which new Monster High doll will “you” be receiving for your birthday THIS year? ;)  (Every year for Papoo’s birthday, “he” just so happens to receive some gifts that just so happen to be more appropriate fits for his grandchildren…at which point, they end up stealing his birthday presents.)

Here’s Cindy trying to say “Happy Birthday Papoo” like her big sister:

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Happy 60th Birthday Dad! We love you so very much! Hugs & Kisses to the BEST PAPOO EVER!!!

Love,

Nic, Zoe, MHG & Cindy

XXOO