Believe it

Brian signed up to run a 5k (3.2 miles) with me and some friends on October 4! Can you believe it? Another first-time runner, Sejal, will also be running the Bucktown 5k with us.

Brian’s got running shoes and he is officially registered for the run…

Do I snore?

Lately, it’s been hard to get a full night’s rest because Brian’s started snoring. Of course, he doesn’t believe me, so I recorded it. Does this sound like snoring to you (there’s no image on the video just sound)?

Father’s Day

This year was Brian’s first official Father’s Day, and we spent it at Soldier Field’s 1st Annual Father’s Day Brunch with Ger, Rachel and Jayden.  Brunch was a great spread and the Dads got to kick a field goal with Brad Maynard.  Both of them kicked the distance but neither made it between the goal posts.

For dinner, we went to my parents house to celebrate father’s day with my dad and to give Olivia one more try blowing out a candle and smashing a cake.  Olivia even got to play with my aunt/uncle’s pug.  She may be getting used to dogs…lucky for Lou.

Here are the rest of the pics:

Wow I am actually a dad

I’m laying her with Olivia on my chest and it amazes me how time just flew by. She’s almost walking, definitely dancing and always smiling. It’s crazy, I am so fortunate to have such a great wife and the ability that I have to spend a lot of time with my baby girl…Hopefully she’ll read this one day when she’s 16 and takes it easy on me. Either way, I’ll be traking her every movement by GPS.

Top 5 things I most love about being a dad

As i sit her an ponder how lucky I am to have great friends and family I wanted to share to all future parents what I love most about being a dad.

  1. Having a daughter is the most special thing in the world to have daddy’s little girl and see her smile when you walk in the door. It’s truly priceless.
  2. Having a daughter is like have 1 1/2 annalisa’s which is so great
  3. Perspective! Parenthood in an instant let’s you know what life is all about and all those trials and tribulations with your parents seems to have a sense of clarity… “ah, now I know why they did what they did.”
  4. It’s so cliche, but it’s true. You can’t possibly know what it’s like until you yourself has kids
  5. As the wise chris rock said “your only goal in life is to keep her off of the pole”

Stay tuned for the top 5 things i dislike about being a dad and more importantly being the dad of a baby girl!