Wednesday, September 30, 2009

In Praise Of Blake

I know I married the right man. I may not have known it at the time, but the previous 10 years have confirmed it for sure.

While I'm in Dallas visiting Caroline, he's on kid duty. Plus our sole income, his job. Plus soccer. Plus playground time for 2 very busy little ones.

When I returned from this past trip, he had the house clean, laundry finished, sheets washed, and he even managed to cross a couple of things off our ever-growing list of house projects. It was so comforting to return after 4 days away to everything in its place.

I love the little things he does, too. Look at Lainey's hair:

This is his standard "do". Two ponies, one on top and one in back. He says he likes to put it up so he can see her pretty face.

And, he dresses her well. Lots of women would be happy to see clothes on their kids when Daddy's in charge. Blake goes one step further.

I'm flying out tomorrow and he'll take over again. This weekend includes 2 soccer games and we're on drink duty Sunday. The busiest weekend and he'll be in charge.

So happy to know he can handle it.

So happy to know his efforts aren't just for me.

They're for Caroline, too. Which makes me smile to think about.


The Rand's said...

you two are lucky to have each other! so comforting to know things are taken care of while you're visiting caroline!
still praying. have a safe flight.

Carrie Darney said...

Ahh...that is a good man. I love the double pony! Lord knows what our little girl would be dressed as...all I know is Hagen is in head to toe camo when Mama's away!

Good job Blake!!

donatelli98 said...

Wow - he could give Mr. ESPN some hairdo lessons! Mr. ESPN does a great job too but is a little deficient when it comes to hair. Blake sounds awesome and he is cute too! Good catch Casey! Enjoy your visit with your sister!

Shannon said...

Wow, this is fantastic. Most women I know don't think their husband's can run the house while they are away. I know mine can (though he wouldn't attempt a hairdo but no need for that anymore) and it's so comforting to know it's all being handled while you are away. Good news.

Glad you get to go to Texas again. Prayers for Sweet Caroline.

Shannon said...

Oh, also wanted to add that he obviously takes pictures too. Bonus points!

Dee Stephens said...

I was thinking the picture thing too!
Have a safe trip and I'm sure your man will be a okay again ;)

The Soladay Family said...

I was thinking the same thing about the pics! He's good! Ryan has always said such nice things about him. You're a lucky girl!

Monica said...

Sweet Sweet Blake!

If the shoe FITZ said...

Uh, he totally owed you from your stint in CO by yourself!
Blake, you can't slack now...Casey just wrote a nice post about you. She can totally taketh away! ;)

Jodee said...

Wow! He's a keeper! You are definitely blessed with a great husband!

Heather said...

Love Fitz comment -- he totally owed you from your stint in CO!

Blake is precious! Still praying for Caroline!

SASS said...

Way to show me up with this post, Brown Noser.

That hairdo is impressive! So precious, he wants to see her sweet face.

Have a good visit, Casey. Praying for Sweet Caroline and your safe trip.

starnes family said...

Sorry! Bad timing, Sass. Promise I didn't plan it.

Learned today that Carter has pictures Saturday morning before the game. More on his plate!

Good eye, girls.....the pictures.....yep, he's a good one.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I'd actually be jealous if I didn't feel the same about my husband. Isn't it nice though. SO nice to see them hands on. That hairdo is especially impressive though!

I do hope your sister is getting better.

The Lenzers said...

i am always amazed at what mark gets done while on parental duty when i am away. kind of makes me mad come i cant do all that?