Dave, Dave the dinosaur man.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I have not been very good about posting.  It is a weird time for our family.  I usually limit sports/activities to one per child at a time.  Judo is somewhat of an exception because it is year long but there are times when there are tournaments (like now) and it is ramped up a bit.  So right now we are at the height of swim team and judo, the beginning of soccer (and tryouts) and Harry is doing "Name that Book."  There have been days when Will has swimming and youth group (which he loves) and Harry has "Name that Book" and soccer all within a 2-3 hour stretch in the late afternoon/early evening.  Often I am supposed to be in two places at once.  It makes for a CRAZY time for me.  It will all settle down in the next two weeks and some things end (swim team) and some things become more routine (soccer).  I cannot even imagine what will happen when Kate does anything more than ballet/tap.  I try so diligently to ensure we have family time and the kids have down time too.

So I have mostly been shuttling kiddos to activities but wanted to post a few photos....

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This is from Will's last swim meet.  His favorite event is backstroke and in the first photo (left) he is winning in the backstroke part of a relay.

Last week, Dave went to Kate's class to teach the kiddos about dinosaurs and fossils.  Dave is a geologist and he has done this for each of the peanuts when they were in pre-school.  He is SO good at it and the kids love him.  I cannot even tell you how proud Kate was of her Daddy.  As you can see from the photos, she was touching him almost the whole time.  It was so cute.

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Kate introducing her Dad to the class.

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Kate helped to carefully pass around fossils for her classmates to hold.

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Dave has an awesome collection of fossils that he brought in for the children to touch and see.

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Kate could just not keep her little hands off her Daddy.  She was so proud of him.

Dave kept their attention for almost an hour!!!  He is amazing with little ones.
So to get their wiggles out they played "freeze-dance" as we were leaving:)

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31 comments:

  1. Aww! The pictures in Kate's preschool are SO cute! What fun.

    Much love,
    Future Mama
    http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

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  2. No problem to imagine that his presentation must have been a HUGE success!!!! ;o)

    isa

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  3. Dave is a GREAT daddy. I miss my boyfriend!!! LOL Tell him his Charlottesville girlfriend sends a big hug. :) Tessa

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  4. It sounds like you are very busy right now...that is a lot of running around each night!

    You can see that Dave certainly had every child in the room interested in his fossils......and Kate looked SO CUTE and very proud of her Daddy!!

    Hope things start to slow down for you Kim.

    xoxo,

    Lisa

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  5. A Geologist! Wow that's awesome!! Love the way Kate touches her dad, she clearly is a daddy's girl! What a lucky group of kids to be classmate w/a 3peanut kiddo!

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  6. You have always said what a great dad he is... the pictures tell the story as well! How wonderful for Kate to have her daddy share with her class :)
    Hope things settle into a manageable routine soon!!

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  7. The woman to Dave's left was priceless (the teacher?) She looked captivated. Go Dave!!

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  8. WOW! Dave is something else to keep their attentions for an hour!!! May I borrow him for my classroom? lol
    Precious pics of Kate touching/hugging her daddy. Melts my heart!

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  9. oh wow Kim...I remember those busy days when all three of my boys played little league, then basketball...it is very hard and exhausting to maintain family time...trust me, it does change so much at the high school level, especially when they can drive themselves to practice :)

    I love the pics of Dave with Kate...these are the moments! A geologist..wow, interesting work!!
    xoxo

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  10. Oh Kim! I love that photo of Kate hugging her daddy!

    And if you have time, I'd love to know what camera setting (ISO, I guess?) you used for the great color and lighting in her classroom. That can sometimes be tricky for me but so many fun things I want to document happen in there!

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  11. Hi Kim, I was over here earlier but had to leave to put kiddies to bed, then saw your comment!
    Kate is so sweet to be so proud of her awesome daddy, what a fun time for him too, I'm sure! Does he do speaking engagements...I know a homeschool with two little boys that would love to hear about fossils and dinosaurs and all things geology!! :)
    Love the swim meet pics, Go Will!
    I hope that crazy schedule eases up very soon, hang in there!
    xoxo

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  12. This is adorable. I love how she has her hands on him all the time! So sweet!!

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  13. Too bad Ruby could not be there for "Dr. Dave!" She would have loved learning about rocks, fossils, and all those exciting things Dave brings to life!!!! So cute that Kate was so proud of her Daddy!!!!!

    Hoping Will won the race!!

    Hugs,
    Di

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  14. That is just so sweet. I love the photos of her with her Daddy. And it sounds like he did a wonderful job.

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  15. Such a sweet post!

    Jennifer

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  16. Love the pics of Kate next to her daddy, with her little hand resting on him - so sweet!
    My son's preK class is doing dinosaurs this month, and that is all he can talk about... and that's without having a fun talk by a dad about fossils!

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  17. I wish we lived closer! I have to teach the Geology requirement to my cub scouts in 2 weeks. Dave, don't you want to come to the snowy and cold NE? Pretty please! K- you could come to- Boden Warehouse sale here on 1/29!!

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  18. That is a precious post!!!! I love how Kate has her hand just resting on her dad or how she is reaching out for him! Love it!

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  19. Looks like all the kids had a great time...and something tells me that Daddy did too! ;)

    We seem to be crazy busy right now too....there seems to be so much going on.....hope it slows down for you too.

    Hugs,
    Steffie

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  20. love it!! he is so sweet:)

    i can't imagine three kiddos with three activities, it must be a lot!! we are going to sign up for tball next week, and it will really be our taste of the first 'sport'!!

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  21. What a great dad! And kids love it when a parent or grandparent come visit. My mother comes every year to talk to my class about the pilgrims, and S and J love to show her off around school!

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  22. How sweeeeet! What a special moment to share together! Dave looks like a natural! You can just tell how proud and happy Kate is to have her amazing Daddy there!:)

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  23. Those peanuts have a great Dad!!! What a great guy :) Hope things ease up a bit for you.

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  24. Seeing Kate and Dave together makes my heart melt. They truly have a daddy-daughter relationship that most females would likely be jealous of! She just adores her Daddy!

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  25. You can tell how much she adores her Daddy! Your photos are all so fabulous! And I love Kate's shirt, by the way =) haha!

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  26. Lottie LOVES dinosaurs...LOVES them! Ohhh...she would love to talk to a real geologist...of course...and drive him crazy with 5 gazillion questions!!!

    Love all the pictures and her sweet smile:)

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  27. God bless Dave, may God keep him as a good father ,teaching and leading his children, as well as the ones who come his way, in the paths of commitment,of trust and love.Beatiful images,I JUST LOVED !!

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  28. I loved the pictures of Dave at school and Kate hardly being able to keep her hands off him. So cute :)

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  29. Oh my word! These are the cutest pictures ever! Dave is such an amazing dad to the peanuts. You know how blessed you are!

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  30. these just make me melt. so beautiful and sweet.

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  31. This is so sweet! I am very close with my dad. He came to speak to my HS, Advanced Placement Government class and I didn't understand what he did. Thankfully now I do but a lawyer isn't nearly as interesting as a geologist! My little sister especially loved fossils when she was Kate's age. Now she is interning at National Geographic magazine and LOVES it.

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