Thursday, October 29, 2009

Book Fan Friday - Just Like My Dad

Pin It now! It's Friday already! This week's storytime was extra special for us because Daddy was reading the story. My husband is on an 8 month deployment and he left the last day of July so we still have awhile to go before he is home. But since he's been gone he has sent 4 or 5 books for Dawson and has included a dvd of him reading the story, it's really neat to be able to read along with him. And see him. And hear him.

Dawson and I have watched a few of the dvds a few times, but before this week I never thought to have daddy read during storytime. Usually I read to Dawson right after his morning nap. We have a rocking chair in his room so I grab the book we are reading, sit down with Dawson on my lap and we read the story. We read the same book everyday for a week, usually starting on Saturday.

This week we read Just Like My Dad by David Melling.



And Daddy did the reading everyday! I made sure to get the book and the dvd ready while Dawson was napping and then as soon as he woke up I'd take him out to the living room and start the dvd. We sat on the couch together and followed along with Daddy most days. But I wanted to get pictures of Dawson so I let him follow along on his own one day and he did so good! He turned all the pages (he would just randomly flip pages, he wasn't really following along) and he kept looking up at the TV. It was so sweet.

I have a lot of pictures to share because they are just too sweet not to!

Time to turn the page...


Looking up at dada...


Too sweet for words.


I love how he would turn the page and still keep his eye on Dada.


And me taking a million pictures of him didn't even phase him.

I am definitely going to have to let Dave be a part of our daily storytime more often. Dawson really loved seeing daddy on the TV everyday, as did I. We miss him so much and can't wait for him to come home!

To see what others are reading this week head on over to Three A's and a C.

45 comments:

The Mumpowers said...

Like you said, this is just too sweet for words! It made me cry so I can only imagine how you reacted!

InspiredDreamer said...

Good morning! Stopping by from SITS... that story is so sweet, and what a great idea to have those DVDs of daddy reading. Just fantastic.

Melissa Papaj Photography said...

Wow! What an awesome idea! Stopping by from SITS! Great choice for your favorite blog entry! :)

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a very Merry Christmas from Utah!

Christy said...

how sweet and special this is. What a great post to choose.
Merry Christmas to you and your family

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

That is the greatest thing I have ever seen!!! What a wonderful hubs with wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing that and for the sacrifice that your family is making to keep us all safe and ensure that we too have a Happy Holiday.

SITS shout out to ya!

Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

Katie said...

What a fantastic idea!! Especially for such a little guy to have his Daddy gone for so long! I hope the next few months fly by for you! :)

Merry Christmas!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

what a sweet post! How hard to have the holidays w/o your husband. But how wonderful that he reads to your son. Very special.

Stopping by to wish you a Merry SITS Christmas!

Kisha said...

This is a beautiful post, and you have a very beautiful family. Thanks for sharing:)

Merry Christmas, SITStah!!!

BLOGitse said...

wow, great idea!
Thanks for sharing.

Merry Christmas!

Angry Julie Monday said...

What a great idea for spouses on deployment! I love it. My husband was in the Marines when I met him. We didn't have the technology like we do now. I wished I could have e-mailed him, but raising a child while he was gone. Wow! I give you a big thumbs up!

I'm a full-time mummy... said...

Awwwww....this is just too cute!!! I have to do this to my boy one day! Right now he's more into munching his storybooks...

Dropping by from SITS to wish you a Merry Christmas to you & family! :D

Sarah said...

This was lovely! I hope the next few months fly by for you!
Merry Christmas!

mub said...

This is such a neat idea!

Merry Christmas =)

Emily said...

Absolutely fantastic and so interactive!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a precious thing to have. I love your pictures.

The Toll House Cookie said...

Thank God for technology!!! Stopping by from SITS! Merry Christmas!!!

Karen said...

what a sweet and great idea. He just loves his daddy, you can tell.

Karen

Erin said...

That is a great idea! So sweet....

Stopping by from SITS!

Scary Mommy said...

That is so very sweet!

mymontessorihomeblog said...

What a WONDERFUL idea!.
Almost had me in tears...so so sweet!
Merry Christmas SITSta!

Ms. Sarah said...

that is so sweet

lifeissweet16 said...

That's so amazing and wonderful.

Amie said...

What a great way to keep Daddy involved - Merry Christmas!

Connie Weiss said...

I love this. What a fabulous idea!

Merry Christmas!

Sarafree said...

What a great idea! Stopping by from SITS. Happy Holidays!

Jenny said...

Hehe aww such a cute post :D

Charlene said...

Stopping by from SITS. Merry Christmas!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Don't know what to say...just sweet.

Crystal said...

Very sweet. Love the pictures. Stopping by from SITS. :)

Yaya said...

That is so sweet!


Stopping by from Sits!

YuL hm said...

Merry Christmas ~

Coming from the SITS :D

Natasha said...

Awww... that is so precious. What a great idea! :)

singedwingangel said...

Stoping by from SITS and just wanted to thank you and your hubby for your service to this great country. As a military kidmyself I am fully aware it is not just the enlisted person who is enlisted. Love the blog so wonderful and like the others brings tears to my eyes...hopingyou had a wonderful Christmas and your hubby gets home soon.

Eva Gallant said...

What a wonderful idea, and your pictures are soo sweet!

just stopped by from SITS to say hi; hope you will do the same!

Melissa said...

How sweet, this made me cry! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Karen said...

Stopping by from SITS. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Such a sweet post and a great idea!

Monica said...

Stopping by from SITS and I am so glad I did. What a beautiful baby boy and what a wonderful idea! This is simply too precious. It is indeed the perfect post to share.
Merry Christmas and I will certainly be back to see what the little guy is up to!

JoeyRes said...

That's a really great idea. I hope you keep finding such innovative ways to get through what must be such a trying time.

The (Un)Experienced Mom said...

Oh my goodness is this so sweet! What a great idea!

Stopping by from SITS! Happy holidays!

Tamara
www.theunexperiencedmom.com

Hear Mum Roar said...

Oh, such darling photos! No doubt about it, storytime is a special time!

Jayde said...

Stopping by from SITS! That is a very sweet idea. I love that technology can help us stay closer to our families when we are so far apart. Hope your Christmas was Merry!

Midday Escapades said...

Too sweet for words is right. Thanks for sharing.

Happy SITS Best of 2009 Link Up!

Suzi said...

Stopping in from SITS. That was awesome. What a great idea to get dad on video so your son can see him on a daily basis. Love it.

Phunkyrockgal said...

That totally made me tear up!!

Stopping in from SITS!

Jenny said...

Stopping by from SITS. First of all this is totally adorable. Secondly, many thanks to you and your husband and all your family for the sacrifice you are making. I am humbled by your gift. Bless you.