I say it every year around this time, but I'll say it again. This blog wouldn't exist without my husband. And not just because he helped create the fodder this blog revolves around (aka our two daughters), but also because he trusts me to tell our story, he has a good sense of humor and he has yet to throw my camera in the river.

Mike has been reading my blog daily for almost three years now, but it still brings me such a thrill to catch him in the act. I know sometimes I annoy him with my constant photo documentation, but I also know he's happy to have this growing record of our time as parents. 

Yesterday, I caught Mike watching "Shit Toddlers Say" which I hadn't seen in over a year. He said he's been watching it a lot lately because it's so crazy that the little person in that video doesn't exist anymore. 

Half the reason for this blog is for us to reflect back on when the kids are older, but it's kinda scary to think that's already happening.

In honor of Father's Day and another year gone by, here are some of my favorite photos of Mr. Mommy Shorts— all together in a place I know my husband will see them.

1. A typical morning…

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2. My daily view…

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3. Is there anything sexier than a man willingly wearing a princess crown?

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4. I call this one "Dads with Embarrassing Bags".

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5. Looking very sophisticated for a dad with a three-year-old…

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6. Mike doesn't smile for my pictures often, so I'm glad he gave it up for the birth of Harlow…

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7. "Again! Again! Again! Again! Again! Again! Again!"

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8. "It's 10:23pm. How awake is YOUR baby?"

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9. Another day, another birthday party…

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10. "It's the ciiiiirrrrrrcle of liiife!!!"…

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11. How to give a thumbs up…

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12. Often Mike will go away for work and come home late at night after Mazzy goes to bed. This is what happens when she sees him in the morning…

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13. Speaking of mornings, this is an old shot of Mike and Mazzy sharing a blueberry smoothie. This still happens every single day…

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14. Here's another old one of Mike and Mazzy. Probably the last moment of peace I've had in 3+ years…


15. Did you know iPads come with balcony seats?

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16. All Olympic divers start somewhere…

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17. Mike playing with his Mini-Me…


18. Another of Mike and Mazzy in the morning…

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19. One of my favorites of Mike and Harlow…

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20. Mazzy riding her favorite form of transportation. I hope she's too big for it by the time Harlow wants a seat.


21. And lastly, one of just the two of us. Because hopefully we'll have a couple of memories that don't involve the kids.

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Happy Father's Day, Mr. Mommy Shorts! Sorry my phone is seemingly attached to my hand. 

Love you,

The Mrs.

ps: Here's a bonus photo from this morning…