2.17.2012

dads and daughters.

dads are the best.
i am lucky to have a great dad.
{one that looks like andy from the office, i might add}
{my dad and i, this summer---he is probably giving me some great advice on how to raise 6 children.  or he's pointing to a bird in the sky.  whatever}
he is the type of dad that still calls me kiddo, even though i have 6 "kiddos" of my own now.
he calls a couple times a week to check in on things.
even though we live 20 hours away from each other, i get to see him a lot, so it doesn't quite feel like we are that far from each other.
and to top it all off, he is the best grandpa to my kids.
like seriously.  he sets the bar high for all other grandpas.
i love him.

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my girls are also lucky to have a great dad.
one that paints their nails, wrestles with them, does their hair, amongst many other things.
i love that they will grow up knowing how much their daddy loves them.

this weekend was the father/daughter dance at our church.
the girls got all decked out:

and off they went, to dance the night away.
{olive was once again, busy pooping her pants. so, she stayed home}

mr. anderson is a good sport to go...he is pretty much bossed around by the girls the whole time.
"daddy, dance with me"
"daddy, you're dancing wrong"
"daddy, watch me"
"daddy, stop singing"
"daddy, stand here"
etc.
the girls love to be bossy.
mr. anderson takes it like a champ and helps make the night memorable for the girls.
they are so lucky to have him.

42 comments:

  1. what an awesome dad. they all look so sweet!

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  2. Yes they are lucky and blessed to have him!

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  3. Your girls look so adorable. Father daughter dances are the best!

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  4. Very sweet! And love the pictures!

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  5. I have been trying my dog-gone-dest to figure out who your husband reminds me of and it finally hit me this morning!!! He reminds me of Joel Osteen! lol Just thought I'd share! Love hearing about your dad and the dance with Mr. Anderson and his little ladies. Such a blessed family you guys are!!!

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  6. So precious! I used to love going to father daughter dances with my dad! Keep it up for as many years as you can!

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  7. LOVE this post! How fortunate we are to have good fathers and now to raise little women who have stellar men to set an example for them. My husband is a phenomenal papa to our daughter, I couldn't have asked for a better man!

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  8. Love these pictures, they sure are sweet!!

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  9. Nothing better than being a daddy's girl.

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  10. I bet they are, he sounds like an awesome dad! Great pic of all of them.

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  11. So sweet! Can't wait until my Baby Lulu is old enough to go out on Daddy Dates!
    Hannah at www.thrivingthirty.tumblr.com

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  12. yay for daddy's! love the pics.

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  13. The girls are beaming. Good dads do that to a gal.

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  14. how adorable! Your husband looks/sounds like an amazing dad! How adorable that he does those things for his little girls! :)

    Your dad looks like a hoot! :)

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  15. What a blessing dads are. That's for sure! I'm thankful for a relationship with mine. After growing up with an alcoholic father, and reparing that relationship, it's taken years to get on track, but we're here now and I'm SO THANKFUL that he's sober and in my life!!!!!!!

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  16. This post made my heart smile. That's all I have to say. :) Oh, and thank you for making my heart smile.

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  17. the last picture... :::swoon::: Elsa definitely has inherited the Anderson smile!!! ;)

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  18. LOVE more than ANYTHING to see pictures of miss Elsa in on the action and smiling so big and so happy with her daddy! he's a GREAT daddy! I love that he does this with them! and Hadley bean is so cute in her short hair!
    tara

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  19. I completely agree...dads and grandpas are absolutely the best! You're blessed.

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  20. Such cute photos, the girls look so happy!!

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  21. He paints their nails!? Awww, i want a dad like Mr. Anderson! =) Such sweet pictures! You have beautiful little ladies!

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  22. Hi, Anderson Crew- Just wanted to say that I stumbled across your blog and am so very encouraged to see your love for your family. Refreshing! Thanks for sharing. Warmly from Colorado, Sarah

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  23. So so sweet! Great dads are so absolutely important, our daughters are so blessed to have that <3

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  24. Lovely! Picking the right man to be the father of your children is sooo important. Whenever I work with young love struck college somethings...I keep reminding them that this is without a doubt the most important thing for them to keep in mind when looking for "the one."

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  25. What sweet memories he is making with his cute girls! Such precious photos. :)

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  26. cute! That is too funny about Olive! Haha

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  27. This made me a bit teary-eyed! I'm such a sap, but I always feel so much love in my heart when I see my husband with our daughter. The father-daughter relationship is such a special one. Thanks for sharing this post with us.

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  28. Aww, this post is so sweet! Makes my heart melt.

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  29. love it. I have a marvelous dad and my kids do, too. I am so thankful.
    (mr. anderson DOES look like joel osteen)

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  30. Great example of how important dads are to little and big girls!

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  31. I can't believe how much Mr. Anderson looks like a teenager - so youthful looking.

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  32. Aw, super super sweet!!! Dads rule! so does the ultimate DADDY, Abba Father!

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  33. What a beautiful picture! Elsa certainly inherited her dad's smile ;)!

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  34. I remember going to a father daughter dance with my dad. Loved it! Such a great memory! :) The girls are so sweet!

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  35. "we embrace on thursdays"

    Oh.my.stinkin.DORK.self.

    Are you serious? Am I really that lame? Good grief.

    thank you.

    :)

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  36. lovely pictures. daddy daughter days/dances bring back good memories. xo

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  37. Oooooh my. I am so in love with this post! That picture of you and your dad is SO cute! And you hubs and girls? PRECIOUS!
    Reading/seeing this just makes me really excited to have kids someday, and to see what an amazing dad my husband will be!

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  38. i love your pretty blog! and HOW MUCH does your husband look like joel olsteen! wow

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