Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Few Words from Dad

Doesn't this just say it all?

Many of you have been reading this wonderful blog for several months now.  Leah writes a lot about Cora, obviously, because this is the Bean's blog, but rarely mentions poor ol' dad ;-(  I think it goes without saying that I'm here, learning, laughing, playing and enjoying the time with my family.  Not to mention I'm in most of the pics ;-)

But what have I got to say?  I am very proud of Leah and Cora.  That’s for sure.  And I am very proud of the three of us for being such a good little family.  You can be sure of that.  And I suppose I have a great deal to say in general about a lot of things (anyone who knows me will agree with that).  But I’m not going to ramble on about nothing.  I think when Leah asked if I would write a little something, I thought this would be a great opportunity to simply say how much I love my girls.

When Cora gets older and can talk, you all can ask her, “was your dad fun?  Was he silly?  Was he a goof-ball?”  I think she will answer yes to all of these questions.  As can be seen by the pictures that I will post today, most of the things Cora and I do together are goofy.  I think that’s something she and I have in common.

I took Cora to my sister Tara's roller derby bout a couple weeks ago (see the pink-eared pick above) and Cora was fine for a bit but she got a bit upset with the loud, booming speakers.  So we bailed.  I knew she was hungry so we went out to the campus of Whatcom Community College (an alum I am, hmm) and I fed the squirt.  We found a nice little rock that would house my butt, and we enjoyed the sunshine while Cora sucked down a few ounces of the goods.  Then we sat around on the nice lawn and played a bit.

That was a great weekend.  Then work, cleaning, hanging out with my girls, working more, cleaning more, sitting at a computer for many hours, hanging out with my girls some more, more work, and on and on...  Now, here we are.  Another great weekend.  And my first Father's Day!  Leah, Cora and I had a good weekend.  Good food, good fun, walks, and Cora got to do some new things.  Yesterday, we went to Mt Scott Community Center and swam.  It was great.  Cora seemed like she'd been there a million times before.  A pure natural in the water.

Today, we went on a nice walk and Cora took her first ride in a big kids swing (see below).  She handled it like I thought she would:  with great ease and little effort.  I am very proud of my girls, that's for sure.

So that's about it for me today.  I think it is really great that Leah can reach out to the world with this great blog.  It is so good for her. And I am so proud of all of you for reading it regularly like you do, laughing, smiling, and enjoying the words of my wonderful wife.  I can only hope that more people get involved with the community and relate more to each other.  It's a good thing, I'm sure of it ;--)


  1. Awesome! Cool Dad :) Cora is a lucky girl (and so is Leah!)

  2. I could tell last weekend, that you are going to an awesome dad! Just the way you interact with Cora is so great. Keep up the good work Nick!


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