My uncensored journey through fatherhood: laugh with me and at me as I try and figure out how to construct a family.

Jeff + Lindy
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Ashtyn Arrived on July 11th, 2012

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It’s a girl :)

Photos by Diandra Ann of Pretty Little Pictures (www.locabellavida.tumblr.com)

caliallstars asked: When are you going to announce the sex of the new baby!?

Tonight maybe? Should we? It’s already kind of late…

sunflowerstatesugar asked: At what age do you think you'll tell Ashtyn that she's tumblr famous?

You think she doesn’t know???

How this dad enjoys his Thursday morning coffee.

Today during daddy day care - we ate pumpkin pancakes for breakfast, watched Winnie the Pooh, took a bath, napped, had lunch at an Italian Restaurant and Ashtyn insisted on sitting in my lap, we walked the mall, we rode the carousel, we went into Sephora and I let Ashtyn try on two shades of lipstick and half a dozen shades of eye shadow (she paints her arm with them), we bought Lindy a few presents for her birthday, Ashtyn picked out Lindy’s card (the 1st card had a monkey holding a bottle of whiskey - we went with option B), we met up with Lindy for the baby’s anatomy scan, we went to the grocery store to shop for dinner and we ended up eating chocolate gelato and spoiling said dinner while walking around, we had a picnic dinner at the park, and now Lindy and I are going to sit down and bet back rubs on episodes of our favorite Food Network show, eat food we shouldn’t, stay up later than we should, and spoon.

We may or may not have just found out the sex of baby # 2 :)

Impromptu evening trip to Disneyland today: Teacups, Tiki Room, Winnie the Pooh, and a souvenir - that’s how we roll.

We left the park at 8:30 PM and it was 90 degrees and humid. I thought it was fall? -__-

Oh and Ashtyn picked out a swaddled baby Minnie doll because we had a gift card to the Disney Store and I spent the afternoon carrying the baby Minnie while Lindy wore Ashtyn and I couldn’t help but think, “holy sh*t, this is how it’s going to be when baby # 2 comes!”

We think we may find out the sex of the baby this week! Oh and we bought a new home! I can’t wait to show it to you guys :)

Fell asleep last night while my 2 year old daughter traced over my tattoos with her finger.

That sweet spot right before they fall asleep in your arms :)

That sweet spot right before they fall asleep in your arms :)

Woke up at 5 AM this morning by a 2 year old’s request (read: tantrum) for chocolate milk. Not just chocolate milk - but chocolate milk in a Disney Princess cup.

Lindy and I decided together firmly that water or nursing were the only appropriate options for this early in the morning and we would not concede to her demands. 

After 30 minutes of listening to Ashtyn firmly stand HER ground - I lost it. I told her that if she didn’t stop, I would take her out of bed and she wouldn’t be nursing, drinking water, OR having chocolate milk!

She called my bluff and I ended up walking with her and telling her the story of how Lindy and I met (because today is our 10 year anniversary). 

I was trying to give Lindy some extra time to sleep before work, but she came out shortly after and saw Ashtyn and I in the living room with a fresh cup of chocolate milk in a princess cup.

I’m a sucker. But Ashtyn is asleep - and Lindy and I are sitting by the fire and laughing at our little family.

Woke up at 5 AM this morning by a 2 year old’s request (read: tantrum) for chocolate milk. Not just chocolate milk - but chocolate milk in a Disney Princess cup.

Lindy and I decided together firmly that water or nursing were the only appropriate options for this early in the morning and we would not concede to her demands.

After 30 minutes of listening to Ashtyn firmly stand HER ground - I lost it. I told her that if she didn’t stop, I would take her out of bed and she wouldn’t be nursing, drinking water, OR having chocolate milk!

She called my bluff and I ended up walking with her and telling her the story of how Lindy and I met (because today is our 10 year anniversary).

I was trying to give Lindy some extra time to sleep before work, but she came out shortly after and saw Ashtyn and I in the living room with a fresh cup of chocolate milk in a princess cup.

I’m a sucker. But Ashtyn is asleep - and Lindy and I are sitting by the fire and laughing at our little family.