While pregnant, I remember feeling slightly worried that the girls would not have a dad. I think my worries came from the fact that I had such a close relationship with my dad as a child (and still do). It made me sad to think of them not having that.
Within a few hours of their birth, Teagan and Quinn lay in the arms of their uncles, Rob and Michael (my brothers). I knew right then that I had nothing to worry about. While they will never call someone dad, they have dad-like figures around them every day. Grandpa is already compiling his rules to date his granddaughters.
For two little girls who come from a two-mother home, they adore men! I wish I had the words to describe the happy shrieks and squeals that come out of them when their Uncle Rob comes over to babysit. I wish I could explain the puppy dog eyes they give their Uncle Michael begging him to pick them up. Or, the way that they sweetly cuddle into Grandpa on the couch while watching their Sesame Street video that he got for them.
We joke that Rob is Quinn's favourite person, but really, it isn't a joke. If he is around, she wants to be in his arms. He has such a calm and gentle, yet fun and playful way with them.
I feel so incredibly fortunate to have these guys in the girls lives...
|Q in the arms of her Uncle Rob|
|T an Grandpa hang out at family brunch|
|All of the guys with the little ladies at our annual Easter brunch|
|Uncle Michael and Quinn wave to the camera at T&Q's|
1st birthday party
|Teagan cuddles with my friend Andrew...|
on their first ever meeting!