New Dad Life

An honest look at my new life as a dad

Got her doing #WindSprints to the garbage can in preparation for football season. We ready @wisconsinbadgers @uwmadison! #Badgers - #UWMadison - #YoungBadger - #JumpAround

Loves her “Safato”

Feels good to make a positive difference. #GotTheStopSign

Feels good to make a positive difference. #GotTheStopSign

Had a great time with @amsmidt these past few days. C almost blew those candles out…almost πŸ˜† πŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‰

Had a great time with @amsmidt these past few days. C almost blew those candles out…almost πŸ˜† πŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‰

Morning baby bottle. #LifeOfLouie

Morning baby bottle. #LifeOfLouie

Love these two!

Love these two!

Lake Geneva with a boat is awesome! Happy Birthday @amsmidt…having a blast!

Lake Geneva with a boat is awesome! Happy Birthday @amsmidt…having a blast!

The End. Goodbye Daycare

Well it has been a long time coming. Last Thursday (July 31, 2014) marked the last day of daycare for Cedrina. It’s a bag of mixed emotions.

On one hand we are sad, but incredibly grateful to MU Child Care at Marquette University for the amazing job they have done the past 2.5 years giving Cedrina a great foundation, built on love and compassion. On the other hand we are so happy to finally be able to start saving a little extra money each month. Having a kid takes patience, love and lot of extra cash…so to be able to remove a very large monthly bill from our lives is an amazing feeling!

However, it is bitter sweet. Cedrina has had the best teachers and for that we are thankful.Β I still remember the first day like it was yesterday. An emotional roller coaster to say the least. Leaving your baby with essentially strangers for an extended period of time each day is not easy. But those who were once strangers have now become wonderful friends. Any doubts we may have had in the beginning were quickly quieted when we saw the joy that daycare brought to Cedrina’s life.

She has learned a great deal at daycare. Her social skills are well developed, she listens carefully and is overall very well adjusted. I believe we owe a lot of that to daycare and the education and discipline they provided. We can never say thank you enough and truly appreciate their understanding and flexibility when it comes to life.

Some photos from Cedrina’s last day and over the years.

*A Walking MilestoneΒ (click to watch)*

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Cedrina in the newborn room.

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teeter totter with Ava

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Story time is the best

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Outside fun!!

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Saying Goodbye to Cathy (1 yr-old room teacher)

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Saying goodbye to Kristina (2 yr-old room teacher)

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Saying goodbye to friend Ava

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Goodbye Locker!

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING MUCCC!!!!

Breakfast

Breakfast

Last day of daycare. #milestone (NewDadLife.tumblr.com)

Last day of daycare. #milestone (NewDadLife.tumblr.com)

Shucking corn is a two-person job. 🌽

Shucking corn is a two-person job. 🌽

Like Butter…@michaelbuble

Walking Buddies.

Walking Buddies.

Hmmmm.

Hmmmm.