Daddy's Little Princess

by Kristi Van Dyk in

Steve likes to talk the tough line; he likes to think that his little girl doesn't have him completely under her thumb. He often tells me that I'm "too easy on her." So, I laughed when he came home from the store the other day. It's been a busy summer for Steve, with Ben's arrival, with work, with family gatherings, he just hasn't had the time to be alone with Kayleigh. She's sensed it and really missed him. BUT, today, we had another free Saturday. We were going to clean the house (like big time rearranging, disposal of extra stuff, etc) but the kids had plenty of other plans. So, after Kayleigh's 2.5 hour morning nap, she went "out" with Daddy. Steve left me with a sleeping Ben (who ended up sleeping 3 straight hours, the entire time they were gone), and claimed he was shopping for a Michigan sleeper for Ben. (All of the ones we had from Kayleigh were gender neutral, but are also stained and spitty; Ben deserves his own). ANYWAY, they were going to get a sleeper for Ben and more ice cream. Here's what they returned with:

Ben's onesie (plus a long sleeved that he's wearing in a subsequent post):

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Kayleigh's presents from Daddy: (Keep in mind these are all from different stores!!! 3 different stores; 3 different gifts ... Yeah Steve, I'm the softy...)

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It's a good thing she hasn't decided she wants another kitty ... :) Mommy wouldn't mind, but Andre might be upset.