When I met Ivan 10 years ago, we were just kids. High school buddies turned life long partners. He had wild curly hair, was thin as a bean pole, sported holes in his shirts with pride, and wore braces. I fell in love. Hard. I always knew he would be the father of my children. Every vision of a family I had included him. But nothing, and I mean nothing, can prepare you for the day the man of your dreams becomes a father.

When Lucas was born I fell in love all over again. This time through the eyes of my son. I am secretly proud that Lucas is a mamas boy, but it feel just as amazing knowing that he has a daddy that loves him to the moon and back. Ivan is an expert diaper changer, boo-boo kisser, and champion snuggler. He knows just where all the best tickle spots are, gives endless kisses a day, and knows the perfect songs to sing at bath time. They spend quality guy time together watching sports (hello NBA playoffs!), wrestling, hanging on the couch in undies and diapers, and playing video games. 

IMG_3373IMG_3374IMG_3412Lucas is a lucky boy to have such an incredible papa and I am a blessed mama that gets to spend my life with these handsome boys.


  1. erica @ to the sea 05.28.2013

    Aww how sweet. :)

  2. Miles,Papa and Me 05.30.2013

    His face in the third photo is SO precious! Isn’t it wonderful knowing that not only do you have a terrific partner but an equally amazing father to your boy!? We are lucky ladies!

  3. Nicole Gonzalez 05.31.2013

    That we are! Sigh. I thank my lucky stars every day 😉 <3

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