My 1st attempt at Haiku, Lizzy's 1st time to ride a bike...
Lizzy and her closest cousin Baylenn.
Kelsey and I spent the weekend in Gulf Shores with Lizzy. This was her 1st time as a toddler to hit the white sands of Gulf Shores. She had a BLAST playing and swimming. The waves were a bit rough, but Kelsey and I stayed by Lizzy and kept her above the water. We picked… Continue reading Your 1st ‘Real’ beach trip…
Lizzy: Just before you were born, I managed to pick up a nice Cannon bridge camera on clearance at the local wally-world, so I've tried to do my best capturing some decent pictures and videos of you. On this fun day your mother and Mimi Ange decided to dress you up in something that… Continue reading As you grow up… # 2
Date: August 22, 2014 Location: L&D Operating Room This day marks a proud moment in my life, I became a father. There we were, Kelsey was lying supine on the O.R. stretcher, draped with sterile dressings in a room full of delivery staff, and I was standing by her head keeping her calm. We had scheduled… Continue reading The moment everything changed…
The night before Easter Sunday 2017, Kelsey and I took Lizzy Easter shopping. We walked all over, and Lizzy picked up several different things that caught her eye, but the one she liked the best was a lime green 'Mr. Crappie' spinning reel. While most kids get a snoopy or other fantasy character rod, I… Continue reading Lizzy’s Easter Fishing Trip
This week was the playoffs for the Columbia Academy Cougars. They played Central Hinds Academy in a best of three series. Wiley played his heart out, the 1st game was a blow-out with CA winning 14-1. A few days later the 2nd game was a loss, for some reason our boys were WAY off their… Continue reading State Champs
When I met my wife, I knew the from the first moment that she was special. After a year of marriage, she showed me just how special she was. Kelsey gave me Lizzy, my awesome little daughter that I strive to do better for. In Lizzy's eyes her mommy and daddy hang the moon, and I am working hard to do just that. This series 'As you grow up' will be composed of many short things that I have been able to see as you grow and learn.
A brief story about my younger cousin Wiley Wade Cleland.
While I don't believe in allowing children to have constant interaction with phones/smart devices, I certainly don't believe in leaving my child in the dark ages. Lizzy can operate her restricted tablet to play learning games and some of her favorite music, but at the same time, by focusing her attention to other things( drawing,… Continue reading Toddlers and Technology