“Room, Rooms!” and a Daddy Day!

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It’s that time of year again! Every summer my husband prepares for his annual visit to a local Corvette show that just happens to be one of the biggest ones in the country! If you remember my blog post from last year about Corvettes, you know that a love of Corvettes is something that I married in to. Much like families are known to be “beach people” or “snow bunnies”, we are a family of “Corvette people.”

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My husband and daughter spent some time Wednesday preparing our Corvette for the journey to the show this weekend. It was sweet to see my husband and daughter working together (although Rachel spent more time playing with the bubbles than actually washing the car) to get the car as shiny and sparkly as it could be. As with most things related to Corvettes and the car show, I can’t help but think of my father-in-law during this time of year. I know he was smiling down on us as Tim and Rachel washed the car together, much like Tim and his father used to spend days preparing their cars for the Corvette show together. I’m sure he would love to see that tradition be passed down and carried on between the two of them. To hear Rachel run over to the Corvette every day and say “room, room Daddy!” would just melt his heart. What can I say? It’s in the genes and she is her Daddy’s girl…

Don't worry safety friends...my husband was given strict instructions to only put the top down just before he turned onto our street! Rachel LOVED it!

Don’t worry safety friends…my husband was given strict instructions to only put the top down just before he turned onto our street! Rachel LOVED it!

My husband and daughter spent an entire day together at the Corvette show while I stayed home and continued to prepare and rest for Baby #2, who will be joining us any day now. I have to admit, I was pretty surprised when my husband suggested he wanted to take Rachel somewhere for an entire day by himself. With Rachel expressing her independence more frequently these days (as most toddlers do at this stage), outings can sometimes be hit-or-miss experiences. A wonderful time was had by all, and I was left wondering why I was even surprised by my husband’s insistence that they go together. Could it really have happened any other way? Not in this family…

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

About Jen

I am married to my husband, Tim. I am a Mom to Rachel and Jake and my black lab fur baby Zeus! I am a Kindergarten teacher who loves to jazz up the school day by singing and dancing and finding new ways to make learning FUN! I am loving life as a wife and teacher while navigating through this new journey called parenthood! You can find me on Twitter: JDalton21 Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/daltonjen Instagram: jenniferadalton

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