Happy Birthday Dad!

My Dad goes by many names and has many talents.

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But the thing that suits him best, the thing that he is the very best at is being Pa.

Here are a few pictures of him doing what he does best.  He’s taught the kids many, many things….some of which we are still trying desperately to un-teach…..

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He’s taught them to ride

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He’s taught them how to drive

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Napping is one of the things he most loves to teach them

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shooting

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He’s teaching them his “tough” look

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Fencing crew 2013

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Selling calves

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Teaching Chase that it’s important to wear a cowboy hat, even at the beach

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Discussing the latest news in the FencePost

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Looking tough after moving cattle

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Trying to get Anne to try his BV and 7

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Napping

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Just because you’re 2 is no excuse not to be working in the barn

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lining out a corral

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Swinging with his girls

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Considering a second career in basketball

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Wresting calves

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First base coach

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Tree hunting

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Teaching the kids that it’s possible to be even louder than they already are

 Happy Birthday Dad! 

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6 Responses to Happy Birthday Dad!

  1. Kara McCarthy says:

    Happy Birthday Jim!
    from your Minnesota friends,
    Jamie, Kara, Maddie and Grace McCarthy

  2. This made me smile. Happy Birthday Sir! 🙂

  3. Sharon says:

    Happy Birthday, Jim. Sure hope you got a nap in today–it’s important now that you’re at “that age”!!

  4. Dave Whitman says:

    What a great tribute to your Dad!

  5. David Whitman says:

    I’m always impressed with the quality of your work both in photography and the narrative content. You portray a great family relationship. I look forward to receiving these posts.

    Sent from my iPad

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