I’ve figured out that half of being a dad is taking pics of your child and posting them 😬. I can’t imagine anyone I know not liking pics of my beautiful angel baby. Here is one that made old daddy tear up this morning. He’s just everything. #morningswithxander #ihopehelovesblackmetal
Being a dad is an interesting thing. You have a little version of you and your partner that you get to interact with everyday. Some days he’s happy, somedays he’s not. But us humans are all that way. He’s just cuter than anything else in the world, so it makes it pretty wonderful #xanderelijah #hismommyisbeautifultoo #littledaddas
One of the most amazing parts of being a parent is taking 789 pictures of your child every hour. For everyone else it may seem excessive, but for @devingggg and I, it’s the perfect way to document our new life with Xander. He changes everyday, and it’s important for us to be able to look back on these moments. Our son is the embodiment of us and our love for each other. Plus he’s fuckin adorable. #isaidnopictureshomie #thisisbullshitdad
In the quiet hours of the morning, you have time to think and reflect on life. My life changed last October when we found out Dev was pregnant, and then again about 5 weeks ago when Xander was born. This picture captures a moment in time, that encapsulates my life now. The most beautiful woman in the world holding the new love of our lives. Dev is the most amazing mother to Xander, and it makes me tear up when I look at all of the photos we take of him everyday. We have a very healthy obsession with our new little family. If I could ever wish for something to come true for someone else, I’d wish that they were able experience the love that Dev and I have for each other, and now the love we share for Xander. I’m in love with my wife and I’m in love with our son. You can achieve both and never feel like one takes precedent over the other. It takes work and requires you to be at your very best. I work at it everyday because my mind, body, and soul won’t let me do it any other way. It’s all worth it.
Life certainly is a wonderful and beautiful thing. @devingggg is an absolute amazing woman and mother to our little Xander boy. She works tirelessly day and night to give our son the things he needs, to become a strong and healthy boy. Our son will be a good man for having a mother like her. I know I’m a better man for having her in my life. That smile says it all.
As the sun creeps up to start the day, I sit here and watch this beautiful little creature sleep. It’s hard to describe what I feel. Your mother @devingggg was an absolute super hero yesterday. My life will never be the same and I’m looking forward to that. You are the most incredible little thing in the universe to me this morning. I love you so much already and it’s only been half a day. Imagine what it’s like when we get to talk about the stars and the planets. Imagine what it will feel like when you play your drums for the first time. I can’t wait to spend every moment of my life helping you learn what it is to be a good man, and to live life the best you can. You’re perfect to me Xander, and I’ll give you all I’ve got as your father.
Tonight we are at @aerocrafters $3 cover and we go on at 9. This is my last gig for a couple of months since @devingggg and I’s son will be making his worldwide debut in a few weeks. Gonna give this one a little extra since I’ll be on hiatus after this #sabiancymbals #nochanceband #gretschdrums #americana #drummer
Five years ago today, I let my walls down and decided it was time to try this love thing again. You stood by me through all of the ups and downs. You trusted that I would come around and finally open up. From me jamming norteño while cooking breakfast because it makes the food taste better, to me blasting black metal and drinking some beers on a Saturday evening, you’ve allowed me to be me. Nothing is more important than having someone who celebrates you for being you. In that time I’ve gained a lover, a best friend, someone who constantly fucks with me before bed, and a wife. Just recently we’ve added soon to be mother to that list. You are the most incredible human I’ve ever met. I’ll never stop celebrating you and our love. You are the reason I get up everyday and be the best I can. I love you.
Welcome to the world little girl. I wasn’t sure how today would feel. I knew I’d feel something special, but didn’t know it would be this wonderful. I love you. I love my amazing sister and brother in law for bringing you into this world. Watching you grow up is going to be incredible.