Yesterday, while my mom babysat Ezra, Luz Elijah and I had gone to a waterpark I have not gone to since I was a kid, Wet ‘n’ Wild. The trip there was part of a church putting, so there was a lot of familiar faces with us.

I will say, it was nice to get out of the house that we had been trapped in due to the Arizona heat and have a good time. I loved hearing Elijah laff as he slid down the many water slides. He even had gone down one of their three more scarier ones and enjoyed it.

Sadly, it was my only day off and I am back to work today.

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We got a Dog


After a attempted break-in while we were home. A brake-in that resulted in the intruder firing off a few rounds when I confronted him. I decided it was time to invest in a dog as additional security to protect my family when I am away.

This incident happened about 1230 at night, shortly after I returned home from work. I could have easily been delayed at work and who knows how that would have played out if I was not home. So, I got a dog as a new new member to my family. A dog who can alert my family to possible threats while giving threats a reason to think twice and who may even attack a intruder, protecting my family if needed.

Of course there’s no guarantee a dog would attack. I’ve seen videos where people test their dogs with strangers who walk i to their home. However, if all he does is act as an alarm and intimidate some, he is worth it.

There’s one other reason, my son. He was bit by our neighbors dog and ended up afraid of dogs. It is my hope that this dog will help alleviate his fear of them, have to mention become his friend.

So, let me introduce our new dog that Elijah has named Blaze.

The dog is a German Shepherd who is really friendly around Elijah which is already been helping to alleviate Elijah fear. You can tell from the photos, that Elijah is still a little nervous and uncomfortable around Blaze, but I suspect that will go away shortly.


The boys

I am enjoying and amazed at just how big Ezra has grown in such a short time. Not to mention just how much my boy has been eating. He has definitely not allowed us to get a full night’s sleep as a result, always wanting to eat. This is much different than it was with Elijah, who was the opposite in many ways. At least that’s how I remember.

He had slept a lot more, which means we did as well. He didn’t eat a lot unlike Ezra who, again is basically one giant eating machine.

Elijah giving Ezra a bath

One thing that has surprise me is how Elijah has not been been jealous of brother or attention we’ve been giving him. If anything, Elijah has been looking for anyway he can to help. He been throwing the soiled diapers in the bin, and even recently just helped me give him a bath.

There really has not been any noticeable changes to my family or personal life. Though, Luz is more relax with Ezra then she was with Elijah. With Elijah, it seemed like every time he coughed she was saying, “Babe, we need to take him to the emergency room. I think he sick.” It drove me crazy. However, This time around she more relaxed. I would say that she is more relaxed then I am.

At this point, because Ezra is still so young and only eats, sleeps and cries, there is not much to talk about. However, I am sure that as time goes on, there ia going to be a lot more talk about. Not to mention, I can’t wait to see Ezras personality emerge and how it will differ from his older brothers personality.


“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).

Being fruitful and multiplying is not all that God wanted us men to do. God wanted us to actually get involved and raise our children and not just get the willy wet and leave. God tells us in Proverbs 22:6 to “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

It’s our duty to raise our children in a godly way. If we don’t and sit on our but all day, leaving them to raise them self and they go artsy. We can’t blame anyone, but our selves.

Yes, having children is a huge responsibility for us. However, just because they are a responsibility and take time out of our day, does not mean the are a hardship in are life. No, They are to be a privilege that we have been granted. Psalm 127:3-5 makes that clean, “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!”

As fathers, we should be spending a great deal of our time teaching our kids about God and his teachings. Trying to find ways to inject God into any activity we are engaged in with our children. Doing some garden work, Talk about Genesis and the beauty of Gods creation. Building a shelf, tell them about how Jesus was a carpenter and why He chose to be a carpenter, where he worked with his hands.

Use your time with them to teach them about God. Sure, not everyone is a bible scholar, but it’s not hard to inject a lesson into it. If you know your going to do something with them tomorrow, then after you put them to sleep, use that time to do research on a lesson you can apply to what you will be doing the following day.

How Cute. Elijah’s First Bad Word.


Ok I don’t really believe it is sweet, and I was being a bit sarcastic with the title. However, Elijah has said his first bad word. And that magical word was none other then the F-Bomb.

I wish I could say he learned it from some stranger, or at preschool. However, I would be lying. He learned it from me. The Male role model in his life. At least, I am supposed to be his role model, but I failed.

He had overheard me say this word while I had been on the phone. I had been was upset about something one of our officers had done. Now I can’t be upset with him. It was 100% my fault. I said the word and he repeated a word, he knows nothing about. A word that even I should not be saying. Originally, I told him not to say it again and hopped he would forget it. Of course, he did not. He a little sponge, soaking up every little thing.

So, while Elijah, Luz had been sitting down watching a movie in the living room. Elijah said, out of the blue, “what the %$^. And immediately Luz turned gave me a look and said, “See!” I was busted. Since then he has said it a few more times, and we are stuck trying to get Elijah to understand why he should not be saying such a thing.

This also reflects badly on me. I am the head of the family. A Christian family, and I am to be the model for what my son is to grow up to be like. God had given me this responsibility, and I failed. However, I have also learned from this. I have learned that just saying a word one time, and that word can stick with my son his entire life because of me. And I cannot fail again.