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Chloe’s 4yr Old Party Mix

Chloe's Party Mix

45. Who Did You Think I Was – John Mayer – Where the Light is Live in LA
46. Bold As Love – John Mayer – Where the Light is Live in LA
47.  Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus

Have we failed as parents? HAHA.


Daddy’s DOH

I’m working up my birthday post for Rae and Gavin, we did some partying this past weekend! I’d like to share with you the pics. Until then, I’ll pass along another reminder of why I will not be this year’s recipient of “Father of the Year.”

Rae’s Mom, sister, and brother’s girlfriend took her shopping for her birthday that morning. After the kiddos woke up from their nap, I thought we’d have some Daddy time and hit up a few stores ourselves and ended up at the mall to meet up with Mum. It’s amazing the things you take for granted, like say…going down the escalator.
I’ve got Gavin in the stroller and Chloe walking by my side. I simply tell Chloe to follow us down the escalator and watch and talk to Gavin as we go down.

OK Daddy!

I turn around and Gavin and I face her and we start down. Chloe looks at us and reaches up to the handrail and then stops. She stutters a few times, drops her bunny, but is stuck stunned at the top of the escalator while Gavin and I ride down to the bottom helpless to do anything but holler back up to the top:

Chloe! Come on baby. Follow us down, please!

Thankfully, a sweet lady talked Chloe into holding her hand and rode the escalator down to us allowing the pile up of people behind her to come on down as well.

That’s another Daddy DOH notch on my belt. I must say though, it’s pretty funny now looking back on it. Me helpless holding a stroller looking up the escalator, a pink bunny about 5 steps further, and then Chloe and a stranger about 5 steps above that 🙂


Childlike Faith

Soon after my 3 year old daughter told me that she changed the name of our 11 month old son Gavin from “Lil Ducky” to “Lil Zebra” to “Lil Penguin” to Lil Piggy”

Daddy, my head hurts.

Uh-oh baby what happened?

I don’t know, Daddy it just hurts.

Well come here, I’ll kiss it for you.


-a deflated sigh pushes through my lips as my heart breaks-

Pray for my head Daddy.

OH. Uh…yeah baby. Sure. Dear Jesus, please be with Chloe. Her head hurts and would you help it feel better to…

Psssss…Daddy, pray for Mommy and Lil Piggie.

and yes Jesus. Would you help Mommy breathe easier and Gavin to feel better today so he can sleep tonight. Thank you so much. Amen.

Thank you Daddy! I think Mommy feels better now.

I bet she does. Now come here, let me kiss your head for you.

No thanks Daddy, it’s going to feel better.

It’s been a while since after simply praying for something I believed and knew that change had happened. It took my 3 year old a simple prayer for her to believe her head would feel better, for Rae’s head crud to get better, and for Gavin to feel better and sleep easier. She makes it seem so simple and easy. Thank you Jesus for my daughter!


Daddy Daughter Photo-booth Fun

I LOVE…I mean WE love photo booth! 

cute daddy daughter

sleepy daddy daughter



I wish I prayed at 3

Something incredible is happening in our family! It started months ago when we began holding hands with our 3 year old at the dinner table and saying a prayer together. It began very simple and perhaps very familiar: 

God is great. God is good. Let us thank Him for our food. Ah-men.

Chloe even was able to say it herself. She led our dinnertime prayer at 3! Then something happened: 

Thank you Jesus for my day, for my friends, and my family. Ah-men.

WHAT? Incredible. Amazing (food not blessed but that’s a technicality really.) 
AND THEN something insane happened! After getting leveled at Youth, I came home and told Chloe that Daddy hurt his back and butt! A while later I laid down and groaned out loud and heard this:

Daddy, I’m going to pray for you.

Haha, that was cute, I thought and then:

Dear Jesus, thank you for my Daddy. Thank you for his back and his butt. Ah-men. 

There are times when no matter how much of a man you are, things like this happen and you’re brought to your knees and the room gets a little misty 🙂 

Tonight, Rae was laid out on the sofa with a horrible migraine and again spontaneously: 

Mommy, I’m going to pray for you….Dear Jesus, thank you for my Mommy’s head. Ah-men.

Several things have been happening. I mean, Chloe goes to a Christian daycare and I know they do things there. Sundays are Daddy Days, Chloe comes with me to church early and stays for both services and then leaves late with me.

Then last Sunday we passed a wreck on the road. She already knows that when she sees lights on a vehicle that ‘somebody’s in trouble!‘ As we passed this wreck she asked what happened and I simply told her that some people got in trouble because their cars hit each other and they might be hurt, which is why we always buckle. That little voice (I call the Holy Spirit) tickled my ear and I asked Chloe for us to pray for them.
Why? she said.
Because they’re hurting.
OK. It’s endearing how simple children are 🙂

Dear Jesus, please be with those people hurting who got in a wreck. Thank you. Amen.

Roll all that together and I suppose you get  a praying 3 year old! It’s the most amazing thing to witness as a parent. Thank you Lord! I try not to get overly excited but my daughter’s going to conquer the world! Hahaha. At least, she’ll always have her Daddy’s heart!


Feast your eyes on 7 hours of fun!


(Someone want to tell me why it didn’t load in the widescreen I saved it as?)

I meant to mention the killer soundtrack is from A Soup Named Stew! Catch them at fine venues all across Baton Rouge! Get them for your birthday, wedding, Sweet 16, company picnic, and more! 

Love you Dave!


What are you saying?

This morning I was taking the kiddos to Daycare like usual and I had some Tomlin on (see Tomlin fans, I’m not a complete hater!) So, I start singing all crazy like usual and please don’t miss this dialog I had with my 3 year old: 


Chloe: Daddy, what song is that? 

It’s a song by Chris Tomlin. 

No Daddy, what music is that? 

Well…it’s praise and worship music sweetie. 

What’s that? 

It’s music that we sing to God. 

Why? …God’s in heaven. 

Yes, but we love God and sometimes we sing to Him.

You know, Daddy has you and Gavin and..


Yes, and Mommy. And I love you all very much. And I love God very much as well.

Mrs. Pam says “God loves us.”

PAUSE– Mrs. Pam is Chloe’s daycare teacher at school. Not that we don’t have incredible teachers at church and that Chloe doesn’t talk enough about what happens at church and why she loves those teachers but this is the 2nd time that Chloe has said something special like this that she’s learned from her daycare teacher at school. 

So thank you Lord for teachers like Mrs. Pam that care enough about her children to try and impact their lives for Christ. 

Mrs. Pam said that? 


And that’s why we love God too. Because He loves us so much! 

Gavin doesn’t love God. 


He’s too little. 

Well, he’ll love God too when he gets older. Right?

When I was little I sat in his car seat and when he gets to be a big boy he can sit in my car seat.

And you can sit next to Daddy because you’ll be a big girl? 


So, what are you saying? Kids are listening!


Spreading the word: KLAMPERT.COM

I’ve met a lot of incredibly awesome people here on the ‘interweb.’ It’s the reason I keep it up. It’s the reason my laptop is typically anchored in my lap in the evenings after Chloe and Gavin go down. It’s why I feel bad for neglecting my blog and yours when (like this week) only a few days go by and I’ve been absent. 


One of those wicked awesome people is Joel Klampert. He’s been promoting his new blog that moved from CEC Worship to simply and asking everyone help put out the word that he’s moved and to update your RSS and blogrolls and everywhere else you might have him. Since I’m crazy behind in this promotion I’m asking every one in my community who doesn’t already know of Klampert to head over there and check him out!

Need more reason than my asking you to?
Check out that wicked sweet banner at the top of this page! Like it? Go thank Joel.

Need another reason?
He’s got a crazy cool goatee and beard like yours truly!

Need yet another reason? His little boy’s name is Gavin! WHAT AN AWESOME NAME! One day maybe we can hook up for real and be total geeks in person and have our lil Gavins be stunned by how cool their Dads our 🙂 

Go. Now.


Happy Halloween!

This year we ran out and spent Halloween with some very grrrreat friends of ours and their kids rather than go to Chloe’s school’s carnival. 

I hope you had as much fun as we did! Happy Halloween!


Pumpkin Carving Fun

Tonight we carved a Jack ‘o Lantern and made Rice Crispy Treats! The TV turned stayed off until 10pm. I’m a little pissed because TiVo said that Fringe didn’t come on and isn’t coming on again however, it lists that it came on tonight in the guide. Doesn’t matter because pumpkin carving and Rice Crispy Treats could happen EVERY night rather than watching TV! 

Chloe said she wanted a ‘scary pumpkin!’

Chloe started singing Happy Birthday when I lit up Jack 🙂 

I took Chloe outside to check out the view from the front yard 🙂 She totally dug it!
Happy Halloween everyone!

Check out the skillz that Alex has here. If you get into the carving spirit then post it and link back!

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