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My second Father’s Day was awesome. Kate and Erin took me out to breakfast to a nice greasy spoon in town and afterwards we went out to the lake. Erin was more excited about getting in the boat than ever. She even let us put her PFD on without that much of a struggle (actually, the PFD is her friend Levis – she hates the one we have for her.) She stayed on one side or the other, holding her little 14″ paddle over the side, helping daddy paddle the canoe. She loved every second and actually cried when I lifted her out of the canoe onto the dock. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect morning.