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How to Be a Dad

He’s Here

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Our son has arrived


      Dear Finn,

      This is your brother. He was born today. It’s your job to help, teach, protect and play with him. Welcome him. He is a part of you, as are you to him. When your mom and I are gone, you’ll have each other. And that gives me great satisfaction.

      –Your Dad



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40 Responses to “He’s Here”

  1. Laurie says:

    Hope everyone is doing well!! Congratulations on your beautiful little boy!!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations, he is beautiful!

  3. Julie says:

    Magnifique petit garçon! Congratulations!

  4. CobyLyn says:

    Congratulations! Love to all!

  5. Carol says:

    Let me add my congratulations. What a beautiful note and a very generous gift for your sons. They now have each other. The best gift you can give…a friend. Yup!

  6. What a blessing! Congrats to the family!

  7. Cecilia says:

    Congratulations, Charlie!
    Is weird how I don’t know you but still follow these news with great joy πŸ™‚
    cheers for all the family from Argentina!

  8. Melissa says:

    Super congratulations!! Another gorgeous boy, you’re all so lucky πŸ™‚

  9. Jess says:

    Beautiful message to your first born and beautiful addition to your family. Congrats to you all and I wish you all! I wish you all the happiness in the world.

  10. Louise Sattler says:


  11. Tara says:

    So may congratulations! I love the letter to Finn. <3 we just had our 2 week birthday today. Its a whole new adventure, but I'm sure you will approach it with the same enthusiasm and humor you have with your first. πŸ™‚

  12. Natasha says:

    Congrats Charlie! He is beautiful. Lots of love from Canada to you, Avara, Finn and Baby!

  13. Jo says:

    I am so excited for you guys! Parenting is the most scary, fun, exciting, nerveracking, rewarding, AWESOME task that will ever be bestowed upon you. And now it’s X 2!! You are so blessed!!!

  14. Amy says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to you, Avara, and Finn. What joy!!

  15. Richard Bushman says:

    ATTA’BOY! A hearty congratulations from old Dicky Bushman.

  16. Seth says:

    Congrats! Your new boy is lucky to have a brother like Finn and parents like you two.

  17. Kelly Snell says:

    Congratulations! Your words to Finn are so simple, but they still caused my eyes to water. So true. So precious. Best wishes to the family!

  18. Amanda says:



    So beautiful! Congratulations to you and your sweet family. πŸ™‚

  19. Trisha W. says:

    This picture brought tears of joy to my eyes and I don’t even know you in real life. The look of love is readily seen in this picture. Congratulations on the new addition! Have a blessed Christmas celebrating with a brand new baby in the house.

  20. Congrats Capen family! So happy for you!

  21. Helen says:

    Huge congrats on this new bundle of blue joy!!!

  22. Congrats Capen family. What a beautiful little message to give to Finn. I’m sure he’s a super proud big brother!

  23. The Land of Nod says:

    Congratulations Capen Family! What a beautiful message to your boys. Many blessings to your new bundle of joy.

  24. Congratulations!
    Brad Pitt is exactly 50 years older than you young Capen!

  25. littlehobbit85 says:

    Congratulations! That is so wonderful! I hope that you and your family have a very merry Christmas πŸ™‚

  26. Moaz Ahmad says:

    Congratulations. What more needs to be said?

    By the way, does anyone know who has the contract for striped baby blankets used in hospital nurseries? Is it just me or does every single hospital in North America have the same blankets?

  27. JeninCanada says:

    Congratulations to everyone and I hope all are doing well. What a delight! What a gift! What cheeks! πŸ˜€

  28. Faruk says:

    CONGRATULATIONS CHARLIEEEEEE!!!!!!!! I got another baby two months ago. I know exactly how you feel. So great! All the best to all of you!!!!!!!Big family hug from Sarajevo, Bosnia πŸ˜‰

  29. pamela says:

    oh my! tears!!! congrats!

  30. Kristine says:

    Wonderful news! I hope everyone is well. He most definitely looks like Finn. Blessings, Kristine

  31. @n210ss says:

    Congrats! That was beautiful…touching! Have a great holiday!

  32. Liesbet says:

    Waaw, congratulations, Charlie! xxx

  33. Natalia says:

    Congratulations guys!!! Enjoy this new moment in your life πŸ™‚

  34. Ceri says:

    Well put!! Congratulations!!!!

  35. Brenda says:

    Awww… Congratulations to all of you! We know Finn will be an awesome big brother. HUGS!

  36. Jeska says:


    I have to say, Wednesday was apparently a great day for having babies… my sister in law and I both had ours that day too. (And it wasn’t even planned. How’s that for timing?!)

  37. paddy says:


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