Tekle and Aaron absolutely idolize Jesse. He is their definition of "cool". They want to wear hats like him, drive a car like him, and the best way to convince them to finish their dinner is to say "If you wanna be strong like Jesse you had better eat your ____!". The love is reciprocal--Jesse adores Tekle and Aaron too.
Jesse and I show our love to the boys a little differently. I give lots of hugs and kisses, tell them everything they do is amazing, and play a pretty nurturing/protective role. Jesse on the other hand, play-fights with them, throws them into the air, and tells them to "be tough" when they aren't as hurt as their whining would lead us to believe.
Whenever I say "Guess what?!" Tekle and Aaron yell back "I LOVE YOU!" because they know that's what I'm going to say. When Jesse says "Guess what?!" They yell back "CHICKEN BUTT!".