Even though I'm almost a week behind in posting about it, I would like to let blog-land know (and our future posterity) that we did indeed celebrate Father's Day this year! It was a fun day all in all but definitely made for a lot of work for this preggo lady! There's only so much a 2 year old can do to help out and since she isn't skilled enough in the kitchen department quite yet, I managed to pull together a 4 course meal not only for Addison's Daddy but for Grandpa Joe as well since we were lucky enough to have he and Grandma over to eat on such a festive holiday!
In the midst of all the festivities I completely forgot to bust out the camera and document the day in pictures. So, instead, you'll have to visualize it all as I recount it.
Morning: It began with a nice light breakfast for Daddy. On the menu - granola parfait with a side of fresh fruit and an ice-water served in bed even! I even took extra time making it so pretty since he always seems to do that for us. Then of course we all scurried to get ready for church and do our normal Sunday routine.
Lunch: It wasn't glamorous by any means since we are usually exhausted from church and grabbing something quick before our weekly Sunday nap (okay mine and Addison's weekly Sunday nap) but I did do a quick "cook-to-order" grilled ham and cheese or pb&j...can't remember but do know he was pampered yet again. So much so that I even sacrificed my nap and gave it to him so I could get started on cooking dinner and finishing his presents. That's huge folks as I hardly EVER sacrifice my nap!
Pre-Dinner: We had to wake Daddy up so we could gift him with his gifts before dinner time. Addison gave him a frame that says "Daddy & Me" and of course it had a cute picture of the both of them riding the carousel at SDC. Then he got some nice deep, big, cereal bowls since he is a cereal connoisseur and is always on the lookout for the "perfect bowl". Then he got some nice clay cold/hot packs for his aching muscles and finally he got some nice fluffy pillows to replace our old flat pillows. Of course a long with all of it he got a card from Addison that listed all the things she likes to do with her Dad, along with a poem and a tracing of her hands (she LOVES to have her hands traced so she was happy to oblige). And Mommy gave him a card listing all the things he does for us that make him "Super Dad!!" We are both lucky girls to have him in our family and we realize this almost daily. He works hard so we can both play together at home and even after working hard he still comes home and takes care of us and spoils us rotten and gives us lots of cuddles! Here is the list of things she loves to do w/Dad...
- Do push-ups
- Go on dates
- Read books
- Play ball
- Go to the movies
- Say "Go Daddy" at the game (this one she told me specifically - the others I had to ask and have her approve w/a head nod)
- Take bubble baths with Dad
For the actual meal, we got to enjoy one of John's favorite (and requested dishes)... French fried onion pork chops, homemade mashed potatoes and white pepper gravy, green beans, and fresh (and HUGE!) Rhodes rolls. The meal was a success and we followed it up with a delicious dessert of strawberry shortcake and whip cream! So glad the Daddy and the Grandpa like to eat such yummy food so we could all enjoy it together!!
Overall, it was a great day and we loved spoiling Daddy like he seems to spoil us all year long. Addison truly adores her Dad and loves to watch out the window, waiting for him to come home everyday. She loves to wrestle with him right after work and she loves to sit by him and read her books as well. Daddy pretty much can't do any wrong in her eyes...she's a HUGE fan! And I wouldn't have it any other way!