At the same time, I hate not being able to celebrate my dad. It took me a really long time to get through a Mother's Day and Father's Day without shedding some tears, but I think being able to celebrate Steve as a dad has made it a lot easier! Although I only got 23 years with my dad, I still think of him each year and celebrate him through memories I share with Lottie and Steve. He was a great daddy and I wouldn't have wanted any other man to be mine!
This year was a very relaxed sort of Father's Day. I grilled a couple of Ribeyes for Steve and I. I don't know what it is about Father's Day, but grilling "meat" and making mashed potatoes just seems darn right appropriate. Steve is a meat and potatoes kind of guy so you can't really go wrong with that combo. After lunch, we somehow managed to get both girls down for a nap so we took advantage of it and napped ourselves. Rare I tell you - long gone are the days of laying around watching movies and catching a nap. It is virtually non existent now!
Lottie made Steve a couple of little "treats" at school and couldn't wait to show him what she had made. We also got him a polo shirt, pair of jeans and a 6 pack of craft beers/IPAs that he loves.
All in all, it was a pretty perfect day! Steve sure does love his girls! He tells me every day! The relationship a daughter has with her father is such a special one. I can't wait to watch it grow and mold into something reminiscent of what my daddy and I shared!
Where in the blankety blank am I sending her to school???????? As much as it costs us, they couldn't spell "glad" right???? I think I might need to have a word! :)
What a train wreck! I attempted to mold Stella's handprint / footprint but failed miserably. I did NOT follow the instructions on pouring the mold! To top it off, I really ticked off Stella. She hated when I was trying to put her hand/foot in the mold. She was kicking and screaming. Good times! Oh well, Steve got a good laugh and afterwards, it went directly into the trash!! :)
Happy Father's Day Steve!!!
You are doing a GREAT job!!!