Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Oh Father's Day... Randomly throughout the day I get overwhelmed with sadness for the fact that my own father passed away seven and a half years ago, when I was 18 and was three weeks into my freshman year of college. So of course while in the car on our way to lunch with my mom and step dad, the new Miranda Lambert song came on, the one her hubby Blake wrote about his brother who passed away.. yeah, silent tears flowed. Thank goodness for sunglasses. Other than that moment though, today was a mostly happy hallmark holiday!

I stayed up late last night, while the hubby was working, decorating some of our home for his second fathers day! Last years celebration was not exciting, considering she was exactly a month old, and we were still figuring her out. I wanted this years to be exciting, and really special for him! Especially since the Ah-mazing presents I got for him haven't arrived yet.

I even put mini ties on his beer bottles! Thanks to Amanda's Parties To Go, for the free download!

So, I couldn't give my wonderful husband nothing, even though he'll get belated presents... whenever they show up... and of course I hadn't picked up a card from the store for him (whoops!). That left me with only one thing to do, the ever loving made at home presents. Straight from the heart, with no money spent! So we used ink pads, and the side of our fist to create hearts, and I let my artistic little bean finger paint her first painting for her daddy.

[Yes, I feel weird posting her name on the internet, so I've 'starred' it out.]

We had so much fun finger painting! I wrapped the table with plastic wrap, so there was little to no mess to clean afterwards. Although, she had slapped blue paint all over her pudgy baby belly. It was hilarious! She examined the paint all over the palms of her hands and then just slapped her bare belly like a drum. Bath time immediately followed this present making, of course!


We went out to breakfast, and then had lunch out, came home and I cooked him pork chops, with mashed potatoes, and green beans. It was delicious! Now he's watching some lame show (that he's really into) on TV and enjoying his tie wearing beer, while our precious little girl is asleep upstairs. :) He says he had a good day, and I believe him. I still can't wait for his real presents to arrive though! He's going to LOVE them!!

I hope you all enjoyed your Fathers Day! Make sure your baby daddy knows how much they are appreciated, and how much your father is appreciated. They both know you love them, but it never hurts to tell them again! I promise they don't tire of hearing it. Now it's time for me to go snuggle with my hubs before we go to bed.

How did you spend your Fathers Day? I would love to hear about it in a comment! Even if that comment is just a link back to a post where you wrote about it.

Linked up at Cherished Treasures

26 comments:

  1. Wonderful Mar! Love all your decorating!

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    1. Thanks! It was all very last minute, and it's still up! Haha

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  2. Such cute ideas! What a fun day and what a lucky man your hubby is to have such a thoughtful wife! So sorry these holidays can be so bittersweet, too. Love it, friend!

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    1. Thanks Cassie, bittersweet is the perfect word to describe it.

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  3. What an adorable celebration. I love the handprint hearts! What sweet memories you will have of that sweet blue little belly!

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    1. The handprint hearts were a lot easier to do than I was anticipating. Although she did like the texture of the ink pad so she kept grabbing it and getting ink all over everything! Haha

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  4. Love the decorations and beer decals, I will not show my husband, he will be jealous.

    Following back and thank you for stopping by!

    One Chic Mom
    http://fabmom12.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks for following back Iva, I love your blog!

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  5. Love the little beers, so cute!! Found you on Monday Mingle. Following!

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    1. Thanks for following! Everyone I open my fridge now I smile because there are beers with ties on inside. :)

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  6. The tie garland is awesome! I made a bow tie garland for my son's First Communion in May (he likes to dress fancy). New follower through the Mom's Monday Mingle.

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    1. Bow tie garland, I love that idea! Thank you for following!

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  7. I love that garland! What a cute idea. It looks like you did many nice things for your husband. I'm sure he appreciated it.

    Megan

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    1. He said he did, and he's not a lying man, so I'll take his word for it ;) thanks for stopping by.

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  8. LOVE the ties! super cute! following you from the mom hop!
    http://lifeonmavenue.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following! I stopped by, and followed, your blog earlier but didn't get a chance to comment. Your kiddos are all so adorable!

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  9. Love the ties! Thanks so much for stopping by and following! Following you back via GFC and Twitter:)

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  10. Hi! I'm stopping by from the Monday Mingle blog hop and following you via GFC. I love your ideas for Father's Day. I wish I had seen this earlier to surprise him. I must remember this for next year!
    From Cassandras Corner
    www.cassandrazcorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting! It was really easy to do! I'm sure your hubby will love this for next year.

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  11. Hi!
    I'm Shar, a new follower from the blog hop!
    Come visit me over at: http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

    The ideas are SO cute! I love the little ties!

    xoxo -Shar

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I loved your Fathers Day post also. So cute that your little man dressed like your husband!

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  12. so sorry about your father... that has to be hard!

    I love that tie father's day banner...and I can SO picture Hayden slapping her belly with paint too if given the opportunity lol :)

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    1. It is rough, but it's nice to have something positive to focus on with this holiday again :)

      Haha, whenever you get brave enough to let H finger paint, I want to hear all about it! ;)

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  13. You are such a wonderful wife to do that for your husband! I'm sure your father is looking down and smiling. :) Love the ties on the bottles!

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