Sunday, June 30, 2013

Father's Day 2013

Father's Day was fairly low key around here because we had just gotten back from an 8 day vacation.  I had already pre-purchased several things for the greatest daddy I know, but I didn't feel as prepared and thought out as I would have liked to have been.  Luckily, Darren doesn't have high expectations, so I think I kept him happy with small gifts, filling his tummy, and a few other unmentioned things :)
We have taken so many beautiful family shots lately, that I thought this shot would definitely be MORE enjoyed and certainly describes the kids relationship with their daddy. 
I started off Darren's morning with a delicious breakfast.  Notice his toast is branded with a "VT"?  It was a 4 egg omelet, branded toast, hash browns, bacon, and a freshly brewed Starbucks.  Everyone knows the key to a man's heart includes FOOD.  For dinner, I made one of his favorites... homemade meatballs, rigatoni, and homemade marinara sauce.
I got this sweet keychain from ETSY.  It reads, "Dad, to the world you are one person, but to us, you are the world. " Now he just needs his new vehicle and keys to use it.  We are on week 4 without a replacement vehicle.
Just a few trinkets to show our love, 1. Muscle Milk, 2. A "Scrub Daddy", 3. A Virginia Tech Toaster, 4. A Back Scratcher, 5. The Keychain.
Darren empties the dishwasher for me every morning before work, so when I saw this at Bed Bath and Beyond and I saw that it had the word "Daddy" on it, I had to grab it as an extra for Father's Day.  
Check out the spoon feature.
I interviewed the kids and had them fill in these questionnaires for daddy.  Tyson and I got a ton of laughs at Lilah and Jaxon's answers.  We also framed the sweetest picture I took of the trio at Myrtle Beach.
Our children's director at church always makes special gifts for Mother's Day and Father's Day.  After the service, the kids get to present their parents with something special.  The gifts are always so creative.  This is a "belt holder".  We chose to use it for keys or maybe others could use it for hats or ties.  The passage reads,

"Be strong in the Lord and in His might power. Put on the full armor of God... Stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waste."  ~Ephesians 6

I am beyond blessed to have such an amazing earthly father for my children. Darren does it with joy and loves spending time with his children.  I think our neighborhood pool guests think he's a single parent, lol! I tend to stay home when they do the pool because I like to get caught up on house work.  If he had to do this alone, I'd say he'd come as close to successfully doing it as possible (minus Lilah's hair, hehe, but Tyson could do that.).