Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day Recap

I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day! We had a relaxing day at home, which started off with...PRESENTS!!

I got Chris two children's books for him to read to Natalie about dads, and made him this collage.).
I knew years ago that I would do this for Chris one day when we had children. Years ago, I saw the idea on a blog friend, Shannon's blog: From Match to Marriage, and "bookmarked" it (these were clearly the days before pinterest!). I printed 5X7's of each photo and put them in a frame like this for his office:

It only took about 100 photos to get these 3! Thank God for digital photos! Natalie helped Chris open his gifts, they read the books, and followed it up with a little tickle/laughing session: As every Sunday morning should be if you ask me.
We went on a nice family walk, made some lunch, then went to my in-laws to take a dip in the pool and eat a delicious dinner. I had a great "first father's day onesie for Natalie, but she unfortunately leaked out of her diaper and soiled it before I could take a picture! Natalie hardly napped all day, so she was more than ready for bed by the time we got home at 7:30!
We missed seeing my dad on this special day, :( but we had a nice facetime sesh with him in the morning, and will see him again in two weeks!

I hope your Father's Day was as enjoyable as ours, happy first Father's Day to all the new Dad's out there, and also for the ones who are old pros at this!

12 comments:

  1. I did the same thing for my husband. Natalie's pictures came out great. I hear ya on taking a whole bunch for the 3! It took awhile! Haha. Glad you guys had a nice day!

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    1. What a coinkidink! Oh yea, even taking weekly pictures is next to impossible anymore!! I just saw what you did on your blog and the pics are sooo cute!

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  2. The picture frame idea is so cute! I made Andrew a mug on Shutterfly with his favorite photos of Jeanette and he loved it! Years ago I made him one with pictures of our dog for his birthday lol my how things have changed! We had a cookout at my brothers house and took a nice walk after dinner, it was a great day!

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    1. LOL i know what you mean, usually I would give him a "zoey" related gift for father's day (Though I did give him a card from Zoey) but in terms of gifts, it was all about Natalie related gifts! sounds like you had a really lovely first father's day!

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  3. Happy belated first Father's Day to Chris! I love that collage you made.

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  4. I'm so glad you did that photo collage! We still have ours hanging on our wall, and I think Hunter was about 5 months old in it. Definitely hard to get the photos but better to do it now because Kristian tried to do it for me the next year for Mother's day and trying to get a crazy toddler to pose was basically impossible.

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    1. Yes, thank you so much for the great idea! LOL yea...it's my hope to do this every year and just update the pictures, but yea, we'll see how long I can keep that up!

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  5. I love the gift! Such a great idea! Natalie is growing so much! What a cutie! Glad you guys had a great day.

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    1. Thanks so much! It was definitely a lovely day, we are looking forward to many more father's days!

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  6. How in the world did I miss this post yesterday? I check your blog every morning! Ugh! Anywho, Happy First Father's Day to Chris and Happy First Grandfather's Day to his father. I'm glad all of you had such a great day.

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    1. Yea it didn't' post for some reason, so I had to republish it when I got up at 7, that's why you missed it!

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