I love Father's Day. It's such a wonderful day because I get to think about how many wonderful memories I have with my Dad and what a stellar father he is. I also get to spend some extra time thinking about whatan amazing man I'm married to and what a great father he is to our children.
I remember going on Daddy Daughter Dates with my dad when I was a kid. We went ice skating, to the movies, to arcades, to the park, out for ice cream, and a million other things. We would make up songs in the car and come home with inside jokes that we still enjoy today. My dad is amazing. He is such a wonderful example to me and I am thankful for him every single day of my life. I am sure I don't tell him enough (because I get too emotional) but he really is the the greatest Dad in the world.
This year, I made a couple of things for the Dad's in my life. For my dad, I made this:
My kids called my dad "Grandpa" for a little while, "Papoo" for a little while, but Diego is the name that stuck. His name is John. Why Diego? If you're asking, you obviously don't have small children. Dora the Explorer (the most obnoxious cartoon in the history of the world) has a cousin named Diego. He's an animal rescuer and they go on adventures together. So, Nicole is Dora, Tyler is Boots, Tori is Isa, and my dad is Diego. They go on adventures all the time. Their favorite adventures are:
-checking mousetraps in the basement
-riding the tractor or 4-wheeler
-collecting treasures on the beach
But sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate or something else gets in the way, so the adventures are things like eating a bowl of ice cream together or doing a puzzle together. Whatever they do, they love their Diego and I do too.
For Ben, I made him this:
It turns out that painting on the bottom of my kids' feet is easier said than done. I saw a similar idea on Pinterest and then made it my own.
Ben recently moved offices and had 3 very empty walls. I was very sneaky and went to his office on a Sunday and did this:
I'm going to do a really awesome Neil Patrick Harris poster on the 3rd wall, but that's not done yet. Anyway, I love the dad's in my life and I feel so blessed to have such wonderful relationships with both my husband and my father. These gifts are small, but hopefully they know that there is love involved.