Monday, June 16, 2008

A Perfectly Imperfect Father's Day!

Yeah, I know Father's Day was yesterday. We made our obligatory calls and well-wishes to our dads and Grampa's to let them know how special they are to us. Unfortunately for the girls, their Daddy was working yesterday. They were bummed that Andy wasn't home for Father's Day, but they were more bummed simply because he wasn't home. See, he'd worked all weekend so they hadn't seen him since bedtime Friday night. That gets to be a long weekend for 3 Daddy-loving little girls (and a REALLY long weekend for their Mom)

Anyway, the girls had elaborate, surprise plans for when Daddy came home late yesterday afternoon. We were going to take him fishing. Nope-a storm blew through. We were going to take him to see Kung Foo Panda. Nope-he didn't make it in time. We were going to grill hamburgers, his favorite. Nope-see above about the storm blowing things around. So the girls decided we'd order in his favorite pizza and play some games after he read their cards (he accidentally saw his present Thursday night). He loved the day and only wished he could have been home for the whole time. Now, if you want to see something beautiful, look below. Like The Nester says, "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful."

Alayna's card she made for Daddy-the picture is the two of them together

Lilly's card-she did it all by herself with the exception of me telling her what letters. The pictures are of Daddy riding horse and the birds who have a nest on our porch. :-)

And Lilly's picture she colored for him. She was supposed to draw something that DW is balancing on. So when Andy said, "What is DW balancing on?" Lilly looked at him funny and said, "Um, her toes!"

We love you Daddy, Dad L, Dad J and Grampa L! We hope you all had great Father's Days!

12 comments:

The Nester said...

Sounds like a really great fathers day even if it did get a late start!

Thank you so much for sharing and you have such pretty daughters! I bet my three boys would really be showing off if we all got together!

sara's art house said...

Cute! I love kid art! So imperfectly perfect!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Homemade children's cards are the BEST!

~ Sarah

Susie Harris said...

Loved the cards . I save all of mine. It's so sweet to go back and take a peek years later. Thanks for shraing, Susie H

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

Oh that's my favorite kind of card. =)

Bella said...

Cute kids and cute cards...looks like PERFECTION to me :)

Elise said...

Handmade cards are the best, aren't they?? I have a Lilly too!!
Elise

Debbie said...

Love the kiddie art! Sounds like you had a great time, despite the multiple change of plans!

Bonita said...

Beautiful!

LeeAnne said...

Lilly is writing really well! And drawing too! Maggie can draw a happy face (that rarely looks happy) and that's about it! ;) It's too bad so many of your plans fell through, but the most important thing was that you all were finally together for part of the day!

Melissa Lester said...

Those handmade cards -- and the pure love they express -- are the best!

Anonymous said...

You didn't mention Lilly drawing a picture of Pastor in church.... and then having to "draw" some clothes on him!!! I thought that was the best!