Sunday, June 20, 2010

Daddy Day

So today might have been the best day ever...which looking back at holidays, this one should really get the best day. Kelly definitely helps to tone down the crazy in May. Let's be honest here, folks'... he might be the only non-crazy may of the bunch...most days. He definitely gets the short end of the stick more times than not (well, minus that whole birthing thing...) and just takes it with a smile . I mean, our guy is stuck with Rosie poop, Milo drama, hair wash nights and let's not forget about the whole resident bug killer thing he has going. We just love him so much!

I am so thankful that my children have such a GREAT love for their daddy. They think that any man over 18 is officially a "daddy". The firemen are lovingly called "firedaddies". I can only attribute this to their loving relationship they have with their incredible dad. Yesterday, I referenced something about Kelly having to go to work and Molly turned to me and said, "Oh yes, when Daddy goes to work with Mr. Preston, Mr. Brian, Uncle Raul"... it never hit me that "Work" was the generic location I always told Molly her favorite Daddies were... apparently she assumed they were all there together. Funny girl.

Today was all about celebrating this guy... who is still WAY cute in glasses, pre-coffee, with his eyes closed, clutching a box of cereal like it was his lifeline. We love him.

Our WONDERFUL babysitter helped the kids make these colorful mugs for Father's Day... we just didn't use the best markers maybe because Kelly's lips definitely turned green halfway through his coffee. We just didn't have the heart to tell him for a bit.
We started the morning off at Kelly's favorite place in the world... Home Depot or according to Gabe, "Daddy's Orange Store". And we were there for a good 50 minutes. Eek.... but, the new grill was totally worth it! We came home, ran up to the neighborhood pool to cool down and then had the BEST Father's Day gift of all... GREAT NAPS by all.
Gabe has taken to sleeping like Dracula. It is really strange.

This one napping was the true miracle. We actually had to wake them both up... sigh.

Kelly is a movie-holic and what better way to escape the heat than a day at the movies! Gabriel had his first visit to the movies and LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT. He didn't move for 2 hours... though he did drink ALL of his drink and most of Molly's. It was just so exciting to spend the afternoon with "Buzz and Buddy".

And yes, "Elasti-girl" only cocks her head to side now in pictures... open to ALL suggestions on how to end this :)
captivated by previews...

Movie success... even little bear liked it.

Because our day was on such a roll, we decided to head off for some tasty barbecue at County Line. We had a bunch of fun checking out the lake and playing with some new friends. I still can't get over how many turtles there were in the water. Molly really liked them!

We did have two special guests at dinner... dinosaur and lady bug. Thank you balloon man. Dino also took a bath with Gabe and is now happily tucked in bed with him- partially deflated.

No tears today, no fighting and NO major meltdowns. Too bad their Daddy is back to work tomorrow... he just seems to have the magic touch.

Happy Father's Day to all you Daddies out there!


HeatherBakes said...

That is TOO CUTE. But wouldn't that be great if all of our favorite daddies did work together??? Though I'm guessing there would be less "work" and more discussion of dorky (I mean really, really awesome) movies.

Happy Belated Father's Day, Kelly!

Mary Anne said...

i love the dracula sleeping position!! That cracks me up!!! Oh Julie, your kids are so funny! I can't wait to see what little quirks Jude has as he gets older.

Joanie D. said...

your family is soooo sooo precious!! I love ya'll!

happy father's day kelly!