Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day it was indeed. I talked to my own wonderful father for a bit...even had to call him for some carpet counsel. (details below) I tried to make it a nice day for Marcus. I really did try. You'll have to ask him how he felt about it.
Marcus woke up to a nice breakfast and this surprise cake. Yeah, not the cutest, but it's the thought that counts. I didn't realize that I had 9 inch pans instead of 8 inch, and it really does make a difference.
Then, we had a little mishap. Yesterday when I asked Sammy what she was doing for Father's Day (see yesterday's post), I thought I understood her Samese. Apparently I need to study the language a bit more, because when she said "Woweee" I thought that meant "I'm making dad a cake and I'll eat it too." I guess what she really said was "I'm making dad a cake and I'll smash it too." There are so many Samese irregular verbs, I still get confused with what she is telling me sometimes. So, Marcus's cake ended up on the carpet. hmmm I've never cleaned up frosting off the carpet, and that's when I called my dad for his homecare expertise. He didn't answer because he was occupied (darn church), but I feel like my dad, being the great man that he is, has taught me a thing or two about how to fix a dirty situation. I hope we won't have a pile of ants over that spot in a couple days!
The Dad cake was pretty sad after the fall, but we all took small bites here and there. It was tasty.

The girls got all dressed up cute for church...in watermelon attire.



And boy did they get some compliments today at church.

But before we left for church, we took our Father's Day pictures. Daddy with Callie...


Daddy with both of his baby girls...



And Daddy with his lil' Samsquatch.


After church, we did dinner, and presents! Wahoo. Marcus scored big this year...shoes from my dad, a case for our GPS (thanks Mom and Dad again), an Outback gift card from my parents (mmmm my once a year Queen Victoria steak!), I Love You Daddy book from Callie -- because she loves to be read to, We Are Marshall from Sammy because football season is quickly approaching and she liked going to the games with Daddy, framed pictures of the girls, and Playstation 2. Yeah, I got that one for free. A friend who is moving and decluttering decided to declutter her playstation. I thought I'd help her, do a good deed ya know?


Here's a close-up of the framed pictures. I can't tell you how difficult it was to do this! Painting the letters, no problem. Getting the girls to hold the letters and take a cute picture? Good luck. The letter "A"? Yeah. That was the best shot we got.

Happy Father's Day Marcus! We think you're pretty great!

8 comments:

Matthew and Hailey said...

I love the pictures in the frame. That is so cute. Too bad about the cake. At least it makes for funny memories.

maryirene said...

so sweet! i love your creativity.

liliblogs said...

The upside down A makes it that much better!

Stephanie said...

Incredibly cute! I really love the framed picture idea... I'll have to try that with Sophie. Looks like Marcus got the real treatment!

Nathan and Rebecca Scott said...

Wow. Looks like you guys had a great father's day over all. Those are cool watermelon dresses. And I also think the picture frame idea is great.

Rob and Marseille said...

Too bad about the cake...good job at having a sense of humor! The picture frame was a cute idea! Remind me to use it next year.

rachel said...

Cute picture idea!

JAZKK Low said...

That is SUCH a cute picture idea! Don't tell Justin, I'll do it next year! HA! We BETTER NOT have another kid by next year. It will throw my frame off! (Plus I might go insane!:)

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