Sunday marked my first official Father's Day, whereas last year Nathan was still in-utero. While it was bit hectic, it was a very fun day!
We started the day meeting up with Beth's family for a delicious brunch at The Sunshine Factory. We filled up on good food, and all came back to our house for gifts and play time. The kids had fun playing with Nathan's toys, and Owen especially enjoyed riding inside Grandpa Doug's new rolling cooler!
Mid-day we had a little break from all the action and took some time to relax while Nathan had a good nap. Then we packed up the car with baby supplies, Dad's card, our Taco Salad and some new Onion Bread I baked to share.
Mom & Dad's house was very busy but fun. We had all our families, my grandparents, and Mom's sister. Everyone brought some food to share and meat to grill for dinner. Dad took on the job of managing all the grilling, and did a good job. Since we had all 6 grandkids together in one place, Mom & Dad took advantage and set up a photo. All the kids sat really well, and we had fun trying to get them to smile and/or look toward all the cameras! The pictures turned out great and will be fun to look back on in the years to come. Dad needed a new weed trimmer, so me and Mom and my sisters all went in on it together. To throw him off, we all gave him potted weeds with our cards before giving him the trimmer. I can't take credit for the idea, but it was fun to be a part of the joke. Dad was really confused after opening three pots of weeds! We had fun visiting with everyone, including Nathan who got to be held by just about everybody.
The past 7 months of being Nathan's Dad have been a joy, and I'm proud of being able to celebrate Father's Day as one of the Dads. Happy Father's Day!