The girls knew I had a big breakfast planned for Father's Day, so they wanted to make sure I was up bright and early: 5:20 AM. I'm glad we got up that early though, or we would have been late for church. I took such a long time making breakfast!
While things were bubbling along, Abigail and I got Jonathan's card ready. I was inspired to get this card when one morning at breakfast Abigail sang a song with me and practically hit every word. I was perusing the "record your voice" cards and thought of the awesome idea to have Abigail sing for it. Well, every time I tried to get Abigail to sing she would clam up. I had to think of an alternative and reciting the ABC's was not going to cut it. So, I had Abigail read a message for me. Can you decode it?
I didn't do a practice run. I asked Abigail to help me, pushed the button on the card, and asked Abigail to identify each of the "symbols". She nailed it! She sweetly said:
I couldn't figure out how to draw love, so we went with a heart. Jonathan loved it.
After church we went to my parents and had a cookout. The girls were tired and worn out after an exciting and long day. Now they are sleeping peacefully.
So, Jonathan is a great Dad. The girls and I are so blessed to have him. He balances me perfectly. Where I can be really uptight and worrisome at times, he is more relaxed and calm. He is always willing to tackle late night wake-ups and is happy to stay with the girls so I can get out some. I love to see the girls' reactions when they hear the keys in the door and Daddy is home for the day. Sarah gets especially excited and quickly starts to cry if he needs to leave the room for a minute. They love him so much and I love him too.
Happy Father's Day Jonathan!
A Happy Father's Day also goes out to the girls' Papas. Happy Father's Day to my Dad, Papa McEvoy. Whenever I tell Abigail we're going to see Nonna for the day she always quickly asks about Papa. She just loves him. He often has a VeggieTales video, a sip of his pop, or cheese-its on hand. He is also willing to let Abigail grab him by the finger and take him where she wants to play. Sarah loves Papa too and watches as he sings the same tune to her over and over.
Again, we don't get to see Papa Kapaldo as often as we like. During our last visit though, it was as if the girls saw him (and Grandma) all the time. Because of Papa Kapaldo Abigail doesn't fall out of bed (handmade bed rails), the girls things are organized (book shelf and diaper changing table). Come to think of it, the only things not built by Papa in the bedroom are the crib, end table, and rocking chair. It is so special to have Papa's handiwork in their room. And, of course, the girls love to be around their Papa too. Papas are just plain fun.
And we cannot forget our Grandfathers, Uncles, Cousins, and friends who are also fathers. Happy Father's Day to all of you!