Father's Day started out with me and Ruby letting Dada sleep in for however long he wanted. He joined us for a delicious breakfast of blueberry pancakes smothered in syrup. Yum. His leisurely day didn't last for long, however, as Ruby was still excited about her new swing. Here they are out on the playset still in their pajamas.
She has him wrapped around her finger.
For his gift we got him some good old lotion. Seriously. Kinda lame? Well maybe you have never seen Joe's hands. They are the hands of a craftsman. Or a giant. I call them his mitts, because they are so thick with callouses and desensitized by years of hammering and woodworking, that he barely has the ability to feel anything with them. He can get a splinter in his finger and I can dig it out with my tweezers without him flinching. Eep! So the lotion I got him is all natural MANLY hand lotion, hand scrub and knuckle wax.
It smells awesome. I am slightly obsessed with him when he puts it on. The other night we were sitting outside admiring the garden and I caught a smell of the lotion and his beer and I was completely smitten. Mmmm. I bought from the Etsy shop, Sam's Naturals. He has a lot of great stuff.
For his card, I went with my go to card making store: Treat (a new division of Tiny Prints).
Joe read it aloud to Ruby and she acted surprised and puzzled at each new declaration of her love to him. It was hilarious, because she really gave it away that he isn't quite as great as planes in the sky... (oh but he is!)
We spent the day shopping around Joe's favorite garden sale racks (there is a specific Lowe's that he likes) and preparing for a Father's Day BBQ with his Dad. I tried to take some time out to let Joe know just how much I appreciate all he does for our family and how awesome of a Dad I think he is. I think it is important to communicate more than "our kid thinks your great" on Father's (and Mothers!) Day. It is also about why I think he is great, too. Love you Joe!