I love it when I go through to edit pics and I find little gems like this one. My “photographer” decided to come out from behind the camera to give a sweet hug and help me know where to stand! 🙂 He loves to coach me and often has great input. I honestly think he might have a future in photography someday! Father’s Day was a great day yesterday. I asked all of the kids for their ideas of what they thought Daddy would like. They ALL agreed to the first part with no help from me whatsoever…first stop was his favorite donut place. He picked out his flavors (yes that was no accident that I wrote it to be plural) and also some coffee. We sat outside in the 100+ weather enjoying our little sugary feast.
Then, based on kiddo #3’s idea, we began the hunt to find some new shoes for Daddy. The first couple of places were a no-go, so we kept trekking. And let me take a moment to insert some “real life” here…when we left in the morning one child decided to get into the car in roller blades instead of normal shoes. After we realized he can’t be going in and out of the car AND all of these stores in roller blades we had to make a decision…either call it off and go back home so ‘said child’ can get normal shoes…or break down and buy some for the sake of the shoe mission we were on. Thankfully there was an Old Navy nearby so we stopped off to get some cheap flip flops…which happened to turn into a few more items because there was a huge sale…I may or may not have bought a bag full of new workout clothes… Anyway, back to the shoe mission…once all of the children had appropriate footwear we went back to finding Daddy some! Finally, we did and the kids were so excited!!!! Mainly because the lesson of the day was finding joy in what other’s want/need instead of what you want/need and they were ready to be done with that lesson. We were running behind though…which like never happens for us (I’m lying)…and we had only 30-35 minutes to get everyone ready and back out the door to go to our church. You know…like the one WE planted and HAVE to be at and CAN’T be late for! Ya, that one. Pretending to stay calm in those moments is the only way to keep sanity. My hope is always the same: if the kids don’t see me freaking out then maybe just maybe they won’t either! So we went into silent, Mother Teresa kind of calm on the outside while panicky, the sky is falling, here’s comes a tornado was happening on the inside. And somehow it worked… Quick showers, minimal makeup, hair sort of dry but not really and this dress is what saved the day.
I love when clothes fit that way…no need to try it back on to make sure it works with how much I’ve been slacking on fitness these days…it just did. The rest of the evening went great. We grilled out, ate dinner together as a family and opened gifts before everyone totally crashed.
To say I love this man is a total understatement. He’s the best daddy ever.
The dress was from a small boutique that was going out of business, so I don’t have a link to this exact one…but I’ve grabbed a couple of cute maxi dresses that I love in case you’re in need (or want) of one too!