Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The real father's day

Brad finally made it home early Monday morning.  Like 1:30am early!
Before going to bed, Emma Jane requested that daddy wake her up when he got home.  Which Brad did.  He picked her up out of bed and rocked her for a few minutes.  She said, "hi, daddy" and then her eyes rolled back in her head and all the bones in her neck seemed to turn to jello.  Then we put her back to bed.

Around 3am Emma Jane burst into our room in a complete snit because no one had woken her up to welcome home daddy.  I just let her sleep with us the rest of the night rather than try to argue with her.

When we all finally woke up for the day, the children gave Brad his Father's Day gifts. 
 Before he opened it, I had no idea what was in the blue bag.  Libby wrapped it herself.  Inside was a frame she made at church, a card she drew, and a permanent marker she swiped off my desk!  She is such a funny kid!


Emma Jane made Brad a trophy.  I thought this turned out so cute!  She did the painting and I helped her glue it together.

Libby also made a couch coaster too.  It is just an unfinished picture frame which Libby painted and decorated.  Then we glued wooden balls (the ones with flat edges, sold as doll heads) to the bottom and added a picture.  It fits over the arm of the couch and is a perfect spot for daddy's coffee cup in the morning!

We made Brad a special dinner which he, unfortunately, wasn't able to enjoy since his stomach still isn't right after the traveling to India and all!

But we are just so thankful to have him back!  It was a wonderful day-after Father's Day!

4 comments:

Kmama said...

What cute gifts!! Happy Father's Day to Brad!

blueviolet said...

That trophy is so fantastic! Actually everything is. You made the day so wonderful for him!

Holly said...

Aw! Those gifts are great! I especially love the homemade trophy. Glad your hubs is home and properly celebrated as Daddy. :)

Krystyn said...

Love the trophy...and the coasters. Good job guys.