We had such a sweet, enjoyable, low key Father’s Day weekend celebrating our #1 guy. I love this picture below almost as much as I love the three people in it. They make my heart swell so big.
I think it’s so fun to see how much they’ve grown since Father’s Day last year. Sadie was still such a little peanut, but she would chunk up rapidly before too long. 🙂 We also think it’s funny how Hadley has a figurine in her hand in both last year’s picture and this year’s. She always has a toy or stuffed animal with her. Always!
We spent nearly the entire weekend together as a family running around doing different things, but one of the highlights was hanging at a little “beach” about five miles up the road at Tuttle Creek State Park. Hadley brought her buckets and shovels, and we spent the 98 degree Saturday afternoon wading in the lake and digging in the sand. It’s no gulf coast beach like I was at the weekend prior, but it’s pretty great to have this option right around the corner. 🙂
If you’re wondering where Hadley’s puddle jumper is, we’d decided we weren’t going to use it this summer. After our time at the lake Saturday though, we’re thinking otherwise. Ah, we’re so mixed up. I think we’re going to err on the side of caution though and start using it since she’s so dang quick at slipping away from us (and giving this mama a heart attack way too often!)
Sadie is such a little water baby! We used her SwimWays baby float that I talked about a few weeks ago, and she loves it so much. We threw her back and forth in the water, and she giggled like a fool (we did too!) Hadley loved packing her buckets full of sand and having us help her dump them upside down. She then hollered when Sadie had a heyday knocking them all down in rapid succession. Ha!
The very best part of taking the girls swimming is that they are so dead tired when we get home. Everybody cleaned up, Jamie picked up pizza from Pie Five with a BOGO coupon, and we all sprawled out around the living room in our pajamas to watch about an hour of Moana (the girls’ new favorite movie) before calling it a night. Jamie and I actually planned to sit outside and hang together later that night, but at 9 p.m. he was laughing at me as I was putting myself to bed before the sun even went down (it sets so late here.)
I snapped this quick, grainy picture Sunday morning as we sat down to eat a big breakfast. I’d remembered that I took one of the three of them sitting around the table last year, and then when I was putting this post together I realized I had a “Father’s Day breakfast photo” from the past four Father’s Day. Super nostalgic, very accidental tradition.
Here’s Jamie and Hadley in Sierra Vista, Arizona in 2014 (seven months old).
Jamie and Hadley here in Kansas in 2015 (1.5 years old).
And here’s last year’s with two month old Sadie and two year old Hadley.
We went to church, had lunch out on the patio at Taco Lucha (a hilariously disastrous experience full of spilled drinks that reminded us why we rarely go out to eat with our spirited girls in tow!), spent several hours outside on the trampoline and slip & slide, and then ended the day with burgers and homemade fries. We also both talked with our own dads in Alabama and Texas and wished them Happy Father’s Day from afar. 🙂
I hope you had a nice weekend as well!
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