Saturday, June 26, 2010

We love Daddy

Last week (the week before Father's Day) Joey was gone for the scouts High Adventure(he is 1st counselor in the YM presidency so he gets to go on all sorts of camping trips). It was 6 loooong days without him here. I'll admit I complained:( And there were days I was weepy. Cali gave me a harder time than usual and it was an especially busy week. I have a couple of friends whose husbands have had to leave for almost 2 years for military deployment and a couple of friends whose husbands constantly travel for work weeks at a time, so I seriously feel like a big wuss compared to them! And I shouldn't complain. But it is really hard for me to handle when hes not here. I just love him so much and he helps me so much that when hes gone its like a part of me is missing. Plus, he is my best friend and the evenings make me sad when hes not here to talk to and to hang out with. I had a harder time with him leaving this time around because of these darn pregnancy hormones too. I've been crazy emotional for the past couple of months anyways! I'm a mess! :) So, what I'm trying to get at was that having him not here made me appreciate him ten times more and made Father's Day a lot more meaningful to me and the kids. We made sure on that day we spoiled him and took lots of good care of him. We were just so happy to have him back! Sidenote: Thank you to my awesome friend Sarah for your help, for coming over to hang out and for dinner-you made my week ten times better girlfriend! :)

The girls and I made his favorite: crepes. We stuffed them with sugared strawberries, nutella, whip cream and strawberry syrup. It was basically a diabetic coma breakfast:) Here are the girls being big helpers...

Here are the girls in front of their handmade cards and gifts right before we went upstairs to wake up Daddy(we let him sleep in till about 10, so glad we have 11:00 church this year!).

Rise and shine Daddio!
Aubrey left a few magna doodle messages around the house too:) It was so sweet.

Cali enjoying the crepe she created. She got a hold of the chocolate syrup and poured just about the whole bottle on top:)

Aubrey made signs for everyones chairs. Each one was so cute. Here is Joey's chair...
Time for gifts! So, Joey picked himself out a new weedeater/edger thingy for the yard, but I decided to get him a little extra something. He just hit his 10 year mark with T-Mobile and get this, they didn't recognize jack. He got an email congratulating him for 10 years and thats it. An email!??! That infuriated me and I know it upset him. Way to make your employees feel good T-Mobile! Anyways, I special ordered a plaque for him and I think it turned out nice(his last name is there-I just edited the photo)

And here are a few of the gifts the girls created. Aubrey made this frame at Activity Days(this was actually the activity I did with the kids-I'm one of the leaders). I had taken their pictures with their dads at a daddy/daughter dinner back in February and then had them make frames for Father's Day gifts. I thought they turned out super cute.

Ella made about 3 or 4 cards and a "book" for Joey about the things she did while he was gone. She spent hours Saturday night creating him things. And she kept saying, "Daddys gonna love this" over and over:) Here is one of the cards that cracked me up. If you can't read it, it says "Happy Fathers Day I hope you got sleep in"

And Ella was extra thoughtful and helped Cali make Joey a gift too. She helped her color a picture and then helped her wrap up a "treasure"(a dollar and a chuck e cheese token) for him with construction paper. Later, we fixed him lunch and a yummy dinner, let him take a long nap and finished the day with a back massage. Can you tell we love this guy? We sure do. He is the best.
And also a belated Happy Father's Day to the other Dads/Grandpas in our life: Grandpa, Tata & Great Grandpa Adams. We love you very much!


Grammy Staffy said...

Your Joey surely did get spoiled by his girls. I know that he appreciated all the sweet things you all did. I wish that I could have had some of those crepes. They look yummy. We have church at 9 so John had to wait until after church to get his special pampering. However, Mindy and I took good care of our guys. Aren't you and I lucky to have such good men in our families!!!

I hope that you are feeling better. It is hard to be pregnant and have your husband gone....but as you said it surely made you appreciate him more when he got back. My little blog friend,Dana from TuTu Monkey, has her husband deployed in Iraq. It is so hard for her and their little girl. I pray for all our military.

Have a great week. Hugs, Lura

Marie Rayner said...

What a fab FAther's Day for Joey! You gals surely did spoil him, but I reckon he does pretty good at spoiling all of you as well!! I just think you all are the sweetest little family and keep you in my prayers all the time! Love you loads! xxoo

jOeY said...

Thank you soooo much for the best Fathers Day ever! I felt like a king. I enjoyed every minute of my day. Thanks for all the hard work too. I love you guys!!!!

ACDC2005 said...

That is one loved Dad! I especially love the Chuck E Cheese token gift. Hold onto that one Joey, it's worth the most!! So sweet!

Tara D. said...

Sorry I'm just now getting around to reading everything. I've been slacking, I know. :( But a happy belated father's day to Joey! :) I love all of the sweet cards, and breakfast sounds divine. I haven't had crepes in years. And congrats on the 10 years at t-mobile.