A Birthday and Dad's Day

Last week was my birthday!  It was a great day.  After work Derek had this whole setup ready for me!  He bought us Chinese food for dinner, and after we ate we opened presents and ate my yummy chocolate cake.  We also watched a movie together after the kids went to bed, and it was a nice relaxing evening.  Then he took all of Gwen's feedings that night, which was a great birthday present too!

Wyatt has really been realizing what birthdays are all about more, and he always sways back and forth to the birthday song.  Before we put him to bed he started singing "Happy Birthday" to me!  It melted my heart to here him sing "Happy Birthday Dear Mommy" in his little two year old way - it was precious.  Definitely made my birthday special!

On Saturday, Derek's brother watched the kids while we went out to dinner and a movie, which was fun, because it's been forever since we went out on a date.  We saw "Man of Steel", and we enjoyed it!  I think Superman is my favorite DC Comics superhero.

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(Me and my presents!  Derek bought me those shoes, a silicon baking pan and cookie sheet, and a lemon spritzer!  You screw it into the lemon and then you can squirt lemon juice right from the lemon!  It's the coolest kitchen gadget I've ever seen!)

Sunday was obviously Father's Day, and we had a good day!  Derek ended up working on our porch on Father's Day (it was pretty rotted out) because he had his brother there to help him.  

We celebrated together in the morning though by opening the present "from the kids" - a Joe Gibbs Racing hat that Derek wanted and a cup that we made for him!  A couple weeks ago when we went to the pottery studio with Ashley?  I put the kids handprints on a coffee mug for Derek - it turned out really cute, with the little smudged handprints!

Since Derek was going to be outside working most of the day, the kids and I went to a Father's Day picnic with my dad's side of the family, and it was nice to be able to see my dad on Father's Day.  

We had a good time at the picnic with my parents and sister though, and Wyatt was fascinated with the ducks and geese on the pond - I had to keep a close eye on him to make sure he didn't run over there without an adult!


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I put barbecue chicken in the crockpot before we left, so we had a good dinner for Derek when we got home. I think we're going to have to plan a separate day to do something fun for Derek and see Derek's dad too, since things kind of got complicated this year, but It ended up being a nice Father's Day!  I'm so thankful for all the men in my life - Derek, my dad, and my father-in-law.  They are the best!
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Emily Powell said...

Happy birthday! I think Georgia has the same jumper Gwen has on! Super cute!

Lauren said...

I love Gwen's outfit from Father's Day...so bright & fun!

And I need to check into a lemon spritzer, that just sounds fun to use!

Unknown said...

I like the picture of Gwen with her thumb in her mouth. =) Y'know how every year I'm like "sorry I missed your birthday!" and you always tell me I didn't? Well, I had your birthday logged in my iCal program for a week early, and I just realized it this year! Oops! =P
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Melanie said...

Looks like a great time! And my gosh Miss Gwen is really getting big..she looks so long!! I absolutely LOVE the silicone cookie sheet liners..I have 2 and use them all the time and don't know how on earth I ever made cookies before I had them!

Julie S. said...

The mug gift for D is a great idea! And you have the cutest kids! So sweet!

Erica {let why lead} said...

You are so cute! Your whole family is! And happy belated birthday!

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