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Fathers Day gift

Father’s day has come and gone. Thanks to everyone who remembered us Dads! Phew! Its tough work !

I did see some great Father’s Day posts out there. But in the interest of brevity (for once) here is a Quote from one of my favorite posts on Sunday, courtesy of Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches

Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.

Mike Myers

courtousy  of Beach treasures

As you may know by now, I am not big on celebrations per se. I down play birthdays and the like. So Father’s Day was not a big deal to me either. My feelings are its nice to be remembered and appreciated but that is about the extent of it.

Accordingly, Fathers Day I mowed the lawn.

But a blogging buddy, D’Anna at Style Salvation, pointed out what a cool Father’s Day I actually had via our comments to her Fathers day post.

Yes, while we did make it to my favorite restaurant, the one we never eat at because it appears I am the only one that likes it in our clan, and the lawn was mowed, and I celebrated with my greatest vice, ice cream, D’Anna pointed out my day was a bit more magical than that.

D’Anna, who has been one of the dozen readers I carry and knows my clan quite well by now, pointed out, “I bet received a homemade card from my little darlings” .

That I did! The truth is I am still receiving them! I received another homemade Fathers Day card tonight from my lil’ gems. In fact, I have received one every day for over a week from these loving daughters of mine. My girls have hearts of gold and in a few days, when grandma and grandpa come to visit, they will receive their stack of homemade “I love you’s” too.

But I am dragging this out. Know what the best gift I received Father’s Day was?

Dylan wanted to take our greyhound for a walk. He hasn’t been on a walk in our neighborhood in almost a year as he was charged by a dog coming out of its house last year and so he was scared to go past ours. Sure, he can bite and growl at the nanny but he is afraid of most any dog.

So I told Dylan that was a good idea. Chumley needs to get out of the house, burn some energy, and quit chewing on our furniture. I got the leash and hooked him up. I made it to the door and called for Dylan, “I’m ready”.

Dylan,  hollers back, “Wait a second I want to get a trash bag.”

I shrugged my shoulders, trash bag? “I don’t think I will need anything quite that large for walking Chum

Dylan replies, “No Dad, to pick up trash that is on the street.”

My jaw dropped. Where did she get this idea from? I was just awed and so pleased with her. What a beautiful daughter we have. Happy Father’s day to me! What a great gift God! Thank you!

Our girls just did complete a week of extensive training and schooling in Bible School last week. I asked if she learned about picking up and saving our earth from there? She said no. That the idea did come from school. ~our tax dollars at work! But she and her sister did have a great time at Bible School, and learning about Weird Animals last week. Here is one thing they learned real well. I have to admit, its kinda catchy!

Its Amazing!

Have a great Father’s day Week all you Dads out there!


I may need some more rest…..

Hello everyone!

How is your winter going?

If I hear one remark about ‘global warming’ this summer I may choke someone!

Yes we have been bundled up, like the rest of you this winter, and not being as busy as we would like.

But finally this past week we had a wee bit of good news. Dylan received her 3rd report card for the year.  That’s right, all A’s again. She did great! She even received the highest marks in PE and Music.

Possibly the best news on the survey though was on the back of the report card where the teacher rates everyone on Personal and Interactive skills. Dylan received all A’s there as well. Her teacher goes on to mention, “Dylan is at, or above grade level, in all areas. She shows leadership daily in all activities in the class room.”

You go girl! We are so proud of her! ~There’s some new news, right?

So Friday she asked if she could go to Chucky Cheese and help ‘celebrate with her sister and a few of her friends from school. Sure we thought? She’s earned it and she also has a big day coming up.

She had a great time! She played with her friends. Ate some pizza. Collected a gazillion tickets from playing the games. It was a lot of fun…

Its like old times here..in this ride...

Its like old times here..in this ride…

Dylan's first time to Chucky's just before her first birthday

Dylan’s first time to Chucky’s just before her first birthday

Carrying on and having fun..


girls being girls

girls being girls

Saturday she invited those same school friends to our now monthly ‘Vacation’ Bible School at our church. Again, they had a good time, making crafts, playing games and decorating cupcakes I hear. (Skylar was using the icing for lipstick). She was worn out!

Sunday was Stingray Hockey night again! Dylan had won the ‘trifecta’ by reading 3 books in one week, good enough for free tickets to the local hockey team. So she and I spent Sunday afternoon at the hockey game. Dylan claims she is getting to be quite an expert at getting around our local coliseum with so many trips that she has made there recently. .(2 hockey games, the circus, and helping daddy with an American Lung Cancer event there.) She insisted I was going the wrong way in the parking lot at one point

All in all it was a pretty fun, busy, and rewarding weekend for me. Ahhh, I mean a fun weekend for her! Lots of good clean fun! Now, the only thing she has left to look forward to is her BIRTHDAY tomorrow!

…I may need to get to bed early tonight!

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