Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day (click to enlarge pics)

On our way to lunch, (Larry with his new T Shirt on)

My Dad (the Grandpa we called), my step-mom and Jake (taken a year ago on Jake's birthday)

We like to celebrate holidays here. Father's Day is no exception. The kids are always buzzing with excitement as the day approaches --- making cards for Dad, deciding what gifts they can get or make, deciding where we will take him for lunch, generally just brainstorming ideas on what things they can do for Dad.

We started the day off with presents. Brittney made the coffee and Larry had a cup while he sat back in his favourite chair to open his presents. Jake made a gift basket for Larry, full of chips and various chocolates. Brittney bought him a t shirt. Tyler gave him a red baseball cap that says CANADA on it. I gave him a gift certificate for his favourite restaurant. The kids each made him a card.

The gift opening was followed by breakfast -- a fruit tray, danishes (apple, cherry and lemon), muffins (berry medley and wholewheat raspberry), juice and of course, more coffee. After breakfast was over, Tyler washed the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen while he sent Larry to relax with another cup of coffee.

After breakfast was over and the kitchen cleaned, a phone call to Grandpa in Ontario was made. The kids had been watching the clock as they were eager to call and talk to him. Ontario is 1.5 hours behind us and we have to be careful to not phone too early. Once 8:30 our time arrived, up went the phone and the call was made. Everyone had a chat with Grandpa and wished him a good day.

The rest of the morning was spent doing various activities. Brittney had her 'job' of feeding/playing with the neighbour's cats to do. Jake...well he was busy being Jake. Tyler and Larry had a couple of things to take care of.

We finished off our celebration with a late lunch. Larry picked the restaurant and we all headed off for there. On the way home we stopped for some ice cream.

All in all, I think he had a good day.

Happy Father's Day!


Jacqueline said...

Nice pictures and sounds like a great day

Penelope said...

Sounds like a fun day!

Jake looks so happy with his money LOL!

Kayla said...

MISS LINDA!!! Is that you?!?!?

FAB pics!! I always love your pics! What a great day you guys had!

At Home on the Rock... said...

Kayla --'s me (grin)

MyThreeDaughters said...

Nice to see you.

I think your woodpile is impressive and that your step-mom looks nice.

molytail said...

Lovely photos - glad you guys had a great Father's day. :-)

Kayla said...

"Kayla --'s me (grin)"

It's so nice to see you!!