Father’s Day Weekend

We had a great Father’s Day weekend. On Friday, I had a post-birthday birthday celebration with my girlfriends, which was just lovely. Delicious food, wine & company. No complaints from this girl.

On Saturday, my bro was in town, so we all met for brunch (which took a RIDICULOUS amount of time). Since it was late once finished, we decided to put the kids down for their naps at my parents house and my bro, his gf, Mark and I went to the pool. HELLO, ADULT TIME! It was grand. The weather chose that one hour and a half to get all dark and moody, but whatever.

After pool time, we picked up the kiddos and brought them home, where we met my amazing MIL, who had volunteered to babysit the kids. MORE ADULT TIME. Marky and I went for some pretty amazing Nepalese food. It was so much fun. Then, we went to see Wonder Woman. I literally ate my popcorn and then passed out until the final 10 minutes. BUT, most importantly, the man of the hour enjoyed it.

On Sunday, after Mark slept in for the second day of the weekend, we went to the Lakefront Festival of the Arts with Mark’s dad and Step Mom. It was such a blast!

Unfortunately, hubby’s special weekend ended with a long night of working, but all in all, it was a great celebration of my amazing guy.

As for gifts, check out this awesome video we made for Mark! It’s an interview with the kiddos about their superhero, Dad (or “Dat” as Charlie says):​

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Father’s Day Gifts for My Love

This Father’s Day marked my hubby’s FIRST as a pops to an outside baby. Last year we celebrated when I was a monster of a pregnant lady (as described in this blog post), but this year it’s different. My amazing husband has almost a full year of being the best damn dad I could have ever hoped for my little one under his belt. This Father’s Day, he deserved the best.

So, while hubby was away on business last week, I worked like a dog to make him Father’s Day gifts he would not only love and appreciate, but gifts that would show him just how much we love and appreciate him.

Here’s what we got him…

Jimmy Fallon’s new book, “Your baby’s first word will be DADA” 

This book is absolutely adorable (and funny). A great gift considering Charlie is on the brink of speaking (real words).

"The Dada cow says, 'dada.' The baby cow says 'moo.'"

“The Dada cow says, ‘dada.’ The baby cow says ‘moo.'”

Our next gift was from Charlie. A little picture for her Daddy to keep on his desk at work. I bought the letters at Michael’s for $3 or so dollars per letter with their current sale and coupons. The frame is also from Michael’s.

The little cutie pie in daddy's shirt.

The little cutie pie in daddy’s shirt.

  
Here are some outtakes…

Charlie 2 Looking away No bow

The last gift was the most time-consuming. I spent about 20-30 hours (literally) going through every video I’ve taken over the past year and compiling an “ode” to my hubby and our baby’s first year of life. This was worth every minute. Hubby LOVED it and it is something we will always have to bring smiles and memories of Charlie’s first year.

Watch & enjoy…

I’ll share another post highlighting all the wonderful moments of our perfect Father’s Day!

Hope you all had a great celebration!

Another Busy Weekend… This Time at 9.5 Months Pregnant

As with most of our weekends, it was another busy one! Lots of running from one activity to the next. So, here’s our weekend through a series of photos.

On Friday, Mark went to our friends' house to watch the World Cup and play with this tiny cutie...

On Friday, Mark went to our friends’ house to watch the World Cup and play with this tiny cutie…

While I went to my Milly's (MIL's) for dinner and to meet her sweet little addition to the family.

While I went to my Milly’s (MIL’s) for dinner and to meet her sweet little addition to the family.

The yet-to-be-named precious little sweetie pie.

The yet-to-be-named precious little sweetie pie.

I mean, puppies are seriously the best.

I mean, puppies are seriously the best.

This is my favorite series of puppy pics from the evening...

This is my favorite series of puppy pics from the evening…

Pre-Yawn...

Pre-Yawn…

Getting into it...

Getting into it…

And the full-on yawn!

And the full-on yawn!

Pooped little puppy. I left Milly's around 10 to go meet Jessica, my house guest, at my place!

Pooped little puppy. I left Milly’s around 10 to go meet Jessica, my house guest, at my place!

The next morning, I went for a mani with my mom, sister and niece. I chose baby pink in honor of our little babe on the way! These could be my labor nails! Although I'm guessing I'll get one more mani in before she decides to show her face. After mani's, I ran a couple errands and met my grandparents for a father's day lunch.

The next morning, I went for a mani with my mom, sister and niece. I chose baby pink in honor of our little babe on the way! These could be my labor nails! Although I’m guessing I’ll get one more mani in before she decides to show her face. After mani’s, I ran a couple errands and met my grandparents for a father’s day lunch.

Then it was time to celebrate the marriage of one of my adorable college friends.

Then it was time to celebrate the marriage of one of my adorable college friends.

Cutie Petutie Flower Girl.

Cutie Petutie Flower Girl.

Gorg bride and her pops.

Gorg bride and her pops.

Saying "I do!"

Saying “I do!”

How adorable is this guest book??

How adorable is this guest book??

Jessica (the house guest) and I posing on the bridge. I must mention, the weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding.

Jessica (the house guest) and I posing on the bridge. I must mention, the weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding.

My attractive hubs and I on the bridge.

My attractive hubs and I on the bridge. Yes, I jammed my fat feet in heels one last time (I hope).

Fun catching up with old friends!

Fun catching up with old friends!

I love this girl... such a hoot!

I love this girl… such a hoot!

With my college gals.

With my college gals.

After the wedding, we stopped by Milly's to see this mini pupster!

After the wedding, we stopped by Milly’s to see this mini pupster!

Sunday it was early rising to celebrate this guy...

Sunday it was early rising to celebrate this guy…

And this guy!

And this guy!

Dad and I comparing bellies... he looks like a skinny mini compared to me, huh?

Dad and I comparing bellies… he looks like a skinny mini compared to me, huh?

Love this guy.

Love this guy.

Chocolate fountain + this dude = disgusting enjoyment.

Chocolate fountain + this dude = disgusting enjoyment.

That's one happy little man.

That’s one happy little man.

After brunch, we went home to shower dad with some presies.

After brunch, we went home to shower dad with some presies.

Toby's card for dad.

Toby’s card for dad.

Baby's gift for dad.

Baby’s gift for dad.

But before he opened it, we watched a little World Cup action.

But before he opened it, we watched a little World Cup action.

Reading his card..

Reading his card..

And a little something special for my guy. Some memories from Milly & his sister from when he was a wee little one. Top memory, Marky loved his teenage mutant ninja turtles PJs and squeezed into them for 5 years!

And a little something special for my guy. Some memories from Milly & his sister from when he was a wee little one. Top memory, Marky loved his teenage mutant ninja turtles PJs and squeezed into them for 5 years!

So obviously, our girl needed some turtle wear... which I "dressed up" by sewing on some bows. A little feminine touch :)

So obviously, our girl needed some turtle wear… which I “dressed up” by sewing on some bows. A little feminine touch 🙂

And this one!

And this one!

And this book - a recommendation from a friend! It's really cool... broken up by baby's age and very silly/helpful!

And this book – a recommendation from a friend! It’s really cool… broken up by baby’s age and very silly/helpful!

Then it was soccer time...

Then it was soccer time…

And snooze time, before we headed to Mark's dad's house for dinner!

And snooze time, before we headed to Mark’s dad’s house for dinner!

When we got home, I was torturing myself by looking at pictures from our honeymoon. I couldn't believe how tiny I was and how tiny my feet were. Look at all the room in those sandals... and those veins.

When we got home, I was torturing myself by looking at pictures from our honeymoon. I couldn’t believe how tiny I was and how tiny my feet were. Look at all the room in those sandals… and those veins.

Not quite the same foot...

Not quite the same foot…

While this looks like a joke, this is literally how my weekend ended. Both hands in my carpal tunnel splints and a little extra special bonus, ice packs strapped to my feet to help with the pain and swelling in those giant paddles. Yikes.

While this looks like a joke, this is literally how my weekend ended. Both hands in my carpal tunnel splints and a little extra special bonus, ice packs strapped to my feet to help with the pain and swelling in those giant paddles. Yikes.