All and All I think it was a pretty good Father's Day weekend..
Saturday morning we got up and headed to Devil's Den. Mike wanted to take us there to go on a little hike ( 6 and half month pregnant wife and 2 year old gave it thier best), and took look at the creek and take some pictures. We made it pretty far on the hike but decided to turn around before got to the waterfall. One, it was a little tougher than we expected and Max started to want to be carried, and two - we weren't quite sure as dry as everything was if there would even be a waterfall once we got there! We turned around back to the car, took some pictures, did some exploring and headed to the creek. The creek was a little dry and the bridge had been destroyed by the storm! We ended up walking back to the park to let Max play a little on the swing set. After the swing set we headed down to the other main waterfall and threw rocks in the creek and took some pictures. After that we headed back home - a short but fun 3 hour trip. So nice that we live so close we are able to do that. We took a great nap, showered and all got ready for a "night out on the town". First we went to Chilis and shared soup, cheesedip, and fajitas! Than we went to Sam's and Walmart.
Sunday - We all got up for church rather early. We had a great night sleep and were so early to church we were able to stop for hashbrown and BBQ sauce on the way ( Mike's favorite combo). The sermon was great. It was about a Father's Grace. The sermon was all about Dad's and a Dad's love for his child. I thought it was great. He even ended the sermon with a famous clip from The Cosby show. It was a clip about how Theo had gotten a D in a class and Theo thought that that was good enough because he wanted to be a "regular" person instead of a doctor or a laywer. His dad ( Bill Cosby) showed him a funny money demonstration of the real world - giving him $1200 for a month - than taking away money for apartment, food, bills, car, etc. It was a great clip that showed an important role of a father teaching his child a life lesson. After Church we had everyone over for steak. Everyone meaning Todd and the girls, mom and dad, and kelley. Jennie was away on a work conference - we missed her! but glad Todd got to come and hang out with the girls.
I am so lucky to have Mike both as a husband and a father to Max and soon to be Alex. He is so extremely good with kids. He can always make Max laugh. He loves spending time with the little guy, and is a great friend and father to Max. I can't wait until Alex get's here. It will definately be a learning experience for us all, but Me and Mike are up for the Challenge. We are so thankful that god has given us the opportunity to be parents again and I am so Thankful to have Mike here to help us along the way. Happy Father's Day Mike!!Mike's Father's Day gifts....yes we wrapped the big on in newspaper.....I also printed out some pictures of Max and Mike over the last few year's to place on the fireplace during father's day week.
Max is getting better about giving presents away
He still likes to help open though!
Mike's first #1 Dad shirt ( first over many probably over the years)
and a #1 dad hat
Big hug and kiss from Max
Max about to hike at Devil's Den
Max and his Daddy
We couldn't believe the bridge was wiped out due to the recent storms!
Making a stop at the park to play
Devil's Den at 27 weeks
Me and Kelley with our Dad
on Father's Day I was 27 weeks along!
Of course we had a Shelby Lynn's cake to celebrate teh occasion. Oh my gosh - it was absolutely delicious.
Todd and his girls
Max and Mike being silly
love how the cousins all have their arms around each other
Me and Mabes
The best attempt at a grandchilden shot
Later that night Max gives Mike his card and his big gift
A food saver!!!
great for garden stuff and marinating and saving meat!!