Saturday, June 26, 2010

Father's Day

I know I am about a week late in posting this, but wanted to write about Father's Day.  Chad's first "unofficial" Father's Day was last year.  We were in Boston for my cousin's wedding reception, and I was about 7 months pregnant.
(This was his gift last year)

This year we went to church, came home and opened presents, and then headed to my grandparents' house in Knoxville, where we met up with my parents and Aaron and Jess.  I made a photo album on Shutterfly for Chad.  It was filled with all kinds of pictures of him with Payton.  I think he thought it was pretty special. 
I can't express how grateful I am to have Chad as a partner in raising our daughter.  He is such a great dad.  The bond that he and Payton share is so special.  She is definitely a Daddy's girl! 

I also wanted to give a shout-out to this guy. 
(I'm guessing this was circa 1982)

He is such a wonderful grandpa to Payton.  They have lots of fun times together.  And she just loves his hats!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer Fun!

One of the perks of being a teacher is having summers off.....Well, after a great school year with 22 wonderful second graders, I am excited to say that our summer vacation officially started yesterday!  It was so nice to be able to sleep in a little and play with Payton while watching Regis and Kelly and The View!  :)  I made a list of all the things I would like to do this summer as a family and as a couple.  Here they are in no particular order....

Family Fun
  • Take Payton to the Aquatic Center
  • Buy a little swimming pool for Payton
  • Play dates
  • Sunday picnics after church
  • Lots of backyard bbq’s with good friends
  • Take a roadtrip/vacation
  • Get Daddy to wear flip-flops!
  • Eat lots of watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe
  • Plan Payton’s 1st Birthday party
  • Go fishing
  • Ledges State Park
  • Blow bubbles
  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Iowa State Fair
  • Bike rides
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Walks around the 6th street ponds – Angie pushing stroller, Chad walking Relay
Angie and Chad’s Fun
  • Weekend trip to Chicago - hopefully catch a Cubs game
  • Take an afternoon to go canoeing
  • Dinner and movie