Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Perfectly Perfect Father's Day

It's Father's Day, and you know what that means...FOOTBALL!!  Huh?  Yep, the Bond family love affair with football continues - spearheaded by Jake, of course.  (Honestly, I don't know how crazy it's gonna get around here once Jake actually starts to play football which will probably be this fall - so hold on to your hats folks.  Or should I say hold on to your helmets?)

I like letting the kids pick out the gifts they want to give their Dad.  While the gifts may not be exactly what a Dad always dreamed of getting, at least they're authentic and from the heart.  As usual, Jake knew the "perfectly perfect" gift for Duke.  He swore me to secrecy and I dutifully swore I wouldn't say a word to ruin the surprise.

Delila also knew exactly what her Daddy would like for Father's Day.  She also swore me to secrecy.  And while I'm committed to letting the kiddos pick out their own gifts, well...
...I really felt our little Ladybug could use a little coaching this time around.  I wasn't convinced that Star Song from the My Little Pony gang was really the perfectly perfect gift she was thinking it'd be.

I stumbled upon what I thought to be the perfectly perfect little something for Duke when we were in Galveston. 
So, just what were these perfectly perfect gifts?
To Daddy:  Love, Jake
A Washington Redskins Football Helmet

To Daddy: Love, Delila
A Dallas Cowboys Football Helmet

To a sometimes crabby Duke:  Love, an almost always crabby Denise
A crabby business card holder

As for celebrating the day:  we all slept in a little, had cold cereal for breakfast (per Dad's request), we went to see Marmaduke at the movies (a little scary for Lila), had grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch (even though it's 97 degrees outside), and then took naps.  The day's not over, but I'm pretty sure the rest of it will be low key and relaxed.  In other words, a perfectly perfect day.