These are just a few of my favorite pictures of Hubby with the girls… I’m so thankful for the relationship they have with their daddy!!
It’s been a rough couple of weeks around here. Our main man has been working… a lot. He works so hard to provide for our family and to run his business. He is also very good about managing his time so that he’s not gone from us too much. I think maybe it’s because he enjoys our company… or maybe it’s my cooking… or maybe it’s the comfy couch at home… whatever it is, I’m glad he makes us a priority. But the past few weeks have been especially stressful and busy for him. It always is with the end or the start of a new project or during bid season.
We’ve all missed him being home in the evenings. SuperGirl came to me last week and said she hadn’t seen him in a few days. I didn’t realize it but she had only seen him briefly in the morning before school and then was in bed long before he came home. That was the night we met up for pizza. She sat this like the whole time.
She walked alongside him and held his hand. We sat outside on the bench and she was either in his lap or just standing in front of him. She loves her dad.
When Hubs has to work late or on the weekends we fire up the Skype. It’s nice to see his face. And for some reason, Skype is just kind of fun. Unless you’re in your jammies and you haven’t brushed your hair or washed your face. That’s just a little hard for me.
As talkative as SuperGirl is, though, she doesn’t say much on Skype. It’s like she doesn’t know what to do. And Summer just stays away. That’s also strange, because she loves being on video. So Pickles sat down with him last night as she was heading to bed… just to say goodnight… and catch up a bit.
I am thankful this kind of busyness is just a seasonal thing with his job. We do just fine when he is busy but boy, do we miss our man!!
What could be more appropriate than a 42 party for a man who is turning 42? A SURPRISE 42 party for a man who is turning 42. Planning this was so much fun. He had no idea. NO.IDEA. Do you know how hard it is to get something past this guy? Funny thing is, SuperGirl was surprised, too. Nope. We didn’t tell her a thing. So it was kind of like getting two for one on the surprise!
As you can see, the theme was 42, as in the domino game. I spent the whole week looking for these cheap wooden black and white dominoes to decorate the cupcakes with only to find out my mother had a set the whole time. She’s so handy to have around! We even found black and white polka dotted napkins to go along! (I know Hubby really appreciated the polka dotted napkins, haha.)
I invited our whole Sunday school class, our parents, and Hubby’s aunt and uncle to meet us at a local restaurant for burgers and dominoes. Turns out, this place isn’t very busy on Sunday afternoons so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. And that is a good thing because the “SURPRISE” they yelled would have scared everyone else away. Hubby was stunned. Speechless. It was great!
Everyone enjoyed burgers, cupcakes, fellowship, and some domino playing, which we haven’t done in 42 forevers. I’m so thankful we have such sweet, fun friends and family who came out to celebrate the day with us. Happy Birthday, Hubby!