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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day

We had a wonderful father's day today. We made a special father's day breakfast and the girl's made homemade cards, and we got the chance to just spend some summertime together. I hope all of you out there had a great day spent with the one's you love too. One of my favorite things about dad's is how different their roles are today, than they were even 20 years ago. My dad was such a nice guy and truly a great dad, but my parents had a very old style arrangement where he worked, and my mom stayed home to raise the children/cook/clean. I love seeing how much more my husband and other dads do nowadays without even thinking twice about it. (Honestly I can say he has changed more diapers than I have). We were blessed that both of us could take three months off of work to care for Calvin, and I am grateful that it's becoming more common for dad's to take time off for the birth of their children. I feel so grateful every day for the amazing dad's in my life. 

Here is my progress on Mirabilia's Santa. I have started finally on the fourth quarter. When I made my working copy of the chart I divided it up into 4 sections. Made it a little more manageable to work on. And now that I am in the final section I feel like the end is in sight. Next is all the white in his beard/hat and all the beading. At least there is not too much back-stitching to do. 
I have also been working on Calvin's sampler this week. I am soooo close to being done. I really love this one, and can't wait to hang it above his crib. He still sleeps in his bassinet now by our bed, but lately he has taken to scooting himself sideways when he wakes up and then he gets stuck. Poor baby! 

And this is us enjoying some summertime. He went swimming in grandpa's pool for the first time yesterday. He actually didn't seem to mind the water at all. Both of my girl's are little mermaids, they swim like fish! I am hoping Calvin will be the same way. Me? Not so much, I never really learned to hold my breath underwater, and hate getting water in my nose.


butterfly said...

Lovely family post.
My DH was the old style husband but now he no longer works he is doing so much more it is great to share the work.
Love your stitching looks beautiful, enjoy the sun.

Barb said...

Calvin is such a cutey. I agree, it is great to see how involved Dads are today!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, such lovely family pictures. And your stitching progress is looking just fine. Calvin's birth sampler will be so beautiful.

Tammy said...

I'm the same way with holding my nose underwater-never got the hang of keeping the water out, lol. Your baby Calvin is precious! That Bent Creek Sampler is one of my favorites. I knew my son would turn 18 before I got his birth sampler done! :P