My girls adore their Daddy. There's just no other way around it. In their eyes, he hung the moon, and I think that's just the way it should be. My hubby is leaving early tomorrow morning to go out of town for a few days, so we celebrated Father's Day a day early. You would have thought I told the girls that Christmas was coming early. They were so excited they could hardly keep their toes on the ground.
We have a tradition in our family that I started after Hailey was born, for Daddy's first Father's Day. I stamped Hailey's handprints, cut them out, and attached them to a card that read "10 Reasons I Love My Daddy." We do this each year on Father's Day, and my hubby and I love to go back and compare how her handprints have grown each year. We started the same tradition with Kaylee her first year with us. I have this very Hallmark-moment picture in my head that one day when the girls are 30, they'll send their Daddy a Father's Day card with their handprints and their list. I know, I know, I'm mushy that way. This year we got out the stamp pad again, but the big change this time was that Hailey could write her own list.
Kaylee's #3 absolutely melted my heart, "He always comes back." A big deal for our little adopted daughter, and I love that she loves that about him. Hailey told me that "this year I'm focusing on the things he does to help me." I adore her #10, "your money you spend on food." That's right, never to early to learn the value of a dollar!
Since Daddy is driving a long way tomorrow morning, we decided to make him some special cookies as well. After all, it wouldn't be the Kookie Krums family if we didn't have cookies in there somewhere! But these cookies had to be special Father's Day cookies. Inspired by a recipe I found online, we decided to make what were called "garbage can cookies," thinking it was appropriate since Daddy always takes out the garbage.
I made a mixture of my chocolate chip, peanut butter, and oatmeal raisin (minus the raisins) recipes, and combined them all together. After we scooped our cookies, we added some crushed Heath bars to the top, since that's Daddy's favorite candy. Can I just say delish?! They turned out yummy! I realized I may have been a little enthusiastic about them when my hubby was packing his snack bag for the trip and said, "should I leave some of these cookies for you?" I did say no - this time - because I realize it's not my day.
We did wrap them up for him in a cute little garbage can. This was one garbage can he certainly won't mind emptying!
Happy Father's Day to my sweet husband. He is an amazing father to our girls. He has more patience than I can dream of having, knows how to put work aside to take time for fun, is a great teacher of all things both interesting and practical, can be wrapped around a little finger with the tilt of a small head and a smile, and knows just how to win a little girl's heart or two.