Friday, July 24, 2009

Father's Day and Doobie's Dedication

It seems like we've been celebrating things in pairs this year. It's been kinda cool, and it hasn't been our doing each time, but it has made the days we've celebrated more special and memorable. Goosie's birthday fell on Easter this year, and then this Father's Day, daddy shared the spotlight a little while with Doobie as he was dedicated at church.

Our day started out with gifts and yummy breakfast at Eat at Joes, a fun little diner, not too far from our house. It's become our Father's Day tradition now to have breakfast there. We didn't take a photo this year, but I remember the one from last year, Doobie was still baking inside my belly, and the peanut girl had just turned one. Boy how time flies! Breakfast was great! I heart their pancakes.

We spent the afternoon at my parent's house with my dad, mom and grammy. We had a smorgasbord of yummy 'appetizerey' finger foods for lunch. Our feast included strawberries with marshmallow fluff-cream cheese dip, apples and caramel dip, pigs in a blanket, honey BBQ wings, a cheese platter and yummy chocolate satin pie for dessert (like we needed dessert). I'm starting to salivate just thinking about it.
What Father's Day wouldn't be complete without a little snooze?
We left my parents, made a pit-stop at home for a quick change, and we were off to church. We do baby dedication at our church instead of the more traditional baptism. The dedication ceremony is more of a 'parent' thing as the parents make a commitment to raise their child to know and learn about God, with the support from other church members. Jus and I decided that we wanted to have Goosie with us as we dedicated Doobie, even though we knew full well that it could make things interesting. And, though this was supposed to be a serious occasion, it was actually pretty funny to watch. Goosie sang the Happy Birthday song and was talking in full voice about our car going 'beep beep' in front of everyone. And, Doobie mauled our poor pastor during his prayer - touching all over his face with his drooley hands and giving kisses too. Pastor Tim didn't even miss a beat. It was pretty impressive, and as I said earlier, you couldn't help but chuckle.

I was so excited to get some photos of the kids with daddy when we got home that day. You guys, I have the most wonderful husband. He is so sweet and thoughtful, and is such a good dad. I'm so thankful for him, and so glad he's Goosie and Doobie's daddy.