Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Father's Day

what a wonderful father's day. we had our 10 year high school reunion on friday night and it was fun seeing everyone. anna stayed with my parents like she loves to do. my sister and her family were in town so she got to spend some good quality time with her cousins. we spent saturday around the house hanging out and saturday went to our friends house. it was fun having our babies together and anna and her friend elizabeth had a little "mini sleepover" in caleb's room and went down in their pack and plays. It was cute.

Sunday was Father's Day and was again a pretty lazy day. We didn't make it to church like we've been doing but we went over to my parent's house for a while and hung out then came home. Blake and his brother have been working on an "invention" so he went up to the office for a while and did that while Anna napped. We already got him his father's day gift a few weeks back. he has been wanting a bible because him and my dad are doing a bible study together and so me, anna and him went to the bookstore and anna was very verbal that day and told us which one she liked. her and her daddy picked out a great one. we got his name put on it and so that was his gift from his girls.

i can't tell you how greatful i am for a man like him in my life. i'm glad he chose me. my dad always says, "I like Blake. He likes Holly for the same reasons I do." but, my dad is very proud that Blake is able to say no to me. LOL! He does and I listen. Not without argument. ;) But, he has such a way with me that honestly no one else ever has. Anna is one lucky little lady to have such a wonderful daddy. Blake's love for her is so amazing to watch. He is so calm with her when she's upset and has such a way with her. They already have such a wonderful bond but I'm excited to see that as the years go on.

My sister and I were driving through the Chick-Fil-A drive through the other night and there was a sign that said "Father Daughter Night" and I got so excited and said, "Oh, I have to tell Blake to bring Anna!!" She giggled. I guess it is silly. Anna is only 10 months old. But, she is eating big people food now and Blake loves Chick-Fil-A. So, maybe they should go. Anna is going to cherish those times and on this Father's Day, it being Blake's first, it was a special little day. I know that I am a Daddy's Girl...although I love my mom tremendously as well and nothing can compare to either relationship.It's funny though because I know some women, from stories they've told and shared, that had some sort of animosity towards their mothers. One lady said her and her dad used to have "coffee" in the morning and when her mom would walk in she'd say in her mind, "We don't need you here." WOW! Weird. LOL! Each parent relationship is so different and special. May with Mother's Day adn June with Father's Day is a fun time for any parent but it's been a special "Spring" (Do we get one here in south texas?!) for us both.

Neither one of us want Anna to grow up fast but we can't wait for all the years that are ahead. She is such a fun little thing and getting all sorts of personality. We love sharing in moments with her and seeing her grow. There's an old Scottish saying, "A son is a son until he takes a wife but a daughter is a daughter for life." You can see how boys grow up, leave the nest and make thier own little family. The woman still keeps all the ties together. Getting the husband to his family events and getting her family to her family events, etc... I am thankful our first was a girl for many reasons but I am excited to be her friend - however, I am goign to be a parent first!!! I'm not going to try to be the cool parent - discipline first!!! ;) But, I'm excited to see her grow and learn and one day, not too soon though!!!! make a little family of her own.

A cute little song Blake has been singining to Anna is Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" well, we always stop at one part because we can't remember the words so much after it so I looked up the lyrics and it's about a dad singing about his daughter and talking to his wife about what they made. I almost cried. So, this Father's Day this song dedication goes out to Blake and Anna. ;)

"Isn't She Lovely"

Isn't she lovely
Isn't she wonderful
Isn't she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we'd be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn't she lovely made from love

Isn't she pretty
Truly the angel's best
Boy, I'm so happy
We have been heaven blessed
I can't believe what God has done
Through us he's given life to one
But isn't she lovely made from love

Isn't she lovely
Life and love are the same
Life is Anna
The meaning of her name
Holly, it could have not been done
Without you who conceived the one
That's so very lovely made from love

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