Speaking of heart singing... this... notsomuch! This is pretty much where we just gave up and let them wrestle during lunch. Right up under our table!
Doesn't Ellie look angelic?! ha. She has got this camera FOOLED!
But I do really, really like she and pops together in these pics.
Poor ol' Pops. He had TWO daughters, and now he's surrounded by a whole new crop of girls! If it's one thing he knows, it's how to raise girls!
And my girls really, really love their Pops. Take for instance, my Gabbi Girl. She is beyond clingy to Mama! She is the ultimate mama's girl! I mean, usually I am the ONLY one she'll let hold her. But not today... not on Father's Day. She hopped up on Pops's lap and got ready to cheese.
Then two othe monkeys followed suit!
I have several friends who no longer have their daddies, and I don't take for granted that I have mine ! I can't imagine losing a parent. I know it will ultimately happen, but for now, I am very thankful that not only do I have my mom and dad, but they are active enough t0 truly enjoy playing with my girls.
That is no doubt a blessing! Have I ever mentioned that Pops had his first heart attack when he was 40? And then another, I believe, at 41 or 42. THAT'S MY AGE! Heart disease and diabetes run on his side of the family. He is now 63. Thank you, Lord, for sparing my dad.
We have had many fun filled days, deep talks, chill times together where we just listen to our favorite kind of music. He and I both LOVE old timey country! Think Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, George Jones, and the such.
And then we tried a group photo. Rita took it for us.
It was virtually impossible to get all six of us looking at the camera and actually smiling.
But I did get a cute one of Staci and Dad. She was his baby girl. And she got away with murder. Well, not murder, but there was this one time that she was cold busted for sneaking out, and Daddy put the window down in her bedroom, and sat right inside her room, waiting for her to get home and "surprise" her with a welcome! Or the time... for another day!Our daddy had to sit through many a recital, cheer competition, softball game, track meet, homecoming assembly, etc. He was at every one.
I just never remember there being any function that both he and mom didnt' attend. I have good parents. I hope my kids will look back and say the same.
Then came time for presents. We got him three Columbia shirts and a tee shirt.
The tee was a "Life is Good" shirt that said, "The little things in life are the big things". I know that is his motto, so I knew he'd love it.
He had plenty of helpers!!
And a few models!I have to use that word carefully. If Ellie had heard that, she'd have grabbed a tankini, used this shirt as a cover up, thrown on some "heels", made up her face, and put on a tiara. Girlfriend LOVES to "model".