6.16.2008

Father's Day

I have always had grand ideas/high hopes/big expectations/or whatever you want to call it -- and because that is part of my type-A personality, I tend to get frustrated easily when things aren't quite going the way I envisioned them... Well, after attempting to get some pics of the boys as a possible Father's Day gift for Brad, I seriously almost blew a gasket. (Look at Drew in the last one, and that's pretty much a mirror image of me "throwing my hands up" and giving up) But...in all honesty, this kind of captures their true essence:




Jakob PROMISED me that next time we take pictures, he will smile and look at the camera... Joshy on the other hand, couldn't care less. In fact he was kind of dazed throughout most of this. Drew...well, he's just a little bundle of joy!! He is easy, he just sits there! (Well actually, he just crawled for the first time at church yesterday!!!!!!!!!!)
So, for Father's Day, we had a yummy breakfast, with french toast (made with that delish cinnamon swirl bread from Costco), bacon, cantaloupe and OJ. Brad got to sleep in until almost 9am -- so I hope he enjoyed his relaxing morning. Jakob was so excited to give him his gift that he made at school. It's a frame made with popcicle sticks and seashells, with his picture in it. So cute! I gave Brad the Biggest Loser Power Sculpt DVD along with some hand weights. He's been saying he's wanted the weights for a while now, and when I saw the DVD I thought it would complete the gift perfectly! I can't wait to work out together! (For any of you in FV3, we will be competing in next year's Triathalon!) :)
After church we had some delicious dinner made by me -- ha ha -- nothing special, really. But then I had fun putting together a fruit pizza -- and even cut the strawberry in the middle into a heart shape. (Brad didn't notice...he just ate it!) So, we tried to get a few pics of the big boys with Daddy...and here's what we got:


It was a busy, but fun weekend. My brother and sister-in-law (Matt & Sheri) came in town and were staying with us. It was cool to get to spend more time with Sheri again...that chick rocks! I'm so glad she's part of the family. Brad got to go golfing with his brothers, and I know that was really fun for him. If you know the Hansons, then you know they love to play games...so we stayed up late every night playing games, and Todd even brought over his Wii -- Mario Kart Rules!! Anyway...I am pooped. I went to bed at 2am last night (this morning?) and it is seriously taking it's toll right now! But I really wanted to get some stuff posted about my honey...the daddy of my boys...and love of my life.

We all love you so much...and are so blessed to have you!!!

8 comments:

Maria said...

It sounds like you guys had a great time. I love the pictures.

Jodi said...

I love the last picture of your 3 boys. Kids are chaos (like we would have it any other way)! You totally captured that. I think you should definitely frame that photo and display it where you can see it often.

Angela said...

love the picture of your three boys!

Jessie said...

I love all of the pics. Sorry you had a frustrating experience though. I know how you feel, isn't it amazing how stressful those situations can be and how quickly kids lose their minds when you're asking them to just sit still and smile for a minute. Anyway, your family is beautiful and congrats to Drew for crawling...

Kim Harvey said...

Oh I so know the joys of getting 3 boys to sit still long enough to take a picture! I am so like you were I stress and need them to be perfect, when really, this is probably more of a true representation of them. Boys are the best! And you have some super cute ones.

Deb said...

oh my gosh everytime I see those boys I just melt. They are so DANG cute!!! I hope i have a girl to hook up with one of your boys...too funny!I love the last picture the best. It is so real! It tells a story and that is why we take pictures...to make memories and tell stories through them.

Kristen said...

ohman, i lovefruit pizza! cute cute picts of your boys my older ones get harder to take picts of b/c they get goofy forced smiles and no matter how much i say, "you better or else" it doesn't get natural until i can makethem laugh

Steve & Kirsten said...

Your boys are just too cute. You really know how to take some great pictures!