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Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there! I love Father’s Day because it’s a day specifically set aside to honor all that fathers do. And this year we got to celebrate my husband’s first Father’s Day! From working long, hard hours to provide for our family to changing the diapers I can’t stomach. I might be biased, but my husband is the best father in the world! Brooklynn is so lucky to have him as her daddy.

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(Father’s Day last year at 29 weeks pregnant with Brooke!)

We spent our day a little differently than your typical all-American Father’s Day. There was no grill set waiting for Anthony when he woke up and we didn’t BBQ burgers… Instead we spent the day doing things that Anthony loves and enjoys.

I handmade him a welcome sign for our front door that he’s wanted for a long time. About $4. And then a made a card with a sweet little note and Brooklynn colored it. We love anything you can DIY.

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We started off the day with breakfast at McDonalds. Why McDonalds, with every other breakfast joint out there? Because egg mcmuffins are his absolute favorite. And while I typically avoid McDonald’s breakfast at all costs…he gets whatever he wants on Father’s Day.

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Then we went to the mall so I could buy him anything he wants. He ended up buying Brooklynn a pair of Nike Frees and a pair of Jordan’s. He loves shoe shopping for Brooke.

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Then he got his haircut at the barber shop. One of his all time favorite things to do. He got a cool new style, too. I’m in love with it.

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Then we went to Olive Garden for dinner and it was perfection. Both of our phones were dead and there were no distractions. We enjoyed a delicious meal and talked about his favorite moments as a father so far this year. He said his favorite thing right now, as a father, is coming home from work. He walks through that door and Brooklynn’s face lights up. She squeals and jumps up and down until he comes and scoops her up and attacks her with kisses. I LOVE watching these interactions.

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(I was able to get this picture once we got home, thank goodness!)

We ended our night at the emergency room. Our poor little girl had a rash that was progressively getting worse all day, and she was not happy about it. Luckily, we were there less than three hours, and although the rash may last about a week, she got medicine to help with the itchies!

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Our day was absolute perfection. Because normally, we wouldn’t have done a lot of these things, because I don’t really enjoy them, but I actually did. Knowing that he was happy and having an amazing day. Father’s Day is especially important to Anthony. He never had a father and he missed out on a lot of things growing up. He constantly tells me that he wants to be the father he never had. Being able to celebrate him like this reassures him that he IS the best father and that Brooklynn will never go without.

I love you, Anthony! Thank you for all you do!!

Xo, Bethanie

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