Father’s Day Weekend, 2015

Story told by: Lainey

We’ve had a great Father’s Day Weekend! It was jam-packed with fun (and a trip to the Emergency Room, but I’ll get to that later in my post).

On Saturday morning, we went to Kids’ Day at Pullman Building Supply. They recently opened, and are having their Grand Opening Celebration during the month of June. When we got there, I started out by painting a pot.

It required lots of concentration.

While I let my pot dry, I decided to try out the bike course.

I was a rock star at going over the ramp!

Henry walked around with me and provided moral support.

The nice workers at Pullman Building Supply built an airplane for Henry.

He loved it!

He had it flying all over the place.

Right before we left, we made sure my pot was dry and planted two flowers in it. I can’t wait until they bloom!

After we took naps, we went to Ivy’s house for a summer kick-off BBQ with lots of friends.

After a yummy dinner, we played Daddy’s cornhole game. Daddy and Jeremy had to make sure the distance was regulation length.

The adults had a lot of fun playing this all evening.

Christy managed to throw her beanbag into the hole twice while holding a baby. Impressive!

The kids were monkeys all over the play set!

In the midst of all of this climbing, I fell off of the slide. At first I thought I got stung by a bee while falling off of the slide, so Mommy put a baking soda paste on my finger to help with the stinging. I rested inside for quite awhile after this.

Mac and Brody accidentally wore the same outfit, so Mommy made sure to document this fun coincidence!

The ladies of the group! These are some sweet, sweet women.

As we were about to leave Ivy’s house, Mommy noticed that my entire finger was swollen and that I didn’t want to move it. Mommy started to wonder if I had broken my thumb while falling off the slide. After talking to our pediatrician, Mommy decided to take me to the hospital to get some x-rays. I was a very brave girl (even though I had trouble moving my finger for the x-rays…it really hurt me). The x-ray technician let me see the pictures of the bones in my hand, which I thought was so cool, and the nurse let me have a bunny to help me feel less nervous.

After waiting for the results, we found out that it was just a bad sprain. It will be quite sore and swollen for a few days, but at least it’s not broken. Another nurse felt that my bunny needed a friend, so they gave me a monkey to keep her company. Even though my thumb hurts, it was worth it to get to bring these two new friends home!

(And Mommy and Daddy think they finally pieced together what actually happened…as I was climbing up the slide, I saw a bug on my hand. It startled me enough that I fell off the slide, and the pain in my thumb made me think that I was stung by a bee. It’s tough to always get your story straight when you’re three years old.)

The next day was Father’s Day! I’ve been waiting for this day for over a week! Two days ago I said, “I’m going to love Father’s Day. It’s the best!” We started out with a yummy Crockpot egg casserole breakfast.

Then we gave Daddy his presents, and I was a big helper.

We gave him a special present to decorate his desk at work.

Daddy says this is perfect for his desk. We also made these for Ba Ba and Grandpa. When Grandma was here, she and Mommy worked extra hard on these. We gave them a run for their money because we LOVED smearing our footprints, but they managed to get three decent canvases.

After church we drove up to the top of Steptoe Butte. What a beautiful view of the Palouse!

Mommy intended for it to be a nice, relaxing picnic lunch. Silly Mommy. Doesn’t she know better by now?

After eating a few bites of my lunch, I saw a bug and threw my lunch everywhere. (I’m still a little traumatized from yesterday.) I then declared that I didn’t want to do anything.

Henry made a huge mess of himself and the stroller.

We rallied for a bit and went to do some exploring.

But then I saw another bug, and remembered that I hate being outside.

Then I fell down and remembered that I really, really hate being outside. (This attitude about outside isn’t typical for me, but the great outdoors have been a little rough on me this weekend.)

So after Daddy wolfed down his lunch (and Mommy decided she would just eat her lunch in the car on the drive home), we managed to get a couple of nice family pictures.

Daddy wanted to grill for dinner. When we got home, Brody and Henry took naps while I helped Daddy make kabobs. We made a yummy red potato mix on the grill as well. We also had watermelon, which Henry and I could eat by the gallon. We are LOVING watermelon right now, and have been going through at least an entire watermelon per week.

After dinner, we watched Daddy’s favorite Switchfoot movie while eating dessert. We got to eat warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven brownies with Ferdinand’s chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Absolutely perfect!

We sure love our daddy. He’s always goofy with us, and makes us laugh. He is the best daddy in the world. Happy Father’s Day!

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