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June 19, 2010

The Perfect Father's Day Gift

The girls had an idea for what they thought would be the perfect Father's Day present*. They had been begging to finger paint, and they thought this would be a great time to dip their hands into some ooey, gooey ink. And they wanted to make a list of some of the reasons they love their Dada. Here's what they came up with...

1. You taught us the fine art of nose-kissing.
2. You make us “fly” in the safety of your arms. “One, two, three…whee!”
3. You keep our high chairs nice and clean.
4. You make sure there’s always room for more dirty diapers.
5. You washed at least 10,000 bottles with love.
6. You give the best shoulder rides.
7. You know the perfect temperature for our bathwater.
8. You know just how to wrap us up in our duck and butterfly towels.
9. Your lap is nice and big and your arms are strong to hold both of us.
10. We love how you hold our hands and walk around with us and make us laugh.
11. You’re ours.

And the culmination of their efforts?

I think Dada's gonna agree this is the perfect gift (along with the baklava that Mommy is contributing)!

*Disclaimer: my girls aren't actually old enough to come up with "the perfect Father's Day present"...or if they are, they're keeping it as a secret between the two of them. Nor are they old enough to "beg" to finger paint...or to even know what finger painting is. No, it was Mommy who was so anxious to dip their little hands in paint (and they LOVED it!!!), and it was also Mommy who came up with the Top 11 list (but I feel certain they would agree, if only they could talk).


Anna said...


I made something similiar when my oldest daughter was 5 months old for an Anniversary gift. She was begging to finger paint, too! ;)

We both did our hands, left room for my husband's print and I dated it and wrote, "Families grow with love."

Helene said...

Awwww, that is so sweet! I love the list of reasons why their dad is awesome!

Hope he has a wonderful father's day!

Sadia said...


Jeremi said...

very sweet : )

Safire said...

Very sweet! What a great idea!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Yours came out much, MUCH cuter than ours did. Thank goodness it's the thought that counts :) and D didn't marry me for my craftyness ;)

Their hands look so, so cute!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

So so cute! I love it!

Dolli-Mama said...

So cute! What a great idea!

Christina said...

We did painting too!! :) Love it!

Anonymous said...

i may have to remember this for next year :)

Beth said...

too cute! I only wish you had posted this before Father's Day so I could steal your idea ;0)!! adorable- I'm sure Daddy will treasure it for years!

Deanna said...

That is so cute! I wish I had seen all this finger-painting stuff before Father's Day. It never even occurred to me, but I'm filing it away for next year!