We had a busy weekend celebrating my Dad and my husband.
I drove to Houston last Wednesday so that I could celebrate with my Dad, and drove back to Austin Saturday afternoon to also celebrate Father’s Day with my husband on Sunday.
It was a lot of driving, but so worth it. I wanted to share a few highlights from our long weekend today:
1. Seeing my Dad
I’ve always been really close to my Dad and there were many years when I couldn’t make it home for Fathers’ Day when I lived across the country.
While a three-ish hour drive may be inconvenient, it is absolutely worth it!
My Dad has been really busy, so we just made him brunch at home to celebrate. We made these pear ginger muffins, eggs, potatoes, and yogurt parfaits with this granola recipe (we used coconut oil instead of canola) – so good!
(Seeing my mom and sister was also a highlight, just focusing on my Dad for father’s day 🙂
2. Celebrating my husband’s first father’s day
As I wrote on Friday, he is such a wonderful dad and it was really fun to celebrate with him.
I snapped these photos of our little buddy last week and framed one for him.
I also made him waffles – two brunches in one weekend is always a win in my book 🙂
3. Watching James Explore
I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned it, but James has started pulling up on things and it has been quite an adventure! He has always been extremely active, so he of course pulls up constantly now, which means I need to be about two inches away from him since he regularly lets go and tumbles backward.
It’s been a bit of a transition for him to need so much supervision, but he gets the biggest grin on his face every time he pulls up.
He also seemed to really enjoy exploring my parents’ house in general. He was very excited with so many new things to see. He fell in love with this one lamp they have and would get the biggest smile whenever he saw it. He was also enamored with their pet cockatiels.
4. Outside Time
Now that it’s reaching over 100 degrees (!!!), we’ve had to get a bit more creative with outside time, but it is still happening and is always a highlight.
We now regularly go for walks first thing in the morning, which I love, and gets us out before the heat of the day.
James also really loves crawling around in the grass, so we’ll find a shady spot and let him explore. He particularly loves seeing bugs and flowers. We also gave him a mint leaf from my mom’s herb garden and he enjoyed chewing on it for like an hour – he smelled really good!
5. Dining Out
James has recently gotten really good at picking up little pieces of food. He can eat little bits of many of the foods we eat now. As a result of this, it is pretty easy to take him to restaurants at the moment. There is almost always something we can order him and he takes a long time to eat something like a strip of bread, so he stays entertained.
I know this won’t last forever and that as he gets more efficient at eating, it may not occupy him for as long, so I’m enjoying it while it lasts!
It was a wonderful weekend full of family time and we’re looking forward to another fun week ahead.
What was the best part of your weekend?
What did you do for Father’s Day?