Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day--Mama's Perspective

Baba and his girls planting flowers.


So I'm sitting here, right this second in the living room. The TV is on, but it is muted. Tony just got home from City Council and was anxious to see the girls after his long day. (See previous post's picture. They ran up to the screen again and kissed him!) Right now I can hear he and the girls in their room. He's reading to them. Abby chose the story. It's a really long story about festivals and traditions in China. She dug it out from the book basket in her closet. Tony humored her and they're looking through the book page-by-page. I hear him saying, "What is it Abby? What do you see? I see a rat, and a rooster! Oh, look! There are paintings on their wall, just like in your room!" They echo him and giggle. Yeah, this is my life...and I love it.





It's the day after Father's Day. I wanted Tony to blog about his first Father's Day, but he's one busy guy. Tonight City Council. Tomorrow night, mowing I'm sure. Then we're into the thick of the week. So I'll blog. And I'll brag. But a warning, it'll probably be another long one!





Tony and the girls spoiled me rotten on my first Mother's Day. I got to sleep in, breakfast, and a beautiful bracelet. I wanted Tony to have a great Father's Day too! So, his brother and I surprised him with a set of wheels for Bulah (64 Nova station wagon) that he has wanted for a long time! We were all sneaky and he was certainly surprised! He has cleaned, sanded, and painted them already! I know, I know, nothing says love like a set of wheels!





Also, the girls picked out a rockin' tie for him! I chose a couple of different ties that I liked and they chose the pink one (of course). So I chose three pink ties that I liked and they BOTH loved the one with flowers on it. Well, Tony said all he wanted was a traditional Father's Day tie. Yep, he got that. He'll never forget his first tie from the girls. It screams Laney and Abby. He was so proud he wore it today and tonight to Council. I must admit, he looked pretty hot! He even got a comment from a reporter, "Real men wear pink!" Heheh, I love this man. The girls were giddy when they saw him on TV with it. Laney pointed and said, "Baba's tie!" I reminded them they picked it out and they smiled from ear-to-ear!





Although Tony didn't get to sleep in (I tried to let him, he said he wasn't tired) and didn't get anything majorly memorable, I think his first Father's Day was a hit. Does it matter anyway? I mean, every day is Father's Day, right? From the sounds in the nursery, he's enjoying every second of this day...the day after Father's Day. And he'll enjoy tomorrow's Father's Day...and the next, and the next...





On a final note, Father's Day turned out to be pretty special for another reason. It fell on June 15th this year, right? Wanna hear a God thing? We were logged-in in China (all of our paperwork was officially put in the database and we officially began our wait for our child) on June 15th, 2006. Exactly two years ago Sunday, we were officially parents-to-be. And this Sunday, Tony was an official Dad. With his girls. Perfect.

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7 comments:

Sarah said...

That tie story is so cute. And I love the girls hairstyle!

LifeWithTheFerrells said...

Rett, Are you compiling all these stories for your book? You are so good with words! Love the blog. I can't wait to meet up with you guys soon. Lynn and I talked of meeting at Columbus zoo one day in July. Give me a call to set something up!
Blessings
Tina

Anonymous said...

I thought his "Good Dad" t-shirt was pretty special for his first Father's Day.
Sunday was a special day for all of us.

Sarah said...

Where's a picture of the tie? I want to see it.

Anonymous said...

PICTURE please!! Not everyone gets to have girls pick out Father's Day presents. Our house it is always Fishing equipment or a hot dog roast!!

Take Care and have a great summer,
Lynnette

IzzyBeth said...

That is awesome. I have one of those stories too. The children first came to us on August 14, 2004 and May 10, 2005 was the adoption. Almost 9 months to the day.

See, I DID go through labor! With 3! At once! LOL

Glad you had a great day!!! (And LOVIN the pink tie!)

Anonymous said...

DEAR RETT N TONY, CONGRATS ON BEING NEW MOM AND DADS. HOPE YOUR DAYS WERE AS SPECIAL AS YOUR DAUGHTERS ARE, LOVE YOU ALL AND WISH HAPPINESS AND RAINBOWS ALWAYS FOR ALL. LOVE YOU BUNCHES, GRAN N GRANDPS SADLER