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June 21, 2009

It's all about Dad

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And that's the way it should be, right?

Peter has oodles  of excitement awaiting him tomorrow.  Breakfast in bed, church (it does get exciting when the priest catches folks answering their phones during the homily!), brunch at a new favorite restaurant, and a hike in Las Trampas.

I tried to recapture a spirit of things past, and opted to "help" Nicholas make his card for Peter.  Given he spent most of the time in the kitchen eating strawberries, and I was 20 feet away, well, you get the idea.  I had lost interest in scrapbooking and card making  in late 2005.  I was able to find catch the holiday spirit and managed two years of homemade cards but couldn't get the same excitement for regular cards.  Thankfully, now that we have the office mostly organized to my liking, I am finding a renewed interest.

IMG_0907 The girls often make their own cards for folks as they are then able to add special messages, and it's a good way to catalogue their drawing/writing history.  I love looking at cards from three and four years ago to see how their writing has matured.  They each made a cute card for Peter, and both are hidden away until the appropriate time.

While I am not sure it's my best effort, based on the card, the girls tried to convince me today that I am "the craftiest person in the Dinoia household".  Hmmm.  It started off as "craftiest person we know", but that honor ended up going (very rightfully) to Auntie Shannon. I am quite happy with my new title, and though the card isn't terribly sparkly, I think it has inspired me to try my hand again at stamping and perhaps a little scrapbooking.  The only problem is that I probably need some new supplies..hmm...if only someone I knew had a catalog or new items to lure me back in.IMG_0314

Since it is Father's Day, I should probably add a note or two for the Dad-guy, affectionately known as that since Caitlin's birth.  It has been a crazy, crazy year.  Heck, it has been a crazy, crazy life since 1998.  Peter became a father and a federal agent within weeks of each other.  Things happened, he started traveling, we started moving, and here we are three children later and many states away from our true home and about to celebrate his 11th Father's Day.

It's hard to know what to say here as I don't want to embarrass Peter, lest he never read the blog again.  However, without a doubt, I think the past year has been the best year yet.  The reason is irrelevant, but the outcome has been magnificent.  I have seen more sides of Pete than I knew ever existed, and without a doubt, could not ask for a more loving and understanding husband or father for my children.

Love you, Beaker!

As we were getting ready to leave for a postprandial trip to Cold Stone & Target, Peter remarked how he "just couldn't get the blueberry stains" off Nicholas' hands.  He washed them for over half an hour to no avail.  I was so worried he would instantly guess what was up, thank goodness for my messy fruit lovin' boy!

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