This year was, of course, John's first Father's Day! After buying myself a new
designer handbag for Mother's Day, I felt like he needed an equal gift. He had been asking for this full size Storm Trooper costume, yes, that he can wear. The one he was looking at was authentic, but it was a kit, so you have to put it together when you get it, well, everything except for the helmet. So, it was on sale through Star Wars day (May 4), and like really on sale, so if I was going to buy it, I was going to need to buy it before that day. Well May 4 just so happened to fall on like the busiest week or our lives, and happened to be the day before Riley's wedding, which meant that I totally spaced buying it. But I had already told John that I was going to buy it. By the time I realized it, it was too late. Thankfully, J went ahead and bought it, knowing that I would forget. So glad. But, even though it is a Father's Day gift, it won't be here until December. Uh...more like Christmas. So I decided he needed something on the actual day also. He has been talking about this picture since we got them back, and kept saying he really wants it printed on a big canvas. So, that's what I did! I printed it out on a 16x20 (I think), and gave it to him yesterday. It looks so freaking awesome. I'm in love with this picture.
We had dinner with my Mom's extended family in my Grandparents backyard, which is pretty much the epitome of Summer, and pretty much my favorite thing. It was the first Father's Day without my Grandpa, and still, every time we're at their house, I feel like she should be there. He is there, just not physically, and I miss him. We went up to John's parent's house after dinner, and played games with his siblings and his Mom, and chatted with his Dad. Mike may not be around all the time, but that guy is seriously funny. I could sit and talk to him for hours, and just laugh.
It was a really busy day, but it was nice to see everyone, and spend times with the different Dads in our lives.