I was awakened at 6 am for my first Father's Day by Katherine, who was laying next to me in our bed.
[The battle over sleeping territory has subsided quite a bit since last week. Katherine now wakes up at about 5 am every morning almost to the minute. She takes a bottle, then will not go back to sleep unless she comes into bed with Terri and me.
However, the good news is that the girls are back to falling asleep around 9 pm and going to bed in their own cribs. Caroline might wake up once between 12 am and 2 am, but otherwise until Katherine's 5 am wake up call, they sleep like angels in their own cribs!
Back to Father's Day.]
Katherine for some reason did not want to go back to sleep at 6 am. Could it have been her soiled diaper, or was she just excited to wish me a Happy Father's Day? I decided to be an optimist, and chose the later (after I changed her diaper, of course).
We both loitered in bed for another 45 minutes, until we got up around 6:45 am to play. Caroline woke up soon after, and we proceeded to start our first Father's Day together.
Daddy and the Girls: First Father's Day.(click on photo for larger view)
The girls instructed Mommy to get me a very nice gift -- a Mr. Coffee Espresso Maker.
You might consider it an odd gift, since I don't drink coffee, much less espresso.
But my girls know my affinity for hot chocolate, and so they knew that the steam frother attached to the espresso machine was what I really looked forward to.
They also knew that with the rising cost of college tuitions, the Mr. Coffee machine would save Daddy the $2.10 a hot chocolate costs at Starbucks.
A Mr. Coffee for the Dad who doesn't drink coffee?!? Caroline doesn't get it.
I spent a happy morning playing with the Espresso machine, while the girls helped Mommy fix Daddy breakfast.
Later in the afternoon, we took a trip down to the local farmer's market, then drove around the city at random, while the girls took a nap in their car seats.
In the early afternoon, Mommy let Daddy take a NAP -- for a whole hour! -- it was heaven.
In the late afternoon, we went to my sister in-law's house for some poker and a Father's Day dinner.
All in all, a pretty mellow First Father's Day, but a great one nonetheless!
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL!