Sunday, June 17, 2007


This Father's Day was low-key and mostly spent lounging around the house. We began the morning going out to breakfast with Pete's Dad and Mom. Unfortunately, we didn't take any pictures of the grandparents. Afterward, we went over to their home and let the girls play in the backyard. They discovered Grandpa's pop-up tent trailer and had a lot of fun "camping". Then we returned home and relaxed.

Just the night before, Mom had waited until the last minute to go shopping for Father's Day and she had to take both girls with her to Target. Once inside the store, Chloe refused to get in the shopping cart. Given her track record, there was no way she was going to be allowed unrestrained free reign of the store. Mom struggled with her repeatedly to put her in either the front or the back of the cart (All the multi-kid carts were taken), but she fussed loudy, even while trying to grab all of the greeting cards on the shelf ("No Chloe. Daddy doesn't speak Spanish. Put that card back"). After efforts of bribery and threats, nothing was working. Chloe's fit turned into a full out tantrum, while Pearl sat quietly observing. Well, we ended up turning around and going home, a 30 minute drive, with no presents or cards.

I figured it would be OK since Dad had decided to take his employees and their spouses to a Latino Comedy show in a limo while Mom stayed home and watched the kids. That repreive was present enough.

As you can see from the pictures above, both girls love their daddy completely and take every opportunity possible to climb on him. He is a great dad. Happy Father's Day.

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