Sunday, June 15, 2008

My First Father's Day!

Last year on this day we knew who Lily was but she was not officially ours-legally speaking. We had only seen her picture. We did not get her in our arms until July 9 last year. So, this is my first Father's Day with my beautiful baby girl.

We decided to celebrate by going to pick blueberries together. Unfortunately, Julianne's mother was under the weather the past few days and couldn't join us. So it was the three of us along with my mother (aka Nai Nai) and my sister (aka Auntie). After a short drive to Somis, we spent the late morning/early afternoon hours walking the fields and enjoying our day together. I had my family with me and my camera in hand. What could be better?

Following our day in the sun we went out for a nice lunch and lounged at home for the remainder of the day. Lily even gave me a gift that her mommy helped her make. It was a most delightful first Father's Day. I am a blessed husband and father.
















Here is the gift Lily and Mommy made for me. When Lily says, "I love you" it comes out sounding like "Ah Bee Dah." Is she the cutest thing ever or what?

17 comments:

Jeanne Damoff said...

Happy (First) Father's Day! Thanks for sharing images from your day. My favorites are the shot of Lily in the shade holding out her berry, the one with the sun full on her face, the macro of two berries, and the shot of your gift. Precious!

I didn't get to share the day with my husband, but at least he spent it with our son, Luke. And I did talk to my own dad, which is always nice. :)

christy said...

Oh, I didn't know this was your *first* Father's Day -- how special!

I agree -- my favorite shot is Lily holding out the berry. Her gift is precious!

I'm glad I've been able to post as well. Taking and editing pictures is relaxing for me, so I love it when I have the time to do those things! :)

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

Just stopped over to say Happy Fathers Day on your first "really real" one! Both, your daughter and your wife, are blessed to have you at the helm, I'm sure.

Very cute pictures, btw.

Carletta said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos!
We all seem to agree Lily with the berry is too precious!

It sounds like you had a wonderful day with the special people in your life.
Here's to all your Happy Father Days!

Anna said...

What a wonderful post and I love your gift! What a heartwarming story....I have a similar one that one day I will share with you!

Happy Father's Day!

Raven said...

Well, she sure is cute. Happy Father's Day. Sorry I'm late. Looks like you had a great day. Wonderful photos all of a very happy and loving family.

quilly said...

It is plain to see that you had a berry good Father's Day. I wish you many, many, many more!

Robin said...

Oh wow, when you said on my blog that that was your first happy father's day wish I didn't realize that you meant your VERY first. Happy father's day indeed, and what a beautiful one it was.

PS Congratulations on the wedding gig. How exciting! Any chance we'll get to see some pictures?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful family photos. Belated Father's Day Greetings.

Val said...

Happy Father's Day Robert! I should have passed that along yesterday, and for that I am really sorry :(

Looks like you had a great day....I love the picture of Julianne....she looks great!

Dr.John said...

You are indeed one lucky father.

Horsoon said...

A very happy father's day to you! I see Lily had a great outing with her proud parents, Nai Nai & Ah Yee (Autie).

I wish many more happy moments for all of you!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

What a great Father's Day gift! It sounds like you had the perfect day. I love the fourth photo!! It looks like she's saying "Look what I found, Daddy!!" Lily is just too adorable for words.

Melli said...

Awwwww Robert! I think you had the best First Father's Day ever!!! What precious memories you all created! Glad you got so many great photos too - to help keep those memories alive!

Cris said...

Father to the cutest girl in the world! Congratulations! Hey, I only have boys, that's why I can say that! :-)

Erin Faye said...

Happy Fathers Day!! (Belated) I am glad you had such a wonderful day.
I love the picture of Lily holding out the blueberry!
What a special gift, I love it!

Bunny Trails said...

Congratulations and Happy Father's Day (a few days late)! Sounds like a simply perfect day. I had a feelig Julianne would come up with something cool and stamp-related. It's very sweet!

I love the shot of Lily holding that berry in the shade. Also the berry close-up. They all turned out very nice. :D