Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day 2010

We usually always celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day on Saturday. We get up way too early on Sunday mornings to try and squeeze in the wonderful surprises the kids usually have in store for us. This year was no different. I think the pictures and video speaks for itself. Needless to say, it was an emotional Father's Day, even for the wife of the father being celebrated.

Rachel and her daddy aka Mr. Wonderful

The cupcakes were baked the night before, but to keep everything a secret Rachel woke up at the crack of dawn so she could make the frosting and decorate all of the cupcakes into the amazing (drum roll please) 18th hole of a golf course! She received an adorable book for her birthday from her friend, Ari, on decorating cupcakes. Isn't it just incredible? The sand trap is made from crushed Nilla Wafers, the golf balls are gum balls, and the hole is made from one chocolate chip. How fun is that?

This is what greeted Daddy as he came downstairs for his morning cup of coffee. You should have seen his face. You should have seen her face when she saw his face! And oh goodness, the handmade card was a tear-jerker...wah!

Everything tasted as good as it looks! Dee-lish!

Then there's Caleb. We knew he was up to something because he would disappear for hours at a time. He did a great job keeping this a complete secret. On Saturday morning we were directed to sit on the sofa and close our eyes. Our boy had somehow gone through hundreds and hundreds of digital photos, selected the ones that met his criteria, arranged them in chronological order, copied them all to his MP3 player used for French lessons (I am still amazed by his use of technology), and then took Rachel's Taylor Swift CD and ripped the song which was to be the background music. Then all of this was hooked up to his PS3 and at the click of a controller, this beautiful montage of pictures along with a song that went straight to the heart started playing on the television. All four of us were sniffling! I know it sounds like we're a bunch of crying fools, but we're not really. At least not usually. I think we have been reminded that time does not stand still...not even for a moment.

If you watch this video, look at the pictures, but try to listen to the words of the song. It's called The Best Day by Taylor Swift. I can't say I had ever heard this song before Saturday morning. But it certainly has taken on new meaning for all of us. I know I'll never be able to listen to it and not think of Father's Day 2010.

Honestly, I don't know how I didn't get a photo of Caleb and his daddy. I'll get one soon. I think I must haven gotten all caught up in the moment and forgot about the camera!

Every day should be Father's Day...


  1. Awesome post...awesome content...awesome "golf course"...awesome video --- AWESOME family!!!

  2. AnonymousJune 22, 2010

    Caleb and Rachel never fail to amaze me with their thoughtfulness, creativity and sensitivity. I can't imagine where they get THAT from! ;o) What special gifts! All the money in the world couldn't have bought something that would be more cherished, I'm sure! Love you guys!

  3. AnonymousJune 22, 2010

    WOW and Double WOW! I just love you all.