For Fathers’ Day: Thanks Daddy

I have to admit, Fathers’ Day did creep up on me a bit unawares this year. I don’t know whether it’s because I’ve been shopping less than usual because of the pregnancy sickness and tiredness, but I guess I usually rely on the shops bombarding me with signs that it’s (not so) nearly Fathers’ Day. Anyway, I was in the supermarket the other day and realised I’d done nothing about it. None of the cards there particularly grabbed me as suitable for Andrew to give to Daddy, so I thought I’d try and squeeze in a bit of easy craft time whilst Andrew was napping one day, and come up with a card. I knew I wouldn’t get time to make one for our dads too (sorry Dad if you’re reading this…) so we bought them another day in town. Here’s what I knocked together in less than an hour before the giver of the card woke up….

Thanks Daddy for... ...reading books to me (an opening book), ...taking me to the park (a slippery slide - pretty simple design but hopefully gets the point across!) ...
... and most of all changing all those nappies! (and putting them in the washing machine!)

The inspiration for the nappies idea came from another mummy blogger and artist, Aly.

For Father’s day itself tomorrow, we’re going to a family fun afternoon at Tom’s workplace (King’s College, Cambridge), organised by the students for the staff and their little ones. It looks to be a fun thing to do, and it was Daddy who suggested we do it, so I hope it’ll be a fun thing to do together to celebrate Fathers’ Day. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, games, a barbeque (not sure I’ll be so into that) and much more. Andrew might be a bit young to appreciate everything, but I’m sure the atmosphere will be fantastic. Are you planning anything special for Fathers’ Day? Hope you have fun and that any Dads involved feel appreciated.

6 thoughts on “For Fathers’ Day: Thanks Daddy”

  1. Aww what a lovely card! B Lloyd made one in school this year which was lovely 🙂 Daddy also got to go to the Daddy’s Day Assembly so he was really rather spoilt with things to do. Hope you enjoyed the funday X

    1. Ah making cards in school takes me back 🙂 I’m sure my parents still have some of the things I made at B’s age. Daddy’s Day assembly sounds like a good idea! Funday was lovely, thanks, and the weather was kind too 🙂 x

  2. What a beautiful card! I bet it went down much better than a shop bought one. I too was taken unawares by the event this year – I blame the schools for not getting their act together – too busy learning about Jubilees and Olympics! 😉

    1. Yes I think it did go down better than a shop bought one would have. Ah yes I imagine the schools are inundated with festivals and events at the mo! 🙂

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