Its been almost a year since we last published a post on 2 Bottles of Milk, so where have we been?
Last Christmas I was so ill that I spent most of Christmas Day in bed asleep and it got me thinking about how hectic our lives were and how we needed to relax and let something rest for a while and that was unfortunately the blog! With everything that Leo had gone through and a new baby, as well as life in general it was the easiest thing to let go and allow more time for all the other stuff that was going on at that point.
As a family we are very lucky to have two great sets of parents and grandparents for our kids. Both Mums and Dads on both sides do a lot for us and regularly have the boys for us so we can attend appointments or have the very occasional night out just myself and Keighley.
Our Dads on both sides are great, they play with the boys non-stop when they are with them and on days out will make sure they are having fun, even on a trip to the park or the beach.
For me my Dad has always been there and we do share some interests as well which means we have a close relationship, we often talk about the latest episode of Doctor Who or steam trains or even on occasion politics. I couldn’t imagine my life without my Dad.
I know that Keighley has a close relationship with her Dad and I am grateful that I have been welcomed into the family in the way I have.
So to both the Dads in that we have, Happy Fathers Day and thanks for everything you do for us and the boys.
As a father I do have a certain soft spot for Fathers Day and the reason we mark it. However in recent years, like every other celebration we have throughout the year, it has become very commercialised.
This gift list features ten products you can buy for your Dad that are under £10 each.
This is a great Fathers Day idea for babies to give to their Dads.
Richards first Fathers Day was when Oliver was only a few months old so he obviously couldn’t do much “craft”, so we kept it simple and just did a footprint and I got a few pictures to make up this simple, cheap but personal present.
With all the rushing around we’ve been doing recently I haven’t really given much thought to Fathers Day until yesterday we all the customers at work were asking for Fathers Day cards.
When I woke this morning I was greeted by a bottle of milk for the baby and whilst I fed Oliver Keighley was in the other room. When she came back and Oliver had finished his bottle I went to rinse it out and put it aside for washing a little later and when I came back I was greeted with this:
Oliver was sitting in my spot in the bed (nothing unusual there) sounded by some presents and two cards.
The stuff that I got was lovely and just showed that the stuff supermarkets and other stores push as a must for all dads isn’t true or in this case needed, with the exception of the superdad pjs everything was either handmade or something that is unique to me and my personality and best of all I loved it cause so much thought had gone into it.
Then Keighley showed me the pictures of Oliver actually making the biscuit face and his delight at having done it and that made it even better.
This may be our first fathers day but I have a feeling its going to be the one that sticks in my mind forever more.