On Father’s Day, the kids and I woke Mike up with breakfast in bed…well, technically, he woke up before we brought him breakfast. The linguiça Portuguese sausage we made him cooked up a little smokier than I expected, and we set off the smoke alarm! Sorry about that, Mikey! He was a good sport about it.
He was also a good sport about James and Rigby moving in on his breakfast.
After playing with the kids all morning, we headed to our traditional BBQ lunch.
During lunch, Uncle Kyle and Annabel drew the characters from Inside Out.
Uncle Kyle draws a mean Disgust.
After we ate, I handed Mike a gift bag. He was surprised, because he thought he’d opened all of his gifts at breakfast. Inside the bag was…an old Giants shirt of his. He was confused, so I said, “Surprise! We’re going to the Dodgers/Giants game now!” He was excited, and so were the kids, who found out about my plan when Mike did (only one of them can keep a secret).
Annabel and I had to take our regular picture with the giant bobblehead before we entered the stadium:
Upon entering the stadium, we headed immediately for the Top Deck, for two reasons: 1) The gift shop there has air conditioning; and 2) To get an awesome picture:
The kids were both great. It helped that it was an exciting game with lots of runs scored. We also keep them full of sugar:
James shocked us by not only sitting still, but actually watching the game. He kept clapping and cheering, even when it was incredibly loud in the stadium.
He’s a kid now, I can hardly take it.
The game didn’t go Mike’s way (sorry, not sorry), but as we walked to the car he told me that despite the loss, it was a great Father’s Day. I wanted him to have fun, but I also wanted him to know how much the kids and I love and appreciate him. We’re so lucky to have a dad like Mike, someone who is so selfless, loving, and devoted. We love him so much! Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world.