This week, we started celebrating Father's Day by making presents and buying a special card. He made his own special present for Daddy at daycare, and then on Friday, we went to a cute little children's art studio called the Giggling Pig, where Little Lewie and his friend had a chance to make special wooden picture frames and finger paintings for their daddies.
The only problem was...
|Lewie's friend Ryan being attentive and ready for his art project.|
|Lewie deciding he'd rather play with the toy blocks in the corner.|
|Lewie deciding that he really, really LOVES knocking down the blocks.|
|Lewie watching Mommy make Daddy's picture frame from afar.|
So, ahem...the only problem was that Lewie didn't want to do any art projects. Both the picture frame and the finger painting captured his attention for point nine seconds. After that, he played with blocks and the doors to both the art studio and the bathroom. When I suggested he sit down to help me, he decided to do the complete opposite; instead, he ran around in circles trying to get his friend Ryan to chase him. It, to say the least, didn't work out quite exactly as planned, but at least Daddy received a present made from Mommy's TLC. (I didn't include a picture of it because you'd laugh at my extreme lack of artistic talent.)
The one gift, however, that Daddy received that was created by Little Lewie was his Father's Day card. I bought a special Hallmark card that lets you record your own message, so after only two tries, I managed to get Little Lewie to say, "I love you Daddy," and "Happy Father's Day." I'm not sure how long these cards last, but I thought it'd be great if Daddy could save the card all the way until Little Lewie becomes a grown adult. It'd be so much fun to listen to his little two year-old voice again one day.
On Father's Day, Little Lewie had the joy of spending the day with the other two Lew's in his life--Papa Lew and Daddy Lew. Indeed, I was happy to capture a picture of the three generations of Lew's. The reality is that Papa Lew continues to be a walking miracle. In his lifetime he has survived two bouts with throat cancer, Mesothelioma, a heart attack, and as of only a month ago, several strokes. (We are still in awe at how well he is getting around when his doctors thought he wouldn't be able to speak, let alone walk!)
|Lewis, Sr., Lewis, Jr., and Little Lewie Jayden|