Trav’s first Father’s Day was a huge success, if I’m allowed to have an opinion about it. He wanted a low-key day of just hanging out and grilling. We let him sleep in until Alex puked in the living room, then I made him a cup of coffee and handed Ellis off to him so I could clean it up. Ellis gave him a couple of gifts, a nice backpack to use as a diaper bag so when he takes her out by himself he doesn’t look like he’s carrying around a purse, and then a picture frame with photos of Ellis spelling out “DAD.” That was a tough photo shoot for this amateur photographer, but luckily I got three decent enough shots to make the project work.
I put together a very hearty breakfast of toast, eggs, sausage, and hash browns, and while Ellis took her first nap, we climbed back in bed for a lazy morning. (I can’t even remember the last time we did that!) Afterward, we decided to take Ellis to the pool, but discovered that it’s closed for maintenance, (Really? This isn’t something they could have done before the pool opened for the season?) so we headed back home, packed a few more items, and headed out to the beach. Sand, babies, and lunch time do not go well together, but we managed to get Ellis fed and hydrated while there, and she had a ton of fun playing in the water and watching a nearby group playing Frisbee.
After the beach, Ellis and I hopped into the bath to rinse the sand off, and then I quickly put her down as it was way past her nap time. When I was done with that, Trav was passed out on the couch. He decided on a nap over grilling, so we ended up having Outback for dinner instead. All in all, a fun, lazy Sunday, and hopefully a memorable first Father’s Day for Trav, too!