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A Very Special D-A-D

This year, as for the past few years, I made a photo collage of the kids holding letters that spell out the word “DAD” as a Father’s Day gift for JDubbs.  This year I didn’t overthink it, didn’t coordinate their outfits, just handed them a letter and hoped for the best.  I think the low pressure situation worked out just fine and helped capture a bit of who they really are!

Here are some of the outtakes:

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D-A-D for Father's Day gift

D-A-D for Father's Day gift 2

Until I got the ones I wanted.  Real expressions, beautiful kids, all grateful for a very special Dad.

Father's Day photo Collage with letters D-A-D

We love you, JDubbs!  Hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day!

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Loving D-A-D

 Just like last year, the kids and I created a photographic present for Daddy this Father’s Day.  A way for him to look back on how darling his kids were when they were four, three, and a wee babe, and how much we all love him.

I had them all sit nicely in their Sunday best and got a few practice shots.



Then I gave them the letters to spell DAD which I then put into a collage and framed for JDubbs, Daddy extraordinaire.  Here are the outtakes.





And the final product, framed with some loving words from the family that couldn’t do without you, JDubbs!  Thank you so much for absolutely everything that you do.  We love you so much, which you can tell because nothing short of making Daddy happy could have enticed these kids into sitting so still for this long! 5 Happy Father’s Day to you and all the amazing fathers out there, especially those I love!

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A Gift For D-A-D

I went to JoAnn Fabrics and bought three wooden letters D-A-D (I know I only needed two, but I bought all three in case someone wanted to use them for a photo shoot and they actually did).  Then I painted them blue and waited for the opportunity to take photos of the kids holding the “D” separately, and the “A” together.

These are the ones that didn’t make the cut; either Em wasn’t looking at the camera or she wasn’t showing the letter enough, or the shot just wasn’t what I was looking for.

I actually like the one of her looking at the letter, but since the one I chose of Jax was of him looking away from the camera, I thought having one of them looking directly at me would be better.

Getting Jax to participate was absolutely pulling teeth and involved all sorts of bribery, but in the end I was pleased with several of them.

And then there was “A,” which had its own problems because either Jax wanted nothing to do with his sister or she was absolutely glowering.  Her eyebrows were touching her nose, I think.

Too bad because Jax looks perfect!  She was miserable; I don’t even remember why.  Probably because he was looking at her or something.

But in the end, these were the ones I chose and ordered them in a collage on Shutterfly.  Above it said, “Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!” and then “We Love You!” underneath.  Put it in a 11×14″ collage from Kmart and we had an absolutely adorable Father’s Day gift.

We love you, JDubbs!  Thank you for being such an amazing D-A-D!

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Family Love

What started out as our annual Father’s Day photo gift showing how much we love Daddy, which is just shocking when you compare it to years past (who are these children and when did they get so darn big??) turned into a fabulous family-filled Father’s Day weekend with cousins and memories galore.  I hope our very favorite Daddy of all enjoyed his celebration!

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They spent days at the pool and evenings laughing and riding bikes in the driveway with cousins, and with all five of them at Nana and Papa’s house, it was a bustling, funny weekend to remember.  Who brought the Nerf guns??

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I tried desperately to get all five of them to take a decent photo together.  But when you are nearly 8, nearly 7, just six, almost 4 and just 3, following directions can be a bore.  A for effort, though, my loves!

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I could show you the two photos I took at the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival, before all hell broke loose and we left with two girls absolutely losing their minds and crying their eyes out over sand art and lemonade, but that wouldn’t be the real story.  The real story is that Jason and I high-tailed it out of there as quickly as our exhausted children could follow, crashing from late evening fun with family and long days in the sun.  This wasn’t the year for portraits, but these kids sure do love each other, as we love the best Daddy in the world, JDubbs.


We’ll just keep those memories in our mental memory boxes this year, shall we?

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