Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Day for Thatboy

For Father's Day, I let Thatboy decide what he wanted to do for his ideal day.  When he woke up in the morning, we greeted him with presents.  Thatbaby made him a shirt using DecoArt Ink Effects.  I love this stuff.  It's paint that you use on just regular paper, and it creates an iron on transfer.   I like it because the ink goes right into the fabric, so it doesn't have that "sticker quality" that most iron-ons have.  It's more like screen printing.

For this particular shirt, Thatbaby wanted to do handprints, so he used the paint to make handprints on paper, which I then ironed on to the shirt to create a kind of abstract art piece.  I forgot to take a picture of the finished product, but Thatboy is wearing it below.

We went to Thatboy's favorite breakfast place, The Original Pancake House.  Thatbaby is a pretty big fan of pancakes too.

Afterwards we headed to the beach.

My present to Thatboy was a quadrocopter.  He had so much fun flying it around the beach (and back at the house during Thatbaby's naptime).

Thatboy surfed while Thatbaby and I jumped in the waves, built sand castles, and dug a really big hole in the sand.  When Thatboy was done surfing, he joined us and brought Thatbaby back into the water with him for a little surf lesson.

It didn't go so well.  Thatbaby was much happier splashing in the water on his two feet.

And showing Thatboy the big hole we dug.  After the beach we grabbed some sandwiches for lunch and headed home for naptime.  I crashed with Thatbaby while Thatboy flew his new toy in the backyard.  It was a late nap, and pretty soon it was time for dinner.

We met up with the Ks for dinner.  K3 is getting so very big.  Thatbaby had so much fun playing with him, and the two boys tortured K2 with joint tickle attacks.  I think he may choose a different seat next time we eat together.

By the end of the night, Thatbaby was ready for bed, whether he agreed or not.  He was sad to say goodby to his friend, and was having such a good time during the day.  As for the star of the day, Thatboy had a pretty good day too!  But he deserves it.  I mean, Father's Day only comes once a year.