Happy first father’s day to my husband!
Audrey dragged me out shopping weeks ago but asked me to help wrap it.
I made a clay tag and bundled it up with twine and Japanese washi paper that I lovingly brought home on my lap this time 2 years ago.
We went easy on the gifts as it my husband’s birthday this Friday.
I’m teaching Audrey from a young age, ‘The art of buying a gift for yourself but passing it off for another” I am so guilty of this.
I’m already plotting whether I can buy some more Astier de Villatte and gift it to my husband on Friday under the guise of “Ohh I thought you would just love it!!! It is soooo you!”
The budgies do have meaning to us. It is not just a cute top from Seed. I once illustrated a budgie my husband’s family owned and made it into a valentines day card, when I saw it, it reminded me of that.
Plus my husband loves birds!
There were other presents in addition to these two tops.
Next up was the obligatory big breakfast.
This is just what I usually make for him on the weekend. Sadly this will end very shortly with my return to work. I think husband will be begging me to stay home a little longer so he can eat this more.
The only special addition was home made basil pesto on the bread.
(We do have place mats, they aren’t attractive, so I removed it for the shot. I am on the hunt for new ones. Oh and new flat ware, would love that!! OHH and new plates as well.)
It was a beautiful sunshine filled day and we went to a park by the water to relax.
She smiles often and to anyone, yet capturing it on camera is mission impossible!
Do you like our cup holders? Isn’t my husband industrious?
I made a picnic spread.
Antipasto cob sandwich with hummus and carrots.
I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while and this picnic was the perfect occasion.
It had home made basil pesto, artichokes, salami, char grilled capsicum, rocket and baby spinach.
That is also home made hummus too. I can never bring myself to buy pesto, hummus, baba ganoush or pasta sauce! NEVER.
Then we snacked on cookies. I made 80 cookies in stealth on Friday. It took me half a day. Then my friend came over and helped me taste test a few before we packed it all up and hid them.
I added white and milk choc chips, pecans, slivered almonds, macadamia nuts and hazelnuts.
My husband is patiently waiting for me to make him muffins, but without a muffin tray that fits in our little oven, this was the next best thing. Filled with lots of nuts as they are is fav. I cleaned out so many opened packets in the pantry baking these.
And lastly, he still has these cupcakes to go!
After the picnic we went and visited his parents and then mine, then BED!
We had a wedding on Saturday so we were a little tired from the get go. My husband was a groomsmen. Audrey’s first wedding and I was doing the gig solo basically! I did have help from some of his work buddies. Two ladies were fighting over who would give her a bottle! So cute. Friends also took turns of walking her in the pram outside so I could enjoy a boogie with my handsome hubby. Was such a beautiful wedding and lovely to have such nice friends.
Ha Ha. Bye bye husband’s face.
These days, it is not a wedding without a photo booth! Love it.
Hoping all the dads out there had a beautiful day yesterday!
Now to wrap it all up and start on preparations for husband’s Birthday. So excited.