Photo Heavy Post: Father’s Day Weekend and Summer Goodness

I hope everyone had a lovely Father’s Day weekend.  Summer is in full-swing here in Georgia, meaning it is H-O-T.  Hot, hot, hot.  As a native Georgian, I can handle the heat and rarely complain, but it’s getting to me this week.  How did I make it last summer pregnant?

Despite the brutal temperatures, we are surviving around here and enjoying the season.  Jude is becoming more active everyday, and his mobility has led to a newfound curiosity.  It’s hard to snap a picture of him lately with his wiggly little movements all the time.  We’ve been eating lots of fresh food thanks to my grandparents and their AMAZING garden.

Jude and his Great-Grandaddy....Reaching for those tomato cages.

Squash, onions, peas, peaches, potatoes… we can’t get enough and neither can Jude.  I am so blessed to have such a good little eater on my hands.  He might squinch his face at the first bite of something new like onions, chives, or garlic, but after that, he welcomes the rest by opening wide up.  As much as I love making purees for him, I think we are soon going to be simplifying so that he just eats what we eat.  It’s a great feeling sitting down at the table to share a rounded meal with the baby.

no baby food here, dude. refried beans and sliced avocado on Mexican night. yum yum.

So on to Father’s Day.  There was lots of summering and celebrating around here, and we started the weekend with a Saturday morning trip to a local farmer’s market.  Next time I plan on getting there a lot earlier to get the good stuff, but we did get some juicy blueberries, and we loved trying out the new Ergo.

Saturday’s lunch was at Dad’s favorite new deli where we dined on shawarma and falafel and fed Jude tiny bites of french fries.  I might be having a little too much fun with the color pop camera feature in this photo, but with those blue eyes, I just couldn’t help it. It’s a new restaurant, so we were some of the only people in there, but the food is great, and we’ll definitely be back.

There was also cooking involved with some lime-glazed cookies for a Saturday BBQ we attended …..

and Sunday brunch included Ina’s Cheese Danish……

You know we love food around here, but most importantly, the weekend was about celebrating dads and one very special Dad in particular.  Seeing Scott with Jude is a joy for sure.  They both light up when the other one walks in the room, and they have the same kinda-sweet, kinda-mischievous little grin.  I can’t wait to see the trouble these two get in to in the years to come.  Jude picked out some cufflinks especially for his Daddy so he can wear them to work when he travels and remember someone’s sweet face.  Scott’s nickname for Jude is “little monkey,” so we were excited to find the perfect card.  It was such a great day to celebrate our little family.

I love Etsy. You can find these at Analiese Designs.

I feel like there’s a lot of focus on how motherhood changes you.   There are blogs, books, mommy groups, magazines…..but no one really discusses how fatherhood changes your perspective.  The truth is I don’t know the answer to that one, not being in that role.  But I will say that these two guys are never happier than when they are together.

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4 thoughts on “Photo Heavy Post: Father’s Day Weekend and Summer Goodness

  1. Pingback: Busy Summer « Mama the Reader

    1. Thanks! Those photos are actually from the Canon S90. It’s a point and shoot for under $400, but it has a lot of really great features. I’m really happy with it, and I love that it’s small enough to take anywhere.

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