Monday, June 22, 2015

A Happier Spin on Fathers' Day

Fathers' Day is always rough for me. Well, it has been for the past nine years anyway. My own dad passed away unexpectedly when I was a senior in high school... way back in 2006. Then, Dan lost his dad last year. It's just not a fun day for us.

This year, however, I decided to make it fun. Since Dan is not quite a father yet (but will be in September!), I decided to spoil him just a little.

I made him a New Dad Survival Kit... I had seen the idea floating around on Pinterest, but I put my own spin on it and added a couple things. I LOVE how it turned out, and he got a good kick out of it. I added four (used - we don't buy new around here) books about dads for him to read to Baby Cookie, and I found a couple of cute outfits to put in there too.

Dan is a pilot, so one of them says "dad is my wingman" - it's a boys' onesie from Old Navy, so I got a matching headband/bow to go with it... and the other days "daddy's little cupcake" - which he's been calling her. I was so glad to put a happier spin on Fathers' Day this year, and I know next year will be even better with a baby!

I already have some ideas brewing for what Baby Cookie can do / make for Dan next year! Can't wait!



  1. What a perfect idea and I love how you listed each item and what it is for. For a day that is not the easiest for your guys, I think that from this year forward, it will be great to be able to celebrate Dan!

  2. That's so cute! I bet Dan loved it.

  3. He is already a Dad! This is such a cute idea.

  4. Totally pinning this "New Dad Survival Kit" to my Pinterest board. Maybe someday I'll need it!

  5. Love that you turned a tough holiday into a happy one. Next Father's Day will be so special with baby Cookie around! And I wish you wouldn't have covered up the name! I can't wait to know! ;)

  6. so cute! Love that wingman onsie :)