Chase became a father in 2011 when Red was born. Sure, we like to tease that it was in 2008, when we brought Dooley home to live with us, but his human fatherhood started the moment Red was pulled out during an emergency C-section. 2015 marked his fourth Father’s Day. We started out with a homemade, fancy version of French Toast, using huge slices of Cinnamon White Chip bread from a local bakery! Presents and cards followed, all celebrating Daddy and what he does for us; even the pets made sure to “write” him cards.
After a Father’s Day big breakfast, Red asked Daddy for one of his favorite things, to watch Daddy play video games. Red enjoys being a backseat driver and watching all the colorful characters dance on the screen. I know it’s only a matter of time before HE wants to grab a controller and play in buddy mode. (He does have his own LeapFrogTV system that he really enjoys).
Chase’s day then included lunch at a new grilled cheese shop (because his favorite place to eat is somewhere he’s never been before!) and a very hot hike up Kennesaw Mountain! It was .9 miles from the parking lot to the top and he same distance back down. While we were super hydrated, we left our water bottles in the car (big mistake!) and Red was very tired by the time we reached the top. I even did my FIRST Periscope broadcast while on the hike up! The hot, hot hike was nice and slow, so it didn’t throw me into labor (at the end of 36 weeks), which was good.
Red loved seeing the does on the way up and even peering off the side of the mountain and looking at the city below. I think Chase liked getting in a family workout and spending time with us.
The weekend wouldn’t have been complete without seeing some of our other “Fathers” in the family. We trekked north of Atlanta to see Chase’s grandparents and spend a dinner with Chase’s family at Pop’s house. Sadly, I could only Face-time my Dad, since he and Mom live several states away, but I’m getting excited for their visit in a few weeks (days?!) as Baby Girl makes her arrival (which, by the way, I’m not trying to rush, but MAN I am getting more uncomfortable every day).