Monday, 6 January 2014: Forty Weeks Old.
Ayla enjoyed lots of quality Daddy-Daughter time today.
I spent the day sick in bed, drifting in and out of a fitful sleep, with Hubby bringing Ayla in to see me intermittently for food and cuddles.
Between my naps I’d listened to Ayla and her Daddy hanging out, but it wasn’t until I finally surfaced for a doctors appointment that I realised the true extent of their fun.
Our lounge room was littered with toys, there were book on the floor and rubbish on the couch.
There was musical instruments covered in food, bits of scrunched up paper, empty water bottles and TV remotes, all strewn from one end of the room to the other.
And there was one little baby with her face covered in what looked chocolate, and one very proud Daddy, both with big grins on their faces.
Funnily enough, I didn’t mind a bit about the mess… I figured a mess can be cleaned up in a matter if minutes, but the memories made while making the mess last a lifetime.
Sunday, 1 September 2013: Five Months Old
It was Hubby’s first Fathers Day today and the three of us had a wonderful day.
Ayla gave her daddy two fishing lures; one to use, and one that’s been changed into a key ring with her tiny toe-prints on it.
After breaky we spent the morning at the Boat and Fishing Show where we had a ball dreaming about big boats, buying gear to catch big fish and planning our next big camping adventure.
After the show, we headed to a beach-side boat club for lunch and a couple of beers.
Despite the 33• temperature there was a beautiful breeze coming up from the sea as we watched yachts and catamarans cruise effortlessly around the harbour.
We could have been anywhere in the world, and we felt blessed we could find such beauty and serenity on our doorstep.
Back at home, we turned on the air conditioning and relaxed on the couch with a movie before finishing off the day with a swim in the pool at sunset.
It was a great day – the very meaning of quality time – jam packed with all the special things in life.
Happy Fathers Day Daddy! We love you xx