Monday, June 22, 2009

Love you, Dada!

Dear Dada,
I hope that your 2nd Father's Day weekend was a great one! Sorry I'm a little late posting this. I've been busy with playgroup and other important stuff...and I was waiting for Aunt Kim to email me this picture of me, you and Mommy. {THANKS, Aunt Kim} My hair was hilarious! 'Ol Uncle Emily styled it for me after we played on the slip-n-slide.

I was so happy to get to celebrate Father's Day with you. On Saturday you got to go fishing with Grandpa Rusty, while Mommy and I stayed home to take a nap. Then we got up and put together a little Father's Day scavenger hunt just for you. Mommy let me help wrap your present, sign the card and hide one some of the "treasures" and clues. When you got home from fishing, you opened your card and went on the hunt for your gifts.

helping Mommy hide the box outside...she let me pick the spot

Your favorite clue was this one that I helped Mommy write:
Barrett likes to hide his toys and sippy cup in these and when he puts the sippy cup in upside down, it makes you say "ah jeez"

It made you laugh, and you knew right away that it was your cowboy boots I sometimes like to hide things in. At the end of the hunt, Mommy went to get you some ice cream for a treat.

On Sunday morning, we got up early to get breakfast and go watch Kylie play softball. Then Mommy went to church for VBS Sunday, and you stayed home with me, since I was napping. For lunch, we had steaks and grilled veggies out at Gigi and Papa's. After lunch, Mommy and Gigi swam in the pool, you and Papa watched golf {and took a nap on the couch}, and I took a nap too.

That evening we went out to Grandma and Grandpa's for a Mexican dinner and rides on the 4-wheeler. After dinner I played on the slip-n-slide with Kylie and Emily, and then we played softball out in the front yard. I had lots of fun with you, Daddy!

riding the 4-wheeler with Grandpa

my first time on the slip-n-slide

Look at those toes!! Mommy loves these pictures :)see...Emily styled my hair!

I was cold, so Grandma snuggled me

My daddy loves me very much...
He loves to play ball with me, tickle me, and make me laugh.
He is hard-working and strong.
He reads me books and sings to me.
He gives me baths and tucks me in at night.
He gives me lots and lots of hugs and kisses.
He loves my mommy very much.
I want to be just like my daddy when I grow up.

I love you Daddy,
Barrett Russell


  1. LOVE Barrett's stylin' hair by 'Ol Uncle Emily!! TOO cute!! That is such a sweet family pic!! It is amazing how much he has grown in the last year! Just be prepared that the time will continue to FLY by!!

    The treasure hunt is such a wonderful idea!! Wish I would have thought of something creative like that...maybe next year!! :)

    Hope you are all doing well!!

  2. what a cute idea for father's day! And yes, Barrett's hair is too funny!

    Hope you don't mind I added you to my sidebar! It'll be lots easier to stop on over from time to time...I enjoy your blog!

  3. What a sweet post! (As they say Barrett, better late than never!) I hope you guys are having an equally awesome day!

  4. Looks like Just had a great daddy's day! Love the scavenger hunt! How do you find the time to always abe so creative?!


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