June 22, 2009
The three of us spent the entire Sunday together. It's rare lately that Mom and Dad and Baby get to relax all day together, as a complete family unit, so this was really nice. We had a big breakfast, cleaned out the garage (!), went for a bike ride, had some cold ones with Chris at the Dutch Goose and BBQ'd an entire organic chicken with a beer can in it's butt. I was very proud to be Liam's Dad on Father's Day and couldn't have asked for a better way to spend it.
Since it was National Go Skate Day as well, I bought Liam this rad little romper.
We rolled around the garage for a bit, he's a natural (but you already knew that).
Erin surprised me with an early Dad's Day present on Saturday:
a new tattoo! Thanks Mom. Thanks Travis.
The bird was spectacular.
Slow cooked over charcoal and apple chips. Wow.
June 2, 2009
A couple of nights before my brother's wedding, we went out for some Guinness. He remarked offhandedly at one point, that he didn't have a belt to wear with his suit. I would be wearing a white belt (to match my spectacular white shoes) in the wedding, so I offered the extra one I had brought along. Turns out, it was the same belt I had worn at my own wedding and we laughed at what would now be the family heirloom. I can hear the conversation already:
"See this belt young Liam? This belt is a very special belt.
This is the very belt that your Father wore in his wedding to your Mother.
This is the same belt that your Uncle wore to his ceremony.
And now Son, this is the belt I will be using to discipline you with."*
*Relax, it's only a joke. We plan to spare the belt and spoil our child.