On Sunday, after a breakfast of Swedish pancakes and a walk to the lake to check out the newly painted benches, we were off to church and burned up in the sanctuary with no air conditioning. Jason had a good prospective about this saying it allows us to experience a little of what our brothers and sisters experience throughout the world that worship every Sunday without the comforts of air conditioning: good point! After church the Dillman clan invaded and the boys (Mark, Jim, Jason) and Jorie were off to the Cubs game leaving me and Grandma Rho to hold down the kid fort. While Silas napped Anni, Joel, and I went to the beach. After the game (Cubbies LOSE:( we all had a cookout and then walked down to the beach. The kids loved the water and we were enthralled watching them. It is so fun to rediscover the wonder of sand running through your hands when you watch your baby fascinated by it. When we returned everyone was covered in water and sand but it was well worth it! These pictures are a sampling of our Father’s Day weekend!
One of the best things for me this weekend was when Jason turned to me while he was feeding Anni her apricots and avocado and said “thank you for having her and making me a Dad.” I was taken a back as I was cleaning the kitchen but it was a super sweet and meaningful, one of those times when you stop the busyness to just soak in the moment. Ultimately, God made him a father but I sure had a part in it! I so appreciated his gratitude. I also am so thankful for him, who he is as my husband and a father. He is still pretty new at this gig but I say he is doing a great job!