Fond Father's Day Memories Help Moms Plan for This Year


• "Our most memorable Father's Day was last year. I brought our newborn son Jacob home on Father's Day. That was, without a doubt, the best present my husband could've ever received to commemorate his day. And I'm sure that one will be hard to top. As for this year, I can tell you that my husband will certainly expect a gift or two. Having gotten such a wonderful one last year, he's become very into his day. Granted, our little son Jacob's first birthday will be the day before. We're planning a huge party. And on Sunday, we'll probably just spend some happy, quality time together -- gifts and all."

• "My most memorable Father's Day was before my husband had even become a father. I was pregnant for the first time, and my husband and I were about to move away from both of our own families. We had a cookout at our house, and both of our parents came. I will never forget the gorgeous, sunny day and the knowing that I was going to give my husband a child. I was only about six weeks pregnant at the time, but it was the most wonderful feeling in the world! This year, I am planning to make my husband a shirt that has a picture of him and our daughter just after she was born. And of course, I'll make a matching one for her that says 'I love my Daddy.' We'll also take a weekend camping trip together -- my husband's favorite activity."

• "My favorite Father's Day memory was when I was about 8 or 9 years old. My mom told me we'd be preparing Dad's favorite dish together -- I come from a long line of avid and fabulous cooks. We spent the whole day cooking, baking, mixing, stirring, and every now and then Dad and my brother would come in from the garden to get a sneak peek of the feast that awaited him. When we finally sat down to dinner, he had the proudest look on his face that I'll never forget. Needless to say, I can't wait for Father's Day this year! I'll be sharing the holiday with my own mom and dad as well as my husband and daughters. My mom and I are planning to include my daughters in a women's cooking extravaganza. We'll make a feast for the men to enjoy, spend time together, and let the guys know how much we all love them."fath


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