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It’s Daddy’s Day!

Emily has been begging me to take her to the local pottery painting place for, well, forever… I have resisted because the last thing we need around here is more STUFF cluttering up the place. But finally I gave in when she said she wanted to make something for Daddy for Father’s Day. Lord knows he’s hard enough to shop for, so two birds with one stone, from my perspective!

So off we went on Monday. And you know what? We had a blast! We were there for several hours while she meticulously created her masterpiece. She really does a fantastic job on things like this, which never ceases to amaze me because she and I are two little peas in a pod, yet I can’t draw to save my life!

Since Daddy doesn’t drink coffee, she selected a tumbler that he could use as a pencil holder on his desk. She wanted to incorporate all his loves on it, so she drew his golf bag on the 18th hole, a hockey stick, and a baseball in the shape of a heart in the “I *Heart* U!” part. And she included all his favorite colors, including Sharks teal, and tossed in a little pink to represent her. It came out beautifully!!

(And this is included only because she insisted that if I was taking so many of her, she got to take some of me, and I had to promise to blog one, too. My girl even meters AND back-button-focuses like a pro!)

Here’s the finished product. (In retrospect, I should have used a tripod, but you know what they say about hindsight…)

And because no Father’s Day blog entry would be complete without a photo of a father, here they are! (Clearly she’s his–LOL!)

  • Conni - June 20, 2011 - 5:34 am

    Adorable!! So flippin’ cute!!
    Happy Father’s Day!!ReplyCancel

  • Christy - June 20, 2011 - 9:54 am

    That is a great idea for a gift. I will have to remember it for next year. 🙂 beautiful photo of Emily and her Daddy.ReplyCancel

  • megan moore - June 20, 2011 - 11:44 am

    Aww, this is so sweet, Jessica! And a great way to remember the day. Love the photo of you too! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lacey - June 20, 2011 - 11:49 am

    This is such a great idea … and so special, too! Its so nice to see a photo of you!!ReplyCancel

  • April Nienhuis - June 20, 2011 - 12:00 pm

    What a great gift! I’m sure he loved it! It’s so good to get to “see” all of you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Alli - June 20, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    Love that Em metters & bbf!!! Tell her that one is great & she is already shooting like a pro! 🙂 Looks like it was a fun day!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey - June 20, 2011 - 2:23 pm

    She really did a cute job! That place is fun once you get in there and get into it but I am always postponing going to those places!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Potter - June 20, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the father/daughter shot. LOL about having her meter and BBF. I tried to teach my 5 year old… camera was just TOO big for his little hands!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Fun - June 20, 2011 - 9:58 pm

    This is the sweetest. Love that last photo. It’s a precious treasure. Love your artwork on the mugs, beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Kim kravitz - June 21, 2011 - 7:26 am

    Aw! Looks like y’all had such a fun time! Very creative gift for father’s day!! 😀ReplyCancel

  • Ali C - June 22, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    She’s so talented! Look at that mug! Such a perfect shot of her and her dad!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Haslem - June 23, 2011 - 9:44 am

    What a great idea! They turned out beautifully. I love how you are always documenting the little things in life. The image of Emily and her dad is so precious!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Thompson - June 24, 2011 - 7:31 am

    Jessica, these are so precious… I felt like I was right there with you. Emily is so incredibly pretty and talented in so many ways. That last photo melts my heart, they look so much alike!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Cooke - June 26, 2011 - 7:23 pm

    Great photo’s Jessica!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Anders - June 30, 2011 - 5:39 pm

    What fun pictures! Jessica, I love the mug you did! Will you do one just like it for me 🙂 Father/daughter picture is so nice…you better get it printed! My kids refused to have their picture taken with their father 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Spaulding - July 5, 2011 - 5:19 pm

    So fun, Jessica!! I love that last picture! E’s doing an incredible job with her photography, too!!ReplyCancel

  • jolie - July 15, 2011 - 4:13 pm

    Oh it looks like yall had a blast! and boy she does look like dad!ReplyCancel