The weather was beautiful on Father's Day and we were excited about our pool party at Uncle VJ's (Todd's brother). The entire family was getting together to celebrate the holiday and Olivia was looking forward to showing off her swimming skills. This was our first trip to VJ's pool this season and until now Olivia had been attending ongoing swimming lessons at the YMCA, another activity she enjoys with her Daddy. I had not seen Olivia swim in over a year but I knew that she has gotten quite good. Boy, is that an understatement! This kid is a pro in the pool! With just a swim vest on Olivia can do it all. She jumps off the edge, treads water and even goes under...all without any help. Of course I forgot to bring my camera to document this great day, but I will be sure to share some swimming pictures later in the summer. It was a great day filled with family, food and lots of swimming, and we all had a great time.
By that night we were all worn out. Olivia did surprise her Daddy with a great homemade card she made at summer school. She also gave him a book of car washes, but I think that gift was a little bit for her too since she loves going through the car wash with Todd. Since I had gone the whole day without taking any pictures of Olivia and her Daddy I pulled out my camera to catch some snuggle time and before bed reading. I think Todd had a fabulous Father's Day.
What better way to finish the birthday celebrations than with a BIG birthday hug! I think it is clear to see that Olivia loves her Daddy. And why wouldn't she? He is the best Daddy in the world. I love nothing more than to sit back and watch them spend time together. They have a special bond. One that is different than the one that I share with her. Their relationship is special and it makes my heart melt. One of my favorite sayings says it all, "Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Dad." That could not be more true. So Happy (belated) Father's Day and Birthday, honey! I hope that your two days were special.