Friday, June 13, 2014

Zach's Father's Day Gift

Someday I will write more about seeing my husband become a father. I will write about the way he handled the first few weeks after her birth when I was really sick. I will tell about all the times he's cried because he loves her so much. I will write about the words he said to me minutes after she was born. This Father's day is a really special one for us. In 2012, I gave Zach a Father's day gift and card to let him know of the impending arrival of a baby we never got the chance to meet. Last year, Zach got to tell his family about our pregnancy on Father's day as part of his 'gift." This year, she's here...and he loves her...and my heart soars. I like thoughtful and personal gifts. I wanted to make something special for Zach but also something he could enjoy with his little girl. 

I made him a book to read to JaiseAnn. I bought a photo album (it was only $2.00 at Target). This one has a cover that I could slip a cover into myself. This book will probably receive a lot of wear/tear/chewing. I wanted to buy s;postID=71308424817806128;onPublishedMenu=posts;onClosedMenu=posts;postNum=6;src=postnameomething inexpensive, but durable.
It may not get me on Pinterest, but I still prefer to hand write my homemade gifts. How fun will it be to revisit this idea in a few years and have HER hand write it??

I wrote the following text and included a picture with each one. 

What My Dad Does

When I get older some people might ask me, “What does your dad do?”

They will probably be wondering what he does for work, but I know that what my dad does as a dad is the most important.

So here is what my dad does:

My dad talks to me like nobody else does. We have our own language.

My dad plays with me.

My dad smiles at me and begs me to smile back.

My dad reads to me.

My dad snuggles me.

My dad tries to comfort me when I am upset.

My dad loves me.

 He has since the very beginning and he always will.

"The greatest work we will ever do will be within the walls of our home."--David O. McKay

I also made him his favorite treat (banana bread) and we're taking JaiseAnn with us on a day date out to Tucanos for lunch.


  1. Lauren SkousenJune 13, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    So sweet, love this idea!

    1. Sharlee HatchJune 18, 2014 at 10:34 PM

      Thank you!

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  2. Life with AmberlyJune 13, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    This is the perfect Father's Day gift!!!! :) So thoughtful and so fun!!! I love it :)

    1. Sharlee HatchJune 14, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      Thank you! I hope he likes it! :)

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