Sunday, March 01, 2009

Happy Father's Day

My Dad, before he passed away, would call me on this day to wish me a Happy Father's Day. He would then call my wife and wish her Happy Mother's Day. The first year he called me on this day with his father's day wishes I didn't get it. He had to explain to me that it was the anniversary of the day I first became a father.

Maxfield is 5 today.


From this....


....to this. All in the blink of an eye.

We are having about ten, 4 and 5-year-old kids, over today, to play games and eat lots of sugar to help me celebrate Father's Day.







32 comments:

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Max!

Such a special day for a special boy.

Have a blast today!

Anonymous said...

Wow. I was worried about Viper Syndrome on Max. I am so relieved to find that he only has two nipples.

SoMo said...

Happy Birthday!!! And good luck to the parents.

kalki said...

Happy Birthday, Max! Five is such a cool age.

And Happy Father's and Mother's Day, Bill and Lauren!

Charlotte in Pa said...

Have a great day, guys! Don't be afraid to use the flask if necessary - that's a lot of small kids. :-) Happy Birthday, Max!

Pam said...

What a special memory to have of your Dad!

Happy Birthday wishes to your son!

Susie said...

Happy Father's Day, and Happy Mother's Day to Lauren. That little guy is still my internet crush. Such a face, on that one! :)

kimmyk said...

happy birthday max!
enjoy your celebrations and your fathers/mothers day.

they do grow up fast...it sucks.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Max! It gives me great pleasure, as I've said before, to see my children as parents! Go to it, Bill! have fun at that "kid's" party. I know you will. You are still a kid at heart! I will be arriving for the "grown-up's" party in the evening. You can tell me all the stories then. I love being a grandmother! Enjoy the day, Max!

JP said...

Load them all up w/ sugar and send them back to their parents! Happy B-Day Max! 5 is the new 7, everyone knows it...

Ern said...

Happy birthday, Max!

SciFi Dad said...

Happy Birthday Maxfield!

And Happy Father's Day, William. (That makes A LOT more sense than my mother, who used to insist that my birthday was also her birthday.)

Jon said...

Happy Birthday to your son. That was a great thing your dad did to acknowledge you and your wife every year.

Bev Sykes said...

Happy Father's day to you and happy birthday to Max. Enjoy your time with him--it goes by so quickly!

Paige at www.mommycast.com said...

Happy Birthday, Max!

kcinnova said...

Oh, I love this. Your dad just keeps winning my heart with every bit and piece that you share about him.

Happy Father's Day to you!
Happy Mother's Day to Lauren!
And happy 5th birthday to Max! He is a handsome young man. :)

teri said...

Happy Birthday to Max. I hope you guys had a great day.

Cole said...

Miracle Max hits is a half-decade old?! Time flies.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

It goes too fast, doesn't it? Happy Birthday, Max!

(And Happy Fathers/Mothers day to you two too!)

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Max! I didn't realize that he shares a birthday with my twins - they turned 7 today. Hope he had a terrific day!

Little Miss English Teacher said...

Happy Birthday Max, I hope that it was a great one!!!!

eclectic said...

Awwww, Happy Birthday Max! (JP's comment cracked me up.)

Patience said...

And in another blink of an eye . . . they'll all be grownup adults!

Happy Father's Day!!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday, Max! And Happy Father's Day to Bill, too!

Meegs said...

Happy Birthday Max!!

I have to admit... for a second you gave me a heart attack. I could have sworn father's day was in june. ;-)

iVegasFamily said...

Happy Birthday Max. And Happy Father's Day to you.

Anonymous said...

He's a cutie, takes after mom!:)
Happy B-Day!

Amy M. said...

Happy Birthday, Max! He's going to be a heartbreaker!

And Happy Mother's & Father's Day to you two!

Heidi said...

You truely had an amazing father didnt you. I love your storys about him - I always wish for more! :)

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

I love that! Happy Father's Day!!!

James said...

Love the concept. Happy Birthday to Max.

gypsygrrl said...

my dad and i used to celebrate my birthday as Father's Day and to this day, i have no idea when the "real" father's day is... several times we would send each other flowers or something... i love your dad so much in this moment for reminding me of a good memory of my dad...

and HOLY CRAP! i cant believe how grown Max looks...