OK, there's good reason for that . . . . Family Day is not a national holiday, or even a Hallmark holiday, it's a holiday that I made up in my own little head to celebrate Andrew's adoption finalization day.
See? Here we were last year . . .
And how do we celebrate Family Day? Well, first of all, we hang out together all day and do family stuff. Unfortunately, yesterday this meant doing laundry. Brian has been on-call at the hospital seemingly since we got back from Maryland, and he kept getting called in yesterday. Also, we had my dad over for the day so we didn't exactly have any outings planned. Anyhow, we did have a nice dinner planned. Brian bbq'd rib-eye steaks and we also had sweet potato fries and sauteed zucchini. Let's also 'fess up and say that Andy doesn't care for rib-eyes, or zucchini, for that matter. After eating a bunch of sweet potato fries and refusing to touch anything else we finally made him a peanut butter sandwich. Which he rubbed all over his head. Which resulted in this look after I mopped him off . . . .
But back to Family Day . . . . it simply wouldn't be complete without a pretty cake. C'mon, all celebrations require cake!
Unfortunately, before we got to the cake course Brian was called into work. That left me, my dad, and Andy to celebrate.
Andy was very excited about getting his hands on the cake, and just didn't know where to start.
I guess such things really take a lot of thought and contemplation.
Leave it to Molly to show how to get started. Yes, she ran her tongue over the back side of the cake.
The pictures stopped right about now. I got a look at the clock and realized that we needed to get my dad back over to his house before his wheelchair turned into a pumpkin. I cut some cake for him and we took it with us. By the time I got home at 10:00 Brian had just gotten home and was not so much in the celebratory mood. He went to take a shower, and I had a piece of Family Cake by myself.
So, Family Day didn't quite go as I had planned, but that's more than OK, there is always next year. I didn't get any family pictures of the 3 of us, and that's OK too. We had a good time playing with our boy and that's what matters.
And now that we've had our first annual Family Day I've done all kinds of thinking. I think everyone should have one, even if you don't have an adoption to celebrate. I'm going to encourage all the other families in our family to also celebrate on October 25 . . . but for the rest of you, please pick out another date that you can celebrate being a family. And just so you know, you don't have to have kids to celebrate Family Day. All that you need is a day set aside to celebrate being together and happy. Oh, and a pretty cake wouldn't hurt either.
Please leave me a comment letting me know when your Family Day is going to be!