Today (or yesterday, or last week, depending on when you read this) was Daddy's birthday at our house. I had taken some of my Mama Bee shop money and was ready to get him a bigger treat, but a few days prior to his birthday, he declared that he did not in fact want the item I had planned on getting him.
Then all I could think of were little things that he might want. I had a little money to play with (so that was nice!) so I decided to get all the little things! You could go totally free or pretty cheap on this, or put a little money in it (literally).
The kids and I put together a bunch of envelopes with special things we like to do with Daddy. We called it "Daddy Dates." We added free things like: Go on a picnic, have the neighbors over for a cook out, kids up up sticks in the yard, movie night at the house, etc.
Bee added one that she could make a delicious breakfast. She does make some mean scrambled eggs.
Then we got to add some of Daddy's favorites: Pick out a book at the bookstore. We added gift card or cash where needed. Bee and Lou wrote and decorated everything.
Get a babysitter! Obviously this is for a mommy daddy date. The kids groaned when he read this one. (Side note- I can't believe how much it cost to get a babysitter! I'm happy to pay it to ensure quality childcare- but geesh! We pay a babysitter more per hour than I make at my job! Not that I am bragging that we pay sitters so much- we pay the going rate, I'm sure)
Shaved ice! We have the best stand near us and it's only $1! Love me some tigers blood shaved ice! (I think it's strawberry and peach?) Watch, they'll change the price this year.
I took at bunch of pictures, but they were all pretty much the same. Some others were: Treats at the ballpark, Ice-skating, Go to the movies, Putt putt golf, go out to breakfast, pick out a new CD, coffee at your favorite little shop, etc.