My Perfect Father’s Day

Just when I think my little girls could not surprise me anymore, they do. I had a great Father’s Day and thanks to my girls and my amazing wife, I was showered with love the entire day.

I woke up to “Happy Father’s Day” from K-Dub, which was followed by lots of hugs and kisses. After we got dressed they handed me their homemade cards. Nothing is better then a homemade card.

I was taken to my favorite breakfast spot which is Stacks in Waxhaw. If you ever go I suggest you go early as the line can get crazy. We stuffed our faces with pancakes, French toast, and hash browns and bacon. So good and so worth it!

After breakfast went on our usual Sunday Target run to get some things for the week and my wife bought me some new clothes. When we got home, I left with K-Dub and went to see Cars 3. It was a great time with just the two of us. I spoiled her with candy and popcorn and she soaked up every minute with me.

When we got home we went swimming for a couple of hours at the neighborhood pool and then went home where I made my famous Mac and cheese with fried squash and cornbread. It was yummy! Then I was treated to Pelican’s Snowcones in Waxhaw. This place is so good. They over 50 flavors and it is very affordable. I got cherry margarita and blue raspberry. So good.

I loved my Father’s Day. I got to spend it with my girls who I love more then anything in this world. Being a dad is the best job I could ask for and one that I never take for granted.

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Uncle & Nephew Time

It is not every day I get to spend the entire afternoon with just my nephew but this past weekend was one of those rare occasions. We met up with my SIL and BIL at the park the other day and let the kids play and run any excess energy they had out. It also gave us adults some time to chat. My nephew Holden and K-Dub where playing and having a great time like always.

When it came time to leave I may have invited my nephew over to hang with me not thinking he would actually want to. He is three and his parents, especially his mom, are his world. The was a very good lesson for me cause he actually said yes and I would have looked like a complete A-hole if I said no.

So after we all went to lunch together, his parents dropped him off at my house and went on their way to do some shopping. My wife and kids had a birthday party to go to and I was left with Holden. I had no idea what we where going to do. He looked at me and I asked hime. He said he wanted to go the movies.

We ended up going to the movies and seeing Boss Baby which was actually a great little movie. It was way better then I expected and it also gave me an opportunity to spoil my nephew with popcorn, candy and soda. He loved it.

After the movie I really wanted a cup of coffee and Holden may have let it slip that he wanted a cake pop. So being the cool uncle I am, we went to Starbucks.

When dropping him off he told me I was his best friend and showed me his new Captain America costume he got for Costume Day at school. I really ended up having a ton of fun with this kid.

I love all my nephews and nieces and sometimes it is just nice to take them and spoil them a little bit and work on our relationship. My mom once told me that every person you come in contact with, even if it was a bad contact, shape you to who you are and who you will be. I feel that I am shaping my nephew to be even more awesome then he already is.

After 20 Years, It’s Still Very Jurassic!

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This past weekend my dad and I got together And went to the movies to see Jurassic Park in 3D. I am not really a big fan of 3D movies cause I think they are more of a marketing gimmick than anything but there was another reason this movie was on our list to see.

The last time I seen this movie I was seven years old and my dad took me to see it. I remember sitting in my seat with my head on his shoulder asking him when the scary parts were going to be over. Still to this day I have a little fear that a raptor is hiding in my closet. You know those things can open doors right? It brought me back to that place and it will always be something that me and my dad will share for the rest of our lives.

Now that I am a father myself it makes me think about the movies I want to take Karsyn to see. It might not be something as scary and intense as Jurassic Park but it might be something better.

My Night With The Avengers

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Well I finally saw Marvel’s The Avengers last night and I must say it was a very fun evening. I forgotten how crazy a movie theater could get!

Brittney and I arrived and met our friends Andy and Melissa for dinner and drinks and then headed over to the theater and I have to say I got my $10 worth.

 
There was tons of people there and there was even a group of workers dress for the occasion! Waiting in the lobby to get in the movie was just as fun as the movie itself.

 
I kept tweeting pictures (@tylerfun) as they let us pose with them. Finally the doors opened and we were ready to see this thing.

 
The movie theater was packed. I am glad we got there early cause we would not have been able to sit together if we were late. When the movie started the packed theater got silent and the real fun started.

 
The movie was awesome. It was everything I hoped and knew it was going to be. Brittney even liked it and she has never seen any of the other movies besides Iron Man. It had so much action in it and it also had moments that were quite funny. If you have not seen it yet then do yourself a favor and get to the theater. I give it a well deserved A