First, the present. My daughter (with my wife's help) made me three laminated bookmarks, made out of pictures of my sweet girl. This is not only adorable, but immensely practical, since I am always losing the flimsy little folded-paper bookmarks I use. Or just laying the book upside-down, which does not work.
Second, the breakfast. We had homemade chocolate-chip pancakes. Amazing.
Third, the lunch. We had a picnic on the porch, in the best weather ever recorded on a June afternoon in South Carolina. And not only that, but we had a pound of Smoking Pig brisket (I think it was a 75-25 split, in my favor), wisely bought yesterday afternoon.
And fourth, the as yet unrealized dinner, which will be even more animal products, in the form of burgers (probably two for me).
I am a very blessed father.
Oh ya, here's what I wore to the celebration this morning.
Glory to the One Father who is great.