Father’s Day was Sunday and Patrick’s birthday was on Monday. Back-to-back celebrations, which meant no time for me to post any pictures. So I’m combining them into one post today.

I only took a couple of pictures on Father’s Day – it was a bittersweet day. Patrick got to spend the day with his two boys, and then went to the cemetery to visit his dad. The first Father’s Day without him. I took this picture when everyone was either tired or squirrely, but I still like it (even though Griffin was looking off in another direction):

Father's Day 2009

Father's Day 2009

Patrick decided he wanted to go to McGuire’s for his birthday dinner. We got the diaper bag ready, changed Griffin (these days it’s like being in the WWE the way he fights it), and got him loaded into the car. When we got to the restaurant, the parking lot seemed kind of empty, especially for a night when the Cubs were playing. That was when we noticed the sign that said, “Remodeling. See you soon.” I could tell Patrick was disappointed – this has always been his favorite place. We go there each St. Patrick’s Day, and one year, we waited well over an hour just to eat a burger (OK, it was a really good burger, but over an hour?). We decided on Famous Dave’s. A good, but distant second choice. The restaurant was nice and empty so it didn’t matter how loud Griffin was (although he was surprisingly quiet until after we ate and he really wanted out of his highchair). Again, not too many pictures, but these are my favorites:

Ready and Waiting

Ready and Waiting

Corn. It's what's for dinner.

Corn. It's what's for dinner.

Let's tickle Griffin to get him to smile for the camera...

Let's tickle Griffin to get him to smile for the camera...

When babies attack...

When babies attack...

I know the past couple of days have been rough for Patrick and he’s really missing his dad now. I just hope we were able to make him smile.

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