I forgot to mention that we celebrated Chad's 35th birthday on Friday, April 13th!
We had just come home from the hospital the night before, so on his actual birthday we visited the pediatrician with Emma Kate and then stopped by Taziki's and Edgars for some of his favorite foods (the Friday special pasta and strawberry cupcakes), since we knew we wouldn't be going out.
I don't think he minded though... he spent his birthday weekend snuggling with a certain little peanut.
We actually had a celebration for him the night before Emma Kate was born at Cheesecake Factory with both our parents and all the siblings and cousins.
He was gifted with some fishing lures, a Mark's Outdoors gift card, some new shoes, a new wallet, and some sweet cards from everyone. Oh, and a huge piece of cheesecake complete with a candle and birthday song!
A week before, I decided to interview Mary Ella using some questions I found on Pinterest.
These are all about her Daddy and for one of his presents, I typed this up for him and framed it so that he can put it in his office. I thought her answers were super sweet and very honest and some of them are pretty funny. Chad loved this and I'm hoping to do it year after year with the kids.