I came across a this picture via Pinterest via Etsy (which is no longer active).
I just had to do it. I thought it was too cute and decided that we needed to make this for Dada.
I painted on the tree trunk and branches on a 5x7 piece of white card stock.
Then I painted Kiera's hands to make the leaf part of the tree. She really likes getting her hands all messy and its even better when her feet are involved.
Then I cut up some shiny vellum to resemble grass and glued it to the paper.
I wrote a little message and asked Kiera to sign it. After she wrote "Kiera" down she decided she just HAD to write "J-E-N-S-E-N" also. Yes she spelled it out loud for me.
I had to just suck it up and let it be ok that her writing went all across the pretty picture. It wasn't perfect like I wanted it but this is really a gift from her. That is what makes it special.
Jimmy told me not to spend any money on him but I have a feeling he will let it slide since the cost of the paper was a whopping 86 cents!
So Happy Father's Day Jimmy! There isn't anyone else in the universe that I would rather be the father of my child! Thank you for helping me bring her into this world and being such a wonderful Dada!