Monday, September 6, 2010

The heart belongs to daddy..

 via eHow

Today it's 'Father's Day' here in Australia though we have celebrated without the guest of honour in the house.. Marshall is still away on a business trip and in fact I received an sms from him a little while ago saying that he was on an 80 year old open boat battling a storm an hour away from the docks outside Mumbai, India.. (yes, the zest for adventure runs in the family all round..!) So here we are with out a 'father' but with our hearts so full of love for this man that is the best dad ever to Oscar and Isabella!

Marshall and the kids 2003-2010

I remember the day Oscar was born. It was a Friday and it was very early morning. I had been in hospital for five weeks due to complications and this particular day the doctors decided that Oscar must come out and it was to be done by c-section. I called Marshall to ask him to come to the hospital and despite it being 5am he was by my side within 1/2 hour. I was being prepped for the surgery and he was whisked off by a nurse to get changed into 'operation theater gear'. He came back in what gave me the laugh of the day..! A 'surgeon's shower cap' and plastic shoe covers, and a nurse's tunic..! In the haste to get ready and back by my side he had forgotten to put the pants on.. The sight of his hairy legs beneath that 'dress' was fantastic and it made me laugh so hard it  took me a good while to calm down enough for them to place the epidural. (So what I needed!) From that day, Marshall has been the most loving and wonderful father (and husband) and the children love him to bits!!

via MS

So here's to you Treats!! (my name for him)
Happy Father's Day to you all the way over there in India!


I know this is totally unrelated..but how cool is this!!?


Slices of Beauty... said...

Oh lovely and happy pics!
Spoil him upon his return.

Thank you for stopping by.

Raina Cox said...

Happy Daddy's Day to Treats!

(That's one handsome fella you got there, C.)

Kathysue said...

I saw on another blog that they were wishing Happy Fathers day and I was confused in the US it is in June now I know why!! Thanks for the clarification and he is a might handsome loving Daddy, Kathysue


Oh, yes, spoil him. Treats is a keeper for sure. And, he's gorgeous! Both of you are soooo fortunate, C. I mean it.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Such a lovely post, C. Heartfelt and funny in places, too (the hospital 'dress' part!)

Hope you've had a lovely weekend.

Debra Phillips said...

oh charlotta what a lovely post. at first i was thinking "fathers day?" then realized ah, australia!

such a charming story, darling family and "treats" is positively gorgeous :-)

A Room For Everyone said...

What a lovely story..and a lovely Dad..Rachaelxx

Mary-Laure said...

What wonderful family pics! What's really great is the happiness those pics display.

Style Attic said...

Very sweet to share, I loved the read :) Gorgeous family and so happy! My husband travels a lot, so I understand the long distance love. My husband always tells me, it matters not the actual day, but that it is celebrated in our hearts and actions year round :) XO, Kelly

Tina said...

What a fun and lovely story!
The hairy legs, oh yes, I can see the fun part, despite to the seriousness in that picture! Great laugh this morning!
Also cute, cute pictures of your family!
As always, after a visit here I have a good, positive feeling leaving with me.
Thank you Charlotta for another lovely post!

Ps. Tack för din omtanke om mig och min mamma! Allt ok trots omständigheterna. Ny behandling insatt, så nu blickar vi framåt igen!
Stressa inte med att maila tillbaka. Det kommer bli tid för det med framöver!!! Kram på dig! Ds.

Wonderland said...

I love it!

Lana said...

What a sweet post, happy Father's day to you and your family Charlotta!x

Alexandra said...

naaaaa, love the family pictures. :-) This post is just so loving and warm. Love it!

Ha a really nice week!


Krystal said...

this was SO sweet and these pictures are amazing!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh such a lovely post Charlotta! hope you are all set up to indulge your handsome daddy on his return! xo

Nuit said...

what a beautiful post!!!!! I am sure he can feel the love even from India =D Being a parent is really the best thing in the world!!!


Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Happy Father's Day to Treats! To have a great Dad is the best gift any child could have. Hope you are well. Thanks for stopping by RHS always.

Stacey said...

Awww, such a loving post for a lovely daddy:-). Gorgeous family too! I loved this post Charlotta:-) xx

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Such gorgeous family pics Charlotta... all cuties... daddy too.. but don't tell him I said so!

Hope he had a fab day even though far from family... Sounds like he is having a wonderful adventure!!

xxx Julie

Simone said...

How lovely, gorgeou photos, great post!

And the visual of the hairy legs under the gown really made me laugh!!

Thanks for writing to Butch, I appreciate it :)

Happy Packing :) xx

LouBoo said...

Hi Charlotta - I am now sure how we managed not to find each other before either! Now that our paths have crossed all the better. Thank you for your lovely comments, very sweet of you. I have been delighted with all of the words of wisdom people have left me in this time of change. So sweet. Lou x

Jude said...

What a lovely, sweet post! Thanks for this wonderful-ness to greet my first day back after a long (US) holiday weekend :)

P.S. Love that last image too!

Splendid Willow said...

Happy (belated) Father's Day Marshall!

You have a beautiful wife and life! And your children picked a fantastic Dad!

Love to you all!


Johanna said...

Thanks for you lovely comment!

I would love to live there too! London is amazing in every way. Nice shopping, lovely people and close to Sweden and your family. Could see myself working/living there in the future. Who knows ;-)?

Vintage Simple said...

What a great post! I loved the story of you laughing right before Oscar was born. That's how I imagine you, really, dear Charlotta. Smiling and laughing often...

Sending you a big hug and much love across the oceans. And happy day to Treats!


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