An Ass Kickin’ Saturday

Today was a good day…one of the better ones I’ve had recently.  What did I do?  Nothing which will make you say “WOW!  Jared is truly amazing!”  Ace and I simply hung out all day long.

Ya see it has been a while since Ace and I have really been able to hang out…guy style.  I’m talking getting up early, running around in nothing but a diaper (underwear for me), getting dirty while playing in the dirt with no shoes on (and not wiping it off), riding the mower (which still doesn’t mow by the way), eating sand out of the sandbox when Dad turns his back for a half a second (it comes out looking like sand too),  going to the park (got even more dirty), and then coming home to relax on the couch and watch some Noggin till Momma gets home.  Good times…good times!

I’ve been working long hours during the week, usually getting home late and only seeing Ace for about an hour before bedtime.  By the time I get home the nightly routine has began…dinner, bath time, PJs, and shortly after…bed time.

Then on the weekends we usually have some place to go and someone to see.

When Momma was working, Ace and I hung out guy style all the time on the weekends, but now that Momma stays home all week she really wants to go somewhere on the weekend, so we are very rarely home on the weekend.

I think I may start offering Momma the chance to get out of the house to be kid and husband free on Saturday, which will give her a chance to go hang out with some of her friends and give Ace and I more of a chance to do our guy things.  😀

Sounds like an even trade to me, you think so?

On top of having an awesome day with Ace I also  discovered a few bloggy friends gave me some cool awards and props!

Brilliante Weblog Award

KylieM from My Digital Life gave me the Brilliante Weblog award.  KylieM is a long time reader here at DadThing.  If you are into scrapbooking, photography, or kid stuff… you should definitely check out one of her blogs.

And then John over at links to a few of my posts.  John is a first time father who shares his experiences about being a father in the 21st century.  Check out his blog for some cool stories and parenting tips from the perspective of a new father.

Kick Ass Blogger Award

And last, but not least VegasDad, from iVegasFamily, awarded me with the kick as blogger award!  Any award with the word “ass” in it has to be cool…well, unless it is preceded by the word “dumb” or “stupid” or “stank”…you get the point!  Go check out Vegas Dad’s blog.  I promise it is not dumb, stupid, or stank…just kickin’  😀

Oh yeah……Momma went to the doctor on Friday and is definitely pregnant.  The suggested due date is April 11th.  We like spring babies around here…or Momma only ovulates around the month of June.  Who knows…  😀


  1. Mr Lady says:

    April 14th is a fine birthday, just saying. 🙂

  2. Jared says:

    Mr Lady: I’ll mark my calendar. 😀

  3. That is an ass-kickin’ day man. I love getting time alone with just one of our kids, doing fun stuff like you describe. My oldest likes to go 4-wheelin, and my toddler loves to play in the dirt/park similar to Ace. My little princess (3 month old) likes for daddy just to hold and smile at her with full attention – sounds like you will get to experience this again soon too Jared! Good times – good times man!

  4. KylieM says:

    So cool jared .. what an awesome way to spend a Saturday!! I love PJ days .. even tho school holidays are a bit stressful, I do love just spending the day at home, no where to go, no getting dressed with my boys! Dad is the same as Momma .. he likes to go places .. you jsut gotta chill. Congrats on the pending baby .. yay! Must admit I guessed it as well .. :):)

  5. Tess says:

    Congrats! Saturdays are nice to just be a kid with your kids!

  6. Ed (zoesdad) says:

    You did put pants on before going to the park, right?

  7. DaddyO says:

    Nice! I need more days like that. I guess life gets busy for all dads.

  8. JLow says:

    Gotta love Ass Kickin (Any)Day!

    Since it’s school holidays in this part of the world, I am gonna bring 3.75 yr old Caitlin again to this place!

    And since my boy is only 7 months old, I can’t quite get to do the “guy stuff” yet, but certainly am looking forward to them!

    Good stuff!

  9. Annie says:

    Wowwww! Nice weekend, Nice Award err Awards, Guys Day out, linger for April 11th!

    Just too much of happenings! Have more such good times! 🙂

  10. Sounds like you had a good time. Hopefully I can get some Daddy and little girl time when its my turn. Although that’s that the same as father son time. One day .. one day. .

    Sounds like you got thing nailed down pretty well there. Rock on .

  11. Momo Fali says:

    What a great way to spend a day!

    So excited for you guys about this baby! Enjoy those days with Ace, because things are going to get CRAZY!

  12. Kim says:

    Okay.. I am so lame. I had no idea you just received this award.. but if you want.. you can come over to my blog and pick up the SAME exact award..

    You have LOTS of fans..hahaha

    and Congrats on the Spring date!!! soo excited.

  13. Jared says:

    Jeremy: Ohhhh…4 wheelin’ My kinda fun! 😀

    KylieM: Especially after working all week, weekends are meant to chill. 😀

    Tess: Thanks! Seems as though my boy really brings the little boy outta me as well. 😀

    Ed: Well, not at first…then I noticed people staring. 😀

    DaddyO: You should definitely take the time. I’m tired of being busy. 😀

    Jlow: That looks like a really fun place for your daughter! As you probably know…time flies. You’ll be doing the guy stuff in no time. 😀

    Annie: Busy busy! 😀

    JustDaddy’s: If we ever have a girl, I’ll ask you for good Dad/Girl activities…cause I’ll be lost. 😀

    MomoFali: It’s already CRAZY! 😀

    Kim: Awesome! Thanks for the award!