Father’s Day 2022

Father’s Day 2022

This is typically a day set aside for celebrating Dads and waxing eloquent about their wonderful qualities and all that they mean to their families. So today I will share with you the eloquence of our children’s beautiful and heartfelt reflections on their father.



I love dad because he is loveing and karing and fun. he is fun because he does upsies. Elyany

Good Baldy <3 Xavier X
#Love the bald people
Happy Father’s Day

Happy father’s Day

happy father’s day and thank you for all pop-runs and fizzies.
Love Alyssa

I love Dad because he put up the swimming pool, he’s kind, I love him, and he’s a DOO DOO BUTT!
Love Ruben

I am grateful you gave me a home
– Jordan

You give us money and u stand for Father:
F – Fartwad
A – annoying
T – Tolerable
H – Honestly Megamind
E – E-ratating (irritating)
R – Rascal
Love Natalie (PP) (Precious Princess)

That was a rather fun little excursion into the minds of kids.

The rest of the day was a typical Sunday – hustling ourselves off to mass in the morning, whilst making sure I had all my camera gear on board; then making our way to the East Valley to see Grandma, celebrate Dad’s Day, eat pizza and tasty salad and cake, getting back home by 3pm with Efrain and Jordan (who spent the weekend with Grandma), and then listening to the screams of (mostly) glee from the younger kids splashing in the pool (why is there always so much more screaming when Efrain is home…) while editing photos (and Paul got in a well-deserved nap – which he paid for at bedtime when he couldn’t get to sleep). Altogether a terrific day with the family.

I was reminded as I looked through my camera bag that I have a particularly fine macro lens that I rarely use, so I made sure to use it this time to take some shots of Grandma’s bowl bursting with fresh, cold, juicy green grapes, her dining room centerpiece (which Jordan had meticulously rearranged), a pic of Grandma across the kitchen, one of Paul’s shots of some flowers outside on the patio, and closeups of the condensation on my soda glass. The rest of the pics were taken with my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 which I have grown to love. I would classify it as a “nifty-fifty” if it were a little smaller, but it’s more like a “hefty-fifty”!

Annette Heidmann

I homeschooled four kids all the way through high school and then fostered/adopted 7 more children. I am wife to a very smart mathematician; I dabble in photography, write and sing, paint in bright colors, and love being Catholic!

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