HARKER HEIGHTS — Generic Father’s Day cards simply wouldn’t do for Jayden, 6, Emelie, 5, and Sophie, 3, Gonzales’ dad.

The siblings hunkered down Saturday morning at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library, glue sticks in hand, to make handmade cards and to write their dad personal messages.

“We are going to bake him some heart-shaped, chocolate chip cookies,” Jayden said about what she and her siblings have cooked up for their dad on Father’s Day. “He’s the best dad because he is teaching us how to play softball in the backyard, and he makes me laugh by tickling me.”

Even though his house is full of sugar and spice and everything nice, mom Eunice Gonzales said her husband wouldn’t want it any other way.

“He is completely devoted to his girls and they are his main priority,” she said.

Christy Gutierrez, card-making class leader, laid out the supplies for the dozen card makers and made some example cards to get the kids’ creative juices flowing.

“Making a card yourself is just a nice personal touch,” she said.

Trenton, 12, and his younger brother, Dylan Phillips, 6, said they are looking forward to making their dad a homemade waffle breakfast and spending the day throwing balls around together in the yard.

“We had bought cards already, but this is way better. I have three boys so I don’t tend to keep crafting supplies on hand at home,” said their mom, Regina Phillips. “He’s missed so many Father’s Days, so we are looking forward to a relaxing day and just spending quality time together.”

Contact Vanessa Lynch at vlynch@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7567.

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