Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day Feast

Anna June had a good time on Father's Day - she got to see her Daddy, Granddaddy, and Granddaddy Jerome in person and her Grandpa via Skype.

We had a family dinner at my parents' house, where Anna June was, as always, the center of attention.

AJ still loves pretending in her play kitchen, so, just in case she turns out to be a "foodie" like some of the rest of us, I would like to record the menu. I have probably left something out -

Bruchetta with fresh basil from Granddaddy's herb garden

Grilled chicken breast with barbecue sauce

Veggies and Sides:
Silver Queen Corn (on and off the cob)
Skillet Fried Green Tomatoes
Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Squash from Wim's garden with cheese and breadcrumb topping
Aunt Connie's Green Beans cooked with ham
Grandma Hazel's Macaroni and Cheese

Peach cobbler served with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream

My parents have been known to fix big dinners like this just because Dad went to the farmer's market (which he did), but this time we were celebrating Father's Day and anniversaries. Rusty and Beth have been married for two years as of Saturday. Mom and Dad have been married 36 years today, which is also our friends' Debbie and BJ's anniversary (they came to the party, too!). And tomorrow is our 8th anniversary. Lots to celebrate!

Also, there are no pictures of this day because I left my camera at work, again. But even if I hadn't, I would have been reluctant to post a picture of Anna June. She fell on Friday at daycare and has scraped up the entire side of her face. It is looking better, but I would hate to record that. I told the story about thirty times this weekend, but in case you missed it, here it is:

Anna June loves her blue fake Crocs shoes. She, for some reason, likes to take those shoes on and off. And on and off. She still hasn't mastered her left and right yet, so her teachers kept correcting her and she'd switch feet. But then she'd take them off again and the whole process would begin again.

On the way to the playground, AJ spotted the swing she wanted. She ran to get it before the other kids could. Unfortunately, with her shoes on the wrong feet, running was a little difficult. So she fell, face first into the rubberized surface.

She took it well - she was brave and did not cry. However, she looked up and saw that another child was in the swing she had been rushing for and then had a big meltdown! The teachers, so glad she was OK, made the other child find a different way to occupy his/herself and let AJ have the swing. All was well.

So, the Crocs go on the list of shoes she's not allowed to wear at school. But besides that, she's fine.


Anonymous said...

That menu had my mouth watering, I'm not fooling. I was like those dogs of ... is it Paval? Pavlof? What ever,,, it sounded to DIE for! So sorry for the Crocs....... hate to tell you I have a size up waiting in the wings...........Sent AJ a present in the mail for bring brave while injured in action, just a little something to grow into.....LOVE, Granny Annie

Taste of Birmingham said...

I seem to remember abby having one of those moments with crocs and which foot they go on. We used Jibbitz to help her. They are little things that you put in the holes in crocs.They are a choking hazzard though. She had a ladybug for her left foor and cinderella for her right one. They are a few dollars a peice here they are on crocs website.,default,sc.html