Saturday, June 15, 2013
Happy Father's Day
Be that as it may......they are learning that not everyone has a good day every day and that's okay so long as you take responsibility for your actions. They love their Papa. Proof of that is the way they want to please him, take care of him and how they tease him. GK does a great imitation of Joe as he runs to try to keep up with them. It cracks even Joe up every time.
Joe has to work tomorrow, so we made plans for Father's Day dinner for tonight. GK practiced her menu planning, cooking and baking skills for her Papa. She made (almost totally by herself) Green Chile Chicken Enchilada casserole, home made bread, we will have tossed salad and she baked this fabulous Hawaiian Dream Cake. She found the recipe for that on Pointiest. The cake has a pineapple cake base, then a layer of cream cheese, pudding and pineapple. It is then iced with cool whip, sprinkled with coconut and pecans. Just before serving she is going to top it off with Papa's favorite maraschino cherries.
We spent a quiet non TV or electronics of any kind day today and just talked and played and enjoyed each other. They had selected a card online and had Joe look at it when we first got up this morning.....there were tears from all. It was so sweet and thoughtful. And then we went sans electronics until just now when I came in to blog just before dinner.
I want to wish all of you a Happy Father's Day. To those who have recently had medical dilemma with your husbands....blessings, to those that have lost your Father's, I know you will spend the day remembering. For those of you who are separated from you Father's, I wish you a day of peace. For those that are a Father, I congratulate you for being a good roll model. For those who blew your chance at being a good roll model, change while you still can. And to all the Mom's out there who have been both Mother and Father.....ladies, Happy Dad's Day.
Yes, this is a day made up by the card company's to celebrate something but.....it is a day to celebrate the idea of the strong, good man who loves, teaches, spends time with, makes a living for, protects, nurtures and supports his offspring in whatever they do.
Smooches and Squoozes, Oma Linda