Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to hubs! We've had a pretty good day celebrating so far -- if I may say so! We enjoyed a great service at church this morning with some pretty amazing guest musicians. Then it was home for lunch! I made cranberry chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and biscuits.

Hubs opened his gifts, which included new porcelain cast iron cooking grid grates for our grill, which he's been talking about replacing for years! And my favorite gift that I was most excited about was up next... a major shoutout to my good friend H for the inspiration behind this incredible gift idea!


I purchased the wooden letters D and A from Hobby Lobby and let LO paint the D while Chase painted the A. E just sat and watched patiently without attempting to get into the messy fun. Notsomuch. The next day, it was off to a local park to take pics of the kids with the letters. They came out great! Here are each of the pics of the kids since there's a bit of a glare in the photo above:




In addition to the larger 4x6 photo collage we made to hang on the wall at home, we also did a smaller one with 2x3 photos for him to take to work. E is over a year old and hubs doesn't have a single pic of him at his office! #momfail


After presents it was time for our family's favorite part of any celebration: DESSERT! I created something pretty new and quite spectacular to honor dad!

NOTE: I am not a food photographer. Clearly this is quite obvious.


What we have here is a brownie layer, topped with hot fudge and crushed Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, topped with Reese's Peanut Butter ice cream, topped with more hot fudge sauce, whipped cream and more crushed Reese's as well as Butterfinger. OMGeez. It was DIVINE!!!


Obviously not low-cal, but we don't do low-cal around here on average days, and certainly not on special celebration days!

Happy Father's Day!