Happy Father's Day!
We had a lovely day filled with church, guitar popsicles, taco salad, opera rehearsal, grilled brownies and even Joel's famous chocolate chip cookies.
Bria and I bought the little guitar ice cube set on Mackinac Island, and that was Joel's fanciest gift this year. Also, his only gift. And, it kind of looks like it might have been more for the girls anyway.
The girls and I, along with my friend MaryFran and her 3 daughters, made these adorable grill brownies out of Family Fun Magazine. I cannot find an online link to them, but they were super easy to make. We used caramels for the steaks, hot tamales for the hot dogs, and gummy candies for the kebabs. Then we just piped black frosting on the brownies for the grill and used a toothpick to put grill marks on the candies. We used orange colored sugar as a final detail. SO MUCH FUN! The girls did most of the work, and they turned out super cute, dontcha think?
It was the best we could do since Joel wanted an actual grill for his birthday/Father's Day more than anything. Maybe next year. For now, these sufficed. :)
I know all you in blogland have probably had enough of the sappiness for Joel this week. But, indulge me one more time in saying that he is an awesome father, and I am so thankful for him. The girls love him to pieces and think he is the greatest thing since lemon-ice guitar popsicles.
And I can't write a Father's Day post without mentioning my own dad. I am very thankful for him, too.
Thanks, Dad, for raising me well. For being such a wonderful Grandpa to the girls. For fixing everything that ever breaks in my house, even if you live across the country. Most recently for diagnosing the reason my dryer wasn't working over text message while you were out to eat or something. For singing Jambalaya every time you do the dishes. For having a corny sense of humor that always makes me smile. For loving and serving the Lord. For teaching me how to work hard because of your own hard-working example.