Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Mike and Samantha's first Father's Day was very eventful! Mike had just finished at his temp job on Friday, so we decided to celebrate on Saturday by going to the beach. This was Samantha's first real trip to the beach, other than a walk on the sand, and she loved it! She really enjoyed feeling the breeze on her face and looking at the bright blue sky. The sound of the waves was so soothing it almost put her to sleep. She was a little too excited by the new experience to completely fall asleep though! During a diaper change, the tide suddenly came in and I had to quickly scoop her and all her things up before the waves could drench everything. Such perfect timing, eh? After our beach day, we had some friends over to BBQ. It's always so much fun to have people up to the house!
That night was our friend Jana's birthday, and we took Samantha out for her first restaurant dinner. She did great! We brought a couple bottles along, and we hardly heard a peep out of her. We went to the Old Spaghetti Factory, and Sam loved looking at all the interesting chandeliers. She really loves looking at lights!
Father's Day morning we woke up and made banana waffles for Dad. After relaxing for a while, we headed out for a day at the fair. We had so much fun! Sam slept most of the time, but she woke up when we were in the garden and had a great time looking at everything. She really enjoyed walking across the pond, looking at the ducks. She has started standing up in the Ergo carrier so she can hold her head higher and look around, feeling the breeze on her face. When we got home from the fair, we made Chicken Parmigiana for dinner - one of Dad's favorites. I also made Candy Apple Salad, a tasty treat he found at the deli once, but have never seen again. Yum!
All in all, it was an awesome Father's Day weekend, if I don't say so myself! ;)


Anonymous said...

cute blog! forwarded your site to my newly pregnant sister-in-law. love the detailed week by week pregnancy info you shared plus all of your tips on eco-friendly diapers, etc. mentioned a candy apple salad above-googled and found some recipes with cool whip and snickers-snickers in a salad...yum! would you be willing to share your recipe?


Alanna said...

Thanks for your blog comment! Here is the recipe I used for Candy Apple Salad - super easy!

1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
3 apples, diced
3 regular size SNICKERS® candy bars, frozen (I just used 2)
Mix together the Cool Whip and apples. Smash the SNICKERS® bars and add to the salad (or you can dice them unfrozen). Best if you allow to stand for a little while before serving.