Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day ~ 2009

Today was Daddy's day!

Daddy requests the same thing every year...


And every year, Mommy let's him sleep in while she slaves in the kitchen trying not to burn the waffles in the waffle iron. Can you tell my husband is the 'cook' on our family?

I think they turned out quite yummy...and Ryan will agree!

As luck would have it, Daddy did not have a crazy day like mommy had on her day. There were no "accidents" that involved poop on the floor and the kiddies were on their best behavior all day.

We originally had plans for a picnic dinner at Gring's Mill while enjoying a free Summer Concert. But with the unpredictable weather, we decided not to chance it. (of course the sun decided to come out AFTER we changed our plans!- oh well.)

Instead we headed out for a dinner at Buca di Beppo...

...with Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop Delp.

If you've eaten at Buca, then you know about the POPE room.

We were lucky enough to get this room. And yes, I think the Pope's head sitting in the middle of a lazy-susan is freaky! haha.

This Father's Day was extra special because my younger sister and her family were up visiting from North Carolina. We haven't seen them in almost a year and her FOUR kiddies have grown so much in the past year. Especially this little guy...

Owen is only 6 months older than Kara and turned 1 in January.

Here are his siblings: Ian, Autumn and Ethan.

Kara seems to really like Buca. Her new favorite "finger food"...lemons.

Aunt Tara and the gang (Madison and Billy) made an hour drive to spend the day with us too! This is a really cute picture of them.

The best surprise was that my cousin Lisa decided to join the fun! We love you, Lisa!

Then my niece Madison asked if she could take some pictures....

...and she did a pretty good job. These shots should make my blogger friends happy. :)

It was also Pop-Pop's Day! But Kara wasn't showing the love....

After dinner (which included an impromptu birthday surprise for the May and June birthdays!), we lined up the kiddies for a group photo. Here are 8 out of the 12 grandchildren!

(Kara was cranky and Ryan had a tummy ache.)

All and all, it was a nice relaxing day (except for the screaming kiddies at the restaurant!) for Chris. I wish I could give him a Father's Day week for all the hard work and love he gives to his family every day. We are so very lucky to have him!

Happy Father's the one I love!


Lori-ann said...

How sweet! Sounds like you guys had a great day. :)

Helene said...

Those waffles look awesome!! I just buy the frozen're way ahead of me since you actually own a waffle iron. I sure hope you were using ready-made store-bought syrup and not anything you made from scratch or I'll feel really insufficient. :-)

Looks like you all had a great time....loved all the pics! And it's nice to finally see your face....funny thing is that's pretty much how I pictured you looking! I guess from seeing so many pics of Ryan and Kara, I just combined their faces and that's what I figured you looked like...and it is!! Did that even make sense?

Anyway, glad you all had fun and got to hang with family!!

Jenni said...

I lovvvvvvvvvvvve Buca di Beppo! Oh man I haven't been 4 years! Oh my gosh you just brought happy yummy memories to mind. LOL

Your Fathers Day went well and good job on those waffles! I'm sort of notorious for burning pancakes around here, so really I commend you on those waffles.

Your little nephew looks a lot like Kara!

Jenni said...

P.S. YAY I almost forgot - pictures of you!! Hehhe thanks for posting them. You are beeeeautiful!

Heather said...


It sounds like your family had a nice fathers day (: I love the pics, you are so pretty (: You also look younger than you are too. Very pretty.

Since I have a single mom, I am taking her to lunch at this really nice restraunt for fathers/mothers day.

Have a good weekeend! Happy 4th.