Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Fodder's Day 2009

So here is the one and only decent pic of the kids with Jorge the Jabanero on Father's Day. If you click on the pic, you will see that Zoe is even smiling.

Before that pic, there was this chaotic pic plus 10 more like it:

Among those being the traditional "Take a Hunk Out of Your Dad's Shoulder" Father's Day pic:

Followed by the ever-precious, "The dog just did a stinker" pic:

Not to be overshadowed by the "Why did God make siblings?" shot in which the first-born dodges the long arm of the brother and the ham-face of the sister:

Here are the kids and me (we like to go barefoot and have holes in our jeans for special occasions):

Behold the kebabs at my brother and sister-in-law's house. Oh yeah. She is one of "those" cooks who makes every dish finish cooking at the same time and produces food of more than one color and serves food at appropriate temps all in one meal. (Show-off!) Lunch was delicious. They just returned from cruising Costa Rica & Belize and she prepared some dishes they ate there. But no matter how much they travel, you still can't take the Indiana out of my brother who once told customs officials at the Canadian border that his nationality is "Hoosier."

Jorge and Dad selecting their warm and tasty food:

Here we are sacked out after the meal. That is my Hoosier brother on the stool in front of the fireplace.

Dad reading his card from us:

I am my father's only daughter.

Here we are on the way home where all three kids were at one point texting at the same time, so I said, "Hey. Put all your phones together so I can take a pic," and they said, "No, because you will just say on your blog that even on holidays we don't like you and prefer to text friends instead of talk to you which isn't true."

Well then.

Look at these kids, who would rather, even on a holiday, text strangers instead of talk to me.

Last shot: The kids bought Jorge a birdfeeder, which he wanted and hung in our tree right away. Score, kids!


Susanne said...

Your post just reminded me at 10:45 p.m. on Father's Day that I did not take one single solitary picture of today! I can't believe it. Oh well. I don't think everyone would appreciate me dragging them out of bed to take a pic and show how happy they were today. LOL. I did very much enjoy seeing your family's Father's Day in pictures, however. :v)

Darla said...

that is great! looks like a fun day for everyone!

Mrs. E said...

This cracked me up!! Such a cute family and love your commentary. Aren't teenagers just grand?!! : )
Love the shot of you & your dad!

Beth in NC said...

What a blessing! Look at those beautiful kids! I loved the pictures and the family dynamic (ha). Too cute!

a Tonggu Momma said...

What IS it with men who want bird feeders on special occasions? My husband asked for that for his birthday.

sara said...

oh my word, your son is a carbon copy of his dad!!! Great pictures!!

samurai said...

Those Kabobs looked really good! Of course you can't go wrong with gift cards either!

Looks like you all had a really nice Father's Day.

Thank you for sharing.

Mocha with Linda said...

This post and the pics made me smile.

And I'll talk to you anytime, holiday or not.

Thought of you all last week - KLOVE's giveaway was "Hoosier Daddy?" and the grand prize was sending the winner and his/her dad to Indiana.

Greg C said...

And they even bought the expensive bird food. They do know that Scotts specializes in poison don't they? I'm just asking. Great family photos. I couldn't tie mine down long enough for any photos.

Angela said...

So...are you this funny in person? Are your family members constantly in stitches? Are they funny like you? Don't answer that last one...I saw the pix. :-)

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Looks like a good time was had by all - especially Jorge!

Hope you have a relaxing week this week.

Mimi said...

Fodder's Day? Did you celebrate Founder's Day and Father's Day together? It looks like you had fun!

PJ said...

Fun!! Love the descriptions of the pics. Happy Father's Day to Jorge!

Dena said...

This is so funny....I have a pic almost similar to your texting pic that I'm posting tomorrow (or the next day). My kids were texting instead of taking their picture with their dad. LOL Oh and our sons have the same phone. :)