My favorite part about Father’s Day is watching my father cook steaks (or burgers) on the grill. He is so happy when he does that! I think there is some kind of primal thing going on when he does that, like a caveman cooking meat over an open flame while outdoors. He always has a big, silly grin on his face when he cooks on the grill!
Easter was wonderful this year. Michelle was old enough to really enjoy it this year. They had a big Easter egg hunt at church and the child that found the golden egg, got a big surprise inside. It had a $20 bill in it and believe it or not, Michelle found it all by her little self. She came running to me saying “The Easter bunny laid a golden egg but there’s a dollar in it”. A dollar she said. I told her that it was a 20 dollar bill and she looked at me with this serious look on her face and said, “Well when are you taking me shopping?”
I am not a big fan of beer. When I drink beer, I have to have a Slim Jim. When I have a Slim Jim, I have to have a beer. Can’t have one without the other. I don’t know why that is….. other than each one of these items is really nasty without the other! I’ve never tried green beer. I often wondered if green beer is simply regular beer that has blue food coloring added to it after it is made, or if the coloring is added during the brewing process.
This year I decided to research it (thanks Google!) and found this delightful article about the history (and making of) green beer on the smithsonian’s own website!
My daughter is the most important thing in the world to me so she’s my Valentine!!! I have a special surprise for her too. We’re going to Chuckie Cheeze for dinner. She absolutely loves that place. There is no sweeter music to a mothers ears than to hear their child laugh and say “Mommy, I sure do love you”. She made me a Valentines card in pre-school and had to give it to me this morning before I dropped her off. She couldn’t wait. I can’t wait to see her face when we pull into the parking lot and she realizes where we are.
Lady Bug and I are going to stay up late tonight to watch the ball drop. We did a fun craft and made glasses to wear that have the number 2015 in gold and silver. This is the first year that I’ve let her stay up late to celebrate with me. I got us noise makers and of course we’ll bang on pots and pans. It wouldn’t be New Years without champagne, but I got us some kid sparkling cider instead. Lady Bug will love the bubbles and toasting with her mommy.
Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year’s Eve!