6/23/09

Father's Day Fun


We had such a nice Father's Day. We originally intended to go down the shore to Point Pleasant, but looking at the weather in the morning the outlook didn't look good - so we stayed home. Andy took the girls grocery shopping (by choice!) and I had some nice time in the morning to myself.

I told him to pick up whatever he wanted for dinner - and he came home with burgers, tilapia, and scallops. He didn't want to wait for dinner, though, so as soon as the girls went down for their nap he fired it all up on the grill. I'm not a fan of scallops (unless they are wrapped in bacon, of course - everything is better wrapped in bacon) but the tilipia was yummy.

He also came home with two cake mixes, and he couldn't wait for those either. I'm in the dining room and I see Andy out of the corner of my eye bending down for things under the cabinets - opening drawers - then he asked me where the vegetable oil was. He made his own cake! I made him wait to cut it until the girls woke up so I could take a picture. (He was itching for that cake.)

While the little ladies were napping the sun came out! We hemmed and hawed about taking the ride down the shore anyway, just so the girls could go on the rides, but decided against it. I wanted to take them SOMEWHERE - goodness knew when we were going to see the sun again - and after reading on Facebook that my friend Maureen and her family were at the Arboretum we decided to head over there.

I set my camera to the micro setting (the little tulip) and took really close-up shots of some of the flowers. My favorite ones are the two right after the light pink rose in the slideshow. When I saw they were from the hydragea family I was not surprised - my favorite flower! I like what I like.

The Arboretum is great - lots of paths - lots of open fields for the girls to run around in - lots of fountains. Just beautiful.

Enjoy the slideshow!




14 comments:

Yaya said...

Fun! And that is quite the dinner!

Liz said...

The Arboretum looks really nice. Great pictures!

That cake looks really yummy!

Dawn said...

funny how sometimes the unexpected turns out so fantastic...

so glad you all had a great day together... and got to see the sun, too! i love you flower close-ups... i love the macro setting on the camera and i love taking shots like these!!

Beverlee said...

Your macro photos are great! I Looks like Andy made his cake and ate it too! Good for him! ;o)

Darla said...

What a beautiful slideshow Rosemarie!

Jen said...

What a great dad Andy is to make his own cake and share it!
loved the slide show.:)

~~Mel~~ said...

Sounds like a perfect Fathers Day! Loved seeing your pics..your family is soooo cute!

Katy said...

Oh, sounds like you guys had a nice time....beautiful pics. you took.

Hope you guys are doing spectacular!!

Lani said...

Wow- such great pictures! I really need to figure out how to use my camera so I can take closeups like that:)

Sue said...

Love that pic of your husband with the two girls, one of my favorites.

Cassie said...

SO RM, where have you been?? I hope all is well at your home and the girls are okay. Miss you. X-Cassie

Katy said...

Hey!!!!!!!!!!

Are you doing ok?
Where are you lately? Miss you Rosemarie.

Dawn said...

hey rosie... i am missing you! i hope everything is okay and that you are just busy enjoying life!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.