Did you all have a good father's day? We got so lucky and had PERFECT weather here over the weekend. Saturday morning we attended the annual parade up at University Circle. The floats and music were amazing but the lines for food were crazy long. Next year we're going to plan ahead and pack a picnic lunch to take with us. We did manage to snag a soft pretzel and an elephant ear to hold us over, but it was so much fun and the lunch at Melt afterward was even more delicious.
I have almost this exact same photo of Ori on Josh's shoulders at least year's parade here!
Then on Sunday the boys and I got up early and let Josh sleep in a little while we set up his presents (not that they were a surprise). He really wanted to take both boys fishing on father's day this year so he asked for some new fishing gear as his gift. New poles for the boys, a current fishing license, some tackle and tall rubber boots for the three of them so they could go hunting for salamanders in the creek. Also, we got him a pack of his favorite root beer and the boys hand made cards. Aaaaand we made him a big homemade breakfast before we all headed out to the pond for the afternoon. He is loved :)
Wes loves fishing with Josh and had been a few times before, but this was the first time out for both Oren and I. We didn't catch anything that day, but I think it may have had more to do with the boys being so loud and also not leaving their line in one place for any longer than 10 seconds than it had to do with a lack of fish. (Lack of patience was probably more accurate). But it was a good time anyway and with Oren on hand I think we all went in with pretty low expectations ;) I was just happy no one fell in.
After fishing Josh took the boys over to a near by creek to do a little exploring and get their hands dirty. Needless to say they were way into this.
^^^Josh found the hugest crayfish hiding under a rock down there ^^^
^^^the boots were a nice thought but that certainly didn't stop Oren from plunging straight into water waist high and then having to stop every few minutes to dump them out!^^^
After our fishing excursion and some very thorough showering we got ready for our annual father's day cookout. My dad and stepmom came over of course, and Abby came and helped with the cooking.
And what better way to end father's day than with this ridiculously rich chocolate peanut butter cheesecake? (Recipe here.) As Abby was quick to point out, there's like two pounds of chocolate in this thing.
Deb don't mess.
Hope you all had a fantastic day!