Father’s Day 2015

Okay so first, I’d like to think I got the party started an evening early, because Saturday night after the boys went to bed I made Scott one of our favorite dips ever: Esquite. Exactly like the Mexican street corn (elote), except a million times less messy. Even works with frozen corn if you don’t want to cut it off the ears. Make it, you won’t be sorry. MAKE! IT! [ETA Nemmie Note: found out what I was calling “elote dip” actually has its own name and is called esquite. You fancypants Mexicans! I’ll stop being a hillbilly and correct the name…]

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So anyway: FATHER’S DAY! Greenbush donuts for breakfast, showered Dad with hugs and presents, mucking around Atwood for lunch/brewskis, then back home with the nuts for some quality bonding time (mostly because: LAWDY IT WAS TOO HOT OUT PLEASE TRANSPORT US BACK TO OUR AIR CONDITIONING).

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(Yes, that child is wearing minion underpants on his head. His latest obsession is digging in his brother’s dresser drawers and plucking out fresh ‘hats’ to wear.)

(Also also: yes, Pete’s face is jacked up. That’s a story for another day.)

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Tex Tubbs! Every taco you can think of, and they do them right (Austin style? Yes please.). Food Fight restaurants can never do you wrong. I love that they all have their own quirky theme and good food. And this one has a salsa bar and are well stocked with dinosaurs to keep the kids busy.

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Then One Barrel for a beer and growler fill (and a few rousing games of Connect Four).

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The next few pictures are why we have family photos taken every year. No way to get us all in them, and the kids are too squirrelly for me. Brats.

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Then we headed home to hide in the AC. Linus went down for a long, late nap. Scott went and laid in bed and read a book (I told him to nap but he did that instead. Fool.). Pete and I went outside and played with water balloons to pass the time. Then later I made calico beans and cornbread for dinner. Oh, and I made peanut-butter-Oreo-stuffed brownies for dessert. That man can never say I didn’t do anything nice for him, nope.

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And that’s all she wrote. Went by way too fast, as these things do. Happy Father’s Day, darling. XOXO, you’re the best.

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