Saturday, June 21, 2008

daddy days

With primarily spending time with Jimmy's Dad on Father's day, Ada and I decided to delay Jimmy's Father's Day surprise. On Tuesday night we began the grand unveiling.

In January of this year Jimmy had printed off a recipe from Food Network's website with the intentions of making his own granola bars. The recipe has been pinned up on the refrigerator since January, the 18th to be exact. Perhaps it was a subtle hint and Jimmy was hoping that I would make them for him. Here it is exactly five months later, Ada and I decided to take the "subtle hint" and make the granola bars. We did make one alteration to the recipe since I walked out of the grocery without buying wheat germ. In its place we added Ada's rice cereal that Daddy Jimmy enjoyed so much in this video post. Here is our final product:

They were very easy and turned out very well. The receiver was very pleased and said he enjoyed them even more t than the cliff bars he religiously partakes. In addition to taste, Jimmy also favored this fresh version for being less costly.

In addition to the granola bars, Ada and I purchased a couple of gifts for Daddy. The fun was in the haphazard wrapping paper combination used in an attempt to get rid of random scraps and also in finding inconspicuous places to hide the packages around the house. We had fun with Daddy playing Hot & Cold while he searched around the house for his new treasures.

After all treasures had been found, Daddy wanted to play with his greatest treasure of all by taking her on a walk.

Ada says: What is this thing?

Who cares. I love it!

During daddy days we also took a Thursday night trip to the pool where we were virtually the only people there.

Two more surprises wrapped up a week of daddy days. The first may seem insignificant to some, but those of you who know my dislike of cooking up animals will understand. Sauteed Halibut with Citrus-Basil Sauce was the dish. Lucky for us :) 24 hours latter the seaside scent is still reminding us of what we had for dinner last night. Aside from this week, we have always prepared fish on the grill. I think we will stick to that standard in the future.

The surprise that completed Jimmy's first Father's Day:

To My Daddy-

I am so blessed to have you as my daddy. I love how you play with me and come home early from work so you can see me. I can't wait for you to show me all kinds of neat things as I grow up. You are the BEST daddy ever and I love you sooo much!

Love your little girl-



Ivey Handcrafted said...

This is SOOO beautiful! You really outdid yourself on this day! xoxo

Tammy said...

Awww, what a great father's day!

allie said...

How clever and fun (i might need to borrow some of those ideas for next year's daddy day)!

Becca and Brent said...

Looks like there's a new Betty Crocker in town?! I'm so proud. Homemade granola bars AND halibut!! what a woman. I hope it all turned out like you expected - I'll have to share a yummy recipe for halibut with you: we're having it this week in fact :)

Glad the first "Daddy's Days" were a success!!

Miss you guys...

Brad & Shana said...

Hats off to you for making a great day a very special one. I struggle with creativity for this like this.....I'm going to try to learn from your keep 'em coming...

You did a great job!

heather said...

aah, so sweet! I love the homemade granola bar thoughtfulness and the super cute onesie! Jimmy is a lucky guy to have you and a wife and Ada for a daughter!!!