It was a good weekend for our family. It started off with a great girls' night out for me! Even though Aaron had been home with the kids all day on Friday, he didn't blink an eye when I asked how he felt about me going straight from work to Nicole's house to hang out with the girls for a few hours instead of coming home to help with the kids. I went and had a great time. And even though I got home about an hour later than planned, he was just fine with it. I've said it before, but he is a really great guy!
It was a bit of a domestic weekend... I did more cooking than usual. (If you're interested in the recipes, I posted them on Katie's Recipe Swap blog, where I'm a contributor.) I made a Wahoo Green Sauce to go with shrimp and rice bowls. It turned out that I made way more than I needed, so I also served the green sauce on steak roll-ups and baked chicken over the weekend. It's delicious on everything we tried! I also found a great recipe for artisan bread (the kind that's dense and chewy with a crunchy crust) so I baked bread from scratch. It was actually pretty easy. Aaron and I liked it a lot... the kids not so much. They wanted the store-bread instead.
In the midst of all the cooking, I also managed to get out storage shed almost completely cleaned out. The house... no. The laundry... no, not that either. Maybe next weekend.
Instead, the kids and I got presents ready for Aaron's Father's Day. The first one was kind of cheesy - based on an idea that a friend sent me:
We also got Aaron some books, a gift certificate to have his car detailed (after taking it on a few family road trips, it is badly needed and seemed much appreciated) and a GREAT new tie. Those of you who saw Aaron at church on Sunday may have seen him bravely wearing the paper tie covered with colorful sparkles, pom-poms, and googly eyes that Haley made for her daddy (with help from Melissa).
When Haley asked him to wear it to church, he was a good sport and a great dad and wore it out in public. I have a picture, but I have been forbidden to post it on the blog! (Of course, he didn't say I couldn't e-mail it out, so I can send it along if you want to see, just let me know ;) )