Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy We Love Daddy Day

Ashley woke up this morning and I asked her what she wanted to do and immediately she told me she wanted to make something for her daddy. I had no idea what we could make so I made that her responsibility. After a few suggestions she settled on the idea of having a party for her dad. I wasn't sure what we were going to celebrate until I asked her and she had the simplest most wonderful idea, she said, "It's an I love daddy party!"

We were off to the market to get the weekly groceries and to figure out how to celebrate loving daddy. I walked in and instantly smiled because I saw beautiful peonies in shades of pink and white, they were so pretty I had to adopt some and take them home with me.

As we wandered through the store getting our food Ashley and I decided to make a sign for Jas, get a balloon (a surfer monkey girl- Ash said it looked like her), stuff to make one of Jason's favorite summer dinners, a card and all the fixings to make chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. We had a blast in the store, laughing, hugging, giving kisses and picking out things for daddy. We had so much fun that our shopping trip lasted three hours from the time we left the house until we got home! When we realized how late it was when we got home we were in a mad dash to eat a quick lunch and get started on those cupcakes. I saw this recipe on Barefoot Contessa on the food network (Yes, I know, I'm a dork and watch that channel but I can't help it, I love it!). I cheated and bought a dark chocolate Betty Crocker mix instead of making the batter from scratch, but who has time for that anyways? After we put the cupcakes in the oven we hurried to cut out the letters for our sign and make our cards. After we hung our sign and placed the balloon in just the right spot we headed back into the kitchen to make the peanut butter frosting. I can't tell you how easy it was and holy moly it is absolutely delicious. The frosting tastes like the inside of reese's pieces and I'm guessing the chocolate cupcake tastes like chocolate, duh, so I think they will be scrumptious.

After all of our running around the house and hurrying Ash and I sat down and eagerly were waiting for Jason to come home. Then we got the phone call, electricians at one of his job sites hit a water pipe and it was flooding the garage. So, he turned around and left Ladera heading to Laguna Beach. Now Ash and I are just hanging out and trying not to fall asleep. I'm thinking Jason will appreciate his surprise even more after having a really long day at work. We'll post pictures of the surprise once he gets home.


Moysa Family said...

cutest thing I have ever seen!!! Jas must have felt so special. I can't wait for all those funs things to start happening with Grey.